What was the effect on the Tornado's "Telstar'?...

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  1. Rick Towne

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    After the session is completed, the Tornadoes (below) leave [Joe] Meek's studio and go back on the road. But Meek-a visionary producer [​IMG] with an abiding love for weird special effects-is far from done. He knows his ode to "Telstar" needs something extra. First, he overdubs the sound of a Clavioline, an electronic keyboard with an otherworldly sound.
    And, finally, for extra effect, Meek adds the reverberation of a rocket lifting off (purportedly the sound of a flushed toilet played backwards).
    In one frenzied burst, Meek creates a three-minute pop music masterpiece. Decca Records, hearing its potential, rushes the record out with the shortened title "Telstar" and, in short order, it vaults to number one on the British music charts. Eventually, it becomes the best-selling instrumental in the country's history.​
     
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    thanks .... corrected ... please remove the link
     
  6. Rick Towne

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    Thanks for the information. Always been curious about the effect, but I didn't go to the offending link.
     

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