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Artists/bands that could channel Beatles/Byrds & Stones

Postby sloopjohnc » 30 Sep 2018, 16:55

I was listening to Tom Petty's new collection this morning and realized how well he could channel the Beatles/Byrds and Stones. I was thinking of other bands who might be able to do this, and off the top of my head, I could only really think of the Flamin' Groovies who did both. Here are my examples with Petty. Now, I realize the pedant patrol will be out in force on this, but thought it might be worthy of discussion. Or not.

Byrds



Stones

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Re: Artists/bands that could channel Beatles/Byrds & Stones

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 30 Sep 2018, 19:28

'American girl' off the first album is really written for the Byrds. It's pure McGuinn.
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Postby The Modernist » 30 Sep 2018, 21:08

sloopjohnc wrote:
Stones



Status Quo more like!

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Postby Goat Boy » 30 Sep 2018, 21:55

Fuck me that's dire.
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Postby The Modernist » 30 Sep 2018, 22:07

Goat Boy wrote:Fuck me that's dire.


It's all about the charisma Dougie.

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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 30 Sep 2018, 22:09

Mod and Goat may have lost their senses.
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Postby Goat Boy » 30 Sep 2018, 22:14

I can barely stand to look at him.

He always reminded me of that creepy old cunt from Poltergeist. The fucker with the giant teeth.
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Re: Artists/bands that could channel Beatles/Byrds & Stones

Postby Earl E. Eel » 01 Oct 2018, 00:26

Utterly pointless
GoogaMooga wrote:you have to look to the Dutch licensee, Disky

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One comp to avoid, though, is Disky's "Best of the 70's"

Normally, Disky are clever at repackaging

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Postby sloopjohnc » 01 Oct 2018, 01:02

I mentioned the pedant patrol, but forgot about the bad taste boys.
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Re: Artists/bands that could channel Beatles/Byrds & Stones

Postby Quaco » 01 Oct 2018, 01:26

There are so many Byrds-inspired and Beatles-inspired bands, and so few of them end up anywhere close to the same echelon. (The Beach Boys are the other band EVERYBODY seems to try to imitate, with equally iffy results.)

I think this gets close to the Beatles' psychedelic period, without slavishly copying them --

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Postby Matt Wilson » 01 Oct 2018, 02:26

sloopjohnc wrote:I mentioned the pedant patrol, but forgot about the bad taste boys.


It's like they tag-team each other. One of them comes along, lays a big, fat, smelly turd and then high fives the other one as he comes along and does the exact same thing.
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Postby The Modernist » 01 Oct 2018, 08:43

Matt Wilson wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:I mentioned the pedant patrol, but forgot about the bad taste boys.


It's like they tag-team each other. One of them comes along, lays a big, fat, smelly turd and then high fives the other one as he comes along and does the exact same thing.


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Postby Earl E. Eel » 01 Oct 2018, 09:21

It's really petty
GoogaMooga wrote:you have to look to the Dutch licensee, Disky

I've got more Disky product

a label like Dutch Disky

One comp to avoid, though, is Disky's "Best of the 70's"

Normally, Disky are clever at repackaging

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Postby Matt Wilson » 01 Oct 2018, 14:31

You remind me of a Trumpster, Geraint.
Coan wrote:'Vertigo' is one of the best things U2 have ever done, one of a handful of occasions where they get it just right. That bit near the end where the song lifts off? You don't get that with The Allman Brothers.

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Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 01 Oct 2018, 14:53

Jangly guitar does not a Beatles/Byrds make.

Why are they getting lumped in together anyway? If I Needed Someone apart, is there much common sonic ground?
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Postby The Modernist » 01 Oct 2018, 15:53

Matt Wilson wrote:You remind me of a Trumpster, Geraint.


For not liking Tom Petty as much as you. Nice to see you maintain your sense of perspective Matt. :lol:

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Postby Quaco » 01 Oct 2018, 15:54

Without resorting to any harmonies -- the Byrds' trademark -- this manages to tap into the same well as those great Byrds dirges like "I Come and Stand at Every Door" and "Everybody's Been Burned". So much more Byrds-like, for my money, than the more obvious stylistic copies.

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Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 01 Oct 2018, 16:04

Mmm, plangent.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 01 Oct 2018, 16:17

The Modernist wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:You remind me of a Trumpster, Geraint.


For not liking Tom Petty as much as you. Nice to see you maintain your sense of perspective Matt. :lol:


Um, no - that's not what I meant at all.
Coan wrote:'Vertigo' is one of the best things U2 have ever done, one of a handful of occasions where they get it just right. That bit near the end where the song lifts off? You don't get that with The Allman Brothers.

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Re: Artists/bands that could channel Beatles/Byrds & Stones

Postby zoomboogity » 01 Oct 2018, 18:02

TootyFrooty wrote:It's really petty


Well, I got it.


kalowski II: The Revenge wrote:Jangly guitar does not a Beatles/Byrds make.

Why are they getting lumped in together anyway? If I Needed Someone apart, is there much common sonic ground?


The Byrds have often said that they set out to merge folk music with the Beatles sound, to the point of seeing A Hard Day's Night and deciding to buy the exact same make and model of instruments (except for the bass).
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