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What super smash hit begins with sound of several car horns(16 posts)

What super smash hit begins with sound of several car horns128
Sep 26, 2003 10:55 AM
played backwards?

extra credit: why does he say in that song 'bye bye miss american pie'?
Runnin with the....? nmDougSloan
Sep 26, 2003 11:01 AM
Good work counselor. Apparently Alex ripped out the Volvo hor128
Sep 26, 2003 11:13 AM
n from the car that was the band-van in the early days and ripped off a few other horns and the producer (Templeman??) hooked um up and played them backwards in that intro. Most car horns sound in the key of f.

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hardly a super smash hit.mohair_chair
Sep 26, 2003 1:17 PM
"Runnin' With The Devil" peaked at No. 84 on the billboard charts. The album only made it to No. 19.
Moderately popular #84 arrangement?? Doesn't have the same ring128
Sep 29, 2003 4:27 AM
But you are correct indeed!
Yeah, butmohair_chair
Sep 29, 2003 6:05 AM
The album has sold over 10 million copies, which is definitely a smash hit by any standard. It just took 25 years to do it.
"I see our music as a cross between religion and hockey" -DLR128
Sep 29, 2003 6:29 AM
Yes those early VH albums were huge, seminal really; Edward ushering the electric guitar into the space age by dragging Bach out of the past and Mr. Roth perfecting the one-man three-ring-circus by, as he says cross-pollenating music, with religion and hockey.


I'd still like to see those guys try jazz fusion.
Jazz odyssey!mohair_chair
Sep 29, 2003 7:19 AM
"We're not going about to do a free-form jazz, uh, exploration in front of a festival crowd!"

Did you see the other day where Roth had to cancel his tour because of a "martial arts accident?" Hilarious. You can't make this stuff up.

"It was an incident onstage where he was doing a kung fu maneuver and he got hit with a staff that he uses," spokesman Todd Brodginski said. "He was doing a very fast, complicated 15th century samurai move."
Well shoot, EVH improvised all the time. And he loves Holdsworth128
Sep 29, 2003 9:41 AM
to boot. Almost every solo he ever did on any record is a first take with no overdubs. Once said 'Alan Holdsworth does with one hand what takes metwo'. Maybe he and the rhythm § could do like what Beck did on 'Guitar Shop' w/Terry Bozio on drums, if you've heard that disc. Not fusion but similar....

But if young Mr. Dave has spoken, so be it. (Of they could just skip the crowd and do it in the studio...)

I missed that report. Knowing DLR he'll probably find a way to work it into his act. "Complicated 15th c. Samurai move", that's rich!
Spinal Tapmohair_chair
Sep 29, 2003 10:54 AM
That quote was from Spinal Tap, not Dave! After Nigel leaves the band...

Eddie's reputation in the early days was that he hated recording, so he would show up, do a take, and get out as quickly as possible. I don't blame him. If you've ever been involved in the recording process, you know that it is one of the least fun things in the world, and it puts an end to many bands.

But all that changed when he built his own "5150" studio at his Encino estate, so he literally lived there. I know everything with and after Hagar was recorded there, and maybe 1984, too.
Encino? 5150 wasn't up in Pasadena.? I used to bike by the gate128
Sep 29, 2003 11:11 AM
in Pasadena and hope to see some action.

Didn't remember that from Tap. Only seen it two or three times. Time for a refresher. "We got a gig in Boston. Not a big college town". (that one cracked me up) No, I never did studio recording, just some four track stuff in an Allston basement.

Anyway, back to the studio. I heard the city wouldn't allow him to build a studio for some zoning reason (imagine that- "No Ludwig, you can't have a piano here in the hotel")So he passed off three sides of it and a floor as a hand ball court, and after the inspection was approved, he closed it up and moved in....
Yeah, but there was one long before that...Cory
Sep 26, 2003 1:34 PM
Can't remember the title or the group, but it started with the horns, and the chorus was something about "on the exPRESSWAY . . . to YOUR heart." And some stuff about "five o'clock...it's too crowded. Much too crowded."
All 15 seconds of it that I can remember are stuck in my head now, too. Thanks.
"Expressway to Your Heart" -- Soul Survivors (nm)The Walrus
Sep 27, 2003 5:04 PM
Three Dog Night "Summer in the City" (nm)53T
Sep 29, 2003 11:01 AM
Ahhh, you're thinking of Lovin' Spoonful... (nm)The Walrus
Sep 29, 2003 11:20 AM
My mistake, you are correct! (nm)53T
Sep 30, 2003 7:29 AM