The Beatles vs. The Jam Posted on January 24, 2013 by keith — 6 Comments ↓ Another good one from Alex via facebook Check out “Start!” (1980) by The Jam and The Beatles‘ “Taxman” (1966). The Beatles - "Taxman" (1966) The Jam - "Start!" (1980) Facebook Comments (Visited 1,309 times, 2 visits today) Related
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
This is old news – Of course its the same rift – and EMI were aware
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? 😛
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? 🙂
I haven’t heard the Batman reference yet!
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!