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    Romeo Delight
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    Default Whoa! Panama BG Vocals are a trip...

    Found this on YouTube the other day - it's one of those backing tracks you can play along with. However, it sounds like it was pulled from the original recording. Anyway, what tripped me out was listening to the clusterf*ck that is apparently the background vocals. It's totally not what I expected to hear. To my ears, it sounds like a slough of different people yelling the vocals and not just your typical overdubbed/doubled/tripled/delayed stuff. I know there's some funky reverb thrown in the mix, but, I can't believe that is what's causing it to sound the way it does. Anyone have any history on this? Google was not my friend.

    Also, it's cool to hear Ed's car idling in between the revving. Never picked that out of the song before.

    Anyway...thoughts?


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    Fucking song even sounds good with no lead guitar!
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    Eruption
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    Kid, you haven't lost your mind. All the voices singing along that you didn't expect to hear are not on the album. This backing track came from the Guitar Hero game. Guitar Hero added and audience singing along to all of the background vocals, so that when you play the game it sounds more like an actual concert. But it's annoying when you just want to hear the tracks by themselves.

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    Romeo Delight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Hausman View Post
    Kid, you haven't lost your mind. All the voices singing along that you didn't expect to hear are not on the album. This backing track came from the Guitar Hero game. Guitar Hero added and audience singing along to all of the background vocals, so that when you play the game it sounds more like an actual concert. But it's annoying when you just want to hear the tracks by themselves.
    Ha! See...this is what happens when you finally give up and turn over the keys to the PS3 to your kids. I had the original Guitar Hero and got tired of never being able to play because the kids wanted to make little sack people run around imaginary worlds that resembled some of my acid trips instead. I threw in the towel years ago and apparently missed the VH version of GH.

    Thanks, dude!

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    Thanks Jeff!! I thought it sounded different.
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    I always thought Mike joined him during the "now" in "ain't no stoppin' nowww..." but it doesn't sound like it here. Guess the dubbed in crowd sing-a-long overshadowed it. Interesting that one of VH's biggest all-time has barely any MA background vocals.

    And it's "ON an on ramp" not "got an on ramp" apparently. Interesting.

    Still what to know what Dave says in "You're No Good." The lyric sheets always say: "I wanna love you, maybe set you free" but it definitely does not sound like that. Sounds like "I wanna write a limit, set you free." But that doesn't make sense of course.

    Any help on that one?
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    I got an answer for you dude.

    Dave forgot the fucking words again,he did this all the time.

    He forgot the lyrics he wrote while he was singing it,and so he just "mush mouthed" it and so what he wrote and what he sings dont jibe.

    He was getting the crazy good bud back then,he forgot a lot of shit.

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    Yeah you're probably right.
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    Roth's voice back in the day was awesome.

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    1) Roth's lead vocal was incredibly strong, nothing like today. This is a BIG part of why the 6 pack rocked.

    2) This seems to be an audio of everything mixed in the center (except not much drums). MA vocals panned hard left or hard right are logically absent

    3) Good way to check out MA's bass playing.
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