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Great and well known songs containing Rickenbackers

Postby (gibsonlp) » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:51 pm

Hey guys.
A friend of mine has a weekly 1h radio show and he wanted to host me to talk about Rickenbackers.
I need to bring about 10 songs with me.
Would love to hear suggestions for good, well known songs with distinct Rickenbacker sound.
I have my own list but I am interested in hearing untainted opinion, thanks :)
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Re: Great and well known songs containing Rickenbackers

Postby (jps) » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:03 pm

Are we talking guitars, basses, both, either/or?
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Re: Great and well known songs containing Rickenbackers

Postby (gibsonlp) » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:14 pm

Yes ;)

Seriously: Either would be good.
If you know of a song with a distinct guitar and bass sound - even better!
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Re: Great and well known songs containing Rickenbackers

Postby (jps) » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:46 pm

How about some Rare Blend? :mrgreen:

This is a totally improvised jam from a gig in May 2008 (March '73 4001):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZRjSD8y66I

Another song, composed by the band, from the same gig (July '73 4001):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2aIrFB-s1Y


I'll send you more later.
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Re: Great and well known songs containing Rickenbackers

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:14 pm

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Re: Great and well known songs containing Rickenbackers

Postby (libratune) » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:21 pm

Not mentioned yet (didn't click on Jeff's links) -- for some 12-string jangle:

The Byrds -- All I Really Want to Do -- https://youtu.be/tIEV1OanDGY
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -- The Waiting -- https://youtu.be/uMyCa35_mOg
TPHB -- Free Falling -- https://youtu.be/1lWJXDG2i0A/
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Great and well known songs containing Rickenbackers

Postby (8mileshigher) » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:58 pm

A few you might consider :D

Under the Milky Way, The Church
A Million Miles Away, The Plimsouls
Now, The Plimsouls
Susanna Hoffs and the Bangles ---- a bunch of their tunes
Needles and Pins, The Searchers
This Charming Man, The Smiths
Inside Out, The Mighty Lemon Drops
South Central Rain, R.E.M.
The Break Up Song, Greg Kihn Band
For You, Greg Kihn Band (Bruce Springsteen cover)
So You Want to be a Rock & Roll Star, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Surrender, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

And a very nice cover version of "If I Needed Someone" from Roger McGuinn's solo CD "Limited Edition" with his Rickenbacker playing three parts in some parts of the song. A fitting tribute to George Harrison.
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Re: Great and well known songs containing Rickenbackers

Postby (xpitt) » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:50 am

Eurythmics : Thorn In My Side
Maybe it's not a RIC, the official video just shows an acoustic, but there is definetaly an electric as well. Didn't Dave Stewart used to play RICs ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AmkmqYEarw
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Re: Great and well known songs containing Rickenbackers

Postby (wmthor) » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:39 am

Check out the Beach Boys' cover of California Dreamin', featuring Roger McGuinn.
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Re: Great and well known songs containing Rickenbackers

Postby (Folkie) » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:04 am

A Hard Day's Night (Beatles)
Anytime At All (Beatles)
Ticket to Ride (Beatles)
If I Needed Someone (Beatles)
Turn! Turn! Turn! (Byrds)
Chimes of Freedom (Byrds)
It Won't Be Wrong (Byrds)
7 Chinese Bros. (R.E.M.)
Green Grow the Rushes (R.E.M.)
Good Advices (R.E.M.)
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Re: Great and well known songs containing Rickenbackers

Postby (antipodean) » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:42 pm

How about some tunes by The Jam - In the City, Going Underground, Start!, Pretty Green....

Paul Weller got some aggressive tones out of those 330s.... Bruce Foxton used a 4001 and a pick pre Sound Effects.
"I don't want to sound incredulous but I can't believe it" Rex Mossop
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Re: Great and well known songs containing Rickenbackers

Postby (antipodean) » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:55 pm

Also, check out Unguarded Moment - The Church's first release.... major jangle going on.
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Re: Great and well known songs containing Rickenbackers

Postby (gibsonlp) » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:25 am

Thanks guys!
Really cool ideas and great songs!
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Re: Great and well known songs containing Rickenbackers

Postby (Grocer Jack) » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:49 am

8mileshigher wrote:A few you might consider :D

Under the Milky Way, The Church
A Million Miles Away, The Plimsouls
Now, The Plimsouls
Susanna Hoffs and the Bangles ---- a bunch of their tunes
Needles and Pins, The Searchers
This Charming Man, The Smiths
Inside Out, The Mighty Lemon Drops
South Central Rain, R.E.M.
The Break Up Song, Greg Kihn Band
For You, Greg Kihn Band (Bruce Springsteen cover)
So You Want to be a Rock & Roll Star, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Surrender, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

And a very nice cover version of "If I Needed Someone" from Roger McGuinn's solo CD "Limited Edition" with his Rickenbacker playing three parts in some parts of the song. A fitting tribute to George Harrison.


Great list, but.....

This Charming Man is Johnny playing John Porter's fifties Telecaster. Also, I think South Central Rain is PB playing Mitch Easter's Fender XII - happy to be corrected about this one if someone else knows better :)
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