Last Exit – Koln (1986)

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I do believe that there just might be a major error in the Guinness Book of World Records. They’re claiming that the loudest animal sound is made by the blue whale. Hmmmm … not that I want to be a know-it-all or anything but I’m fairly certain that the loudest animal noise ever made was by tenor sax player Peter Brotzmann.

This was back in 1986 during the recording of the Last Exit record Koln. The blue whale can emit noises measured at 188 decibels. Hah! Brotzmann’s sax was at least 392 bazillion dB.

Ted Nugent used to make claims that his guitar could “blow the balls off a charging rhino at twenty paces.” Ah, big freaking deal! Brotzmann’s sax would make the Nuge run to the store, pick up a new pair of Birkenstocks and head off to aromatherapy class.

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