‘Rattled’ is the third song on Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1.

The song was primarily written by Jeff Lynne. It was sung by Lynne with George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison.

The drummer on the track, Jim Keltner, was also recorded playing the shelves and contents of a refrigerator.

Jim started playing shelves, and it sounded great; it sounded just like old springs. It sounded really good, it suited the track really well.

Nothing was off-limits in any way. It was the opportunity to create sounds that you’d never have got before.

As you were doing it you already felt like you were listening to the finished product, and it sounded great. Those were very happy moments, to be listening to a song knowing that you’d got it already, and all you could do was make it better.

Jeff Lynne
The True History Of The Traveling Wilburys

The sound I think is so close to a good old rock ‘n’ roll thing from, like, the late ’50s. But that partially is, I think, the guitars, acoustics. And the fridge. I tell you, it’s the great new sound, folks! It’s happening.

You know, it had to be a bit rough, but that was the fun about it. It’s like the most basic rock ‘n’ roll sound.

George Harrison
The True History Of The Traveling Wilburys

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