Songs that have brief musical references to other tunes in there..

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For instance, David Bowie's Starman, which has a little bit of "Wichita Lineman" just before the chorus starts.

Mark G, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 11:40 (one year ago) Permalink

bowie does this with "a day in the life" in "young americans"

three others ~

the sex pistols' "emi" references the modern lovers' "roadrunner"
the specials' "little bitch" references the rolling stones' "brown sugar"
jessica pratt's "strange melody" references duran duran's "hungry like the wolf"

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 12:46 (one year ago) Permalink

For instance, David Bowie's Starman, which has a little bit of "Wichita Lineman" just before the chorus starts.

― Mark G, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:40 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Oh yeah! Never heard this as a reference before but clearly it is!

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 12:47 (one year ago) Permalink

HMHB to thread! Like when Irk The Purists takes a break from being Sing Hosanna to quote Agadoo :D

imago, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 12:56 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, and that bit from Oliver, "Oom Pah Pah" to make a reference to Mariella Frostrup

Mark G, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 13:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Sugarloaf's "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" turns into "I Feel Fine" for a second, after they mention the Beatles.

The Whitlams' "I Make Hamburgers" makes repeated use of the "Summer Breeze" riff (maybe just a ripoff).

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Johnathan Richman "Velvet Underground"

before the last chorus he plays and sings a few bars of "Sister Ray"

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:15 (one year ago) Permalink

Beck "Halo of Gold"/Skip Spence "Furry Heroine"

references Johnny Cash's "Walk the Line" with Beck's version imitating a classic country arrangement for that one line

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Grace Jones' La Vie en Rose has a piano playing the main Wichita Lineman riff in the second half.

Here comes the phantom menace (ledge), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:26 (one year ago) Permalink

fwiw I don't believe "Starman" is referencing "Wichita Lineman" so much as just a generic broadcast signal - much like "Wichita Lineman" did.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:29 (one year ago) Permalink

v. obvious but the reference to the guitar solo in the Buzzcocks' 'Boredom' in 'Rip It Up' by Orange Juice

faust apes (NickB), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:34 (one year ago) Permalink

That bit in Roxy Music's Re-Make/Re-Model where the bass does the 'Day Tripper' riff

The bit in Prince's 'Ballad of Dorothy Parker' quoting Joni Mitchell's 'Help Me'

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:37 (one year ago) Permalink

The Beatles « All You Need Is Love » : « La Marseillaise », « She Loves You », « Yesterday », Bach’s « Invention no8 », Glenn Miller’s « In the Mood », Wayne Shanklin « Chanson d’Amour », « Greensleeves ».

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Lots of this on PJ Harvey's Let England Shake, most notably 'The Words That Maketh Murder' which makes multiple references to 'Summertime Blues'

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Pin by Grimes has that quote of Landslide in the bridge

ufo, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Elvis Costello's "You Bowed Down" has the 12-string riff from "Turn Turn Turn" in it, probably played by McGuinn himself.

Rodney Crowell's "I Walk the Line Revisited" quotes, of course, "I Walk the Line" and he got Cash to sing on it.

deez nuts roasting on an open fire (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Bach's 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' is quoted in the guitar break in The Byrds' 'She Don't Care About Time'

faust apes (NickB), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:51 (one year ago) Permalink

The Sea Nymphs' 'A Thousand Strokes And A Rolling Suck' makes very good use of The Beatles' Good Morning Good Morning

imago, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 15:01 (one year ago) Permalink

and Joni nicks a bit of Van Morrison's "Baby Goodbye" for This Flight Tonight (also done by Nazareth)

Mark G, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 15:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Then there are all 80's/90's hip-hop tracks that sampled plenty of other tracks of course (bomb squad, Beastie boys, etc)

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 15:09 (one year ago) Permalink

One of my favourite examples of this is Tori Amos’ “In St he Springtime of his Voodoo”, which starts with “standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona / and i’m quite sure i’m in the wrong song...”

