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

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 31 Jul, 2019 04:53 pm
Renee Fladen-Kamm
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 31 Jul, 2019 04:53 pm
@hingehead,
From the sublime, and that was very impressive btw, to the more prosaic.



There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis.
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 31 Jul, 2019 05:22 pm
@izzythepush,
Dayum, Kirsty MacColl, gone too soon.

Rick Springfield had some trouble with people confusing him with Springsteen, so he wrote a song about it:

Rick Springfield wrote:
And she said she liked my music thought it was fine
She said, "Let's make love, your place or mine"
And in the middle of the passion I was on the borderline
When she called out a name but it wasn't mine

She called me Bruce, Bruce
I can hear her calling Bruce, Bruce
I can hear her calling Bruce, Bruce
I can hear her
My name is Rick I'm gonna stick it to ya babe
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 31 Jul, 2019 07:04 pm
@edgarblythe,
Thanks for adding which Renee - I hadn't heard of her. Cool.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 31 Jul, 2019 07:07 pm
@izzythepush,
Ha, Kirsty's 1991 album title 'Electric Landlady' is also an obscure tip of the hat to Hendrix's 'Electric Ladyland'. But that sort of reference is for another topic :-)
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 31 Jul, 2019 07:10 pm
Weezer's 'El Scorcho' references Green Day as he tries to impress a half-japanese girl.

I asked you to go to the Green Day concert
You said you never heard of them
How cool is that?

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 31 Jul, 2019 07:59 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

Renee Fladen-Kamm
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqAh1dQu_pg[/youtube]

Wikipedia
Renée A. Fladen (born 3 August 1948, New York City) — known as Renée Fladen-Kamm — is an American singer and vocal coach.[1] Among her recordings are those of medieval music as vocal director of the San Francisco based Sherwood Consort.[2] She also worked on musical direction of theatrical works directed by Mary Devlin, another member of the Sherwood Consort.[3][4]

Fladen is recorded as the inspiration of the Left Banke songs "Walk Away Renée" (1966),[5][6] "Pretty Ballerina" (1966)[7][8] and "She May Call You Up Tonight" (1967).

Fladen married Howard I. Kamm (born 1946) in 1967; the couple divorced in San Francisco in 1974.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 31 Jul, 2019 09:51 pm
Grant Lee Buffalo's 'Jupiter and Teardrop' doffs the cap to Jackie Wilson.

She divines by radio
Pushing buttons show to show
And she wonders 'bout the fate of
Lovers in the barrio
She forgets after a while
When she tunes in on the dial
Jackie Wilson's Lonely Teardrops
And she drives another mile

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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 08:08 am
My apologies (I found this when searching for time songs on YouTube). They refer to outselling Kelly Clarkson:
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 03:39 pm
David Allan Coe, You Never Even Call Me By My Name

"You don't have to call me Waylon Jennings and you don't have to call me Charlie Pride and you don't have to call me Merle Haggard anymore..."

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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 05:56 pm
On Radiohead's 'Anyone Can Play Guitar' Thom Yorke utters his desire to be Jim Morrison

Grow my hair, grow my hair I am Jim Morrison
Grow my hair, I want to be want to be want to be Jim Morrison

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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 06:43 pm

Paul McCartney and Wings wrote:
Sister Suzy, Brother John
Martin Luther, Phil and Don
Brother Michael, Auntie Gin
Open the door, let 'em in
Phil and Don are, of course, the Everly Brothers.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 08:58 pm
'Can U Dig It' - Pop Will Eat Itself references some music acts amongst a bunch of other pop culture references

We like the music, we like the disco sound...hey!
We like the music, we like the disco sound...hey!
We like the music, we like the disco sound...hey!
We like the music, we like the disco sound...hey!
We dig TV we dig remote control,
We dig the Furry Freak Brothers and the Twilight Zone,
We dig Marvel and D.C., we dig Run-DMC,
We dig Renegade Soundwave and AC/DC
(Can U dig it?)
Bruce Wayne auf weidersehn,
Dirty Harry, "Make my day, "
Terminator, hit the north,
Alan Moore knows the score,
Riffs? Yeah! Can U dig it?
Riffs? Yeah! Can U dig it?
We dig Optimus Prime and not Galvetron,
We dig "The Leader of the Pack" and the "Do-Run-Run",
Spinderella and Bruce Lee, "The Bad and the Ugly",
"V for Vendetta" and "Into the Groovy".
(Can U dig it?)
Bruce Wayne auf weidersehn,
Dirty Harry, "Make my day, "
Terminator, hit the north,
Alan Moore knows the score,
Riffs? Yeah! Can U dig it?
Riffs? Yeah! Can U dig it?
We like the music, we like the disco song...hey!
We like the music, we like the disco song...hey!


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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 1 Aug, 2019 10:22 pm

Down on the Mississippi River in a knockdo dive
I met a trumpet playin' character and man alive
When he began to rip, he really played it from the hip
And when I asked about his name, they told me, that's The Lip
(Yip yip yip yip)
No one plays high notes like The Lip
He's got a tone that's reminiscent of a boy named Bix
He plays so high that only dogs can hear him, just for kicks
And when I asked him does he read
He says, I'll tell you, hon'
I read a little bit but not enough to hurt me none
(Yip yip yip yip)
No one plays high notes like The Lip
I said The Lip
(She must mean Ray Anthony, huh)
I said The Lip
(No, man, she means Harry James)
I said The Lip
(You mean Louis Prima)
I said The Lip
(Noo, Lip er ace)
(Yip yip yip yip)
No one…
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 2 Aug, 2019 06:40 am

Rick Nelson wrote:
Yoko brought her walrus, there was magic in the air
And over in the corner, much to my surprise
Mr. Hughes hid in Dylan's shoes wearing his disguise

Of course the walrus is John (which directly contradicts the Beatle's Glass Onion, a song that technically fits in this category).
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 3 Aug, 2019 04:47 pm
I don't believe this one has been posted, yet.

It's not from lack of bread
Like the Grateful Dead
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 4 Aug, 2019 10:47 pm
I'd never heard of this until whatsy posted it in the name song video list



I think I've got a crush on Celine Dion
The way she beats her chest when she sings a love song
There's something about her makes me want to feed her
And I'd love to be Mister Celine Dion
She'll sing a song in English, and she'll sing en francais
Both the songs will suck, but I love her anyway
She's full of emotion, I'm full of devotion
For Celine and I'll be hers someday
Oh Celine Dion, you soft-rock my world
Won't you please be mine Celine
I would do anything, if you'd be my girl
Oh, be my girl Celine
I sent you cards and letters, but you don't respond
You play hard to get, but my heart goes on and on (and on and on, etc...)
I just wanna say, je aimerez
And I can see your house from my van
Oh Celine Dion, you soft-rock my world
Won't you please be mine Celine
I would do anything, if you'd be my girl
Oh, be my girl Celine
Celine Celine
Her skin's so soft and clean
Just like porcelain
I wish she'd slather me
With a tub of Vaseline
(That was a little creepy) I'm sorry, Celine
Celine Celine
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 5 Aug, 2019 07:22 am
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera have the moves like Jagger.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 5 Aug, 2019 12:23 pm
Half Man Half Biscuit. I love you because you look like Jim Reeves.

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 5 Aug, 2019 02:43 pm
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