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blmeanie

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« on: July 23, 2015, 11:10:06 AM »

Curious about other artists making nods to the Beatles.  References to them or the lyrics.

I can think of "All the young Dudes" by Mott the Hoople:
"And my brother's back at home with his Beatles and his Stones
We never got it off on that revolution stuff
What a drag
Too many snags"

Does Young American by Bowie have a reference or nod to A Day In The Life ?  The words aren't exactly right but it almost seems it:
"You ain't a pimp and you ain't a hustler
A pimp's got a Cadi and a lady got a Chrysler
Black's got respect, and white's got his soul train
Mama's got cramps, and look at your hands ache
(I heard the news today, oh boy)"


Any other nods?
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Re: nods
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 11:13:01 AM »



The first one that pops into my head is The Seeker, by the Who:

I asked Bobby Dylan
I asked the Beatles
I asked Timothy Leary
But he couldn't help me either
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Re: nods
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 11:57:40 AM »


Here's one we really "hated'...

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Re: nods
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 06:14:59 PM »

Can't help thinking that the 'too many snags' line is far more pertinent in London c. 2015 when
assessing the slavish devotion/cul-de-sac of worshipping Bowie!
My God, that has limitations.
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Re: nods
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2015, 08:09:27 AM »

Haha, none has more than this song, how many can you count?


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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2015, 02:01:19 AM »

Shooting Star from Bad Company

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2015, 02:35:33 AM »

Three Dog Night had a hit with this song but I'll share the writer's version because I like him and I think he deserves more recognition than he gets.

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2015, 02:50:54 AM »

Kev, I modified your reply just to see if I could get rid of !No longer available underneath it. I see that showing up quite a bit and I'm just curious about where you guys are getting your links and how you're posting them. It doesn't make any difference; I just love messing around with stuff. LOL
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2015, 06:15:23 AM »

Kev, I modified your reply just to see if I could get rid of !No longer available underneath it. I see that showing up quite a bit and I'm just curious about where you guys are getting your links and how you're posting them. It doesn't make any difference; I just love messing around with stuff. LOL

I just copy and paste the link from youtube Kelley
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Re: nods
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2015, 10:41:02 PM »

Always liked this one from pre-ELO Jeff Lynne

"John and Paul and Ringo and George, were playing lovely tunes from the window of her room...."

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Re: nods
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2015, 10:42:23 PM »

By contrast I can't stand the brazen cheek of The Clash's reference to "Phony Beatlemania" in "London Calling"

How DARE they??
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2015, 11:41:31 PM »

'Don't Call Us We'll Call You' - Sugarloaf

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Re: nods
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 01:40:47 AM »

A nod from the second biggest act in rock history...    ;)

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Re: nods
« Reply #15 on: Today at 01:22:54 AM »

I always mistook the opening lyrics from the Stones "Street Fighting Man" with: Ev'rywhere I hear the sound of Martin, George & Beat boys!

When in fact, they say: Ev'rywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy  roll:)
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