Tim F, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 15:09 (one year ago) Permalink

The goofy little 1812 Overture excerpt at the start of 2112.

dinnerboat, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 15:43 (one year ago) Permalink

john williams' theme for "lost in space" is practically pastiche of mussorgsky's "ballet of the unhatched chickens"

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:00 (one year ago) Permalink

The Rutles "(Listen to the) Flower People" does a quotation of Ein Kleine Nachtmusik after the line "Listen, it's like a Mozart symphony"

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:03 (one year ago) Permalink

that's Spinal Tap

and Joni nicks a bit of Van Morrison's "Baby Goodbye" for This Flight Tonight (also done by Nazareth)

― Mark G, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 10:04 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Not to mention the bit of Jingle Bells in the intro and outro of The River.

how's life, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:09 (one year ago) Permalink

Kevin Morby's "1234" references Jim Carroll's "People Who Died" at the end.

nicky lo-fi, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:17 (one year ago) Permalink

that's Spinal Tap

omg i can't believe i did that heh

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Elvis Costello's "You Bowed Down" has the 12-string riff from "Turn Turn Turn" in it, probably played by McGuinn himself.

Appropriate, since the song was written for and first recorded by McGuinn for his comeback LP Back From Rio.

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:31 (one year ago) Permalink

...and on that tip, the Byrds bringing up a "Ticket To Ride" in "Artificial Energy".

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:35 (one year ago) Permalink

"All Modern Conveniences" by Clifford T. Ward. When he sings the line "She likes to listen to the radio, music, Clifford T..." the string section plays his own "Gaye."

Buttery males (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 17:12 (one year ago) Permalink

'vine street' as performed & arranged by van dyke parks on song cycle features a very obvious string quote of beethoven's 9th

'trippin' on a hole in a paper heart' by stone temple pilots quotes the main riff of led zeppelin's 'dancing days' in the prechoruses

'cherub rock' by the smashing pumpkins has a couple: the opening E octave vamp is a rip from the middle of rush's 'bytor and the snow dog,' and the chorus is the same melody/chords as cheap trick's 'oo la la la'

flappy bird, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 17:26 (one year ago) Permalink

great thread btw

flappy bird, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 17:26 (one year ago) Permalink

The 'Thought you might like to know' bit in Pink Floyd's "Apples and Oranges" references Sgt. Pepper title track.

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 17:33 (one year ago) Permalink

"The Skye Boat Song" is referenced in Parliament's "The Silent Boatman"

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 17:35 (one year ago) Permalink

MJ « Will You Be There » : Beethoven’9th

AlXTC from Paris, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 17:38 (one year ago) Permalink

'you were wrong' by built to spill is full of lyrical references to famous songs but afaik has no musical references

flappy bird, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 17:55 (one year ago) Permalink

bartok's concerto for orchestra quotes/mocks a theme from shostakovich's seventh

mookieproof, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 18:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Does it have to be two different bands? "Pop Goes The World" by Men Without Hats drops the "Safety Dance" keyboard thing in the middle.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 18:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Eddie Money "Take Me Home Tonight" and they got Ronnie Spector to sing her own reference

The Velvet Underground "There She Goes Again" plays the intro riff from Marvin Gaye's "Hitch Hike" (The Smiths copped this too for "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out")

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 18:11 (one year ago) Permalink

'silence kid' by pavement has the same vocal melody as buddy holly's 'everyday.' although i don't think that's really what the thread is looking for- this is little riffs or melodies dropped or weaved in, rather than wholesale rips right? another example of that is 'i want it that way' by the backstreet boys, which is exactly the same vocal melody as bruce springsteen's 'atlantic city'

flappy bird, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 18:14 (one year ago) Permalink

Billy Joel's "The River of Dreams" concludes with him singing a little bit of the Cadillacs' "Gloria."

Paul McCartney (feat. Stevie Wonder)'s "What's That You're Doing" ends up with some "she loves you, yeah, yeah yeah" material. His concert-warmup-track "P.S. Love Me Do" is best left forgotten.

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 18:14 (one year ago) Permalink

The 'Thought you might like to know' bit in Pink Floyd's "Apples and Oranges" references Sgt. Pepper title track.

― Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Wednesday, January 3, 2018 5:33 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post

Never spotted that! Yeah..

