Nov 27, 2010

FX, noodling by illusion

The Boss. (pic courtesy of luigi at

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This weeks we will be listening to the wonderful and frightening world of effects; those handy go-to studio gadgets that are always there when original ideas aren't. From the early days of tape recording effects (turning the tape over to get that swooshy backwards sound, a la J. Hendrix) to the horrific quantities of crisp, sparkling digital reverb (Bongwater). So, gaze at your shoes and we will begin.
  1. Are You Experienced, Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced, 1967, Track (Backwards masking)
  2. Rainbow Chaser, Nirvana UK, All Of Us, 1968, Island (Tape phase)
  3. 1969, The Stooges, The Stooges, 1969, Elektra (Wah)
  4. Well Alright, Blind Faith, Blind Faith, 1970, Polydor (Roto-cabinet)
  5. Roxette, Dr Feelgood, Down By The Jetty, 1975, United Artists (Overdrive)
  6. 49 Cigars, Nick Nicely, 7", 1982, EMI (Flange)
  7. Passion Of Lovers, Bauhaus, 1979-1983, 1985, Beggars Banquet (Chorus)
  8. Little Lighthouse, The Dukes of the Stratosphear, Psonic Psunspot, 1987, Virgin (Tremolo)
  9. Too Much Sleep, Bongwater, Too Much Sleep, 1989, Shimmy Disc (Reverb)
  10. A Little Lost, Arthur Russell, Another Thought, 1994, Point Music (Echo)
  11. The Equator, Tortoise, TNT, 1998, Thrill Jockey (Envelope filter)
  12. Black Cobra Pt. 2, Curly Davis and The Uniques, Chains and Black Exhaust, 2002, Memphix (Desk fuzz)
  13. Pendulum, Broadcast, Ha Ha Sound, 2003, Warp (Delay)
  14. Coast To Coast, Elliott Smith, From A Basement On The Hill, 2004, Domino, (Double-tracked vocal)

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