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    I'm not so much looking for stuff where an effect was used here or there, but where the effect is on prominent display in the song; nearly a "hook" in its own right.


     


    For example:


    Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson and Clover (for the extensive use of tremolo... bonus points for the fuzzed out solo, wah wah, etc.)


     



     


     


    The Small Faces - Itchycoo Park (semi-early recorded example of flanging - comes in at about 0:50)



     


     


    Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen (auto panning at 3:21)



     


    Okay, admittedly, the last two don't feature the effects as prominently as they are on the first example, but that's where you guys come in. What are some of your favorite songs that have used effects in a significant / dramatic way?


     

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    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

    - George Carlin

    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

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    Its a Beautiful Day:: Wasted Union Blues

    The intro has one of the most forceful uses of tape-flanging I can think of.

    @ 0:50 and  again @ about 1:48 ... plus a bit more around 33

     

    Blind Doc Jones' Pickles....Cures What Ails Ya

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    • lefort_1
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      Reverse tape and echo/oscillations:

       

      White Noise/ David Vorhaus

       

      Just listen to the entire An Electric Storm album....a true masterpiece in soundeffectisms.


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    i like this one:

     

    the whole monster album has nice usage of guitar efx i think

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    • BG76
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      Always liked the phasing on Peg.


  • #5
    Donavan - Hurdy Gurdy Man?

    we could be dangerous: art, as a real threat

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    • #6

      Phil O'Keefe wrote:

      I'm not so much looking for stuff where an effect was used here or there, but where the effect is on prominent display in the song; nearly a "hook" in its own right.

       

      For example:

      Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson and Clover (for the extensive use of tremolo... bonus points for the fuzzed out solo, wah wah, etc.)

       

       

       


      Ah, the song that got me into effects! 

       

      I guess I'll have to go with an obvious, but classic. The reverse reverb of Loveless.

       

      http://lazarusband.bandcamp.com/

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      • alien
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        Ted Nugent:  "catch that fever"  effect used distortion.

        Judas Priestly:  nother thing coming,  effect used distortion  dig the solo

        ACDC  :  TNT iam dynomite, effect used distortion

         


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      hahaha
      soundcloud.com/nonlocality
      nonlocality.bandcamp.com

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      • Phil O'Keefe
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        Someone likes distortion. In fact, don't we all? It's not quite what I had in mind, but that's okay. Have I told you guys lately that I love you? :heart: You've come up with some great examples!


         


    • #8

      A couple featuring the mighty Mutron III autowah:

       

      Skip to 18 to avoid a bunch of tuning up.

       

      Mutron on lead, phase on rhythm:

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      Guitars: LsL T-bone|Gibson 62ri SG|Martin D-18
      Pedals: |DiamondComp|Whammy DaVe|Pitch black|Naga Viper|Hotcake|DMM|RRR|
      Amp: Vox AC15HW1x

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      • gae86
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        Probably that's not the best example of "prominent" for the whole song, but the solo is one of the best example ever of the auto wah

         

        This one for the mutron bi-phase:


    • #10

      TReMoLo:

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      • #11

        Jet Bycraft Lead Guitarist

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        • Phil O'Keefe
          Phil O'Keefe commented
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          Oooh - good call on the Robin Trower!


           


      • #12

        dat flange

        edit: I grew my first ring in 76

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        • #13

          I just ran across something while listening to my iTunes library on shuffle. It's my attempt at a pseudo-dub remix of a track I recorded with a band called the Sedans. It's called "Prince Philla-Dilla's* Liplock Dub", and it's got quite a bit of effects on it... 


           


           


          (*Philla-Dilla is a nickname Bruce Swedien gave me. He never calls me "Phil." )

          **********

          "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

          - George Carlin

          "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

          - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

          "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

          - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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          • riff ie
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            don't ask why, but damn Phil, that jam makes' me wanna break out the green ringer and endulge in the purple till wheels fall off...good lookin' yo...


        • #14
          "Love is Like Oxygen" was probably my most favorite song as a kid. I must have listened to it 500 times! Doesn't Prince's "Raspberry Beret" have a pretty overt use of octave fuzz in the intro solo?

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          • lefort_1
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            For appropriate use of: The Human Voice, i humbely nonminate the former Cat Stevens,

            Yusef Islam.

             


        • #15

          Jet Bycraft Lead Guitarist

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