Mark G, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 21:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Does it have to be two different bands?

lou reed quotes "sweet jane" at the start of street hassle.

new noise, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 21:27 (one year ago) Permalink

foetus does this a lot... off the top of my head:

"kid hate kid" starts with the opening of the monkees theme song.
"satan place" quotes "wipeout"

new noise, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 21:34 (one year ago) Permalink

"sick man" quotes the batman tv show theme tune.

new noise, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 21:41 (one year ago) Permalink

'Lucifer Over London' by Current 93 starts off with the opening riff from Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid'

faust apes (NickB), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 21:41 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah that one! the transition is stunning

imago, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 21:43 (one year ago) Permalink

it's the best song really

faust apes (NickB), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 21:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Ray Mang - Number One seems to have a bit of Turn Your Love Around by George Benson in the melody, but i'm not sure if that was intentional or not.

https://youtu.be/DN60ENBVGVw

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 21:51 (one year ago) Permalink

jay-z's "i just wanna love u (give it 2 me)" very briefly references carl thomas's "i wish", which was a hit earlier in the same year. (obviously its interpolation of rick james's "give it to me baby" for the hook is more prominent.)

dyl, Monday, 18 March 2019 03:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Ariana Grande’s “R.E.M.” evokes the famous ”bum-bum-bum-bum” scatting of “Mr. Sandman” — working the same “dream theme” — without actually repeating the earlier song’s melody.

What's that Phish song that goes "Bag it, Tag it"? (morrisp), Monday, 18 March 2019 03:43 (three months ago) Permalink

(Come to think of it — Pharrell’s spoken line in the same song (”I know how to keep it”) arguably echoes Mr. Sandman’s ”Yes?” in the Chordettes classic.)

What's that Phish song that goes "Bag it, Tag it"? (morrisp), Monday, 18 March 2019 04:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Omc - "how bizarre" has a trumpet playing "the lion sleeps tonight" at some point

brimstead, Monday, 18 March 2019 04:11 (three months ago) Permalink

^R.E.M. (the band) pay tribute to the same song in “The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite”

What's that Phish song that goes "Bag it, Tag it"? (morrisp), Monday, 18 March 2019 04:16 (three months ago) Permalink

The brass breakdown from The Cure's "Close to Me" is the middle eight of Sufjan Stevens' "Come On! Feel the Illinoise!"

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 18 March 2019 04:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Pavement’s “Trigger Cut” nicks the intro of VU’s “Coney Island Steeplechase”

What's that Phish song that goes "Bag it, Tag it"? (morrisp), Monday, 18 March 2019 04:19 (three months ago) Permalink

the microphones - florida beach (beach boys' 'good vibrations')

but i'm there are fuckups (Karl Malone), Monday, 18 March 2019 04:24 (three months ago) Permalink

“Universal Frequencies,” by His Name Is Alive, is sort of an extended study in musical references to “Good Vibrations” (maybe to a point beyond the scope of this thread topic).

What's that Phish song that goes "Bag it, Tag it"? (morrisp), Monday, 18 March 2019 04:37 (three months ago) Permalink

Okkervil River have a couple of these. "John Allyn Smith Sails" quotes from "Sloop John B" and "Famous Tracheotomies" quotes from "Waterloo Sunset". In both cases the musical quotation is integral to the lyrics of the song. Will Sheff is one clever dude.

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Monday, 18 March 2019 08:59 (three months ago) Permalink

and that's the third post in a row to reference the Beach Boys

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Monday, 18 March 2019 09:00 (three months ago) Permalink

I always appreciated how the Handsome Furs "All We Want Baby Is Everything" walks the line between homage, cover version, and complete reimagination of New Order's "Temptation".

And speaking of New Order, they sort of did the same thing on "Run 2" which reimagines "Leaving On A Jet Plane". But in their case I think it was inadvertent or just plain coincidental.

enochroot, Monday, 18 March 2019 13:30 (three months ago) Permalink

Does "Christina Applegate you gotta put me on" from "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" by PM Dawn count?

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Monday, 18 March 2019 13:39 (three months ago) Permalink

No one has ever successfully explained how Run is similar to Leaving on a Jet Plane to me.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 18 March 2019 15:56 (three months ago) Permalink

if the entire song is a reimagination of another it's not really a 'brief' musical reference

dyl, Monday, 18 March 2019 16:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Harry Nilsson's cover of "You Can't Do That" has direct quotes of at least a dozen other Lennon/McCartney songs: https://youtu.be/Ue0Mf7_EHk8

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Monday, 18 March 2019 16:04 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't hear "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" in "How Bizarre"

flappy bird, Monday, 18 March 2019 16:16 (three months ago) Permalink

I think it's the trumpet line that's similar but I wouldn't claim it's a direct reference.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 18 March 2019 20:02 (three months ago) Permalink

like, it does that same octave jump and descending notes...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 18 March 2019 20:02 (three months ago) Permalink

if the entire song is a reimagination of another it's not really a 'brief' musical reference

― dyl

Fair enough.

