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months between tunes

@Music+ Just realized, sorry, won't happen again. An oldie that I'm sure I've posted before but, people, dig the Hammond...

The Turtles - Buzzsaw
by WhoStoleMyJacket on YouTube

#theturtles #hammond
Leslie 122 (dual speed).  A "Bozz-Tone" (fuzzbox) on the bass guitar. So 1968.

I'm curious about the pitch change on the bass. There was a 6-string bass with a whammy bar (Vista-Sonic) in 1962 but it was even rarer than the original Les Paul Flying V guitar. The Turtles may have had one, but I'm guessing he just used the "poor man's whammy bar" technique and bent the neck until the pitch dropped. You could also detune using the tuners but in this tune it returned too quickly to the correct pitch. Hard to say for certain. Jim Pons (the bass player) has been seen with several different instruments so he could've been a collector; but based on his later work with Frank Zappa I'd say his style was certainly innovative and it was probably the poor man technique.
alchemy is a thing

 Xerta last edited: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:55:52 +0100  
@Music  Those of us who experienced the 1980s in the UK were exposed to a monstrosity of a tune called Green Door by Shakin' Stevens. I leave finding an online copy as an exercise for the reader (I can't bring myself to do it even to demonstrate the point). However the power of random just threw this at me:

Wynder K. Frog - Green Door
by bricomaligno on YouTube

Things about this tune:

1,000 bonus points for being called Wynder K Frog

I think it only stops because the Hammond dies of exhaustion.

I am physically unable to not dance to it.

The first seconds before the organ kicks in are heart stopping because it could all go cheesey (and not in a Stinky Cheese Tuesday way) and the Hammond happens and you know it's all going to be alright.


A marginally less stonking (and only 250 bonus points for a good name) but still admirable rendition:

#hammond #wynderkfrog #eskewreeder
vampin' Hammond from Sweden

 Xerta last edited: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:18:14 +0100  
Time for a Hammond-fest. This is an absolute corker of an example: one-hit wonder organ-fueled Scandinavian funkism. I think I may have just invented a genre name.

Funky16Corners wrote the following post Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:31:11 +0100

The Nilsmen – Le Winston

The Nilsmen, smoking them, cuz they got ‘em… Listen/Download The Nilsmen – Le Winston Greetings all The end of the week is upon us so I will remind you once again to check out the Funky16Corners Radio Show, this and every Friday night on Viva Radio. You can also keep up with the show by […]

#hammond #funky16corners #scandinavianfunkism