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The non-Beatles songs thread
1 November 2014
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Hey Jude ! said
No no by solo I mean beatles solo

@Hey Jude !:

But of course! I just hope people keep on posting about non-Beatle music.

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

10 November 2014
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  • Monday, Monday: Mamas and the Papas (don't really LOVE this song, but it's been on my mind all day!)
  • Quicksand: David Bowie (same to this also)
  • Life on Mars?: David Bowie (actually LOVE this song)
  • Radio: Lana del Rey (LOVE)
  • Miracle: Kimbra (Like)
  • Carried Away: Passion Pit (Enjoy)
  • America: Simon and Garfunkel (LOVE! You just feel more American after listening to this song)
  • Somewhere Only We Know: Lily Allen Version (LOVE)
  • More Than a Feeling (Nostalgic; remember listening to this when I was young)
  • Good Times, Bad Times: Led Zeppelin (no words)
  • Start Me Up: Rolling Stones (catchy)
  • Young and Beautiful: Lana del Rey (definitely beautiful)

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17 November 2014
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A few more favorites from the Soul... Nearly all this music pre-dates my existence...

I'm Alive - Johnny Thunder   (one of my favorite tracks of all time and is on my skiing playlist! Bob Dylan was quoted as saying this was his favorite record of 1969. It's slightly different arrangement delivers 10x the bite when compared with Tommy James & the Shondells solid original.)

Personality - Ann Margret & Al Hirt     (Sexism at its best (yet playful) & Ann was about the hottest thing on the planet back then)

Sun Shine On Me - Buddy Stuart      (Recorded in the late 40's I believe. First heard on Breaking Bad)

It's Your Voodoo Working - Charles Sheffield       (I heard this at a Nick Waterhouse pre concert event where he was spinning records. Fantastic Soul track)

Vicious - Lou Reed         (The entire Transformer album is great)

17 November 2014
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Queen's 'Save Me' is my favourite of their output. It starts to empty and fragile which is very fitting with the theme and mood of the song but the guitar solo and ending feels like an outpouring of rage, fear, anger and pain which also is prevalent with the emotions that Freddie is going thru. It's one of the handful of Queen tracks that i don't find tired nowdays.

Buddy Holly has a ton of material that i adore. Having not sought out his work for around a year before listening to it a week or so ago it felt fresh to me. Deliberately staying away from his better known stuff the honourable mentions would be 'I Guess I Was Just A Fool', 'It's Not My Fault' (one of the few occasions where the overdubbed version is better then the undubbed raw track), 'Because I Love You So' and 'Blue Days, Black Nights'. The 'Reminiscing' LP put out in 1963 is one of my favourite albums out of everything i've heard.

Kylie's 'If You Don't Love Me' and 'Put Yourself In My Place' are gorgeous tracks; her vocals in both tracks are awesome, and the remakes of 'Better The Devil You Know' and 'Hand On Your Heart' are stunning, far better than the originals from her Stock, Aitken and Waterman years. Nothing wrong with a bit of Kylie.

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17 November 2014
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I'll put in a random mix of songs I like then. Some legendary, some not so.

Simon and Garfunkel-Sound Of Silence
David Bowie-Life On Mars/Heroes (couldn't choose)
Derek And The Dominos-Layla
Lou Reed-Perfect Day
Pink Floyd-Comfortably Numb
John Denver-Perhaps Love
The Smiths-There's A Light That Never Goes Out
Oasis-Don't Look Back In Anger
Arctic Monkeys-Do I Wanna Know
The Stone Roses-I Wanna Be Adored
The Prodigy-Stand Up
Radiohead-Street Spirit (Fade Out)

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17 November 2014
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Thanks, MMM. Your post got me to figure out how to post links without the huge preview window!

Linde, the Bends is my favorite RH album. I miss them playing this music live!

17 November 2014
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Hell yes, Radiohead. They're in my first tier (I've organized the whole thing, 6 tiers of 4) of bands, the 4 I am basically obsessed with (The Beatles, Radiohead, Rush, Green Day). They're absolutely fantastic. 

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29 July 2015
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I'm just going to jot down random songs, so enjoy this

• Savages - Marina and the diamonds

• Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

• Pity Party - Melanie Martinez

• Living Dead - Marina and the diamonds

• Dream On - Aerosmith

• Ladder Song - Lorde

• Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

• Dollhouse - Melanie Martinez

• Girls - Marina and the diamonds

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Returning to this. 

Amy MacDonald's first album is fantastic yet somehow 'Somebody New' didnt make it (tho its on the deluxe). She got the vocal perfectly as you, well I can, hear the regret as she sings it.

'Take That Ride' from Emmylou's 'All That I Intended To Be' again has a fantastic vocal (she's an incredible singer) - the last verse is amazing; on a real kick of this at the minute.

Loved it from first hearing - Buddy's 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore'. A man who's moved on and is happy to have done so - and the whole damn song shows it.

Not a huge fan of U2, and Bono might be the biggest arse of a front man alive, but 'The Fly' remains one of their best song, one that i can listen to with glee.

