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Posted: 26 Jul 11, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've noticed at times there's a few odd little sounds that appear in sounds that sound like they shouldn't be.

For example, at about 2:28 in Liar, I'm sure Roger says "right". And after the first "dun-dun-thump!" there's an "arrrr" type groan/sound. I'm sure in My Fairy King there's a sound of a click that shouldn't be there.

Any other songs that have little sounds left in them?

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Posted: 26 Jul 11, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some where in "the looser in the end"..

There is a part there that sounds like a door closing or something shutting.

I dont have the song on me to find out the exact time, but it is there,.,


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Posted: 27 Jul 11, 05:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i-Fred wrote: Some where in "the looser in the end"..

There is a part there that sounds like a door closing or something shutting.

I dont have the song on me to find out the exact time, but it is there,.,

how does this qualify as an "odd" sound? It's a deliberate sound effect. "...all she gets is good-bye, Ma *door slam* and the night time for her tears"

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Posted: 27 Jul 11, 06:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The notorious beep in Drowse. I'm afraid I will keep hearing it till the day I die.


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Posted: 27 Jul 11, 06:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well how about the weird bleep in Drowse, just before the vocals start.
I think it's just a guitar sound, but it's quite out of place.

I used to think my vinyl of ADATR had a glitch, but since every release of the song has this I realized it couldn't be.


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Posted: 27 Jul 11, 06:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rick wrote: The notorious beep in Drowse. I'm afraid I will keep hearing it till the day I die.

WOW, two people thinking exactly the same thing in different places of the world.. nice!


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Posted: 27 Jul 11, 06:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Your profile says you're Dutch. I'm Dutch as well :O The plot thickens ;-)


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Posted: 27 Jul 11, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rick wrote: The notorious beep in Drowse. I'm afraid I will keep hearing it till the day I die.

I haven't whipped out the vinyl for a while, but I'm guessing it's there. If it were a digital glitch, you'd have thought it might have been touched up at some point.

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Posted: 27 Jul 11, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dane wrote: Well how about the weird bleep in Drowse, just before the vocals start.
I think it's just a guitar sound, but it's quite out of place.

I used to think my vinyl of ADATR had a glitch, but since every release of the song has this I realized it couldn't be.
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Haha! Should have read your post sooner. Answered my question. Cheers!

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Posted: 27 Jul 11, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On Sheer Heart Attack (the song) there's some weird voice after "i'll you want to do is disappear" and right before "know what i mean" It sounds like someone is yelling "yahhhhhh" as if it is a parent yelling for their child or something.


It's late, but it's time to set me free

It's late, yes I know but there's no way it has to be

Too late, so let the fire take our bodies this night

So late, so let the waters take our guilt in the t
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Posted: 27 Jul 11, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haha, I just heard it. You're right. It sounds kinda funny. A guitar effect, maybe?


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Posted: 27 Jul 11, 16:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Done to death and they're all supposed to be there.

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Posted: 27 Jul 11, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Like I said in the last thread, at 4:48 in Bohemian Rhapsody Roger hit's the snare by accident.. Can any1 else hear this?


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Posted: 27 Jul 11, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jamster1111 wrote: On Sheer Heart Attack (the song) there's some weird voice after "i'll you want to do is disappear" and right before "know what i mean" It sounds like someone is yelling "yahhhhhh" as if it is a parent yelling for their child or something.

Priceless. I still lived at home when this album first came out and I always thought it was my mother calling my name to tell me to turn it down. A deliciously annoying sound!

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Posted: 27 Jul 11, 18:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Your Fairy King wrote: i-Fred wrote: Some where in "the looser in the end"..

There is a part there that sounds like a door closing or something shutting.

I dont have the song on me to find out the exact time, but it is there,.,

how does this qualify as an "odd" sound? It's a deliberate sound effect. "...all she gets is good-bye, Ma *door slam* and the night time for her tears"

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Posted: 27 Jul 11, 18:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dancer:

At the end of the song when fading out, sounds like there is a scream, like some one is being yelled at.


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Posted: 28 Jul 11, 05:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In Seven Seas of Rhye... just after "and with a smile" there is a definite click before "I'll take you to the Seven Seas of Rhye".

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Posted: 28 Jul 11, 06:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Shaving Foamasi wrote: In Seven Seas of Rhye... just after "and with a smile" there is a definite click before "I'll take you to the Seven Seas of Rhye".
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Pretty sure that's been corrected in the 2011 remaster.

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Posted: 28 Jul 11, 06:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sweet Lady - At the beginning, Roger's snare was left "open" and vibrates to the guitar.

And some parts I thought sounded weird:
 Invisible Man - at the end it sounds like someone saying "f*ck"
 The March Of The Black Queen - at the quiet part at about 3:05 it sounds like munchkins singing BG vocals, it's just a combo/mixing effect though.

I'm glad to hear someone else noticed the sound at the beginning of We Will Rock You; when I first heard this I remember thinking that someone in the band said that because they were sick of playing it doing retakes or something.
The door slam in Loser in the End; heard that when I first got the CD, but did not recall hearing that on the LP.

Many bands have a lot more stuff like this, especially in the 70's, like with Led Zep (kick pedal squeaking, crossover from reusing tapes). Maybe they paid less attention to these things back then.