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A one-ton bell was custom made for AC/DC's "Hell's Bells." The recording was slowed to half speed to make it sound like a more ominous two-ton bell.
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This song is excellent; it's got a great sound. It's simple but it manages to get inside of you and stay there... I get it. Also, it is a fantastic song to play on guitar. Finally, the fact that this song has so much meaning for so many people is amazing. If you have that song that means so much more to you than anyone else, you gotta cherish it. The fact that this song is so important to so many people is proof that it's a really well written piece of art.
That being said... Third Eye Blind is just another band. Their sound is different, sure, but it hasn't stuck yet. And I don't think it will. They have a few great songs... but to say that are a mini-zeppelin is preposterous. Their few years of popularity are all but over.
also, please note that the aforementioned 'solo' is not a solo at all, but in reality, a crescendo.
-Jacob, Houston, TX
Imagination aside, I respect the writer?s wish to save someone in honest fashion, even though it might cost him a friendship. As least he has tried to do something, while many do not have the strength to try.