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The only exception I can think of offhand is a song called "Indecision Time" (Husker Du) which contains the lyric "Go to the left/Go to the right", during which the vocal is severely panned to the appropriate channels, just for that one bit of the song. That one bit of literalism-in-mixing makes it "important" that the speakers be hooked up to their proper channels. (And that the listener isn't faced in the wrong direction while listening, I guess.)

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The other way to tell is to

1) play some song from the 60s or 70s (could be any pop group, not just the Beatles) where they purposefully recorded one instrument or voice to be either on the left or the right (sometimes they would vary it -- like having a guitar sound back and forth from left to right over and over; but sometimes it was only on one side)

2) learn from a book or interview with the songwriter(s) which speaker they intended that instrument to sound

3) then listen to both speakers and detect which one ...]]>

1) play some song from the 60s or 70s (could be any pop group, not just the Beatles) where they purposefully recorded one instrument or voice to be either on the left or the right (sometimes they would vary it -- like having a guitar sound back and forth from left to right over and over; but sometimes it was only on one side)

2) learn from a book or interview with the songwriter(s) which speaker they intended that instrument to sound

3) then listen to both speakers and detect which one matches.

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Egroeg Evoli said

Funny Paper said

meanmistermustard said

I have no idea what this thread is about so.Random thought: When you set up speakers there is a left one and a right one, right. So. Which right does the right one go and which left one does the left go. My left and right or my opposite left and right? If its my left and right then the left one will be on the right and the right one will be on the left but if its the opposite left and right then thats not ...]]>

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:15:43 -0600 Funny Paper on Erm, so, umm http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/all-together-now/erm-so-umm/page-4/#p64797All together now http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/all-together-now/erm-so-umm/page-4/#p64797

Egroeg Evoli said

Funny Paper said

meanmistermustard said

I have no idea what this thread is about so.Random thought: When you set up speakers there is a left one and a right one, right. So. Which right does the right one go and which left one does the left go. My left and right or my opposite left and right? If its my left and right then the left one will be on the right and the right one will be on the left but if its the opposite left and right then thats not my left and ...]]>

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:50:36 -0600 Ron Nasty on Erm, so, umm http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/all-together-now/erm-so-umm/page-4/#p64753All together now http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/all-together-now/erm-so-umm/page-4/#p64753

Egroeg Evoli saidWell, we had best make the most of it. Talk about random things... and such... Ooh! Ooh! I know! Let's discuss the difference between erm and umm, two of the three words in the title of this thread.

It was the best thing I could think of.

Seems to be working! Everyone seems to be embracing the new direction so far! Glad you saw the humour in my response, and didn't think I was being evil.

]]>Thu, 31 Jan 2013 03:36:50 -0600 Egroeg Evoli on Erm, so, umm http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/all-together-now/erm-so-umm/page-4/#p64719All together now http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/all-together-now/erm-so-umm/page-4/#p64719

Funny Paper said

meanmistermustard said

I have no idea what this thread is about so.Random thought: When you set up speakers there is a left one and a right one, right. So. Which right does the right one go and which left one does the left go. My left and right or my opposite left and right? If its my left and right then the left one will be on the right and the right one will be on the left but if its the opposite left and right then thats not my left and right and right ...]]>

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:15:01 -0600 Funny Paper on Erm, so, umm http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/all-together-now/erm-so-umm/page-4/#p64716All together now http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/all-together-now/erm-so-umm/page-4/#p64716

meanmistermustard said

I have no idea what this thread is about so.Random thought: When you set up speakers there is a left one and a right one, right. So. Which right does the right one go and which left one does the left go. My left and right or my opposite left and right? If its my left and right then the left one will be on the right and the right one will be on the left but if its the opposite left and right then thats not my left and right and right and left because if ...]]>

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:50:53 -0600 meanmistermustard on Erm, so, umm http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/all-together-now/erm-so-umm/page-4/#p64707All together now http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/all-together-now/erm-so-umm/page-4/#p64707 I have no idea what this thread is about so. Random thought: When you set up speakers there is a left one and a right one, right. So. Which right does the right one go and which left one does the left go. My left and right or my opposite left and right? If its my left and right then the left one will be on the right and the right one will be on the left but if its the opposite left and right then thats not my left and right and right and left because if i then face ...]]>

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