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Old 04-16-2010, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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This thread is sure to bring out the Sonic Youth and Lou Reed fans as well as some haters. I did my due diligence and searched for a thread on this topic and did not find one.

What are some of your favorite songs from Noise bands or just songs with unusual non-traditional items used to make music?

Sonic Youth - Kool Thing


YouTube - Sonic Youth "Kool Thing"

Jackyl - Lumberjack. They use a frickin' chainsaw for Pete's sake.


YouTube - Jackyl - The Lumberjack
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:11 AM
 
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Eddie the perpetual inventor. A cordless drill.

YouTube - Van Halen - Poundcake
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:01 AM
 
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:43 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I actually liked all of the above tracks--including the toaster song.
Jackyl makes me feel like I'm back in 1972 but in a good way.

Off the top of my head I can't think of any songs made with non-traditional instruments, but 'noise music' immediately made me think of No Epiphany, the distortion-filled-wall-of-sound howler recorded by the band with the F word (F'd Up) as part of their name, from their album The Chemistry of Common Life.

There is a remix of this song, and also a vimeo of it, but I don't much care for either of those--the first one loses all raw immediacy, and the second one has terrible audio. If you google Spin Online with the name of the band and the song, a free mp3 will come up.
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Even as a young man, Frank Zappa was very inventive. Here he is in 1963 on the Steve Allen Show playing the bicycle:


YouTube - Frank Zappa's Bicycle Debut
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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One of a number of songs from the musical "Stomp"



Brooms

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Old 04-17-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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Drainage pipes?

YouTube - Blue Man Group - Drumbone



YouTube - Blue Man Group - Baba O'Riley

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Old 04-17-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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Playing Bottles


The Washboard
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Steve Reich, "Clapping Music"


Steve Reich, "Music for Pieces of Wood"
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Blackwater Park
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One of my favorite bands, Agalloch, use a deer skull in some of their music.


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