Les Paul: Noise Guitarist

In keeping with the Xmas spirit, here is a track from Les Paul inspired by Jingle Bells but containing all sorts of jungle noises. Les appears to be making the noises with his guitar by scraping the strings and re-pitching them. His guitar-generated animal sounds predate Adrian Belew’s by almost three decades.

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  1. Les Paul, the original sonic pioneer, He seriously explored Half speed recording. From jungle noises to faux 12 string and mandolin textures , to backing rhythms The man was into anything and everything about audio, and was till the day he died. I got to spend time looking through his auction book from 2012, the gear he accumulated was mind boggling. Thanks for posting this Michael

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