Gibson.com: Hilarious misheard lyrics

This week my feature for Gibson.com is about misheard song lyrics. There were a lot that I would like to have included except one has to tone down ones’ language while writing for Gibson.com. But I can include them here:

“My anus will fix it, you’re addicted to love” instead of “Might as well face it, you’re addicted to love” in Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love”

“I got my first real sex dream…” instead of “I got my first real six-string” in Bryan Adams’ “Summer of 69”

And my favourite, courtesy of my nanna, who was riotously offended by it:

“When you go and get stuffed” instead of “When the going gets tough” by Billy Ocean.

Plus some provided by I Heart Guitar readers on Facebook and Twitter:

Red Hot Chilli Peppers, “Californication”

“Dream of Cali for vacation” instead of “Dream of Californication”

Europe, “The Final Countdown”

“There’s a fire downtown” instead of “It’s the final countdown”

The Vines, “Get Free”

“I want a grapefruit! I want a grapefruit! I want a grapefruit!” instead of “I wanna get free! I wanna get free! I wanna get free!”

Megadeth, “Angry Again”

“Steve Vai dissipates” instead of “Steam finally dissipates.”

Vanilla Ice, “Ice Ice Baby”

Alright, let’s get outta here, where I take your mother” instead of “Alright, let’s get outta here. Word to your mother.”

Cold Chisel, “Cheap Wine”

“Cheap wine and a female goat” instead of “Cheap wine and a three-day growth.”

Cyndi Lauper, “Time After Time”

“Child Of The Sun” instead of “Time After Time.”

Grease, “You’re The One That I Want”

“I’ve got shoes, they’re made of plywood” instead of “I’ve got chills, they’re multiplying.”

The Smiths, “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others”

“Send me the pillow, the one that you drool on” instead of “Send me the pillow, the one that you dream on.”

Finally, a misheard artist name, rather than a misheard lyric: “Penis Of Terror” instead of “Peter Cetera.”

Kiss This Guy? The Top Ten Most Hilarious Misheard Lyrics in Rock

Ever since listeners were able to listen to songs, listeners were able to mishear them. Back in 1964, the FBI began a two-year investigation into the song “Louie Louie” to determine whether the lyrics were obscene. (The investigation concluded that the lyrics were “unintelligible at any speed,” and therefore could not with any certainty be declared obscene.) The semi-official term for a misheard song lyric is a ‘mondegreen.’ The name comes from a mis-hearing of the 17th century ballad “The Bonny Earl O’Moray,” as explained by writer Sylvia Wright in a 1954 essay called “The Death Of Lady Mondegreen” in Harper’s Magazine.

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NEWS: New Dream Theater album title, track listing revealed

Can’t wait for Dream Theater’s first (and hopefully one of many cos he’s awesome) albums with new drummer Mike Mangini. The title of the newie – A Dramatic Turn of Events – sounds like a little nod to the departure of Mike Portnoy late last year, doesn’t it? Keyboard player Jordan Rudess revealed the title and track listing a few minutes ago on Twitter. You can follow Jordan on Twitter here in case he drops any more interesting clues over the coming days and weeks. Dream Theater have already confirmed that they’ll be playing one of the new tracks live when they hit the road in Europe in July. Check dreamtheater.net for the latest tour dates. A Dramatic Turn Of Events is due in September.

Here’s the tracklisting…

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COOL GEAR ALERT: MXR Noise Clamp

First there was the Smart Gate. Now they’re beefing up their noise suppression arsenal with the Noise Clamp. Jim Dunlop showcased this little baby at Winter NAMM (that’s where I took the pic you see above) and now it’s hitting the streets.

PRESS RELEASE

Dunlop announces the release of the MXR Noise Clamp.

Crank your stomp pedals to the extremes without the fear of any hiss or excess noise with the MXR Noise Clamp. By sensing your guitar’s dry signal, the Noise Clamp reduces the noise level within the effect loop, coming down hard on even the noisiest signals. At its highest settings, the Noise Clamp works more like an effect, working perfectly for super tight syncopated rhythms.

A single Trigger knob allows you to set the volume threshold at which the gate is active, and a green LED shows whether the gate is on/off. The Noise Clamp is capable of reducing noise up to 26dB, maintaining riff definition at extreme gain levels.

An internal switch toggles between two bypass modes: Loop Bypass or Loop On. In Loop Bypass mode, the Send/Return effects loop is bypassed when the pedal is off. In Loop On mode, the Send/Return effects loop is active while the pedal is off. This can be accessed by removing the back plate of the pedal.

Check out the MXR demo of the Noise Clamp here [http://youtu.be/C16zkacL4lQ]. For more info, visit jimdunlop.com.

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