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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 Fri 9 Aug, 2019 09:38 pm
Elvis
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sat 10 Aug, 2019 07:46 am
@Sturgis,
Yeah, but only one version charted anywhere ;-)

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hingehead
 
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Reply Sat 10 Aug, 2019 07:54 am
Ben Folds' 'Rockin' the suburbs' tips the hat to Michael Jackson, Quiet Riot and Jon Bon Jovi


Let me tell y'all what it's like,
Being male, middle-class and white.
It's a bitch, if you don't believe, listen up to my new CD.
I got **** running thought my brain,
It's so intense that I can't explain.
All alone in my white-boy pain,
Shake your booty while the band complains.
I'm rockin' the suburbs, just like Michael Jackson did,
I'm rockin' the suburbs, except that he was talented.
I'm rockin' the suburbs, I take the checks and face the facts,
That some producer with computers fixes all my shitty tracks.
I'm pissed off, but I'm too polite,
When people break in the McDonald's line.
Mom and Dad you made me so uptight,
I'm gonna cuss on the mic tonight.
I don't know how much I can take,
Girl, give me something I can break.
I'm rockin' the suburbs, just like Quiet Riot did,
I'm rockin' the suburbs, except that they were talented.
I'm rockin' the suburbs, I take the cheques and face the facts,
That some producer with computers fixes all my shitty tracks.
In a haze these days, I pull up to the stop light,
I can feel that something's not right.
I can feel that someone's blasting me with hate,
And bass, sending dirty vibes my way.
Cause my Great, Great, Great, Great, Grandad,
Made someone's Great, Great, Great, Great Grandaddies slaves.
It wasn't my idea, it wasn't my idea, never was my idea.
I just drove to the store for some Preparation-H.
y'all don't know what it's like, being male, middle-class and white [Repeats]
It gets me real pissed off, it makes me want to say,
It gets me real pissed off and it makes me want to say,
It gets me real pissed off and it makes me want to say,
****!
Just like Jon Bon Jovi did, I'm rockin' the suburbs,
Except that he was talented, I'm rockin' the suburbs.
I take the checks and face the facts,
That some producer with computers fixes all my shitty tracks.
These days, yeah-yeah, I'm rockin' the suburbs,
Yeah-yeah, I'm rockin' the suburbs, yeah-yeah.
You'd better look out, because I'm gonna say **** [Repeats]
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 10 Aug, 2019 06:20 pm
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 10 Aug, 2019 07:12 pm

Creedence Clearwater Revival wrote:
Just got home from Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy!
Got to sit down, take a rest on the porch
Imagination sets in, pretty soon I'm singin'
Doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door
Giant doin' cartwheels, statue wearin' high heels
Look at all the happy creatures dancin' on the lawn
Dinosaur Victrola list'nin' to Buck Owens
Doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sat 10 Aug, 2019 08:34 pm
The KLF's 'Kylie Said To Jason' namechecks Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Rolf Harris - and I'm pretty sure that will only mean anything to Brits and Aussies.




Kylie Said to Jason
I'm gonna leave this body now
I'm gonna leave this body now
Oh Baby... Oh Baby
I was lying on the floor
with the music in my head
the Todd Terry Project
was the last thing that I heard
I had searched for the answer
it was not much to find
Then Kylie said to Jason
"It's all in the mind"
My mind was empty (party)
Had been for a while (party)
So I said to Kylie (party)
"Jason's got some style" (party)
You got it, You got it
I'm gonna leave this body now
I'm gonna leave this body now
Oh Baby... Oh Baby
Trapped in a rerun
Of a seventies sitcom soap
"Some Mothers Do Have 'Em"
Or "The Archie Bunker Show"
I was smokin with Felicity
The good life begins in bed
Richard was in the garden
Or I think that's what she said
Then in walks Skippy (party)
The bush kangaroo (party)
Rolf playing "Sad Eyes" (party)
And playing the didgeridoo (party)
You got it, You got it
You got it, You got it
I'm gonna leave this body now
I'm gonna leave this body now
Oh Baby... Oh Baby
You got it, You got it
You got it, You got it
I'm gonna leave this body now
I'm gonna leave this body now
You got it, You got it
You got it, You got it
I'm gonna leave this body now
I'm gonna leave this body now


izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 11 Aug, 2019 04:17 am
@hingehead,
The less said about Rolf Harris the better.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 11 Aug, 2019 06:51 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

The less said about Rolf Harris the better.


