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    Default What *is* that sound at the beggining of Spanish Fly

    At the beggining of spanish fly, before the harmonics, there is some weird sound...almost like eddie walked a hourse into the studio and stuck the headstock up its hole before he started playing, or he choked on a twinkie. Can anyone identify this sound?


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    I always thought it was Ed mumbling "Here we go" or "here I go".

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    I always thought it sounded like Ed was saying "do that again".

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    good question. that sound etched in my brain for most of a lifetime, strangely sounds like a alien voice saying... 'eh' as if to say..."ok I'll do it again...whatever."

    oh yeah it's evh. he probably is an alien.
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    Indeed it is Ed saying something (and moving around a little). He was probably running through a few takes and just talking to the producer or engineer briefly.

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    I think it's just him sighing in a funny way.
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    It's a horse choking on a twinkie.







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    Maybe I need to listen again...or I am missing the joke...isn't it just a fly buzzing? sfx of course.
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    It's a fart.
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    I always just thought he was grunting.
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    I always thought that was Dave at the beginning grunting? Damn sure sounds like Dave to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VHwasCoolestWithDLR View Post
    I always thought that was Dave at the beginning grunting? Damn sure sounds like Dave to me.
    I always that it was Dave too. I always thought it was just a sigh as well.
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    I always thought it was Ed or someone in the studio mimicking a fly.

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    It's Ed mumbling something. You can really tell if you get really good headphones and turn it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiddy1fiddy View Post
    I always thought it was Ed mumbling "Here we go" or "here I go".
    Yep,here we go.

 

 

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