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Larry Franz

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A few from Harry Nilsson:

"You Can't Do That", Pandemonium Shadow Show, 1967 (during which he quotes several other Beatles songs)



"Mother Nature's Son", Harry, 1969



"Mucho Mungo/Mt. Elga", Pussy Cats, 1974 (credited to Nilsson & John Lennon, album produced by Lennon)



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These are the results from a Beatles cover week I hosted back in Season II. 

The Beach Boys number finished 10th in the Silver Play-Off. 

The Zoot features a young Rick Springfield and Beeb Birtles (before Little River Band). 

I made three of the clips. 

Week 20

Gold - Dear Prudence (Doug Parkinson In Focus - 1969) (65.5)



Silver - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (The Beach Boys - 1965) (61)


Bronze - Eleanor Rigby (Zoot - 1970) (48.5)


Tin - Help! (John Farnham - 1980) (35)

 

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t, Al & John B, here's Todd again (from Something/Anything):


Are this robots audio vibra-sensors the only ones that detect it in these?

The Jam - Start


Oasis - Falling Down


Oasis - Look Back in Anger


Oasis - All Around the World


bonnie....(sigh) "shopping trolley wheels"? I suppose it's better than your previous references to me as that "little robot" (I mean, how do YOU know?), but I can assure you that if and when I need any, I will be refitted with genuine Ideal Toy® Replacement Parts, not some cheap knock-offs.

The Barkers - I Want to Hold Your Hand



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Just realized I forgot to vote 

Gold - Raspberries 

Silver - The Flame

Bronze - Dukes 

Tin - Utopia 
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bonnie bella

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My votes.

GOLD - The Flame.  A nice mellow sound and the waa-ooo's are really pretty.  What I like about this song is that it feels like it progresses into something.  I like the lyrics and title, it's all interesting.  If you'd told me in 1970 that this was The Beatles I would have been instantly suspicious.  Good thing I did not yet exist to cast these kinds of suspicions about.  You can tell a Wilson has been here.

SILVER - The Raspberries.  Really, they couldn't come up with a better name?  Apart from that harmonica, this song sounds the least the Beatles-like to me.  Interesting story about how it never got released, and a pleasant track.

BRONZE - Utopia.  Expecting more from this, after all, the band name implied it was going to take me somewhere rather special.  I got over the whole "I just want to touch you" line pretty quick, but the beat was good.  Playing it three times in a row may have been a mistake.  It's cute, but I'll probably never listen to it again.

SINGING OUT OF ONE - The Dukes.  Thought I'd have had to start this song after that awful laughter in order to rate it fairly, but in the end, it didn't matter.  This was sitting squarely at second after the very first playing, but after further listenings dropped a ranking until it rattled into the old soup tin.  What a shame, such a Lennon vibe, but not quite pulled off.


Hey Buzz, I know you're still here because of all these little oil puddles you're leaving everywhere.  I watched your video clip, and really enjoyed the song until I noticed that Mary was playing the guitar with her fingernails.  Started getting that nails on chalkboard feeling and had to listen and not watch.  My guess is she is Andriod too.

Crowded House (1996).   From wiki. "According to the songwriter Neil Finn, the song was written as both his homage to The Beatles and his attempt at writing a song like them."




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Thanks to John B, Lee, Pete, kds & bonnie for the votes.

Darren...I watched all of Gary Lewis (with a 10 minute break halfway through) and I kept thinking....wasn't Gary the drummer? And he originally was. Rich show biz daddy, average talent, shades of Dino, Desi & Billy. Or Hunt & Tony Sales (members of Runt with Rundgren for those paying attention....also in Tin Machine with Bowie). Their dad is Soupy Sales, if you didn't guess.

John B, here's another Raspberries demo - "Oh Tonight"


Lee, may the best team win.

bonnie, good find with Neil & McCartney. Julian sounded too much like dad....it worked against him. Crowded House track was just the kind of song this week is looking for. Have you seen the old American movie shorts called "Our Gang" or "The Little Rascals"? When Eric, Wally, Dave & Jim were searching for a name, they brainstormed & plotted to no avail....and somebody did an impersonation of a frustrated kid from one of those films: "Ahhh, raspberries!", and a band name was born.

Larry, Nilsson of course!

Buzz, you've got the ears of a canine!

Here's another track rumoured to be the Fabs....We Are the Moles by The Moles. This is actually Simon Dupree and the Big Sound beginning to morph into Gentle Giant.


Keep those sounds & votes coming!



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GOLD -- Utopia, I Just Want To Touch You -- Cool early Beatles atmosphere compleat [wink]  with a wild harmonica.

SILVER -- The Flame, Don't Worry, Bill -- Interestingly, Blondie, Rikki and the gang from South Africa captured a "Let It Be"-ish sound intertwined with a smidge of the future (namely, "Free As A Bird" from Anthology, to my noggin, anyway). 

