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Name that B-52s drum machine

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:52 pm
by Rela38
This has been bugging me for a while. There is a drum machine used heavily in the "Whammy" album by the B-52s. I have searched and searched and can't find any information. All I can say is that it sounds delightfully cheesy - perhaps they recorded the drum machine playing out of a boom box or something. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks

Re: Name that B-52s drum machine

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:12 pm
by michael stein
if i remember it correct i think it was a Linn drum LM-1

Re: Name that B-52s drum machine

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:26 pm
by calyx93
Doesn't sound like one to me - that clap sounds nothing like any of the Linn machines.

Re: Name that B-52s drum machine

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:04 pm
by Blue Monster 65
Not much in the way of direct info, but there's a book (now OOP) that's filled with all kinds of info, including some gear used, called Universe. Find that and you may just find your answer. I got some guitar tunings out of it, soooo ...

Scott

Re: Name that B-52s drum machine

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:56 pm
by Byrthfood
It is a Linn Drum.

Re: Name that B-52s drum machine

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:30 pm
by michael stein
Pwned

Re: Name that B-52s drum machine

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:41 am
by monolith
michael stein wrote:Pwned

:lol:

well... that's that.

Re: Name that B-52s drum machine

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:45 pm
by Rela38
Thanks - that's one less thing to stay awake wondering about. You listen to something like what the B-52s did and then you listen to the Prince stuff and I wouldn't have guessed they were the same machine at all. Not that I don't like what the B's did - it suits the album very well.