In the news this week was a story about a very curious and interesting musical instrument. The guitar pee is a urinal that you can play whilst you tinkle. It gives chance to all those frustrated rock gods out there free reign to let go with their creativity, or their bladder, and play solo.
Creating riffs rather than whiffs sounds like fun and if the toilet goer feels he has hit on something other than the porcelain it can be recorded for posterity and does not end up down the drain.
Unfortunately, if anybody out there is holding it all in so they can let it all out it is only available in Brazil at the moment.
Everybody sings in the bath and shower as the acoustics help even the most tone deaf person to sound good. Well it sounds good to them.
Of course there are children’s musical instruments that can be played in the bath. They can play trumpets or bang away on xylophones as they enjoy themselves in the water.
The bath itself has been used to create music or at least helped to create the effects for a piece of music.
The Beatles song Yellow Submarine used a bath in two ways to help with the track.
First, they filled it with water and John Lennon blew through a straw to create a bubbling sound effect. Secondly, engineers on the record twirled chains in the bath to create water sounds.
The legendary record producer Joe Meek used his bathroom as a recording studio. On his tracks he used anything that made a noise including kicks against the bathtub.
He used the bathroom as a reverberation chamber to create the sort of reverb effect that electronic devices create for musicians today. Meek created the same effect by placing microphones at the opposite side of the bathroom to a loudspeaker and adding that sound to the original.
There are still recording studios today that use bathrooms to create echo effects.
LA Woman by the Doors was recorded in the bathroom. Jim Morrison did this because he felt it gave the song a fuller sound.
Nadine Coyle from Girl’s Aloud revealed that she recorded the vocals for her album while she sat in the shower.
Who knows perhaps someone will have a hit after making a visit to the guitar pee and letting their creative juices flow.