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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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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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.
Is that so surprising nowadays?

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

Postby Fishfinger king » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:59 am

New album update: Photographs Can Lie echoes This House Is Empty Now - both melodically and lyrically.
"Recall my father" v "Filled with laughter".
Both Bacharach and Costello songs, of course - and both great songs.
Is that so surprising nowadays?

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

Postby Neil. » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:55 am

Agreed - and Mr & Mrs Hush is a mix of Skin & Bone and My Mood Swings.

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

Postby Miclewis » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:32 pm

For reasons I can't quite qualify; "I Let The Sun Go Down" reminds me of "This is Hell", and "Stripping Paper" reminds me of "Nothing Clings Like Ivy". Maybe I'm crazy!

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

Postby InvisibleMan » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:15 pm

Coincidentally I was thinking about this subject just a few hours ago:

The Sharpest Thorn always reminds me of Any King's Shilling.

A song like International Echo more than something else by Elvis reminds me something by Bob Dylan, like Neighborhood Bully.

Also, I've always perceived a connection between Tiny Steps and Big Tears.

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

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:55 am

'Why wont heaven help me' reminds me a bit of 'do you know the way to San Jose?'

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

Postby InvisibleMan » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:59 am

Miclewis wrote:"Stripping Paper" reminds me of "Nothing Clings Like Ivy". Maybe I'm crazy!


I'm hearing that too.

And another one that was tormenting me, from the last album, now I've understood what is echoing to my ears: the hook of Mr and Mrs Hush ---> the hook of Deep Dark Truthful Mirror.


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