But when I try to think of a brief one, all I can come up with is the Dead Milkmen on "Bottomless Pit", quoting the intro to "Ballroom Blitz". And I try my best these to forget that I was ever into the Dead Milkmen.

enochroot, Monday, 18 March 2019 20:25 (three months ago) Permalink

And come to think of it, the Dead Milkmen quote from "Love Me Two Times" during the spoken intro to "Bitchin Camaro". God, that band is awkward adolescence personified.

enochroot, Monday, 18 March 2019 20:30 (three months ago) Permalink

just noticed that tom d mentioned that nilsson cover a while back

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Monday, 18 March 2019 20:32 (three months ago) Permalink

oops

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Monday, 18 March 2019 20:32 (three months ago) Permalink

I feel like these have surely come up elsewhere (ancient posts by electricsound perhaps, given it's Aus indie) but:

Smudge's "Don't Want to Be Grant McLennan" suddenly becomes The Go-Betweens' "Bye Bye Pride" for the bridge to the final chorus.

The Cat's Miaow's "The Phoebe I Know"/"Phoebe" closes with the "together, forever..." section of "Say a Little Prayer"

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 02:03 (three months ago) Permalink

No Ramones yet?!

Two off the top of my head:

"Judy Is a Punk" quotes Herman's Hermits "I'm Henry the Eight I Am" (Second verse/same as the first)

The bridge melody of "It's Not My Place (in the 9 to 5 World)" is The Who's "Whiskey Man"

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 04:57 (three months ago) Permalink

I’m pretty sure that White Fang interpolate a bit of Umberto Tozzi’s “Gloria” around 1:00 into “Grateful to Shred”; though I’ve never been positive that’s what they’re actually playing:

https://gnartapes.bandcamp.com/album/grateful-to-shred

What's that Phish song that goes "Bag it, Tag it"? (morrisp), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 05:36 (three months ago) Permalink

Also reasonably certain the Fiery Furnaces reference “Billie Jean” in their song “Oh Sweet Woods” (maybe because the lyrics involve “mistaken identity?); though I suppose the musical similarities could also be coincidental.

(Would be surprised if this is the only example of the FFs pulling such a move, but can’t immediately think of another instance...)

What's that Phish song that goes "Bag it, Tag it"? (morrisp), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 05:47 (three months ago) Permalink

Cornershop's "England's Dreaming" is another containing a direct quote, of Morrissey and (presumably) PE: "I was was happy in the haze of a drunken hour... Fight the power!"

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 06:34 (three months ago) Permalink

and the title is a sex pistols hat-tip!

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 13:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Does This is why I’m hot fit here?

― ƒ©˙∆˚¬ (Whitey on the Moon), Wednesday, February 7, 2018 1:54 AM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

came here to post this! and yes it does, there are quotes from Jesus Walks, Shook Ones, Nuthin But a G Thang, Front 2 Back, and Tell Me When To Go

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 14:15 (three months ago) Permalink

The oooooh's in the beginning of "Womantown" by Gang of Four seem to allude to "Mannequin" by Wire, but I cannot confirm that's intentional.

Alex in NYC, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 14:19 (three months ago) Permalink

nelly's "ride wit me" borrows a line from debarge's "i like it": i like the way you comb your hair / i like those stylish clothes you wear (he replaces 'comb' w/ 'brush')

dyl, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 02:14 (two months ago) Permalink

sometimes i think the "you got me singing oh-oh-oh-oh"-etc. line from justin timberlake's "until the end of time" is an intentional reference to the similar bit toward the end of mint condition's "what kind of man would i be" but it could just be a coincidental similarity

dyl, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 02:17 (two months ago) Permalink

well of course there's the "7 Rings" / "My Favourite Things" lift

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 02:29 (two months ago) Permalink

^a “briefer” example would be the NSYNC melody in “Break Up With Your Girlfriend...” (but I feel like cleared & credited samples or interpolations shouldn’t really “count” for this thread?)

