Two Coconut Shells… and a Raspberry

A couple months ago, Reece Shearsmith did a one-off program for BBC radio on the history of sound effects in radio. A very interesting behind-the-scenes look at the art of making things sound like other things, the half-hour program – ‘Two Coconut Shells, a Blow Lamp, and a Raspberry’ – makes for some very interesting listening.

The “coconut shells” refer to the quite ingenious method of simulating the sounds of horses’ hoofbeats – a longstanding tradition paid homage to in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

You can download a 21.5MB, 27-minute MP3 of the program right here.

Published in: Geekiness, General, History | on December 20th, 2007| Comments Off on Two Coconut Shells… and a Raspberry

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