The Beatles vs. The Jam

January 24th, 2013 by

Another good one from Alex via facebook

The Beatles - Taxman vs. The Jam - Start on ThatSongSoundsLike.com

Check out “Start!” (1980) by The Jam and The Beatles‘ “Taxman” (1966).

The Beatles - "Taxman" (1966)
The Jam - "Start!" (1980)

 

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6 Responses to “The Beatles vs. The Jam”

  1. avatar Johnny says:

    Classic, but this wasn’t the first time The Jam did this – http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_i_EUiJsoDc#t=80s

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  2. avatar Cocteau Twin says:

    This is old news – Of course its the same rift – and EMI were aware

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    Keith Reply:

    Thanks. Let me just go back into my time machine to 1980 and invent the internet so I can post this…..ok, I’m back. That was pretty cool. I couldn’t find anything about EMI being aware of this. Do you have an encyclopedia I can borrow? :P

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  3. avatar Moses Ramirez says:

    Beck’s The New Pollution also uses that bass riff (with one different note). It even uses the same double-snare drum beat of the Jam track.

    Side note: has anyone mentioned the 60s Batman theme song in reference to Taxman? :)

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    Keith Reply:

    Good one!

    I haven’t heard the Batman reference yet!

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  4. avatar Curlytail says:

    This is similar to changingman and ELO 10538 overture and Brand New Toy and Supertramp, Breakfast in America. A real snapper up of unconsidered trifles is our Mr Weller!

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