Laughing Squid points us to this edition of the You Can’t Unhear This podcast that explains the concept of ghost vocals.
Anyone who’s ever heard Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” has sort of an idea of what this is all about towards the
That, however, was a phenomenon called “print through” which resulted from a reel of tape that was wound too tight for a little too long. The audio from one part of the tape “printed through” to the silent bit in the song one layer of tape down. Plant’s vocals and the silent parts just happened to sync up nicely.
That, however, isn’t what we’re talking about about. True ghost vocals are something else entirely. For more, let’s go to the podcast.