Duane your my man!
We could start a topic with: the first song ever to use…. and 90% will be a beatlesong Might cost me a couple of karma"s
Don’t worry, for the Beatles I’ll take the karma hit. People need to understand the significance. There never was, nor will there ever be anyone that can match the musical contributions of the greatest band in history. A few more gems….
A Day in the Life: After the final note, Lennon had producer George Martin dub in a high pitched tone, which most humans can’t hear, but drives dogs crazy.
Back in the USSR: This opens with the sound of an airplane flying from left to right across the speakers. Stereo was relatively new, so this was very innovative for the time.
I Feel Fine: The first note was the first time feedback was used on a record. It was created when Paul McCartney pushed his bass up against an amplifier.
Sun King: The Beatles got the idea to use reverb on this after hearing Fleetwood Mac’s "Albatross."
We Can Work it Out: A promotional film was made to support this song. It was one of the first music videos.
Yer Blues: A 9 minute version with Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell was performed on the Rolling Stones’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus. Taped as a British TV special in 1968, it never aired but was released on video in 1995. This was Lennon’s first performance without The Beatles.
You’ve Got tO Hide You’re Love Away: This was the first gay rock song, a message to Beatles manager Brian Epstein, who was gay.
Oh yeah, they pretty much poineered eight track recording, double tracking, and variable speed recording, too. Other than that, they’re just another band from Liverpool….