gfgb123 wrote:Although I didn't notice it when I first heard in 1970, it did raise an eyebrow as the time listed on the single was about the same as "Hey Jude". However it actually the Rolling Stone review of the album that pointed it out to me. And this was when you would get a free roach clip with a subscription. They also pointed out the similarities of "The Art of Dying" to the Stones' "Paint It, Black" which by the way is similar to "Dancing in the Street" by Martha and the Vadellas.
However there seems to be a back and forth between Harrison and McCartney. Harrison's "Grey Cloudly Lies" starts off with the same first three chords as "Let It Be" but in a different (2 1/2 steps lower). The opening bell chimes of "Let 'Em In" is the same melody (but also 2 1/2 steps lower) as Harrison's "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" even though that note sequence has been around for ages. Of course there is a bit of "Piggies" on McCartney's "Tiny Bubble".
While we are on similarity with songs between two Beatles. Has anyone noticed that Lennon's "Beef Jerky" uses the main riff almost note-for-note from McCartney's "Let Me Roll It"?
mclarke825 wrote:The main riff of Paul's "Coming Up" is very similar to John's "Cold Turkey" riff as well. I think they did that a lot.
gfgb123 wrote:While we are on similarity with songs between two Beatles. Has anyone noticed that Lennon's "Beef Jerky" uses the main riff almost note-for-note from McCartney's "Let Me Roll It"?
wikipedia.org wrote:In addition to reestablishing a relationship with Julian, Lennon mended fences with the other Beatles during this period and Walls and Bridges is filled with musical nods to the group. In the opening track, Lennon sings "somebody please, please help me". On "Surprise Surprise", Lennon utilises the coda of "Drive My Car" substituting the "beep beep yeahs" with "sweet sweet love". In response to McCartney's Lennon-esque track, Let Me Roll It on the Band on the Run album, Lennon took the guitar riff note for note and incorporated it into "Beef Jerky".
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