What's that Phish song that goes "Bag it, Tag it"? (morrisp), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 02:52 (two months ago) Permalink

beyoncé's first line in "party" ('i may be young but i'm ready...') seems to be a clear reference to the first line from keith sweat's "right and a wrong way" ('you may be young but you're ready...')

shows how much crediting references and interpolations has changed in just a few years that that particular interpolation, tho brief, wasn't listed in the credits for that album -- the only sample listed for that song is for doug e. fresh's "la di da di" -- yet lemonade gave songwriting credits to animal collective b/c of the phrase 'material things' appearing in "6 inch"

dyl, Thursday, 21 March 2019 03:48 (two months ago) Permalink

The “Blurred Lines” case happened in the interim.

What's that Phish song that goes "Bag it, Tag it"? (morrisp), Thursday, 21 March 2019 04:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Also it looks like Beyoncé and her team were insanely liberal (or conservative, in terms of risk avoidance) when it came to doling out credit: https://www.stereogum.com/1873310/beyonce-producer-boots-explains-animal-collective-credit-on-6-inch/news/

What's that Phish song that goes "Bag it, Tag it"? (morrisp), Thursday, 21 March 2019 04:13 (two months ago) Permalink

I think it's the trumpet line that's similar but I wouldn't claim it's a direct reference.

― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, March 18, 2019 4:02 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

like, it does that same octave jump and descending notes...

― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, March 18, 2019 4:02 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

OK I had to listen to The Lion Sleeps Tonight and forgot about that main vocal melody that comes after the titular lyric. Yeah, it is pretty close, though How Bizarre's trumpet has more trills.

flappy bird, Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:58 (two months ago) Permalink

(but I feel like cleared & credited samples or interpolations shouldn’t really “count” for this thread?)

― What's that Phish song that goes "Bag it, Tag it"? (morrisp), Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:52 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

idk i feel like Prince inserting Joni's "Help Me" into the middle of "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" is the ne plus ultra of this

flappy bird, Thursday, 21 March 2019 17:01 (two months ago) Permalink

One of the more improbably affecting examples of this is Jamila Woods - Lonely, which interpolates the Dawson's Creek theme song.

ed.b, Friday, 22 March 2019 13:51 (two months ago) Permalink

jamila does that sort of thing all the time--she can wring pathos out of miss mary mack, fergodsake.

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Friday, 22 March 2019 14:34 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

"Push It" by Garbage repeatedly invokes "Don't Worry Baby" by the Beach Boys.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 15:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ariel pink - time to live references video killed the radio star

boobie, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 17:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't think that's a reference so much as a straight-up steal

Number None, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 17:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

still tight tho

boobie, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 17:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

another rip/reference on that album is "Bubblegum Dreams" which is just "Son of a Gun" by the Vaselines

flappy bird, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 17:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Or 'Bend Me, Shape Me' by Amen Corner on 'I Think I'm Paranoid' ...

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 18:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hatfield and the North "Shaving Is Boring" (on side 2 of the record) has a segment with the sound of footsteps running over to open doors, and each door opening sound reveals a snippet of a song previously heard on side one.

While My Guitar Gently Wheedly-Wheedly-Wheedly-Weeps (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 18:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Push It" by Garbage repeatedly invokes "Don't Worry Baby" by the Beach Boys.

― Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:50 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Garbage also directly quote the Pretenders' "Talk of the Town" near the end of their track "Special".

Also, the chorus of Catherine Wheel's "Delicious" (".........YOU EAT!...YOU SLEEP!...YOU BREATHE!") shares the melody and rhythm of the "Talk of the Town" chorus (or is it a post-chorus? There's so many hooks and sections of that tune, no wonder it's so prolific at inspiring other songs), when Chrissie sings "....YOU'VE CHANGED!..."

And I swear I've heard another song that reminiscent of the "...MAYBE TOMOR-OR-OR-OR-OR-OR-OR-OW-OWW!...Maybe SOME-DAY!!!" chorus (or it could just be another example of the descending major scale that occasionally sneaks into pop music, although the only such song I can remember right now is Pink Floyd's "Apples and Oranges").

Prefecture, Thursday, 6 June 2019 18:13 (one week ago) Permalink


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