It Would Make Me Scream

Is it wrong to just nick something off Ben Goldacre’s del.icio.us feed? Anyway, I’ll have to look at this later. Apparently it contains footage of vocal chords being distorted by their owners singing in a variety of styles. All to prove that Lemmy isn’t destroying his vocal chords.
What I want to know, though, is what is the effect on your vocal chords of being asked to scream after having an endoscope stuffed down your throat?

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3 Responses to It Would Make Me Scream

  1. Henry Gee says:

    I read a review of a relatively recent Motorhead LP called Snake Bite Love (I have it, and it’s a cracker) that commented on the uncharacteristic excellence of its sound quality, noting that other Motorhead records always sound like they’ve been ripped from the throats of pterodactyls.
    But more seriously, I do wonder about the control experiments. I have it on good authority (a heavy rock DJ I used to know) that Lemmy – who, one must remember, is over 60 – exists on a diet of Marlboros, hard liquor, and (it is alleged) plentiful supplies of what used to be called ‘jazz cigarettes’ and no doubt other stimulants of a dubious nature.
    Now, did the subjects in the experiments you mention have access to all these things?
    And if not, why not?

  2. Bob O'Hara says:

    Can you imagine putting the estimated costs such substances in the grant application? And then getting queried about how you arrived at those estimates?

  3. Graham Steel says:

    Yagshemash, all this ‘NIH approved’ brain doping stuff I don’t know.
    I be sticking to (pun intended) me poridge, call me an old fashioned wombat.
    @ Henry. Had no idea that MHead were still trucking