Slipped In A Lyric

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  1. tonebender

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    I was listening to this today and caught something funny that I had missed before. Just fast forward and listen right at 3:07. Tell me if you think Gregg smirks just ever so slightly as he adds a colorful lyric during his performance of I'm No Angel. I have to admit I have done similar things many times over the years. Surely many have sang "There's a bathroom on the right" instead of Bad Moon on the Rise.



    So what funny have you pulled.
     
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    I think I caught it.
     
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    We all criticize our own voices but I'm different. I let others criticize it for me. Ha. But seriously, they do.

    However... I sing one song pretty well and it always goes over big: Crazy Game of Poker by O.A.R. .

    We play it straight up in practice, but at gigs I slip in one random "meow" somewhere in the 15,000-word verse and outro.* The guys will listen for it and we'll share a little inside joke on stage if they catch it.

    * Oddly enough, I can remember the lyrics to two wordy-heavy songs (Crazy Game of Poker and The Gourds' version of Gin and Juice) but I can't sing a classic rock song without being helped. A random example: Sweet Caroline. No idea. Crickets.





     
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    Yeah I see what you're referencing there, TB. Hey, ya gotta shake it up a bit sometimes, no? But maybe don't shake it up as much as Sid McGinnis did by starting in the wrong key. :flushed:
     
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    @RiverDog LMAO I did not even notice that! At least he quickly slid 'til he found it. The Tonebender's other guitarist (not me) did that one night and stayed in the wrong key. And it wasn't just riffing in the wrong place on the fretboard like Sid did our guy was transposing the chords. We had never actually played the song in that key either. He would never admit it but we all thought he must have been moonlighting with another band. I was not a 1-4-5 and no way he was transposing on the fly. Finally I stopped playing. The audience had a strange look on their face, like WTF.
     
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    Yeah Gregg handled that pretty professionally, didn't even turn his head. Everyone did, really. The sign of a bunch of pros. I'd love to have been a fly on the wall backstage after that show, though. :LOL:

    Yikes! I did something similar one night when I ended a song on the final chord but I was a half step down from where I was supposed to be and it really rang out. Not only did I not hear the end of it for weeks, but the next half a dozen times we played that song I could feel everyone in the band turn and look at me at the song's end to see if I would play it right, which only put more pressure on me to nail it. I miss the gigging days.
     
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    I'm No Angel
    Gregg Allman

    No I'm no angel, No I'm no stranger to the street
    I've got my label, So I won't crumble at your feet
    And I know baby, So I've got scars upon my cheek
    And I'm half crazy, Come on and love me baby
    So you find me hard to handle, well I'm easier to hold
    So you like my spurs that jingle and I never leave you cold
    So I might steal your diamonds I'll bring you back some gold

    I'm no angel
    No I'm no angel, No I'm no stranger to the dark
    Let me rock your cradle, Let me start a fire with your spark
    Oh come on baby, Come and let me show you my tattoo
    Let me drive you crazy, Come on and love me baby

    So you don't give a darn about me, I never treat you bad
    I won't ever lift a hand to hurt you & I'll always leave you glad
    So I might steal your diamonds I'll bring you back some gold
    I'm no angel

    LEAD

    No I'm no angel, No I'm no stranger to the dark
    Let me rock your cradle, Let me start a fire with your spark
    Oh come on baby, Come and let me show you my tatoo
    Let me drive you crazy, Come on and love me baby
     
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    My only words of wisdom are..... (radio edit)

    so for the lyrically challenged (me) what did he sing and what was it sposta be?

    EDIT - Never mind - I turned the volume up and heard it this time. Oddly enough same word(ish) as in Kid Rock's Cowboy.
     
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    We always did Mustang Sally back in the day in the key of C. I was the one that started the song. One night I started it in B. I did not even know I did it and we played the whole song in B. When it was over they told me, I looked down at the fretboard and said to myself, "I damn sure was right on the dots." I guess they realized and adjusted so fast that I did not hear a sour note.
     
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    For those that didn't hear it, right at 3:07 Gregg sings "Come on suck me baby". And then you can tell he just ever so slightly smirks a little to acknowledge his antics. We all have that third grader inside us. Or at least I do.
     
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    I learned that early on and have counseled multiple bandmates over the years: if you make a mistake - act normal - don't make a face. Typically, the audience never catches it.

    Even harder to do in the studio. I've done a bunch of sessions where the producer or engineer stopped a take because a musician made a 'shit' face or shook their head. During playback it was never worth the re-take. Some mistakes made the song!
     
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    When we would play keep your hands to yourself by the Georgia satellites, I would sing, I’m gonna cut me a line and do it all by myself.

    and back then, I actually would.
     
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