26 June 2007
What's more, Gnat's away at camp
I wonder if I'm one of 16 people who can't hear "Dance of the Hours" without anticipating the timpani thump they added to highlight the dropped hippo. If you know what I mean.
I do know what he means. In the original (and very noisy) recording of "Wild Thing" by the Troggs, there's a break after Reg Presley croons "You move me," and right before the band comes crashing back in, there's a very audible board click. You get used to that click. Many years later, there was an otherwise-forgettable CD compilation of songs from this period which was distinguished only by the fact that they'd edited out that piece of studio noise. So proud of themselves, they must have been. I can't hear it without wondering where the hell is the click?
On the other hand, the 16 people who anticipate the timpani thump probably outnumber the folks who can hear "Dance of the Hours" without once thinking "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah." As Mr. Sherman says, camp is very entertaining.Posted at 1:03 PM to Almost Yogurt