Musical things you were slow to realise

The NIN logo is on the ammo boxes for the nail gun if I remember correctly.

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It appears so. The writing’s on the wall, or the ammo boxes at least. Was about 10/11 at the time but should have twigged earlier.

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It does mean that you got this great photo:

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The Dust Brothers produced Mmm-bop by Hanson

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Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen is quite noticeably influenced by doo-wop

My first introduction to Springsteen was a greatest hits collection (the Essential?) and Hungry Heart always sounded really different, like his voice is more high pitched, doesn’t sound like the same singer at all and I’ve never understood why

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I knew Chris Blackwell who founded Island Records was born wealthy, but not that it was because he was part of the Crosse & Blackwell pickle dynasty

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According the song’s Wikipedia article the vocals were sped up slightly.

Springsteen’s voice was slightly sped up on the recording, producing a higher-pitched vocal, a technique first used by Brian Wilson in the production of “Caroline, No” in 1966. Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan of The Turtles sang backup.

Oh, well that’s good to know, I’m not going mad! Still think it sounds weird though

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