I threw out his album, when his crimes became public knowledge.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 11 Aug, 2019 06:59 am
@edgarblythe,
When I was a kid he was a real hero of mine. I was very shocked when the truth came out because he always seemed such a nice bloke.

Others, like Jimmy Savile were always a bit weird but Rolf seemed quite normal.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 11 Aug, 2019 07:05 am
@izzythepush,
We played his album every day for a long time. I loved the guy. It hurts to lose someone that way.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 11 Aug, 2019 07:46 am
@edgarblythe,
I know, I feel exactly the same. I used to watch his show Saturday evening just before Doctor Who, (the old one with Patrick Troughton.) I loved his paintings, Jake the Peg, the Koala bear, all of it. Later on he presented shows on old WB cartoons before hosting crowd pleasing Animal Hospital.

He even painted an official portrait of the Queen.

For me his highlight was Stairway to Heaven at Glastonbury Festival, at that point I don't think there was anyone I admired more that him.

Fast forward a few years and the truth comes out, I was really upset. I didn't feel like that about Savile, Michael Jackson, Gary Glitter because I didn't like any of them.

Like I don't like Woody Allen, at all, never did, so when all the stuff came up about him I wasn't affected. Rolf Harris though, that's a big chunk of my childhood shat all over.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 11 Aug, 2019 11:48 am
@hingehead,
Speaking of KLF ...

This one is I suppose a bit of a subset as Tammy name checks herself.
(and if the video is anything to go by, she was bemused and they seem to have treated her like a queen -- it is one wacky song and video but Tammy Wynette is a helluva good sport through it all)
KLF and TW wrote:
They called me up in Tennessee
They said "Tammy, stand by the JAMs"
But if you don't like what they're going to do,
You better not stop them 'cause they're coming through
(bring the beat back)
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Sun 11 Aug, 2019 02:00 pm
Let's hear it once more for a name dropped song from David Allan Coe. ThIs time around, Willie, Waylon and Me about himself, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.
It references, the Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, the Eagles, the Beatles, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan and Roger McGuinn, the Rolling Stones

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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 11 Aug, 2019 11:40 pm
Hotel Hell - Skyhooks shouts out to Clapton, Beck and Jimi (twice) here's the second time:

When Thursday comes around you know I'm staying home
Yes I've learnt my lesson there's no way I'm gonna roam
From the room above the laundromat on the dirty side of town
When the fridge is always full and the beers not watered down
Where they never lock their cars or punch each other heads
Spike your drinks with mandies or try to sell you reds
Where Clapton, Beck and Jimi are jamming in the sun
And the girls are very friendly I think I'll get me one
You know I've had a good time drinking my moselle
Forget about this place they call Hotel Hell


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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 12 Aug, 2019 10:48 pm
References songs by elvis, little richard, fats domino, rick nelson, others
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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 02:13 pm
Mr. Parker is Charlie Parker.

Steely Dan wrote:
Suddenly the music hits you
It's a bird in flight that just can't quit you
You got to come on man
And take a piece of Mister Parker's band
We will spend a dizzy weekend smacked into a trance
Me and you will listen to
A little bit of what made the preacher dance

Dizzy may or may not refer to Dizzy Gillespie.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 13 Aug, 2019 05:09 pm
What Would Jay-Z Do? - Ben Lee (title says it all)

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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 19 Aug, 2019 06:53 pm
Tim Curry references lots of pop culture!

Tim Curry wrote:
John and Yoko farming beef
Raising protein quota
Sometimes they make love and art
Inside the Dakota
Rodney's feeling sexy
Mick is really frightfully bold
Me, I do the only thing
That stops me growing old
I do the Rock
I do the Rock Rock
I do the Rock Rock Rock

....

Liz and Dick and Britt and Liza
Jaclyn, Kate and Farah
Meg and Roddy, John Travolta
Governor Brown and Linda


The highlighted people, in order:
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Rod Stewart
Mick Jagger
Liza Minnelli
Linda Ronstadt (she was dating Governor Jerry Brown around the time the song came out)
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 5 Oct, 2019 07:40 pm

da Ramones wrote:
Oh-oh. Will you remember Jerry Lee,
John Lennon, T. Rex and Ol' Moulty?
It's the end, the end of the 70's.
It's the end, the end of the century.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 13 Oct, 2019 07:29 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3t10NEKGdw[/youtube]
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.

the next verse mentions Uncle Ernie (Keith Moon's character in Tommy the Movie)...

https://imgur.com/qT5PCY5.gif
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