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Posted: 08 Sep 11, 04:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Was listening to 'Tear It Up' today and realised it sounds very much like Billy Squier's 'The Stroke'. I know the band were close friends of Squier's,

How many other influences can you spot in their music?


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Posted: 08 Sep 11, 05:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, "Under Pressure" was clearly influenced by "Ice Ice Baby"...

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Posted: 08 Sep 11, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the stroke /i love rock n roll / we will rock you / tear it up / dog with a bone

now there's a mashup


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Posted: 08 Sep 11, 12:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Track 13 was ripped off from Yanni.  It's blatant.  How they haven't gotten sued is beyond me.

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Posted: 09 Sep 11, 03:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 09 Sep 11, 04:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'My fine friend' refrain in millionaire waltz-Maurice Chevallier.

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Posted: 09 Sep 11, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mentioned this before, but parts of 'Keep Passing the Open Windows' heavily recall Joe Jackson's 'Steppin' Out'

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Posted: 09 Sep 11, 12:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You can definitely see the influence on the entire Made In Heaven album....    money.

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Posted: 12 Oct 11, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Micrówave wrote: You can definitely see the influence on the entire Made In Heaven album....    money.


Nah, seems more like a labor of love. Also, the band and engineers are on record attesting to the fact that FM requested that he record FINAL recordings for the band to use at a later date.

I think they did a fucking phenomenal job. The album rates as one of their best in my opinion.... Even if i skip "I was Born to Love You"


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Posted: 13 Oct 11, 04:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



The Flash Danny Project wrote: Was listening to 'Tear It Up' today and realised it sounds very much like Billy Squier's 'The Stroke'. I know the band were close friends of Squier's,

How many other influences can you spot in their music?

And Billy Squier's "The Stroke" in turn sounds very much like Queen's "Dragon Attack".

Also, "The Invisible Man" seems to be influenced by Michael Jackson's "Bad", in turn influenced by the Ghostbusters theme, which was plagiarized from "I Want A New Drug" by Huey Lewis and The News. :p

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Posted: 13 Oct 11, 23:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yup no doubt, Tear It Up sounds very influenced by Dragon Attack......[img=/images/smiley/msn/teeth_smile.gif][/img]

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Posted: 16 Oct 11, 02:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd also throw in 'Put Out the Fire' in the same bag as 'Tear It Up' and 'The Stroke'. Very similar drum beat, and whaddaya know, it's another Brian track ;)


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