Party Party question

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Party Party question

Postby Neil. » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:46 am

Any idea what instrument makes the funny spooky noise that opens Elvis's least favourite of his songs? It sounds a bit like a spaceman materialising in a 50s film.

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Re: Party Party question

Postby Mr. Getgood » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:22 am

I think it may be an amalgamation of more than one instrument. Possibly a celeste (also known as a celesta) is in there with effects added to it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSP_HorKQMc

Sorry, this is the best example I could find of that instrument.
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Re: Party Party question

Postby Mr. Getgood » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:27 am

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Re: Party Party question

Postby Neil. » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:13 pm

Cheers, Mr GG - could be waterphone with a violin bow, I guess... Hmmmm... Here's a reminder of the opening:

https://youtu.be/0fUgARkam68

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Re: Party Party question

Postby Harry Lime » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:51 pm

Well that's a fine little song there. And I have to say I've never really looked at those lyrics, so some of my mis-hearing has been corrected (Like: why does everybody have to be so heavy hearted...)

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Party Party question

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:49 am

Did anyone ever see the film the song came from? I remember it being quite a big deal at the time. Being labelled a British 'brat pack' style movie. I remember it not being very good.
Just looking at the wiki page its surprising how many well known British actors are in it. Especially if you watch East Enders. I remembered Daniel Peacock being in it but not Karl Howman, Perry Fenwick or Caroline Quinten.

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Re: Party Party question

Postby docinwestchester » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:48 am

sheeptotheslaughter wrote:Did anyone ever see the film the song came from? I remember it being quite a big deal at the time. Being labelled a British 'brat pack' style movie. I remember it not being very good.
Just looking at the wiki page its surprising how many well known British actors are in it. Especially if you watch East Enders. I remembered Daniel Peacock being in it but not Karl Howman, Perry Fenwick or Caroline Quinten.


It's awful. Watch here (if you dare):



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