Sounds Like Teen Spirit

Sounds Like Teen Spirit

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qA fun read that'll have you replaying the songs in your mind and on your stereo.q -Chicago Tribune Have you ever listened to a new song and felt as if you'd heard it before? It's not your imagination. Melodies are qborrowed, q consciously or subconsciously, more than you might think. For instance, do you know: That U2's qBeautiful Dayq shares part of its tune with an a-ha hit from the eighties? Why Huey Lewis was so upset when he first heard Ray Parker Jr.'s qGhostbustersq? How John Lennon's classic qImagineq bears an uncanny resemblance to a novelty record cut by his dad? Sounds Like Teen Spirit tells the fascinating true stories behind these and many other qsound-alikeq songs. Showcasing well-known artists from the Beatles to Kraftwerk, the Staple Singers to U2, it's a virtual catalog of pop music's qsecret historyq for casual and hardcore rock-and-roll fans alike. With this entertaining and informative guide, you'll be surprised by the tremendously varied musical influences on your favorite songwriters and performers, and you'll develop a genuine appreciation for what it takes to create a melody that is comfortable and pleasing and yet fresh and original. Best of all, you're sure to discover some great artists and songs and hear familiar music in a fresh, new way!Hookera#39;s a€œBoogie Chillena€ is a one-chord vamp over which Hooker narrates a tale of arriving in Detroit for the first time. By the time La Cienega Music and Bernard Busman, Hookera#39;s publisher, former producer, and co-writer of a€œBoogie Chillen, a€anbsp;...

Title:Sounds Like Teen Spirit
Author:Timothy English
Publisher:iUniverse - 2007-10-12


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