Talk:References To Other Songs Or Musicians

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22-feb-03 XTC vs. Adam Ant : Bow Wow Wow was essentially Adam and The Ants with a new lead singer - is there some hidden significance to her not being able to decide? - GK

Wow, I never knew that. Anyway, I'd say the significance isn't hidden--it's such an intractable decision, even someone that closely connected with Adam Ant can't decide. - RobertH
I guess so, I suppose I was wondering if she had some link to XTC, which sounds sort of silly now thatI saw it out loud. - GK

4-mar-03: Would a Music theme, only dealing with the general making of music ("Open your mind to electric guitars", "No one sings along"), be appropriate as something separate from this page? - RobertH

I'd say it'd be best if this page stays exactly what it says it is - references to other musicians. References to music in general and TMBG in particular are different things. I can see people wanting just a list of any one of those. - GK
8-mar-03: Please see the Music category under Song Themes. That may be the page you are seeking. --SR
9-mar-03: It had better be, since I created it and filled most of it. :)
Ought we delete portions of discussions when they've been settled, like this one? If you're fine with it, I am. --RobertH

14-July-03: A question about Lucky Ball & Chain. I know this page says that the song refers to the Wedding March ("Here comes the bride"), but that's not entirely accurate. There is another song of the 50's or 60's, whose name eludes me at the moment, whose lyric is directly parodied by Lucky Ball & Chain. The song's line is "Here comes the bride as she walked through the door". When considering that this line is sung in a melody very similar to LB&C, plus TMBG's common style of this kind of word play/parody, I think it's pretty clear that it's referring to this song. Although, PLEASE, someone help, I can't for the life of me remember either its title or artist. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? - Charlie

16-July-03: That would be "(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" by Darlene Love. --CC

Does anyone else thing we should have a plain old allusion category which would pile all of TMBG's allusions together, but still keep the other categories? Because I really would like to see a page like that... just for reference. Aurora Hawthorne

Maybe we should just add profiles for all of these artists which TMBG has alluded to and put them in the "Related Artists" section. - Stiddy

"Faker's Delight" reference to Rapper's Delight I had always assumed it was said because it rhymes with "Baker's Delight", which is what many European bakeries call their "in-house specialty" desert.

Agreed. This is totally inappropriate to say it's a Sugarhill Gang reference when you know and I know that this is probably a total untruth, given that "Baker's Delight" is a common expression in normal conversations (whereas "Rapper's Delight" is only a common expression on the Billboard Hot 100 from 1979), and also that Baker rhymes with Faker, vis a vis they should change it. WhatTheHeckLinnell 19:26, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

7-apr-07: Should this page include references to other songs or musicians in songs TMBG covers, such as the Dylan reference in New York City? - The Silver Chauffeur

I'd say yes. Especially for New York City where the original lyric was "King Kong." I'm a bit surprised that one wasn't there already. --badqueso 06:11, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Not to be a whinging wanker, but House of the Rising Sun preceeds The Aminals by at least two decades. There is even a Wickipedia entry about it <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_the_Rising_Sun">which you can read on Whikipedia.</a> I think it sick and wrong that people don't know that the song is far, far older than The Animals, no matter how good The Animals are. WhatTheHeckLinnell 19:23, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

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can someone split this into "references to other songs" and "references to other musicians"

thanks ❤ apollo 15:10, 8 October 2016 (EDT)