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Posted: 24 Feb 04, 22:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure this has been asked a million times. Still I'm bored, and evil enough to ask it. >:D

The fair ground-ish music in the beginning. What's that song called? I've heard it before in films. So I'm curious.

Perhaps I'm going deaf or something, but I always heard
"Keep bumping man! It's Hammer Time" during the speaking parts during the fair ground music, just as the actual song is begining. Now, the Hammer Time thing I've always found it funny. Oddly enough I bought SHA back in late '91, during the MC Hammer era. LOL

Also has anyone thought that Freddie had a nice rack in the SHA sleeve, and then realise that it's one of Roger's cymbals? :P


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Posted: 24 Feb 04, 23:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was wondering the same thing earlier this month! :p


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Posted: 25 Feb 04, 01:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So I'm not the only one?! :o

*gasp*


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Posted: 25 Feb 04, 03:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gasp indeed! :O


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Posted: 25 Feb 04, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The whistled bit is "Beside the seaside", echoing the end of SSOR on the previous album.

The rest of it is random fairground music.

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Posted: 25 Feb 04, 05:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"The rest of it is random fairground music."

Which was also used on a Who album a few years earlier I believe...

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Posted: 25 Feb 04, 09:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think somebody discovered it was also on a Genesis/Peter Gabriel album, or something like that.

I've also heard it used in some kind of horror film, although I can't remember too much about the film.

Regardless, it's been discussed on here numerous times and no-one's ever actually pinpointed where this music comes from.


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Posted: 25 Feb 04, 10:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I've also heard it used in some kind of horror film, although I can't remember too much about the film."

That's the Horror Movie "The House On The Haunted Hill" wonderful movie! :D


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Posted: 25 Feb 04, 10:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"This was largely Serendipity!! We were signed to Jack Holzman's Elektra label in the USA at that time (along with the Eagles, Jackson Browne, and Linda Ronstadt) , and they had given us a bunch of sound effects albums - Which Jack Holtzman had apparently personally produced!!! I had noticed the fairground scene and pinched it wholesale for the beginning of the track !!! Of course, even if anyone from the record company had noticed (which I don't think they did ! - Jack was already long gone) - they wouldn't have stopped us because it was their own product"

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Posted: 25 Feb 04, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cheers Plengel.

I was gonna add that the film was about some kind of haunted house on a hill, but thought that sounded too much like "The House On The Haunted Hill", which I didn't think I'd seen.

Obviously I have...


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Posted: 26 Feb 04, 05:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cool thanks for that info Sebastian. I wonder if that is public-domain, because I've heard it several other places too.

I always thought the guy said "Hey there man, be careful now!"


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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I once heard this beginning bit of Brighton Rock on a TV commercial for some amusement park. No joke! It had to cut out before the guitar came in, naturally...


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Posted: 04 Mar 04, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That little tidbit must be public domain. Few years ago I was involved in film production, and while I was doing editing I was using a lot of CD's featuring sound effects. One of those sound effects was that intro and it was labeled as 'Carnival ambience' (something or other).


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Posted: 06 Mar 04, 06:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Guitar Hero: Actually there is more to it than what is on Brighton Rock...I can't remember how much more though....


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Posted: 06 Mar 04, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've never figured out what the voices are saying, but I'm damn sure i hear a whip. true?


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Posted: 06 Mar 04, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

>> Bohardy, I came last year with this sample from "Genesis Revisited" album, by guitarist Steve Hackett. It's the same thing, with the same clap and horn noises. And it's a little bit longer.

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Posted: 06 Mar 04, 17:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL Marit..


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Posted: 09 Mar 04, 22:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh cool! Thanks for the replies guys :)




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