Ironically, as Stylus Magazine (http://www.stylusmagazine.com/articles/seconds/phil-milstein-louie.htm) points out, drummer Lynn Easton later stated in an interview that he screamed “fuck” after missing a beat at 0:54 on the record.
Another interesting mistake happens just after the lead guitar break. According to Wikipedia, “As the group was going by the Wailers version, which has a brief restatement of the riff two times over before the lead vocalist comes back in, it would be expected that Ely would do the same. Ely, however, overshot his mark, coming in too soon, before the restatement of the riff. He realized his mistake and stopped the verse short, but the band did not realize that he had done so. As a quick fix, drummer Lynn Easton covered the pause with a drum fill, but before the verse ended, the rest of the band went into the chorus at the point where they expected it to be. This error is now so embedded in the consciousness of some groups that they deliberately duplicate it when performing the song.”
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