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Posted: 12 Oct 09, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Having been listening non stop to the new Beatles remasters and with all the recent Beatles chat here I started thinking how "Beatles sounding" some of Brian's material was while listening to songs like Fool On The Hill, Ob-la-di, When I'm 64, While My Guitar Gently Weeps... among others (IMO), and how influenced he must have been by the Fab 4 (IMO).

Songs like Good Company, All Dead, Sail Away Sweet Sister, Sleeping On The Sidewalk... they all to me could quite easily have been sung by Paul, George, or John (not Ringo... he was shit).

Obviously his big guitar sound is totally him and Queen, and he obviously has other influences, but can anyone else see similarities between his simpler songs and his vocal style and the Beatles? The songs i mentioned are just songs that I personally feel made me think this way btw.


Any thoughts???


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Posted: 12 Oct 09, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Ringo was not shit. Octopus's Garden? Classic.

I'd like to be, under the sea, da da da da da da da da da da .

But seriously, I don't think there can be any doubt the whole band were influenced by the Beatles. I remember Roger saying that Believe in Yourself from Electric Fire was 'me trying to write like The Beatles'

Really though no self respecting Rock band from the 60's onwards aren't influenced by the Beatles, they were great.



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Posted: 12 Oct 09, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



Ringo was not shit. Octopus's Garden? Classic.

I'd like to be, under the sea, da da da da da da da da da da .

But seriously, I don't think there can be any doubt the whole band were influenced by the Beatles. I remember Roger saying that Believe in Yourself from Electric Fire was 'me trying to write like The Beatles'

Really though no self respecting Rock band from the 60's onwards aren't influenced by the Beatles, they were great.



 



Well, I am off to listen to some Ringo now.



 




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Posted: 12 Oct 09, 17:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Van Basten 9 wrote:

Having been listening non stop to the new Beatles remasters and with all the recent Beatles chat here I started thinking how "Beatles sounding" some of Brian's material was while listening to songs like Fool On The Hill, Ob-la-di, When I'm 64, While My Guitar Gently Weeps... among others (IMO), and how influenced he must have been by the Fab 4 (IMO).

Songs like Good Company, All Dead, Sail Away Sweet Sister, Sleeping On The Sidewalk... they all to me could quite easily have been sung by Paul, George, or John (not Ringo... he was shit).

Obviously his big guitar sound is totally him and Queen, and he obviously has other influences, but can anyone else see similarities between his simpler songs and his vocal style and the Beatles? The songs i mentioned are just songs that I personally feel made me think this way btw.


Any thoughts???



"Someday One Day" is the more beetle-esque of all Queen songs I can think of. "Life is Real" doesn`t count, does it? :)

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Posted: 12 Oct 09, 19:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Long Away as well.

The start of Its Late too.Jangly guitars.Just like the Beatles.

There are more examples down through out Queen's music.


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Posted: 13 Oct 09, 02:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For some reason Paul McCartney's "Hope of Deliverance" has always reminded me of "39". But yeah, I think ANY band that started off in the late 60s and early 70s MUST have been influenced by The Beatles.
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Posted: 13 Oct 09, 08:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Absolutely..

We could find dozens of examples..

The armonies in "because"..

The middle eight of Rocky racoon/Good company.

"the beatles were our bible" (Brian)

So.. yes...




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Posted: 14 Oct 09, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let us not forget:
Eight Days a Week = Need Your Loving Tonight
Rocky Raccoon = Spread Your Wings
...there's another John song I'm missing.



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Posted: 14 Oct 09, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Apart from '1984' cover versions etc; certainly Queen bootlegs from the final concerts feature Brian playing the riff from 'I Feel Fine'.


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Posted: 14 Oct 09, 20:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Roger's Sheer Heart Attack had 2 lines from the Beatles' When I Saw Her Standing There:

Well you're just seventeen (and all you want is to disappear)
You know what I mean  (there's a lot of space between your ears)