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Some articles on backing:

Waiting For The Worms - Personnel
... Roger Waters — EMS VCS 3, lead and backing vocals, megaphone vocals David Gilmour — lead vocals, backing vocals (intro), laughter, guitars, bass guitar, Prophet-5 ...
Dry Transfer
... The decal itself is on a backing material such as paper or plastic sheeting much like a transparency ... The dry transfer is placed in the desired location with the backing side up ... The decal is then applied by burnishing the backing with a stylus or similar object such as a ballpoint pen ...
Sandpaper - Types - Backing
... In addition to paper, backing for sandpaper includes cloth (cotton, polyester, rayon), PET film, and "fibre", or rubber ... Cloth backing is used for sandpaper discs and belts, while mylar is used as backing for extremely fine grits ... Fibre or vulcanized fibre is a strong backing material consisting of many layers of polymer impregnated paper ...
In Concert (Carole King Album) - Album Credits - Personnel
... King Vocals, Piano Teddy Andreadis Keyboards, Piano, Harmonica, Backing Vocals Bill Mason Additional Keyboards Rudy Guess Guitar and Backing Vocals Slash Lead Guitar Danny Pelfrey Guitar ...
Ugly/Heartless - Personnel
... Michael Murland – Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Piano Dann Miller – Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals Wil Spent – Bass, Backing Vocals J ... Andrew Ireland – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals ...

More definitions of "backing":

  • (noun): The act of providing approval and support.
    Example: "His vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
    Synonyms: backup, championship, patronage
  • (noun): Something forming a back that is added for strengthening.
    Synonyms: mount

Famous quotes containing the word backing:

    Better risk loss of truth than chance of error—that is your faith-vetoer’s exact position. He is actively playing his stake as much as the believer is; he is backing the field against the religious hypothesis, just as the believer is backing the religious hypothesis against the field.
    William James (1842–1910)

    And no one, it seemed, had had the presence of mind
    To initiate proceedings or stop the wheel
    From the number it was backing away from as it stopped:
    It was performing prettily; the puncture stayed unseen....
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    When I moved in with a bathing suit and tea bags
    the ocean rumbled like a train backing up
    and at each window secrets came in
    like gas.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)