Could we have been listening to a fart this whole time and never known until now?
It’s been revealed that Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough let out a fart during the recording of the group’s single “The Call,” off their 2000 album Black & Blue – and producer Max Martin tweaked the noise and kept it in the song.
“Max gave Howie his harmony, and I think he was just putting so much air into the vocal that as he was singing, he went ‘dun, dun’ and he farted – but he farted not only on the beat, but in key,” A.J. McLean tells Billboard. “So Max tweaked it and made it sound like one of his patented bass sounds, and it stayed on the record.”
Howie himself admits, “I’m sure there were a lot of beverages consumed back in the day… Everybody at that age–especially Nick [Carter]–was constantly passing gas, just being young 20-year-old guys doing guy locker room kind of stuff. And coincidentally, I got in the booth, was breathing in really heavily singing my part, and I guess some extra air kind of came out. It made everybody laugh, and Max decided to take that and sample it to turn it into the ‘dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun.'”
Is the fart the beat we hear in the whole song? We need more fart-information!