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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Mar 03, 2009 5:40 am

I bet the Afghan Whigs referenced A Christmas Carol too so it's the same reference most likely in two different places
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Mar 03, 2009 2:34 pm

"by the light of the fourway" from We Came To Dance is a Tom Waits reference to the song Downtown Train
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 04, 2009 6:05 pm

TGA - High Lonesome
And Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand/ I always kinda sorta wished I looked like Elvis/ And in my head there s all these classic cars/And outlaw cowboy bands/ I always kinda sorta wish I m someone else.

Counting Crows - Round Here
Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand/ She said she d like to meet a boy who looks like Elvis.


There were Southern accents/ On the radio/ As I drove home/ And at night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet / It s a pretty good song/ Maybe you know the rest

I m on Fire - Bruce Springsteen:
At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 04, 2009 6:18 pm

Southern Accents is a Tom Petty song. That's another reference for ya.
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 04, 2009 8:34 pm

um, please check the lists we have on the first page, 'cause we have all 3 of those already. they were kinda obvi, tbh
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Mar 05, 2009 3:16 pm

I know we already covered "waltzing Matilda" as a traditional folk song but Brian's lyric is probably reffering to Tom Waits or The Royal Rounders' "Tom Traubert's Blues"

This song just popped up on my Pandora and blew me away

I'm not sure if it's the same as the traditional folk song. If it is, ignore this.
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2009 4:08 pm

This line from "Backseat":

"But you and I we've been through this"

Is almost identical to this line from "All Along the Watchtower":

"But you and I we've been through that"
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Mar 13, 2009 9:02 pm

In 'Meet Me By the River's Edge', I kind of assumed that the 'no retreat, no regrets' part is also a reference to 'No Surrender' by Springsteen... "no retrat, baby, no surrender..". One of my favourite Bruce songs!
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Mar 14, 2009 11:52 am

Vibes wrote:
I know we already covered "waltzing Matilda" as a traditional folk song but Brian's lyric is probably reffering to Tom Waits or The Royal Rounders' "Tom Traubert's Blues"

This song just popped up on my Pandora and blew me away

I'm not sure if it's the same as the traditional folk song. If it is, ignore this.

Waltzing Matilda is truly a beautiful song and unbelievably sad song. I love that song so much that Monk-o-tron was almost named Matilda because of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Mar 14, 2009 12:30 pm

"High and Lonesome" could be a reference to the Replacements song "Can't Hardly Wait", since they sing that line in the song.
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Mar 20, 2009 11:17 pm

Does anyone know what the 84 in "Angry Johnny" refers to? I've always wondered
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Mar 21, 2009 12:44 pm

84 Lumber Co.

duh
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Mar 21, 2009 12:59 pm

Jukebox Romeo wrote:
84 Lumber Co.

duh

I don't get it
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http://www.84lumber.com/

it's a joke. ya know, 'cause brian was a roofer. i have no idea what 84 actually refers to
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Apr 11, 2009 2:20 pm

"heart of stone" from Casanova, Baby! comes from Bruce's She's The One on Born to Run
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Apr 11, 2009 5:06 pm

There's a Springsteen song called "Hearts Of Stone" too.
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Apr 11, 2009 5:21 pm

and a Chuck Ragan song
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"Can I Get a Witness" by Marvin Gaye

From "Even Cowgirls": "So can I get a witness, pretty baby?"
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Boomboxes And Dictionaries first line 'I took a drive today...'

Rearviewmirror by Pearl Jam
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Wow I didn't even realize Old White Lincoln and Just Like Heaven sounded so similar 'till I read it here lol, I put them on and man were you right! xD
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Jun 08, 2009 5:36 pm

You think that's crazy? Listen to
Social Distortion - Don't Drag Me Down

Very similar start!
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"Well don't you take it so hard and baby don't you cry" Film Noir
from Guns N' Roses - Don't Cry
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Jun 10, 2009 8:16 pm

eh...idk about that one. the lyrics to the GNR song don't have anything about the first part of that Film Noir line, and "don't you cry" is a common enough phrase for it to not be inspired by any particular song
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Jun 11, 2009 2:04 am

i think most of these that you've come up with in that huge list are purely coincidental. when its just two or three words together, its a coincidence and could be considered a tribute to MANY songs, not just the one from whatever band who's song you chose....

there's no way he's referencing that many songs...

ie. "Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand" CLEARLY REFERENCING IT but when you have a line like
"Don't think twice" and then say its a Bob Dylan reference....

NO WAY!! that's simply coincidence and I'm sure we could find about 100 songs that have the three words Don't Think Twice in it....

ANyways, i dont mean to be a dick, but the list seems a little bit ridiculous, and its cool to see some of the references, but I dont think there are nearly as many as the list contains....
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Gaslight song/artist references list   Complete Gaslight song/artist references list - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Jun 11, 2009 2:59 am

rkirkpatrick25 wrote:
i think most of these that you've come up with in that huge list are purely coincidental. when its just two or three words together, its a coincidence and could be considered a tribute to MANY songs, not just the one from whatever band who's song you chose....

there's no way he's referencing that many songs...

ie. "Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand" CLEARLY REFERENCING IT but when you have a line like
"Don't think twice" and then say its a Bob Dylan reference....

NO WAY!! that's simply coincidence and I'm sure we could find about 100 songs that have the three words Don't Think Twice in it....

ANyways, i dont mean to be a dick, but the list seems a little bit ridiculous, and its cool to see some of the references, but I dont think there are nearly as many as the list contains....

i agree...some of the references are definite, some once you know the origin it makes sense, some just are stretching it too far...i mentioned it before, and someone replied that the reason they enjoying the band so much is that they are so obvious about their influences, but calling some of these phrases "references" isnt giving the band, and brian particularly, enough credit for originality. i mean, it makes it sound like he just strung together some lyrics by other artists and calls it his own.
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