I'm not in love

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  1. geochem1st

    geochem1st V.I.P. Member

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    I thought this was amazing. It's the making of the mid 70's hit 'I'm not in Love', by 10cc. The amount of work that went into it is astounding. 256 vocal tape loops were created to make a chromatic scale, these were mixed and turned into various chords, by selecting the tracks with the mixers sliders, manually at the right time.... like a mellotron for vocals... all with 16 track equipment.

    Well worth the watch. Apologies if this has been posted before.

    The Making of “I’m Not In Love” by 10cc - The Noise Room - Ideas and Information for Musicians
     
  2. VictorB

    VictorB Formerly LZF Super Mod

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    I've seen this before.

    A crazy undertaking for one song, but it sure paid off for them!
     
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  3. Malikon

    Malikon Henshin! V.I.P. Member

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    neat! I love creative solutions to musical problems.

    crazy seeing them all smoking in the studio. I've never seen that! :shock:

    smoke and analog equipment!! :shock: !!

    I mean I've seen some smoking in studios,...but not cigarettes. :laugh2:
     
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  4. So What

    So What Senior Member

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    Amazing!


    :thumb:

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    So What Senior Member

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    That's how they relic'd their equipment.

    :D
     
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  6. Torren61

    Torren61 Senior Member

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    One of my favorite songs of all time. Thanks.
     
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  7. Markie A

    Markie A Senior Member

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    I have always thought that this was incredibly genius!
     
  8. AngryHatter

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    After hearing Lennon explain some of the games the Beatles played with the tapes there began an intellectual aspect not used in rock previously.

    We all became John Cage to an extent.
     
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  9. Les Paw

    Les Paw Senior Member

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    Another one of my TOP favorite songs! Still on my Ipod and I have the 45! Great song to make out to back in the day...LOL!
     
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  10. artisan4

    artisan4 Senior Member

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    Great song. Didn't they do 'Dreadlock Holiday.' too?
     
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  11. cmh6122

    cmh6122 Senior Member

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    Very cool. Was a time playing 'what if?' was not a matter of programming.
     
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  12. electric head

    electric head Just passing thru Premium Member

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    It was many years after this came out that I found out what we heard on the radio back then was the short version.
    Even then you knew they were doing some unheard of stuff with that song.
    I just didn't know what.
    really great song.
     
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  13. Markie A

    Markie A Senior Member

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    Yes, from the album Bloody Tourists. Great song & great album!
     
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  14. Soul Tramp

    Soul Tramp Speaker Snob V.I.P. Member

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    Absolutely brilliant!
     
  15. Maynar

    Maynar You reached for the secret too soon Premium Member

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    "From Rochdale to Ocho Rios." :thumb:
     
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    Don't get me wrong, don't think you've got it made....
     
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  17. Guitarhack

    Guitarhack Senior Member

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    Beautiful song, wonderfully layered levels of sound.
     
  18. X–Ray

    X–Ray Cowbell by Misadventure

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    Despite my great dislike of singing back when this was released, it was one of a handful of songs where I enjoyed the vocals and lyrics immensely...

    Remarkable recording achievement given the technology - all the more credit to 10cc
     
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