popdude Posted March 30, 2007 Share Posted March 30, 2007 I just put together a CD featuring a bunch of songs that sound remarkably like the Fab Four. Many of them are relatively obscure, but to me, all of them possess a melodic magic similar to the Beatles.Anyone ever hear of any of these?"SALTWATER"/JULIAN LENNON (kinda cheating, sure, but a very pretty song nonetheless)"I DON'T WANNA CRY"/THE KEYS (produced by Joe Jackson, early '80s)"I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS/THE BEATMAS (Xmas tune done in the style of "All My Loving")"LISA'S NEW DRESS"/THE CARPET FROGS (Canadian)"LOVE OF THE LOVED"/THE POPPEES (obscure Lennon/McCartney tune)"PASSWORD"/COTTON MATHER (1997, from Texas)"FRESH AS A DAISY"/EMITT RHODES (very McCartneyesque)"I JUST WANT TO TOUCH YOU"/UTOPIA (Todd Rundgren and Co. do the Beatles - the whole "Deface the Music" album is a gas)"DON'T THROW HER LOVE AWAY"/GREGG TRIPP (from Oregon, circa 1991)"YOU TORE ME DOWN"/FLAMIN' GROOVIES (a classic)"HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TORN APART?"/THE SPONGETONES (North Carolina's finest - these guys rock!)"BACK SEAT DRIVER"/GREENBERRY WOODS (1990's vintage)"LIES"/THE KNICKERBOCKERS ('60's hit)"TAKE A CHANCE"/THE LATE SHOW (super-obscure Indianapolis band from 1980)"NO NOT AGAIN"/THE LIVERPOOL ECHO (1973 UK album featured a young Martin "Salt in My Tears" Briley)"ON THE PATIO"/THE MOCKINGBIRDS (1997, from Frisco)"SHE LOVES YOU TOO"/THE PATRIOTS (UK)"STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN"/THE BEATNIX (Aussie boys do Led Zeppelin in the Beatles' style - priceless!)"ANNALISA"/CHRIS VON SNEIDERN (a pop genius)"DON'T WANNA MAKE YOU CRY"/BLUE (very Beatley sounds from this UK group, circa 1982)"CRUEL GIRL"/RED BUTTON (from their new CD)"BIGEST GOSSIP IN TOWN"/ROCKIN' HORSE (more UK pop goodness)"NIGHT WRITER"/THE ROOKS (NY combo - awesome track)"I MUST BE IN LOVE"/THE RUTLES (if you haven't seen the Rutles DVD, do so - priceless!)"101 DAMN-NATIONS"/SCARLET PARTY (rare UK pop)"STEADY THING"/DAVID GRAHAME (more McCartneyesque musings)"SHA-DAY-LA-DAY"/THE SHOUT (PA boys)For those of you who have read this far, I have an offer, if you're interested - I will make two CD's of the above tracks and send them to two folks who PM me by 5pm Monday. (I'll do a random drawing if there are more than two requests.)This offer is void where prohibited by TUNES. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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