What are some of your favorite acoustic songs?

Stevn

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May 31, 2017
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The iconic Satisfaction riff was an acoustic guitar through a Phillips cassette recorder.
Really? I always thought of that as being the first famous run “Macabre” did when it was pre-relic. that cassette must have been in maximum overdrive, for those days, to get that grindy sound.
 

Scott Baxendale

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May 20, 2020
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Really? I always thought of that as being the first famous run “Macabre” did when it was pre-relic. that cassette must have been in maximum overdrive, for those days, to get that grindy sound.
I found this:
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Keith Richards wrote "Satisfaction" in his sleep and recorded a rough version of the riff on a Philips cassette player. He had no idea he had written it.[4] He said when he listened to the recording in the morning, there was about two minutes of acoustic guitar before you could hear him drop the pick and "then me snoring for the next forty minutes".[5] Sources vary as to where this story happened. While they make reference to a hotel room at the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater, Florida,[6] a house in Chelsea and the London Hilton,[7] Richards wrote in his most recent autobiography that he was in his flat in Carlton Hill, St. John's Wood. He specifies that Mick Jagger wrote the lyrics by the pool in Clearwater, four days before they went into the studio,[4]hence the confusion.

The Rolling Stones first recorded the track on 10 May 1965 at Chess Studios in Chicago, Illinois,[8]which included Brian Jones on harmonica. The Stones lip-synched to a dub of this version the first time they debuted the song on the American music variety television programme Shindig![9]The group re-recorded it two days later at RCA Studios in Hollywood, California, with a different beat and the Maestro fuzzbox adding sustain to the sound of the guitar riff.[10][11] Richards envisioned redoing the track later with a horn section playing the riff: "this was just a little sketch, because, to my mind, the fuzz tone was really there to denote what the horns would be doing."[10] The other Rolling Stones (Jones, Watts, & Wyman), as well as producer and manager Andrew Loog Oldham and sound engineer David Hassinger eventually outvoted Richards and Jagger so the track was selected for release as a single.[11][12] The song's success boosted sales of the Gibson fuzzbox so that the entire available stock sold out by the end of 1965.[13]
 

gazzie

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Jul 20, 2010
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Frome, Somerset, England
I'm hearing a lot of purely electric instruments in some of these posts... :whistling:
Yes! I'm a bit confused by this thread and some song choices, I must admit. Does "favourite acoustic song" mean ALL acoustic, or just has an acoustic instrument as the main one - or something else I'm missing? Lots of these have electric instruments as well as acoustic. eg Here Comes The Sun. fantastic song, one of my all time favourites, but acoustic? There are some acoustic instruments for sure, but it's got electric bass, electric guitar and Moog synthesizer on it to name but 3!

And Tangerine also has the whole electric band line up plus pedal steel. As does Your Time is Gonna Come, and also an electric organ.
 
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bmikultyak

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Feb 28, 2020
117
NJ
You don't have to like country but Glen Campbell, and Roy Clark both played a mean guitar. David Bromberg also comes to mind.
 


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