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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:56 pm    Baba O'Reilley Reply with quoteBack to top

I'd always assumed the intro was ARP 2600 fed by an ARP Sequencer or possibly an AKS, but then I read this comment:

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"Regarding The Synth Sound: Facts suggest that Pete got the arpreggio idea while making a demo for the Arp, but ulimately used his '68 Lowry Berkshire TK0-1 and a feature called "Percussion Repeat." Folks, I have a '67 Lowry Heritage with the same percussion repeat feature, and let me assure you... this is the sound's origin. There are plenty of pics out there of Pete with this organ. It's not hard to reproduce the sound on this thing, but the reason they used a recording/sequence live is prob because the organ is just too heavy."

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:59 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

And from the horse's mouth:

The Who.net

"I got my ARP 2500 system (huge) just after I

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:18 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

That intro never sounded "synthy" enough to my ears. I do remember reading years ago that it was an organ, even though there were those who claimed it to be a synth. Thanks for bringing that to light, Grant!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:55 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

One of the best rock songs ever, and a clever usage of electronics.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:49 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah ....wasn't it organ, but run through a synth's LFO?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:06 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

There is film somewhere of him recording this - I'm sure I've seen it on BBC TV.
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I think the film of him recording it was a recreation by himself of how he did it.. IIRC
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Ah! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:12 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

At the risk of freaking a lot of you out, I have a recording of this song being performed by an accordion band, marimba/sequencer riff 'n all. It's one of those things I listen to when i am in a super silly mode (or I just want to piss my kids off). Here's a video of the band performing the song, IF YOU DARE!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sht1RMLm-Lk
Bwah-ha-haaah!!!!

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I -LOVE- that stuff... favorites include "Cocktail" which is a Canadian lounge band Performing Canadian rock songs lounge style (Personal favorite their version of Rush-Closer to the heart Frank Sinatra style... brings tears to my eyes every time.... Then there's that one album of Stairway to Heaven covers done as if by different bands... Beatles version is a favorite... last but certainly not least the "shreds" series on Youtube where they remove the sound then put in a whole different performance... sometimes writing totally bizarre lyrics based on lip-reading the absolute best is this satire of KISS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw5oJoUYTb8

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:26 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

The fact that they made KISS sing the word "Batman" that many times... and look like it's what they're singing ... Genius!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:40 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I love this sort of stuff too. Check out my favourite covers band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KZjnFZvCNc&feature=related

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:32 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

2:23 into Kiterunner from the recent Johannes Schmoelling album A Thousand Times, there's a clever reference to Baba O'Riley!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:04 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« Paul Ellis » wrote:
Yeah ....wasn't it organ, but run through a synth's LFO?


You might be thinking of the intro/backing to "Won't Get Fooled Again", which was in fact an organ stuffed through a VCS3.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:18 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« utd_grant » wrote:
« Paul Ellis » wrote:
Yeah ....wasn't it organ, but run through a synth's LFO?


You might be thinking of the intro/backing to "Won't Get Fooled Again", which was in fact an organ stuffed through a VCS3.


Interesting. So the phasing effect is VCS3 as well?

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