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Tip of the hat, a flip of the bird, songs that reference other musical acts

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2019 08:15 am
@jespah,
Elvis again, but without as much reverence.

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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2019 01:50 pm
Goin' back a few centuries for some of these acts.

ELO wrote:
She's sweet on Wagner
I think she'd die for Beethoven
She loves the way Puccini lays down a tune
And Verdi's always creeping from her room
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2019 01:56 pm
BB King and Doris Day amongst others.

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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2019 02:40 pm
Heading back a couple of centuries again.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2019 03:09 pm

Elvis
Zimmerman
others
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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2019 04:04 pm
Keeping with my themette of acts over a century old:

Quote:
You know, my temperature's risin'
And the jukebox blows a fuse
My heart's beatin' rhythm
And my soul keeps on singin' the blues
Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2019 04:56 pm
Not sure if I'm pushing my own rules - but 'Rick James Style' by the Lemonheads only says his name in the song title, nowhere in the lyrics:

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2019 05:06 pm
Nightshift

Marvin Gaye
Jackie Wilson
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2019 06:07 pm
Tex, Father to John Ritter, mentions many country artists. Other artists who do this song often change some of the names
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2019 06:10 pm
There are lots of country songs that mention other artists. This one mentions Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard and others
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2019 06:25 pm
This one mentions Elvis, Jackie Wilson, Fabian and Rick Nelson
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2019 10:48 pm
Joan Baez performed this tribute-memorial song for Janis Joplin
(Often erroneously credited with Baez as writer, it was actually her sister, Mimi Farina)

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Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2019 11:24 pm
Another from Joan Baez, Diamonds & Rust, she had stated it's about her time with Bob Dylan

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Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jul, 2019 11:30 pm
...and once again, Baez penned a song about Bob Dylan, To Bobby

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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jul, 2019 01:19 am
Silliness! "We Love The Beatles" by The Vernon Girls 1964

izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jul, 2019 02:29 am
@hingehead,
Now a change of mood. A load of rubbish by Stock Aitken and Waterman that insults a load of bands who are so much better than this crap, which never stood the test of time.

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jul, 2019 06:10 am
Mentions Bobby Dylan
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jul, 2019 06:14 am

"That's where that Presley boy says You ain't nothing but a hound"
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jul, 2019 06:45 am
This one mentions a ton of acts from 1974 and earlier, and is essentially a rap song, released 5 years before Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight and 6 years before Kurtis Blow's The Breaks and Blondie's Rapture.

Reunion wrote:
B.B. Bumble and the Stingers, Mott the Hoople, Ray Charles Singers
Lonnie Mack and twangin' Eddy, here's my ring we're goin' steady
Take it easy, take me higher, liar liar, house on fire
Locomotion, Poco, Passion, Deeper Purple, Satisfaction
Baby baby gotta gotta gimme gimme gettin' hotter
Sammy's cookin', Lesley Gore and Ritchie Valens, end of story
Mahavishnu, Fujiyama, Kama Sutra, rama-lama
Richard Perry, Spector, Barry, Rogers-Hart, Nilsson, Harry
Shimmy shimmy ko-ko bop and Fats is back and Finger Poppin'

[Chorus]
Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
Gotta turn it up louder, so my DJ told me
Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
At the end of my rainbow lies a golden oldie

FM, AM, hits are clickin' while the clock is tock-a-tickin'
Friends and Romans, salutations, Brenda and the Tabulations
Carly Simon, Noddy Holder, Rolling Stones and centerfoldin'
Johnny Cash and Johnny Rivers, can't stop now, I got the shivers
Mungo Jerry, Peter Peter Paul and Paul and Mary Mary
Dr. John the nightly tripper, Doris Day and Jack the Ripper
Gotta go Sir, gotta swelter, Leon Russell, Gimme Shelter
Miracles in Smokey places, slide guitars and Fender basses
Mushroom omelet, Bonnie Bramlett, Wilson Pickett, stop and kick it

[Chorus]
Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
Life is a rock but the radio

Arthur Janov's primal screamin', Hawkins, Jay and Dale and Ronnie
Kukla, Fran and Norma Okla Denver, John and Osmond, Donny
J.J. Cale and Z.Z. Top and L.L. Bean and De De Dinah
David Bowie, Steely Dan and sing me prouder, CC Rider
Edgar Winter, Joanie Sommers, Ides of March, Johnny Thunders
Eric Clapton, pedal wah-wah, Stephen Foster, do-dah do-dah
Good Vibrations, Help Me Rhonda, Surfer Girl and Little Honda
Tighter, tighter, honey, honey, sugar, sugar, yummy, yummy
CBS and Warner Brothers, RCA and all the others

[Chorus]
Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
Gotta turn it up louder, so my DJ told me
Whoa whoa whoa whoa!
Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
At the end of my rainbow lies a golden oldie

(Listen (remember) they're playing our song)
Rock it, sock it, Alan Freed me, Murray Kaufman, try to leave me
Fish, and Swim, and Boston Monkey, Make it bad and play it funky
(Wanna take you higher!)

Freddie King and Albert King B.B. King and frolicking
Get it on and Nat Gerardi, Papalardi, Hale and Hearty

There's a perfect more than human gentle words of Randy Newman;
One, two, three, so long, Sophie, Anita, Freda
Aretha!

Tito Puente, Boffalongo, Cuba, War and even Mongo
Peter Dial, Alex Hood, Boogie Brass

Whoo!

California (Everything is all right)
Beatlemania (Uptight)
New York City (Out of sight)
Transylvania
S&G
Bobby Vee
And SRO, yeah!
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jul, 2019 06:52 am
@jespah,
Wonderful!
 

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