R&P: What is one of your favourite uses of guitar feedback in a song?
I was listening to "Castles Made of Sand" by Jimi Hendrix today and thought how the subtle use of feedback in it brought an otherworldly and elegant feel to the song. Gorgeous and innovative.
Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Castles Made of Sand"
- ZapataLv 64 weeks ago
Hendrix's version of The Star Spangled Banner from the Woodstock Concert. It's incredible, and actually makes the national anthem exciting.
- Chain lightninGLv 74 weeks ago
Robert Fripp on Bowie’s "Heroes". Total control.
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- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Actually, the feedback used by John Lennon at the start of "I Feel Fine" (1964) was short, but very effective. It let you know a song was coming on that wasn't more of the usual syrupy tripe that polluted the airwaves in it's time - which, on 5 Dec. 1964 was
#1: "Ringo", by Lorne Greene (spoken)
#2: "Mr. Lonely" by Bobby Vinton
#3: "Leader of the Pack" by The Shangri-Las
& quite a bit of other Schmalz before you reached it at #22, where it debuted on the Billboard "Hot 100."
- HurricainLv 74 weeks ago
Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”. Page’s artistic interpretation of an orgasm.
“Castles Made of Sand” is certainly worthy of leading the way here. Excellent choice. As you said, the subtlety is what makes it so good.