Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Notes_Norton, Mar 26, 2011.
The Beautiful Dream - George Ezra
Anything goes Cole Porter
Free For All - Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey and Orchestra
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens
"Bungle in the Jungle" - Jethro Tull
Welcome To The Jungle - Guns-n-Roses
Guitarzan - Ray Stevens
Apeman - The Kinks
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
(Fun fact: David Bowie adopted his stage name to avoid being confused with the Monkees' Davy Jones)
I'm a believer.
"Lies" - The Knickerbockers
This was the best "Imitation Beatles" song ever. Done so well that many people thought it was by The Beatles.
Give it a listen
The voices are similar, guitar tones are similar, the writing style is similar (the "B" or bridge or release section is like those short, concise Beatles bridges that I admire so much), and the voices are even similar.
For the non-musician the B part lyrics are:
"Someday I'm gonna be happy
But I don't know when just now
A-breakin' my heart"
For the non-musician, the B part changes the key of the song for a short while, releasing the subconscious tension of the original key, which is why the old 'big band' folks called it "The Release".
To a musician's ear the instruments are "tighter", the early Beatles tended to be a bit sloppy (not a criticism, just an observation), and the drummer has a more American Rock style. Minor differences that almost nobody but musicians with trained ears will notice. But when you have to learn pop songs 'by ear', you can't help but notice.
Anyway these New Jersey boys did the best Faux Beatles song ever.
That's probably TMI, but not only do I love playing music, I love analyzing and talking about it.
Love your 'notes' and info, never too much
El lay - NOFX
Signs - Five Man Electrical Band
Bit And Pieces - The Dave Clark Five
"Fire And Rain" - James Taylor
"...Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground."
Note: James is not only a singer/songwriter but an under-appreciated guitarist. He does some very difficult things and makes it sound easy.
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
They Call My Name - The Ting-Tings
Were i still a DJ this would be a must play mix with above.
You Know My Name - Chris Cornell
Do You Want to Know a Secret
Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers
Rivers of Babylon - Boney M.
OT: Great way to slow down that mix @tommo47.
Many Rivers to Cross - Jimmy Cliff
It would be closing time just before I played the song I posted. There could be a song in that phrase .
Too Many Rivers To Cross - Brenda Lee