The Impact of Rickenbacker: 90 years, 90 songs

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The Impact of Rickenbacker: 90 years, 90 songs

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Nice article and playlist from Far Out Magazine.

https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/rickenback ... es-prince/
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I’d add….

The Nerves - Hanging on the Telephone

And

Stiv Bators - Not That Way Anymore


Classic Ric tones on those two tracks
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And also something by the flaming groovies
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Interesting that a Rickenfaker was included in the list (Joy Division, Transmission)...unless I'm mistaken Peter Hook used a Hondo 4001 copy during that era.
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I didn't know Prince used a Rickenbacker on Purple Rain. Or that Radiohead used one on Creep.

Cool to see Sleep and Kyuss on there.
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Interesting photo to use of the Beatles. John with his twelve string and Jimmy Nichols on drooms. Good read!
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chronictown wrote:Interesting that a Rickenfaker was included in the list (Joy Division, Transmission)...unless I'm mistaken Peter Hook used a Hondo 4001 copy during that era.
Correct! :)
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An interesting list, which - as all such lists inevitably must do - shows off the musical tastes of its creators.

Another mistake: "Amateur Hour" by Sparks. I remember hearing a radio documentary several years ago in which the Mael brothers told the story of how their bassist, Martin Gordon, first recorded his part using a 4001, but Ron and Russell didn't like the sound it made, so they insisted that he re-record his part using a Fender Precision, and that's the version that was released.
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Pretty good list, and unlike the vast majority of them, it covers the extensive use of Rickenbackers during the punk rock, hardcore and post-punk eras. Bands ranging from the Sex Pistols to Black Flag and Fugazi - all prominently used a Rick, yet it's almost never discussed.

I would add The Misfits to this list (bassist Jerry Only used 4001s for the entirely of the band's original run).
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Wizz wrote:And also something by the flaming groovies
"Jumpin' In The Night."
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Where's The Byrds?
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drumbob wrote:Where's The Byrds?
They took flyght to somewhere...
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I dunno...I can't get behind any list of Rickenbacker songs that doesn't include The Byrds. Must have been compiled by some clueless millennial. :wink:
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Drum Bob: Happy New Year 2022! It is unfortunate that The Byrds were omitted from this list, however, Roger McGuinn does get a mention in the third paragraph. While the Byrds are not discussed, Turn Turn Turn is second in the song list and their name is posted there. I expect that future updates will speak to a number of omissions. That said, it is a good first start in my view and it is a potent reminder of the history and role played by Rickenbackers over the years. For me the list is a nice resource and I wouldn't want to throw the baby out with the bath water. I would be interested in what you found positive about the article? When I think back on all the things I learned in high school, I am reminded that I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
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