14 May 2013
12 November 2012
I thought it sounded like John, Paul, and George, but I checked Joe's article on the song just to be sure and I pasted part of it is below.
"The Beatles returned to the song three days later. McCartney added his second vocal and another piano track, and all Beatles contributed handclaps. McCartney, Lennon and Harrison also recorded their "See how they run" vocals, and the vocalised imitation brass during the middle eight."
1 November 2012
Glass Onion said
Well, in the song Lady madonna, there's that part at 1:02, where there's a funny sound like "pohpopohpopohpoh-popohpopopoh". Then, I wanna know: that sound is an instrument played by a guest musician or John, Paul and George making funny vocals?
I was never mystified by that part -- I always assumed it was a few voices (John, Paul and George most likely). I just had a re-listen: it sounds more like "buh buh buh buhhhh" etc. -- kind of like mock chicken clucking at a falsetto pitch.
17 January 2013
27 December 2012
To me it sounds like a keyboard because I always played it on a keyboard, never knew it was vocals haha.
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
"Pete may be the best, but Ringo is the star"
Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
14 May 2013
I alway thought they were vocals, but then I watched a video on YouTube which showed that sound as a trumpet, and since them I'm not sure anymore. But anyways, I watched that video again and I think I had misunderstood it. Yeah, they are vocals, not trumpets.
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29 November 2012
It's "mouth trumpet," not a real trumpet or any instrument. You can tell if you listen to some of the outtakes, and it's also confirmed by Lewisohn and MacDonald in both of their books. Plus, you can just tell by the sound 8)
14 February 2013
1 November 2012
Yeah, it's reminiscent of a kazoo -- and someone mentioned "mouth trumpet", which reminds me of that damned "mouth saxophone" Paul did which I still want to know how he did it.
Paul's mouth sax on "You're Sixteen" (from the Ringo solo album) is much less "human" sounding (even less chicken sounding!) than the Lady Madonna part, and I can't believe he didn't use some kind of thing on his mouth, like even cellophane or something. Or is that noise coming out of his nose and not his mouth, per se…?
6 December 2012
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