To honor PAUL McCARTNEY's unending impact on music, here are two Music Players of famous artists imitating him.
One playlist tributes his many BEATLES styles and the other homages his SOLO styles.
B E A T L E S :
Here are 150 artists from every era and genre, lovingly imitating Paul's styles with THE BEATLES. The songs are arranged in "sonic order", meaning each of Paul's Beatles styles in order sonically from 1962 to 1970; the early MerseyBeat, the Folk Pop, the Psychedelia and Baroque Pop, and finally the boogie Rawk and piano Hymn sounds.
There are favored guests and many surprises along the way.
You would expect THE RUTLES, BADFINGER, ELO, CHEAP TRICK, THE BANGLES, CROWDED HOUSE, and ELLIOTT SMITH.
But how about SIOUXSIE SIOUX, GENE SIMMONS, ELASTICA, THE BETA BAND, and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE?
Because THE BEATLES' sounds and fashions were so fluid, they are a nexus point for every possible angle of Rock music. Without boundaries and only possibilities, they have influenced every kind of band in their wake. This takes us to the current wave of youth who wear Beatles T-shirts and listen to acolytes like SUPERGRASS, KOMEDA, SLOAN, THE DONNAS, GRANDADDY, KAISER CHIEFS, TRAVIS, BON IVER, PANIC AT THE DISCO, and THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, all here.
you've never heard!
M c C A R T N E Y :
Here are 150 artists from every era and genre, lovingly imitating Paul's SOLO styles. The songs flow in basic chronological order with his peers responding to or covering Paul's styles from 1970 to today; the piano Ballads, the boogie Rockers, the power Pop, the robo Synth, the beatle-ish Renaissance, the avant collages, and the new acoustic Classics. (Some artists are arranged in "sonic order', meaning they are placed next to songs where their sound matches that era.)
Again there are favored guests and many surprises along the way.
Paul's influence has no boundaries. His optimistic vitality, expressed though raunchy blues, hymnal piano, renaissance strumming, ethereal harmonies, and experimental noize, speaks to everyone.
Here are acolytes from every era and angle:
From the '70s and THE MOVE, ELO, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, NILSSON, EMMIT RHODES, and TODD RUNDGREN.
To the '80s and ELVIS COSTELLO, SQUEEZE, XTC, THE BANGLES, THAT PETROL EMOTION, and CROWDED HOUSE.
To the '90s and GUNS 'N' ROSES, ELLIOTT SMITH, FASTBALL, PAUL WELLER, CARLEEN ANDERSON, BOO RADLEYS, and THE MELVINS.
To the 2000s with SUPER FURRY ANIMALS, HOT CHIP, FOXY SHAZAM, SCISSOR SISTERS, JET, and FLAMING LIPS.
you've never heard!
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll gasp, you'll remember how wonderful life is and how lucky we are. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
© Tym Stevens
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