Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

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Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Postby Neil. » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:20 am

Top of my head...

Green Shirt + Little Atoms
My Little Blue Window + Crimes of Paris
Motel Matches + Little Triggers
National Ransom + You Belong To Me

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Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Postby sulky lad » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:44 am

Only the way you sing them, Neil :roll:
So what are the other 474 lists then ? I’m not admitting to any OCD behaviour, just look on certain torrent sites !

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:34 am

sulky lad wrote:Only the way you sing them, Neil :roll:


:lol:

The London meet ups are always worth it to see how long it takes before Neil. breaks into song!

The mini-VGs would say all of his songs sound the same and are boring. Except Rockinghorse Road - they like that one.
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Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Postby Neil. » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:29 am

And there's me deluding myself that it's like being in the presence of the great man himself!!!

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:51 am

:lol:

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Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Postby Mr. Getgood » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:07 am

Although they don't necessarily sound that similar, I always thought Alibi reiterated the dark mood of I Want You. The both utilise repetitive chord structures as well.
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Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Postby rightbrain » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:37 pm

"Secondary Modern" and "Watch Your Step" are nearly identical chord-for-chord.

I always thought "Harry Worth" from Momofuku sounded a lot like "The Long Honeymoon."

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Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:51 pm

rightbrain wrote:"Secondary Modern" and "Watch Your Step" are nearly identical chord-for-chord.[/i]."


Elvis played Secondary Modern segueing into Watch Your Step and vice versa on the Return of the Spinning Songbook tour if my memory serves me correctly.
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Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Postby Neil. » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:46 pm

Same album shenanigans: The Big Light + Gliiter Gulch (love 'em both!)

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Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Postby docinwestchester » Sat May 05, 2018 4:29 pm

The intro to Waiting For The End of The World and the intro to Big Tears have a very similar structure. In a good way, of course.

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Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Postby sulky lad » Sat May 05, 2018 7:37 pm

Doc wrote
The intro to Waiting For The End of The World and the intro to Big Tears have a very similar structure. In a good way, of course.

Before the Roundhouse gig in 2016 a few of us forum members were predicting what the first song would be - I boldly stated it would be WFTEOW and when the band started I cheered madly only to be deflated as they veered into Big Tears ( as you can hear on my recording !) :roll:

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Sun May 06, 2018 3:22 am

:lol: I remember that so well - we were really pleased and then really surprised. Our laughs were in disbelief that we were wrong!
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Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Postby Miclewis » Mon May 07, 2018 9:08 am

"That's Not The Part of Him You're Leaving" always reminds me of "The Poisoned Rose".

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Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Postby Neil. » Mon May 07, 2018 2:00 pm

Just to chip in that 'That's Not The Part Of Him You're Leaving' is better than 'Poisoned Rose' (and 'Poisoned Rose' is already pretty damn good to start with).

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Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Postby Miclewis » Mon May 07, 2018 5:34 pm

Though the recording of Poisoned Rose on KoA is such a classic. Ray Brown & Earl Palmer!! Plus such a terrific vocal.

The recording of TNTPOHYL sounds a little muted/muffled to me. T-Bone and his engineers got a lot of praise for NR, but I found some of the songs sounding too "compressed". Great song though!

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Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Postby Neil. » Tue May 08, 2018 7:29 am

Totally marvellous recording, defo. I just prefer the melody of TNTP...

In other news - TNTP is a bit like Motel Matches - which I've already mentioned is a relative of Little Triggers... which are all cousins of Country Darkness.

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Re: Banal fanboy list no 475: Elvis songs that sound a bit like other Elvis songs

Postby Fishfinger king » Fri May 11, 2018 11:44 am

Big Tears and Tiny Steps are the two most obvious from his early repertoire - plus the above, of course.
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