Prince kept doves at his Paisley Park mansion. And yes, sometimes they did cry.
Michael Stipe hadn't finished the lyrics when R.E.M. recorded "Radio Free Europe." He calls the vocal "complete babbling."
"Brad Paisley's "River Bank" was inspired by his childhood growing up 500 yards from the Ohio River.
Lyrically, Elvis Costello's "Watching The Detectives" was inspired by American detective shows; musically, it was inspired by The Clash.
Vegetarian Fred Schneider of the B-52's got the idea for "Rock Lobster" at an Atlanta disco when a projector displayed images of lobsters on a grill.
When Pearl Jam plays "Daughter" live, they usually extend the ending so Eddie Vedder can improvise, saying or singing whatever is on his mind.
Daniel Lanois on his album Heavy Sun, and the inside stories of songs he produced for U2, Peter Gabriel, and Bob Dylan.
Charlie discusses the songs that made him a Southern Rock icon, and settles the Devil vs. Johnny argument once and for all.
How well do you know the 007 theme songs?
On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.
When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
Was track three of side one from the group's 11th American studio album, 'Sticky Fingers', and on May 16th, 1971 the album reached #1 (for 4 weeks) on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart (it also peaked at #1 in Canada, Australia, Holland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, West Germany, and of course in the United Kingdom)...
One other track from the album also made the Top 100; "Brown Sugar", it reached #1 (for 2 weeks) on May 23rd, 1971.
Jagger's vocal is clearly audible for the first time on the album and I don't care for it. It is mannered, striving for intensity without being wholly convincing. Musically, the more complex the Stones get the m ore inadequate he sometimes sounds. The man is a stylist as opposed to a singer. He has always lacked power and range: on 15 albums he has never really grabbed hold of a note and let it ring. At his best, he sings around the notes — plays with them — dancing in and out with precision.
Or, he can let himself go entirely, with no attempt at stylistic posturing and thereby achieving an almost incredibly naturalism. But, on "Wild Horses," there is a pint in which the only thing that will work is a good note, well sung, sustained and sufficient to stand on its own. It is not to be found. A musical attitude is not a replacement for a musical style and style is not a replacement for essential technique, which is what is missing here.
The longing of the song's lyrics coupled with its ultimate hope constitute as much of a theme a there is on this record. Typically (since "Between the Buttons") the Stones' statement alternates between aggressive sexuality and warmer, more subtly erotic statements of emotional dependence and openness. The flirtation with social significance of the last two albums has been almost wholly abandoned in what appears to be something of a recommitment to more personal subject matter."
"Nashville tuning" doesn't make a 6-string guitar sound like a 12-string, it makes two 6-strings sound like a 12-string. It is a recording trick used in Nashville, either when a 12-string guitar isn't available or when the available personnel cannot produce a clean enough articulation as desired for the 12-string. One guitar is given the special tuning with the bottom four strings [E-A-D-G in standard tuning] tuned one octave higher than normal. If you plan on doing this a lot, you invest in a pack of 12-string strings and use the lighter gauge, upper octave strings. The other guitar is left in the normal tuning. With two guitarists playing together, this simulates the sound of a 12-string guitar. Alternately, a single guitarist will record two tracks, one Nashville tuning, one "normal" tuning. Played back together they sound like a single 12-string guitar.
Who is Bianca??
Simple and oh so beautiful
Episode: "Joan Rivers" (season 2, episode 29)
IF YOU CAN'T GET INTO THESE LYRICS:
I watched you suffer, a dull, aching pain
Now you've decided to show me the same
No sweeping exits or offstage lines
Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind
For years I had no clue as to what that line meant. Then recently I made a music video for this song and by accident I discovered exactly what that line is all about. I cant explain it though. You have to see it. If your curious go to www.Veoh.com and search for Wild Horses. My screen name is "lessgov9". I think you enjoy the whole video.
i totally agree on every thing you said/feel about this song. to me most remakes are not exceptable. they will live on forever.
People don't know what they're missing, and this is a prime example of that.
What a powerful song of Love and loss. Personally, I LOVE the version that "The Sundays" did, and I almost NEVER appreciate remakes....But the bottom line is that the writers deserved the credit and Mick Jagger and the crew will live for years to come as some of the best song writers/performers to ever live.
w h o a
all in all, sweet sweet song
Gram did not write Wild Horses although he was the inspiration for the song. Wild Horses was actually written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger (it is widely held that the song was originally written for Gram to sing, an idea that was refused by the record label). The Rolling Stones did allow Gram to record the song before the Stones themselves had recorded it (a first for the Rolling Stones). Gram did however arrange the version of Honky Tonk Woman that the Stones later called Country Honk and was also the key inspiration for The Stones' "Country-ish" movement following Exile On Main Street.
since he died so young.