Best non-'Bo Diddley' Use of the 'Bo Diddley' Beat?

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Best non-'Bo Diddley' Use of the 'Bo Diddley' Beat?

Postby Count Machuki » 29 Aug 2017, 14:59

this thread could go on FOREVER

a personal fave:



but, really, is it a Pretty Things song?
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Re: Best non-'Bo Diddley' Use of the 'Bo Diddley' Beat?

Postby kewl klive » 29 Aug 2017, 15:02



Deconstructed Diddleybeat
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Postby Diamond Dog » 29 Aug 2017, 15:07

Romani ite domum

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 29 Aug 2017, 15:13

The Dancing Did's "A Fruit Picking Fantasy (The Day Bo Diddley Almost Came to Evesham)"

No video, sadly.
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Postby kewl klive » 29 Aug 2017, 15:17

Define sadly :/
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 29 Aug 2017, 16:03

neville harp wrote:Define sadly :/

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Postby kewl klive » 29 Aug 2017, 16:05

Oof!
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Postby kewl klive » 29 Aug 2017, 16:06

Doctor Wu though.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 29 Aug 2017, 16:45

Count Machuki wrote:this thread could go on FOREVER

a personal fave:



but, really, is it a Pretty Things song?


Dunno, but it sure uses that Yardbirds raveup thing to good effect.

I'd go with The Pretenders' "Cuban Slide."

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Postby kewl klive » 29 Aug 2017, 16:49

Diamond Dog wrote:RIP Jake. A tough, tough, tough man. A man you really didn't want to get into a street brawl with.


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Postby toomanyhatz » 29 Aug 2017, 16:55

The original, the classic, the first thought:

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Postby sloopjohnc » 29 Aug 2017, 17:02

Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:I for one wouldn't want to know what memories and deep and dark forces drive Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, or Radiohead, for certain.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 29 Aug 2017, 17:07

Some others







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Re: Best non-'Bo Diddley' Use of the 'Bo Diddley' Beat?

Postby Muskrat » 29 Aug 2017, 18:47

As close to a perfect record as I know:

Things that a fella can't forget...

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Postby Muskrat » 29 Aug 2017, 18:52

And of course this:



And ten years later:

Things that a fella can't forget...

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Postby Sneelock » 29 Aug 2017, 18:58

honestly, the very first thing I thought of:
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Postby Sneelock » 29 Aug 2017, 19:00

oh no, it's the double-post Jackalope!
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Postby Quaco » 29 Aug 2017, 19:39

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Re: Best non-'Bo Diddley' Use of the 'Bo Diddley' Beat?

Postby Tactful Cactus » 29 Aug 2017, 23:11

That JET song that was everywhere ten years ago. Is that Bo Diddley or just on the 1?

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Postby sloopjohnc » 29 Aug 2017, 23:30

Tactful Cactus wrote:That JET song that was everywhere ten years ago. Is that Bo Diddley or just on the 1?


I thought that a lift from Lust for Life. I didn't even think of Lust for Life as Bo Diddley lift.
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