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25 September 2015
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Belatedly I'm digging into the oeuvre of Harry Nilsson.  Sure, I was always delighted by his "Lime in de Coconut" song, impressed by "Me and My Arrow", and wowed by "Everybody's Talkin'", but for some reason I never pursued those tantalizing leads into more serious browsing.

So, now doing so, I keep coming across one jewel after another, particularly from his later albums:  songs like "Joy", "Old Forgotten Soldier", "The Most Beautiful World in the World", and many more...

...and a rare one not on many issues of his collaboration with John Lennon , an album called "Pussy Cats" -- a very quirky & funny duet called "The Flying Saucer Song" with John Lennon where they both do different voices, almost vaguely reminiscent, certainly in spirit (though not quite as wonderfully mad), of the Beatles gem "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)".

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25 September 2015
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You might find this Joe-started thread of interest, @Pineapple Records.

And for anyone interested, here's The Flying Saucer Song...

 

I'd suggest it's closer to The Beatles doing things like Three Cool CatsSearching and The Sheik of Araby.

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25 September 2015
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Thanks Ron Nasty!  I see that I had actually commented on that Joe thread under my previous nick "Funny Paper" -- although at the time, I was too lazy to follow up all the very useful links other people provided (like "Nilsson sings the Beatles").

About Nilsson, Joe wrote:  "But more than all of that, he was a truly great singer".  I meant to add in my previous comment that I have been blown away by Nilsson's voice -- he like Paul had an amazing range way up high, and way down low, and everywhere in between.  Plus his vocal stylings were very nice.  I would have to put Nilsson up there with Paul McCartney and Jeff Lynne as my favorite male singers.

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25 September 2015
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Thanks Ron Nasty!  I see that I had actually commented on that Joe thread under my previous nick "Funny Paper" -- although at the time, I was too lazy to follow up all the very useful links other people provided (like "Nilsson sings the Beatles").

About Nilsson, Joe wrote:  "But more than all of that, he was a truly great singer".  I meant to add in my previous comment that I have been blown away by Nilsson's voice -- he like Paul had an amazing range way up high, and way down low, and everywhere in between.  Plus his vocal stylings were very nice.  I would have to put Nilsson up there with Paul McCartney and Jeff Lynne as my favorite male singers.

Getting in quickly to agree before mmm has his obligatory dig at Jeff.

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Mother - Pink Floyd (love this song, very beautiful. I wonder how many people thought it was the John Lennon song...)

These Are The Days Of Our Lives - Queen (Amazing song)

Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson (I have a strange obsession with this song, though I can hardly identify a word being said)

Peace of Mind - Boston (love this song, no wonder my moms favorite band of all time is Boston!)

Bring Me To Life - Evanescence (beautiful song)

Marina And The Diamonds - Obsessions (Amazing song)

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones (great, catchy song)

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natureaker,

I like to expand my musical tastes and keep an open mind, so I'll be going through your list (except for the Stones song, which I know (and love) all too well) -- because none of those artists or bands have I ever really dipped into.  There are whole words of rock and pop that so many people know well but I have just avoided all my life, example, Pink Floyd.

Note: one of your list you got the song title/artist reversed compared with the others -- "Obsessions" / Marina and the Diamonds

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I like to expand my music tastes as well. But, it can be sometimes difficult to find some 21st century music artists that I'll like, only because I A) don't want to listen to songs about drugs and sex (not that all modern music artists do that!) and B) stuff on the radio can bother me lots, because they play stuff on repeat. And there are a few artists that I have avoided (example: The Monkee's, Charli XCX, ect.) but I always try to have a wide variety of music, though sometimes it doesn't work because people are always shoving what's popular in my face, and that's when Google becomes my best friend. For various reasons, of course...

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natureaker said
I like to expand my music tastes as well. But, it can be sometimes difficult to find some 21st century music artists that I'll like, only because I A) don't want to listen to songs about drugs and sex (not that all modern music artists do that!) and B) stuff on the radio can bother me lots, because they play stuff on repeat. And there are a few artists that I have avoided (example: The Monkee's, Charli XCX, ect.) but I always try to have a wide variety of music, though sometimes it doesn't work because people are always shoving what's popular in my face, and that's when Google becomes my best friend. For various reasons, of course...

Curious why you have avoided The Monkees?

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trcanberra said

natureaker said
I like to expand my music tastes as well. But, it can be sometimes difficult to find some 21st century music artists that I'll like, only because I A) don't want to listen to songs about drugs and sex (not that all modern music artists do that!) and B) stuff on the radio can bother me lots, because they play stuff on repeat. And there are a few artists that I have avoided (example: The Monkee's, Charli XCX, ect.) but I always try to have a wide variety of music, though sometimes it doesn't work because people are always shoving what's popular in my face, and that's when Google becomes my best friend. For various reasons, of course...

Curious why you have avoided The Monkees?

Honestly, I have no idea. I guess I just didn't really feel like getting into them or something like that

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^ They had some quite interesting albums after they started to take more control of their own music.

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trcanberra said
^ They had some quite interesting albums after they started to take more control of their own music.

Yeah, this one -- Goin' Down -- is a fun song:

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