The Beatles vs. The Jam

Another good one from Alex via facebook

The Beatles - Taxman vs. The Jam - Start on

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 thoughts on “The Beatles vs. The Jam

  1. avatarCocteau Twin

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



    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


  2. avatarMoses Ramirez

    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? :)



    Keith Reply:

    Good one!

    I haven’t heard the Batman reference yet!


  3. avatarCurlytail

    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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