Strange Bit o Trivia – Telstar by the Tornados

The classic 60s instrumental ‘Telstar’ starts off (and ends) with an otherworldly blast-off, space-like noise, which turns out to be the producer, Joe Meek’s invention. He recorded the flush of a toilet and played it backwards.  Thanks to Little Steven’s Underground for this crazy bit o trivia. Read more about eccentric and extraordinary producer Joe Meek at


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