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When I was growing up and listened to everything on AM radio I seemed to notice that when I heard the same songs on “45” records it sounded different than on the radio but back then never knew why. It was later that I learned about the restricted bandwidth and frequency response. Listening to AM is like watching a video or movie in standard or low definition as opposed to high definition. You get the general idea but you loose the detail in the music, just like the low definition picture.
For example, in the song “Game of love” by Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders, in the second part if the intro. just before the vocal starts there is a tamborine that comes in but if you only heard that song on AM you would never know that. Just one of hundreds of examples….what about the alarm clock in the song “Daydream Believer” by the Monkees? FM is high definition, AM is low definition.
Carl also brought up the subject of synthesized or electronicly made music which most of what you hear is (except for country or maybe jazz), which I liked, but that is a subject for another post.