[linux-audio-user] music made with linux

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Sun Dec 5 22:12:15 EST 2004

On Sun, Dec 05, 2004 at 08:39:40PM -0600, Jan Depner wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-12-05 at 14:43, fooman wrote:
> > R Parker wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > Be careful what you wish for! 
> > 
> > This made me grin!  Very funny.  I like the hints of
> > the Who, and maybe B52's?  Nice job.  Nice craftsmanship
> > too really.
> > 
>     Baba O'Reilly at the start and then B52's.  That's exactly what I
> thought.

from the tangentially trivial dep't:

while you got the right Who album, you got the wrong 
song.  It's "Won't get Fooled Again" that has the 
keyboard chords/sound that Ron is quoting.  The lyrics from that song are 
quoted at the end too, rather appropriately ("meet the new boss,
same as the old boss").

Doesn't sound like a sample though, it varies from the original
a bit.

I do rather like Ron's song, especially the lyrics and the somewhat fred 
schneider-esque delivery :-)

"Baba O'Reilly" (popularly mis-known as "Teenage Wasteland")
has a much faster signature keyboard part than "Won't get Fooled
Again". It's heavily arpegiatted, and played over it is a 
simple guitar/piano/bass I-V-IV chord progression. It was possibly 
the very first use of a sequencer-driven synth in a rock song
(recorded in 1971 I believe).  It was not however the first
rock album to use synthesizers at all. "Abbey Road", for one, beats it
by at least a year. (See "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", "Sun King" etc.)
Maybe there were others?

-PW, your local Who maniac.


Paul Winkler

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