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ある曲とは『The Call』。バックスファンならばもちろん知っている曲だ。



So when we were in the studio with Max making the song “The Call,” Howie was in the booth and we were doing that vocal break down, [sings] "dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun." Max gave Howie his harmony, and I think he was just putting so much air into the vocal that as he was singing, he went "dun, dun" and he farted — but he farted not only on the beat, but in key. So Max tweaked it and made it sound like one of his patented bass sounds, and it stayed on the record.

「スタジオで『The Call』レコーディング中、『ダン・ダン・ダン……』ってところで、ハウィーは空気を吸い込みすぎたんですかね。ダン・ダン・ブってオナラしたんですよ。しかも、そのオナラ、ビートにぴったりだっただけじゃなくて、音程もあってたんですよね。だから、マックスもうまいことハウィーのコーラスの一部っぽくして、そのまま使ったんだと思います」


I’m sure there were a lot of beverages consumed back in the day. ... Everybody at that age — especially Nick [Carter] — was constantly passing gas, just being young 20-year-old guys doing guy locker room kind of stuff. And coincidentally, I got in the booth, was breathing in really heavily singing my part, and I guess some extra air kind of came out. It made everybody laugh, and Max decided to take that and sample it to turn it into the "dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun."




Well... the truth had to come out sometime...



@skulleeroz This is hilarious. All this time I've been listening to Howie's fart.


@skulleeroz 😂 of course it had to be @howied lol. Man I ❤ you guys

「やっぱりハウィーだ! 大好き!」


Me listening to The Call trying to find where the fart is


冒頭に置いた『The Call』のミュージックビデオをもう1度。今までと同じ気持ちでは聴けなくなってしまった。