UPDATE: Steely Dan vs. XTC vs. Bob Dylan vs. The Beatles

August 6th, 2012 by

This is an update to Steely Dan vs. XTC originally submitted by Travis

I was listening to some Dylan the other day and “Positively 4th Street” (1965) range a bell. Aha, something that’s already on ThatSongSoundsLike.

Have a listen to the verse of Dylan’s “Positively 4th Street”,  Steely Dan‘s “Barrytown” (1974) and  XTC‘s “Standing in for Joe” (2000) .

Bob Dylan - "Positively 4th Street" (1965)
Steely Dan - "Barrytown" (1974)
XTC - "Standing in for Joe" (2000)

Update:
As Travis pointed out below, on the original post somebody pointed out The Beatles‘ 1965 song “Tell Me What You See”

The Beatles - "Tell Me What You See" (1965)

Update 8/8/2012:
via XTC’s official twitter account:

 

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15 Responses to “UPDATE: Steely Dan vs. XTC vs. Bob Dylan vs. The Beatles”

  1. avatar Travis says:

    theres also something by the beatles that someone mentioned on the first post……

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    Keith Reply:

    Thanks Travis! I just added that above!

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    Keith Reply:

    Check out the tweet from XTC:
    https://twitter.com/xtcfans/status/233152762005835776

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  2. avatar Travis says:

    I could be off base but here it is

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oni0tO_HN30#t=2m35s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX-gmj5qMjM#t=0m50s

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    So I’m not the only one to notice the similarity between the two. Also, Positively 4th Street reminds of Rod Stewart.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    I’ve just worked it out: the Rod Stewart version of What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (1972), written by Glenn Sutton.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    While I’m on the subject, I Was Only Joking (1975), which Rod Stewart co-wrote with Gary Grainger, sounds like the verse of Can’t Take My Eyes off of You by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

  3. avatar caroline says:

    That doesn’t sound like Dylan voice. You should check your source, it seems to be a cover.

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    Keith Reply:

    Thanks Caroline! Stupid mistake. It was in fact a cover! I just fixed it.

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  4. avatar caroline says:

    ok. it goes worst with the beatles one.

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  5. avatar chuck says:

    i don’t hear the dylan similarity at all. the steeley dan song is a total ripoff of ‘Tell Me What You See’. the xtc thing sorta sounds like the beatles tune.

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    Keith Reply:

    Eh. I guess maybe I was stretching it a little :)

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    chuck Reply:

    we all do that every now and then :) but as i said, definitely a good call on steely dan ripping the beatles

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    Andy B. Reply:

    Agreed 100%

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  6. avatar Andy B. says:

    By the way, the Beatles song “Long, Long, Long” is a total ripoff of Dylan’s “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands”.

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