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    the safety tape catches Mercedes

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    The Story Behind Janis Joplin’s ‘Mercedes Benz’

    The songwriters, musicians and producers behind ‘Mercedes Benz’ recall how Janis Joplin recorded the hit song three days before she died of a drug overdose

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-stor...enz-1436282817


    "Paul Rothchild told me later the problem was with his 2-inch tape recorder. The heads shifted or something and needed to be readjusted. Paul had a ¼-inch safety reel going that ran all the time as a backup in case there was an idea he missed in between takes when the 2-inch main recorder was off. While Paul worked to fix the 2-inch tape recorder, Janis sang “Mercedes Benz” on a whim. Fortunately, the safety tape caught it. "
    “If you think that’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard,
    just wait a couple minutes!”

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    Neat stuff!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Ron
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