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Sin Agog

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Songs which reference The Beatles
« on: January 11, 2019, 05:08:03 PM »
Fuck it, let's go full on Steve Hoffman.

I'll start with a couple of '60s ye-ye tunes, the first of which almost sounds like proto-Can:

Leonie - Lennon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO6qF_BEdHc
(I always laugh when the backing singer comes in with a clear impression of McCartney in rock singer mode.  Must have fucked him off if he ever heard it)

Charlotte Leslie - Monsieur 'arrison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UpgLEJfUmo

Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 05:10:21 PM »
House of Love - The Beatles and the Stones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgXijaDkqVM

Not one of their best efforts, admittedly. The opposite of the sentiment it expresses may be:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KorwwAjKpaY

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 05:15:07 PM »
Taxman, Mr. Thief by Cheap Trick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp_qMbDmB8Y

Direct and indirect Beatles references galore.

Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 05:19:01 PM »
The White Noise Revisited by The Boo Radleys.

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Kill yourself at work for what seems nothing at all
Then you go home and you cry and you feel so
Very small, so you listen to the Beatles and relax and close your eyes
And you feel it running through you
Feel the hate well up inside


Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 05:19:35 PM »
Just a recurring lyrical reference to the Beatles and the Stones.

Metric - Gimme Sympathy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqldwoDXHKg

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 05:21:28 PM »

Sin Agog

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 05:25:35 PM »
Ex-fan des sixties!

Haha, cracking up at how Birkin reverts to her British accent every time she speak-sings a reference.

Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 05:32:29 PM »
Sir Beatles Wings by Strawberry Walrus.  Macca's entire life story in 2m 46.  Stick with it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvYKh41mE98

Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 05:40:20 PM »
"With John F Kennedy and The Beatles (yeah yeah yeah)" - The Dream Academy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UXnulANF8g

"Before The Quarrymen and The Moondogs" - The Lilac Time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUnW8olFv7c

(Irrelevantly, one dedicated to Nick Drake, the other named after a Nick Drake lyric).

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2019, 06:09:52 PM »
House of Love - The Beatles and the Stones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgXijaDkqVM

Not one of their best efforts, admittedly. The opposite of the sentiment it expresses may be:

Beady Eye - Beatles and Stones

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dO6arA7dzwQ


Not one of Liam Gallagher's best etc.

Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2019, 06:11:00 PM »
'I Can See My House From Here' by Steven Page
https://youtu.be/h5Sn5QKN9-o

Plenty of references to The Beatles and some of their solo stuff.

Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2019, 06:18:46 PM »
Beady Eye - Beatles and Stones

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dO6arA7dzwQ


Not one of Liam Gallagher's best etc.
Hell's teeth! That makes the House of Love effort seem up there with the source material.

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2019, 08:09:33 PM »
Queen- Life is Real https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl20NGS3VF8

All the Young Dudes.

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2019, 08:42:51 PM »
Sissy Spacek feeling betrayed by Lennon exposing his knob on the sleeve of Two Virgins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfeQ3wuvXn0

Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2019, 08:47:23 PM »
Jagger shouts “Back In The USSR“ during Dancing In The Street.

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2019, 08:50:26 PM »
Barenaked Ladies - Be My Yoko Ono

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5YIJ1pZEBc

Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2019, 08:55:03 PM »
Daniel Johnston - The Beatles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbBXkFrku0w

Sin Agog

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2019, 10:20:33 PM »
Think Caetano Veloso did this a few times.  Especially in the period when he'd been exiled from sunny, happy Brazil to damp, sardonic England.  Probably as a way of finding some connection to the land he was forced to live in.

"Woke up this morning, singing an old Beatles song"

It's a Long Way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH046GJFnS4

(Also mentioned It's a Long and Winding Road in the same song).

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2019, 11:16:11 PM »
The Clash had a harsh one in London Calling with "phony Beatlemania has bitten the dust"

Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 11:27:21 PM »
The Boo Radleys - The White Noise Revisited

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UrnFuKnu6Y

“Then you go home and you cry and you feel so
Very small, so you listen to the Beatles and relax and close your eyes.”

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2019, 11:34:51 PM »
ELO: "and faded like The Beatles on Hey Jude!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5qk2c1OuRA

Lemon Jelly: "John....... Paul.......... George......... Ringo......"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKMg2o4hOoo

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2019, 11:36:23 PM »
No Elvis, Beatles or Rolling Stones in 1977.

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2019, 12:37:42 AM »
‘Genius Envy’ by Teenage Fanclub

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So what if you see other people?
I only get jealous when I listen to The Beatles
So go and get someone new

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2019, 12:45:33 AM »
One of my favourites is the little throwaway line in The Temptations’ ‘Ball of Confusion’

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Fear in the air, tension everywhere
Unemployment rising fast, The Beatles’s new record's a gas

Unbeknownst to the band, The Beatles had already split up when the song was written. I wouldn’t exactly call ‘Let it Be’ a blast in any case, but it’s fun to have a little record review drop in the middle of such a heavy song.

Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2019, 01:18:07 AM »
"I don't believe in Beatles" - 'God', John Lennon.

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2019, 01:24:28 AM »
"Shut about the Beatles and all that ber-luddy lark
I'm trying to get off my face with Barbara ber-luddy Bach"
:- Ringo Starr, 'Leave Me Alone' from the 1978 album "Ringo From The Beatles"

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2019, 01:46:43 AM »
Think Caetano Veloso did this a few times.  Especially in the period when he'd been exiled from sunny, happy Brazil to damp, sardonic England.  Probably as a way of finding some connection to the land he was forced to live in.

"Woke up this morning, singing an old Beatles song"

It's a Long Way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH046GJFnS4

(Also mentioned It's a Long and Winding Road in the same song).

and one by his compadre Gilberto, "Chuck Berry Fields Forever"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOHkaJt1WI8

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Re: Songs which reference The Beatles
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2019, 10:27:50 AM »
Has anyone mentioned The White Noise Revisited by The Boo Radleys yet?

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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2019, 10:35:16 AM »