Songs that mention other music artists in the lyrics.

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    The Indifference of Heaven - Warren Zevon (killer song)

    There's a refrain: "Billy and Christie don't, Bruce and Patty don't -- they don't live around here"

    "When the sky is gray, The way it is today, I remember the times when I was happy
    Same old sun, same old moon. It's the same old story, Same old tune
    They all say,  Someday soon,   My sins will all be forgiven..."

     

    If you know the song , it fits quite well into the "past / future" thread, too, as it's about how short life is, and despite what happens to you, the world keeps turning, and life carries on.   Amazing song.   

     
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    You all might enjoy this. It is one of the songs on my list:

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21V3LrMfmGc

     

     
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    The Road by The Kinks

    A couple of instances:

     

    I saw a band called the Rolling Stones
    I thought, "that's it, I'll get a band,
    I'm leaving home, I'm out on the road.

    and:

    Jimi Hendrix, The Who, the Led Zeppelin and Free
    They took the road so it's alright by me

     
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    Maybe the cutest of all mentions...

    Eddie Money's song 'Take Me Home Tonight' 

    'Just like Ronnie song, be my little baby...'  referring to Ronnie Spector, lead singer of the Ronettes, and their hit song 'Be My Baby'.  Ronnie Spector shares the vocals on this song with Money and also appears in the video.

    Ronnie Spector was married to Phil Spector and allegedly he kept her a near-prisoner and threatened to kill her if she ever left him.  Yikes.

     
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    'Turn up the Eagles the neighbors are listening'  "Everything You Did" Steely Dan

    Later that year the Eagles returned the favor with 'They stabbed with their Steely knives'

     
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    Wilco has an entire song dedicated to a band that doesn't even exist, "the Late Greats."

     
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    Tears for Fears  - Sowing the Seeds of Love

    "Kick out the Style bring back the Jam"

     
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    Hootie & The Blowfish

    Put on a little Dylan
    Sittin' on a fence

     
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    Polar , I've heard the song, but I was unaware of that lyric...excellent!

    I totally forgt about the Steely Dan song mentioning the Eagles!....thanks and the Eddie Money song and the Hootie and Blowfish ( what ever became of them?) I hadn't thought about either.

     

     
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    In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:

    Polar , I've heard the song, but I was unaware of that lyric...excellent!

    I totally forgt about the Steely Dan song mentioning the Eagles!....thanks and the Eddie Money song and the Hootie and Blowfish ( what ever became of them?) I hadn't thought about either.

     



    Hootie went Country...He's actually pretty good...if you like Country.
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    Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke - There's Basie,Miller,Satchmo and the king of all Sir Duke,and with a voice like Ella's ringing out,there's no way the band can lose

    Queen - The Miracle - Captian Cook and Cain and Abel,Jimi Hendrix and the tower of Babel

    Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen - Hey Nineteen that's Aretha Franklin,she don't remember the queen of soul

    Beatles - Yer Blues - The eagle picks my eye,the worm he licks my bones,I feel so suicidal,just like Dylan's Mr. Jones

     

     
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    Richard Thompson - "Don't Sit On My Jimmy Shands" and "Al Bowlly's in Heaven"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FH7Kj_V6-c

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Dr8Z2SPWm8

    The Clash - "White Man in Hammersmith Palais" mentions Leroy Smart and Delroy Wilson

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTnijX0TH-w

    Dyke and the Blazers - "We Got More Soul" mentions Ray Charles, James Brown, Johnnie Taylor Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Pearl Bailey

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMCB6FFFTgY

    John Hiatt - "Memphis In The Meantime" "Until hell freezes over, Maybe you can wait that long, But I don't think Ronnie Milsap's gonna ever record this song."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaaGkuGsGTM&feature=fvwrel

    Arthur Conley - "Sweet Soul Music" mentions Lou Rawls, Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, James Brown.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHdzrMqhKls

    Spandau Ballet - "True" "Listening to Marvin (all night long)"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR8D2yqgQ1U

    The Commodores - "Night Shift" mentions Marvin (Gaye), Jackie (Wilson).

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrkEDe6Ljqs

    Graham Parker - "Obsessed With Aretha"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myLrFPOTapk

     
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    And for all you country fans out there:

    Eric Lee Beddingfield - "The Gospel According To Jones" George, that is. Also mentions "Saint Hank (Williams), Saint Lefty (Frizzel), Brother Waylon (Jennings)"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ONH6-9K4ho

     
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    Beatles - Yer Blues - The eagle picks my eye,the worm he licks my bones,I feel so suicidal,just like Dylan's Mr. Jones

     

    Doesn't John say "feel so suicidal even hate my rock and roll?"

     

     
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    In response to LloydDobler's comment:

    In response to mrmojo1120's comment:
    Beatles - Yer Blues - The eagle picks my eye,the worm he licks my bones,I feel so suicidal,just like Dylan's Mr. Jones

     

    Doesn't John say "feel so suicidal even hate my rock and roll?"

