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Read August 09, 2017, 07:31:18 PM #0
PopTodd

What bands have you been compared to?

I think it's interesting sometimes to see what other people think are your influences. Sometimes it could be a band that you have ever heard (or even heard of) before.
That's happened a couple of times to me; both times it turned out to be a pretty big compliment.
Smiley

So, who do OTHER people think that you sound like? Or do they think have influenced you?

Some I've gotten:
Pavement
The Kinks
Gram Parsons
Velvet Crush
Belle & Sebastian
Peter Laughner*
The Go Betweens*


*I had never heard them before I got the comparison
 
Read August 09, 2017, 09:39:33 PM #1
Jamie

Re: What bands have you been compared to?

Starting with the ones most frequently mentioned........

Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Jon Anderson of Yes, Paul McCartney, split enz, Robert wyatt, Radiohead

Additionally some bands I don't know........

Zero seven, sneaker pimps, 6 underground


And many others I've forgotten.
 
Read August 10, 2017, 06:37:14 AM #2
Boydie

Re: What bands have you been compared to?

Many years ago I did the electric guitar grades as part of my prep for teaching guitar

For my Grade 8 exam I had to play an improvised solo over a complicated (i.e. Jazzy) chord progression, which was right up my street

I just let rip with a bluesy, jazzy, rock solo and the examiner was very impressed (I think I scored full marks) and he said my style sounded like Larry Carlton - who I had never heard of before he had mentioned it

I got a few Larry Carlton albums and it was spooky to here someone with a similar style of playing to me that I had never heard of before!!!!


To check out my music please visit:

http://soundcloud.com/boydiemusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoydieMusic
 
Read August 10, 2017, 07:59:18 AM #3
Jambrains

Re: What bands have you been compared to?

Social Distortion has popped up a few time, did not know them.
Same thing with Great Big Sea, Gaslight Anthems and Dropkick Murphys.

Scorpions and Michael Schenker has been mentioned as well (but they were not new to me).

And Shane MacGowan of course..   Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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soundcloud.com/jambrains/sets/jambrains
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Read August 10, 2017, 04:23:37 PM #4
delb0y

Re: What bands have you been compared to?

Michael Schenker is well worth being compared to! He's my favourite hard rock guitar player - a decision based on just a couple of UFO albums, but with the exception of a certain Mr Blackmore there are few other hard rock players that move me the way Schenker does.



West Country Country Boy
 
Read August 10, 2017, 06:39:33 PM #5
Hooded Singer

Re: What bands have you been compared to?

Garbage



Wait, they weren't talking about the band  Shocked
 
Read August 10, 2017, 07:53:57 PM #6
diademgrove

Re: What bands have you been compared to?

Brian Eno and Frank Zappa
 
Read August 10, 2017, 08:36:49 PM #7
Morefrog Jones

Re: What bands have you been compared to?

A bad Karaoke singer trying to sing like Mick Jagger Grin
 
Read August 10, 2017, 11:31:54 PM #8
Paulski

Re: What bands have you been compared to?

Billy Joel, Neil Young and Hank Williams Jr. - oh wait they're not bands... Grin Grin
 
Read August 11, 2017, 01:55:59 PM #9
Ramshackles

Re: What bands have you been compared to?

I can't think of any comparison anyone has made about us  Embarrassed
 
Read August 11, 2017, 03:05:46 PM #10
PopTodd

Re: What bands have you been compared to?

I can't think of any comparison anyone has made about us  Embarrassed

That could be a very good thing!
 
Read August 12, 2017, 05:06:33 AM #11
hardtwistmusic

Re: What bands have you been compared to?

I was once compared to Gordon Lightfoot.  It was a very flattering comparison to me. 

I'm often compared to "some sixties band I can't quite remember."  Not so flattering. 


www.reverbnation.com/hardtwistmusicsongwriter

Verlon Gates  -  60 plus years old.
 
Read August 13, 2017, 08:33:07 AM #12
Wicked Deeds

Re: What bands have you been compared to?

Billy Joel, Neil Young and Hank Williams Jr. - oh wait they're not bands... Grin Grin

Paulski,

Whenever I hear your music, I think of Glen Campbell. More to the point, I think that you write like Jimmy Web who wrote many of Glen Campbell's hit songs.  Smiley

Paul


" I'm the thief who stole the riches in the night."

www.soundcloud.com/wicked-deeds
 
Read August 13, 2017, 01:26:13 PM #13
Paulski

Re: What bands have you been compared to?

Billy Joel, Neil Young and Hank Williams Jr. - oh wait they're not bands... Grin Grin

Paulski,

Whenever I hear your music, I think of Glen Campbell. More to the point, I think that you write like Jimmy Web who wrote many of Glen Campbell's hit songs.  Smiley

Paul
I'll take that comparison gladly!  Grin Grin
cheers
Paul
 
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