TGIF Weekend Jams: Good Vibrations
This Friday Weekend Jam pays respect to Paul Tanner, musician in the Beach Boys who passed away at 95 years old this week.
Tanner’s legacy lives on in the Beach Boy’s historical track “Good Vibrations,” where he contributed the eerie whistling tones.
(Interesting note: Many assume that sound is produced by a theremin, but if you want to be more accurate, it’s a simpler instrument Tanner created of his own design, an electro-theremin.)
Speaking of electrical instruments, another classic sound maker — both in volume and the moans you’ll make — goes to the Magic Wand, a Good Vibrations’ bestseller since the seventies. The vibe was even a cover star of the sex ed video Great Vibrations: An Explicit Consumer Tour of Vibrators, staring our own Dr. Carol Queen. It’s one of the top rated on our site and one of the most powerful toys we carry. It’s not called the “Magic” wand for nothing!