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The Beatles Thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Jake_Taylor, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    But you were hard at work designing the Lunar Excursion Module at that time, so at least that was a distraction. :)
     
  2. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Someone mentioned Elvis Costello earlier. Always liked his back-to-back digs at John Lennon and Roger Waters:

    Was it a millionaire who said "imagine no possessions"?
    A poor little schoolboy who said "we don't need no lessons"?

    (from "The Other Side of Summer")

    And let's not leave out our 90s rockers, Veruca Salt:

    I told you about the Seether before.
    You know the one that's neither or nor.
    Well here's another clue if you please,
    the Seether's Louise.

    (from "Volcano Girls")
     
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Yes. It took us a couple years to get people to quit using the outdated and redundant "Excursion" in the name.
     
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    That is great, he really drove their great early records.
     
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  5. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Not a reference so much as it is one of the greatest Beatles-type songs ever recorded:

     
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I've cited it a couple times in the last month or so, but "Summer Rain" by Johnny Rivers in late '67-early '68, had to be the best in-song Beatles reference.

    Until Billy Shears himself made a comeback in 1974:



    With a little help from his friends Sir Winston O'Boogie and George O'Harrysong.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    The Raspberries did a pretty great Beatles cop on their last album. People called bands like Raspberries ripoffs, but I think they did a nice spin on the genre.

     
  8. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    I love this thread.
     
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    My favorite blatant Beatles homage: "She Goes Out With Everybody" by The Spongetones.

     
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Todd Rundgren and Utopia put out a good Beatles pastiche album, "Deface The Music," in Sept. 1980.

    It got lost in the shuffle, first of John's own comeback with "Double Fantasy," and then the murder, so it never really got much attention among Beatles fans, but it's pretty good.
     
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  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Your childhood memories are probably less accurate than you think
     
  12. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I wasn't quite 10 when the Beatles broke up. My first memory of music is that it seemed like every single song I heard on the radio was by the Beatles.
     
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