     



    Yes,he does say  "feel so suicidal even hate my rock and roll" ,but that's in the last verse.He says "I feel so suicidal,just like Dylan's Mr. Jones" in the next to last verse'

    http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Yer-Blues-lyrics-The-Beatles/8F5624D2D937374948256BC200210201

    The eagle picks my eye
    The worm he licks my bones
    I feel so suicidal
    Just like Dylan's Mr. Jones
    Lonely wanna die
    If I ain't dead already
    Ooh girl you know the reason why.

    Black cloud crossed my mind
    Blue mist round my soul
    Feel so suicidal
    Even hate my rock and roll
    Wanna die yeah wanna die
    If I ain't dead already
    Ooh girl you know the reason why.

     

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9wi6_dirty-mac-yer-blues_music

     
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    Cake has a song called "Frank Sinatra" that mentions his name

    and also Cake sings "Meanwhile Rick James"

    I have the "Life is a Rock" on 45 still

     
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    In response to lefig's comment:

    Cake has a song called "Frank Sinatra" that mentions his name

    and also Cake sings "Meanwhile Rick James"

    I have the "Life is a Rock" on 45 still



    That's a cool 45 to have.I used to have it,but it's long gone now.The singer of "Life is a rock",Joey Levine,was also the vocalist for Ohio Express who had such time tested hits as "Yummy,yummy,yummy" and "Chewy,chewy". 

     
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    In response to mrmojo1120's comment:

    In response to lefig's comment:

    Cake has a song called "Frank Sinatra" that mentions his name

    and also Cake sings "Meanwhile Rick James"

    I have the "Life is a Rock" on 45 still



    That's a cool 45 to have.I used to have it,but it's long gone now.The singer of "Life is a rock",Joey Levine,was also the vocalist for Ohio Express who had such time tested hits as "Yummy,yummy,yummy" and "Chewy,chewy". 




    I have lots of 45's in a box from the mid 70's, use to wlak to the Music Shoppe in Burlington and pick them up, maybe even Almy's as I recall them having a record store before we got hip and went to the Music Shoppe

     
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    Bob Dylan - "Blind Willie McTell"

    http://video.filestube.com/watch,0b1e3b17daac322803ea/Bob-Dylan-Blind-Willie-McTell.html

     
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    "American Beat" by the Fleshtones covers pretty much all of the above, and more.  ;-)

     
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    Fleshtones are one of the truly underappreciated bands, I have about half a dozen of their CDs.

     
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    I just remembered a good one by one of my favorite artists, Nick Lowe. "All Men Are Liars":

    "Well, do you remember Rick Astley?, He had a big fat hit, it was ghastly"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6hzkBihaew

     

     

     
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    And since we've been talking about Neil Young lately, I just listened to Tonight's the Night today, and the song "Borrowed Tune" has the line, "I'm singing this borrowed tune, I took from the Rolling Stones, Alone in this empty room, Too wasted to write my own".

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5-Uqj8TwZk

     
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    Don McLean's "American Pie" doesn't refer to anyone by their specific name, but he supposedly does mention a few in other ways. For example:

    His widowed bride -- his, of course is Buddy Holly  and of course, the day the music died refers to the death of Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper. 

    The quartet practiced in the park is a Beatles reference, and seargents played a marching tune is supposedly a reference to the Sgt. Pepper album.

    The Jester (sang for the King and Queen; and later, on the sideline in a cast) is supposedly Bob Dylan.

    The King is Elvis.

    Eight miles high and falling fast is a Byrd's reference.

    Jack Flash (sat ona a candlestick) is probably a Mick Jagger reference -- Jumpin' Jack Flash and the Stones playing at Candlestick Park. (Also heard it to be a John Glenn reference -- Jack, common nickname for John, sat on a candlestick, ie. rocket).

    Moss grows fat on a rolling stone is a Jagger reference for how he looked at a concert.

    I met a girl who sang the Blues -- supposedly the girl is Janis Joplin.

    I've heard a couple of theories on the three men I admired the most, which ends the song:

    1. It could be another reference to Holly, Valens and the Bopper.

    2. I've also heard it to be a reference to JFK, RFK and MLK. Three leaders who brought hope to the decade but all were kllled.

    3. I've dismissed the theory that because the song is takes you through the 1960s and the reference is at the end, that the three "men" are Joplin, Hendrix and Morrison, all who died around 1970-71 and supposedly gives closure. But the song was first performed in the spring, and while Joplin and Hendrix died in the summer and fall of 1970, Morrison didn't die until the summer of 1971.

     
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    In response to devildavid's comment:

    And since we've been talking about Neil Young lately, I just listened to Tonight's the Night today, and the song "Borrowed Tune" has the line, "I'm singing this borrowed tune, I took from the Rolling Stones, Alone in this empty room, Too wasted to write my own".

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5-Uqj8TwZk




    The tune is Lady Jane.

     
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