BRONZE -- The Raspberries, Please Let Me Come Back Home -- I know they're your homeboys, t, so they narrowly missed getting my raspberry (aka Tin). Vocal sounds a little Elvis-y (or is it a bad Macca impersonation?) in spots. 

TIN -- Dukes of Stratosphear, Collideascope -- Borrowing from "Revolver" era experimentation. What was that bizarre Lennon quote about sounding like an ice cream sandwich forced thru a speaker or something like that? 

Good concept, t. Fictionally, there were The Mosquitoes (Bingo, Bango, Bongo and Irving -- one episode wonders from "Gilligan's Island") as well as the B-Sharps from "The Simpsons" (although Homer was more impressed with brownies than meeting George):




As for actual bands, here's another selection from a Beatlesque band that was in one of my earlier BOTBs with a different track (actual tune begins around 0:37):




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T's Beatle-ish week. 
The Liverbirds - answer to the guy-Beatles (not quite). 




VOTES
Gold - to Todd and his Utopians - this sounds like Beatles and Mayor of Simpleton (recorded later on).  Lotta respect for TR.
Silver - Eric and his Berry's - good.
Bronze - The Flame - yep.
Tinner to Andy and his Dukes - Too weird. 

Only ONE Beatles:


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Billy J. Kramer with (not "and") the Dakotas were guided by Brian Epstein and George Martin and recorded various songs by Lennon and McCartney. For example:

"Bad To Me" and "I'll Keep You Satisfied" (1963) and "From a Window" (1964)







And one not by Lennon or McCartney:

"Pride" (1963)




More recently, the Flaming Lips re-recorded the entire Sgt. Pepper as With a Little Help From My Fwends (2014) ("fwends"? really?). I don't recommend the whole thing. Two tracks:

"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"



"Fixing a Hole"



Plus "I Am the Walrus" from 2011:



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Paul McCartney - We All Stand Together (The Frog Song)



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Hi T,

Here is my vote for the week.

Gold - I Just Wanna Touch You – Utopia

Silver  - Don’t Worry, Bill – The Flame

Bronze -  Collideascope - Dukes of Stratosphear

 Tin - Please Let Me Come Home – Raspberries


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I imagine both t and Buzz will get a kick out of this.

http://us.blastingnews.com/news/2016/09/a-i-creates-a-song-that-sounds-like-the-beatles-001137257.html

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bonnie, that rubbish 'computer-generated' track is a prime example of why I detest groups that supposedly 'sound like the Beatles'. 

To me, the Beatles were often cutting edge, and when they did covers, their versions would seldom fail to knock the original out of the ballpark. ('Rock and Roll Music' anyone?)

If I want to hear music that 'sounds like the Beatles', I'll put on a Beatles record. (And the same for the Beach Boys.) 

The Beatles even rarely copied the Beatles, sans something like 'This Boy'/'Yes It Is'. 

This is just one of the reasons I cannot stand Crowded House. 

Quote:
"According to the songwriter Neil Finn, the song was written as both his homage to The Beatles and his attempt at writing a song like them."


Neil, every Crowded House song I've ever heard sounded like a (koff) 'homage to The Beatles'!

Same for that ridiculous band Oasis.

Ditto, Jet (a hybrid of the Beatles and AC/DC) and Tame Impala (Strawberry Fields Forever and ever).  

It's impure. It's unimaginative. It's stealing. 


This is one reason why Queen appealed to me. The unique and genuine, creative talent was there and they seemed to copy no-one.

Original music turns me on. Derivative bands irk me. 

And it really bugs me when people recommend music to me, saying that I'll like such-and-such because they sound like (insert band I love). [mad]

No, it will probably make me disregard them totally. 

Brian Wilson had it right. He was inspired by the Beatles, but did not copy. (And if he hadn't admitted that, I would never have picked it.) And vice-versa. 

Rant over. 


(Look What You've Done - Jet)
(Oh, please don't.)

Not that the Beatles, Lennon in this case, were spotless!
(Watch Your Step - Bobby Parker)

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GOLD Flame
SILVER Raspberries
BRONZE Utopia
TIN Dukes Of Stratosphear



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Ooops nearly forgot to vote this week .

Gold:Utopia - I Just Wanna Touch You

Silver:The Flame - Don’t Worry, Bill
Bronze:Raspberries - Please Let Me Come Home
Tin: Dukes of Stratosphear - Collideascope

Al has stolen my thunder by picking a Liverbirds song....a band whose videos I have often posted on here .
I 'll go for the Big Three and  Some Other Guy ....not a Beatles song but one that they sung on the earliest known film of the Fabs performing at the Cavern



and the Big Three singing What'd I Say



Maybe a bit more of a raw sound than the Beatles



This is deffo Walrussy

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