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Songs by other bands that sound "Beatles-ish"
31 August 2013
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Linde said
Hmm Miles Kane. I quite like his music, but it sounds more..Oasis-ish. Not that Oasis weren't overly inspired by the Beatles. *rolls eyes*

Oh and he also looks like he would fit in Oasis.

Noel Gallagher actually sings backing vocals on 'My Fantasy'…

Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble.
1 September 2013
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Linde
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Now, that can't be a coincidence.

26 November 2013
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Heables
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I have scoured internet forums and lists looking for Beatles-y bands and I must tell you I have been somewhat disappointed by my findings. Every time I see a list I don't see too many bands I haven't heard before, more times than not I see bands that EVERYONE knows has that sound or bands that totally do not sound like them at all but for some reason still are mentioned. While I like/love the Raspberries, The Who, Led Zeppelin. Wings, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Traveling Wilburys, Queen, The Byrds, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Kinks, Cream, Beach Boys, Badfinger, ELO, Jimi Hendrix, CCR, Little Richard and Chuck Berry(I could go on for ever), I don't need to hear about them when asking about Beatles-y bands, we all know about them. So if anyone knows of any bands that maybe don't have a heavy rotation on any radio stations or just lesser knows bands. I don't really care about 80's(Utopia is the obvious exception), 90's or current bands(although Tame Impala are freaking great!) And please keep the "No one sounds like the beatles" or the "Sounding like the Beatles is a sin" stuff to yourself, yeah, I get it, these bands are just ripping the Beatles off, I don't care, I LOVE it and cant get enough. Here are some of the bands that I own records of along with some Youtube clips, any help finding more would be greatly appreciated…

Grapefruit(1969) - 

Rockin' Horse(1971) –

The Moon(1968) –

Lazy Smoke(1968) –

Liverpool Echo(1973) –

Rutles(1975) –

Utopia(1980) –

We All Together(1974) –

 

Thanks!

H

 

26 November 2013
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The Aerovons(1968) –

Apple(1969) –

Sleepy Hollow(1972) –

26 November 2013
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Heables, these songs are fun to listen to. I own the Rutles CDs and Utopia's "Beatle" album, "Deface The Music." Both of those projects hold up quite well. I had never heard of a lot of these others, though, and it is interesting to see and hear the efforts they made to sound "Beatle-y." I just listened to Rockin' Horse's song "Don't You Ever Think I Cry." It has a "Don't Let Me Down" thing going on. I'll give a listen to the other songs as I get a chance.

You might be familiar with Billy Joel's nod to John Lennon, with this song: 

26 November 2013
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Wow, I've never heard of more than two or three of those bands! And had no idea that "The Rutles" existed as an idea as early as '75. Can't wait to get home and give these a listen, they're all blocked here at work.

To be clear, Heables, am I right in assuming that none of these bands sounded Beatle-like for more than a song or two in their careers and that these tracks are all the exceptions?

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
26 November 2013
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Heables, here's another Billy Joel song where he pulls out all the stops to make it sound "Beatle-y." Maybe you already have heard these songs from Billy Joel, and he's not what you're looking for; not obscure enough. But it had been awhile since I listened to these Beatle homages, and I think they are pretty good. I like the Ringo-ish drum fills, which we talk about in another forum thread http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/recording-and-musicology/the-beatle-beat/#p91605

 

26 November 2013
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The Knickerbockers with the wonderful Lies (1965)

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27 November 2013
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Vonbontee, The Rutles, Utopia(Deface the Music album), Aerovons, Liverpool Echo and Rockin Horse are almost all straight up Beatles. Each of the rest still have lots of Beatle-y songs or parts of songs but might take it in a little bit different direction like The Moon or Lazy Smoke are a little more psych. I just heard The Aerovons and Apple for the first time a week or so ago, from what I heard it's all pretty Beatle-y. The Aerovons were from St Louis but actually recorded their album at Abbey Road Studios. Pretty cool.

Bungalow, That's for the BJ's! Haha. I never gave the man a chance before but I am digging these songs for sure!

 

27 November 2013
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Here is The Flame(or The Flames as their 2nd album refers to them as) featuring Blondie Chaplin who later was in The Rutles and Beach Boys. Hailing from South Africa…

27 November 2013
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Heables, this is fun hearing music with echoes of the Beatles, like The Flame. I was not aware of many of the bands that you have posted. You've probably heard this one: "Look What You've Done" by the Australian group Jet. This song sounds to me like a mash-up of "Imagine" and "Sexy Sadie," with Paul on vocals.

3 December 2013
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Another band that sounds remarkably like the Beatles -- I don't know if they are obscure (they're obscure to me…) -- is "Apples in Stereo".

P.S.:  My friend turned me on to them tonight.  I noticed something and realized that most of these bands that sound Beatlesish tend to sound more "Lennonish" than they do "McCartneyish" -- to the extent that one can separate those two vectors out.

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5 December 2013
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Somebody posted this video on my Facebook page this morning, under the headline "Rare, unreleased Beatles recording." It's not; but a quick internet search has come up empty, and it's not worth spending any more time looking for the identity of this vaguely Beatle-y band. Maybe somebody here knows. 

5 December 2013
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Who puts these descriptions up on youtube, doesn't sound anything like the Beatles. The vocalist sounds very very familiar but can't think who.

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5 December 2013
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From the moment I clicked on the "new" posts thingy just to see the two new posts in this topic, to the moment my computer stopped being frozen up with that maddening blue ball spinning and me being unable to do anything else (and not wanting to leave my computer to go do something "real" in case at any random instant this site would begin behaving normally), was 6 minutes.

Now I'm not in the mood to post.

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5 December 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Who puts these descriptions up on youtube, doesn't sound anything like the Beatles. The vocalist sounds very very familiar but can't think who.

Reminds me of Scottish band The Marmalade around 1970. They who had had an earlier UK No. 1 with Ob-La-Di. This was their big hit in 1970. Sounds like the previous could be them to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..PoP-M4Rcnc

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A comment on the page say Marmalade as well so i'd go with that. As for the song, well not even Shazam (an app for identifying songs) knows what it is. 

Any Marmalade fans out there?

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9 December 2013
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OK, so this thread is titled "Obscure or lesser-known bands who sound like the Beatles." Well, how 'bout this obscure, lesser-known artist? Here's the latest from Julian Lennon, including a prominent sample from "Baby, You're A Rich Man." It sounds, uh… rather Beatle-y.

27 February 2014
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Check out this track – it's been played a few times on BBC 6 Music recently, new artist:

Very Beatle-esque!

 

27 February 2014
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Definitely early Bee Gees:

Also, Emitt Rhodes if you want an overt Macca sound:

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