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TarTar
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Posted - 09/04/2003 :  02:30:54  Show Profile
The thing that I'm talking about can best be heard at the beginning of "There Goes My Gun" and during the end of the solo on "Hey" right before Black goes, "Huh, said the man to the lady." Joey is playing notes on the B and G strings, bending the G-string up a whole step to the same pitch of the note he is playing on the B string. The sound it produces is great, very angular. Bush's "Swallowed" single, from what I remember, totally ripped this off, in addition to the fact that Steve Albini produced it. Not that this technique is specific to the Pixies. In fact, I'm wondering, what other bands have you heard do this. I'm not talking about this method being used in some straightforward sounding guitar solo, I'm talking about it being used in the weird manner that Joey uses it, cuz it's very unique.

BillyRadcliffe
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Posted - 09/04/2003 :  05:22:13  Show Profile
Tool does it in "Sober," for one.
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Scarla O
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 09/04/2003 :  05:36:44  Show Profile  Visit Scarla O's Homepage

Luke Haines uses it on The Auteurs' song 'How Could I Be Wrong'.
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El Barto
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Posted - 09/04/2003 :  08:36:18  Show Profile  Visit El Barto's Homepage
Jeremy (from the Bennies, who had their last album engineered by Albini) told me that Steve Albini begged Bush not to include Swallowed on the album because it was such an obvious ripoff.

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pretty bitch
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Posted - 09/04/2003 :  13:15:46  Show Profile  Visit pretty bitch's Homepage
queens of the stone age do it in a couple of songs, the lost art of keeping a secret and song for the dead

it's awesome, if a little overused nowadays
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Douglas
= Cult of Ray =

Sweden
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Posted - 09/05/2003 :  04:31:33  Show Profile
My band uses it alot. I think it's in some song by The Vines too (not sure though, not a fan so I don't listen to them much)...
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MMD
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Posted - 09/05/2003 :  07:09:58  Show Profile
The solo of Where Is My Mind does it at the start and also Jimi Hendrix does it in the song Manic Depression and maybe another Hendrix song, can't remember.

Edited by - MMD on 09/05/2003 07:15:22
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Doog
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Posted - 09/05/2003 :  16:17:36  Show Profile  Visit Doog's Homepage  Click to see Doog's MSN Messenger address
Any punkrock solo.
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wicklepich
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Posted - 12/05/2003 :  12:31:30  Show Profile
That's an old electric blues trick. Lot's of people have used it. It is a great lick though.
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IceCream
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Posted - 02/22/2004 :  01:21:33  Show Profile  Visit IceCream's Homepage
I know some Rancid fans, the band Rancid does it a lot.


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Mr DNA
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Posted - 02/22/2004 :  07:25:24  Show Profile
Weezer did it alot. Most notably during "Holiday", I liked how they used them in that song, it's pretty subtle, so you're going "Where is this sound that's kicking my ass?"

But yea, it's nothin new. It's a cool trick, albeit overused.
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nimrod_fr
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France
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Posted - 02/22/2004 :  08:04:23  Show Profile
I do it too ;) it just sounds really great... nice trick
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BPrend
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Posted - 02/22/2004 :  10:00:34  Show Profile
radiohead - paranoid android, probably others but can't remember right now
ash - lots of songs
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Doog
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Posted - 02/22/2004 :  14:44:34  Show Profile  Visit Doog's Homepage  Click to see Doog's MSN Messenger address
It's called a unison bend.

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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 02/23/2004 :  10:36:35  Show Profile
Yeah, that typical rock and roll thing....PJ Harvey mentions Joey's bendy guitar work in the 'Gouge' doc.

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Carl
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Ireland
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Posted - 02/23/2004 :  10:38:49  Show Profile
Yeah, that typical rock and roll thing....PJ Harvey mentions Joey's bendy guitar work in the 'Gouge' doc.

CARL.

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