19 February 2010

Dinner in Pompei

Suzanne Schmidt from Pittsburgh asks:  "During the Pompei video when the band are talking in a restaurant, Roger says, 'If you can hear {word} on the second string of pressings, you've got an extremely overactive imagination because there isn't any'.  What is the {word} he is saying?"

The word is "sibilant" (a hissing sound) as in a sibilant consonant when "s" or "z" are used.  He meant, and was referring to, the first string of pressings of Obscured By Clouds having a bit of a sound problem caused by mechanical gremlins resulting in some of the high sounds on the record becoming distorted.  This problem was corrected on the second string of pressings.

No comments:

Post a Comment

You have questions. I have answers. Be patient.