Artists You Confuse

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Maybe because they both portrayed Elvis at one time?

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  2. Freshy

    Freshy Synchromatic

    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    Cant remember when I figured the lead riff off of Badge was George Harrison and not Clapton.

    L'Angelo Misterioso
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  3. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    Although Linda Perry is obviously a brilliant writer and producer: This one is on top of my personal list of the of my most hated songs ever. The text, the riff , the tone. Arrrgh. I always skip the radio channel immediatley when this one comes up. Even the vid is unbearable. Trying not to puke. It is pure torture.
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  4. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics sounds astounlishly similar to Rod Stewart on Gladrags and Handbags. Wonderful.
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  5. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    You and I are in the same camp on this one. This song always sounds like nails on a chalkboard to me. I'd choose it over a Yoko solo album, but not much else.

    I mean, if you're being weird just for the sake of being weird, then what's the point? It sounds like she took voice lessons from a Geddy Lee correspondence course, except that she received the Icelandic edition instead of the English edition and couldn't translate it.
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  6. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    But he can easiy be confused with Vin Diesel

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  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I always get "yakuza" and "jacuzzi" confused.

    Now, I'm in hot water with the Japanese mafia.
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  8. afire

    afire Country Gent

  9. mrcoffee23

    mrcoffee23 Gretschie

    Sep 23, 2009
    Virginia, USA
    Ron Sexsmith and Martin Sexton.
  10. amp360

    amp360 Synchromatic

    Oct 21, 2012
    I confuse SRV with the guy who plays every Saturday afternoon in the Platinum Room at GC. I also confuse both of them with the guys at the open blooze jam I sometimes have been unfortunate enough to hear if I go to the local tavern on the wrong night.
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  11. Winkels

    Winkels Electromatic

    Jun 23, 2018
    Just happened to me last night: Prefab Sprout and Deacon Blue.

    They were roughly contemporaneous to each other, at least at their commercial peaks in the late '80s, and they seem to occupy a similar space in my head.

    My very Scottish wife is none-too-pleased that I make the mistake, as Deacon Blue is absolutely beloved by her kith and kin.
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Any 17 yo girl with an acoustic guitar and existential questions.
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  13. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    David soul
    And De La Soul......only way i can keep them straight is to count. If theres only two of them its Starsky and Hutch. 2FD06BFA-45EE-4964-8D92-7713B95E00F5.jpeg
    Oh, and one of them was rubbish and the other one were really good and contributed to the popularization of modern American rap.
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  14. Chet Harrison

    Chet Harrison Electromatic

    Apr 27, 2020
    Duane Eddy and Eddie Cochran
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  15. on the digression: Does this sentiment break by age demographics?

    Was that sarcasm? Did the poster really mean that they are interchangeable?
    Are there jingle writers anymore? Now I’m going to need to listen to those 2 pop bands to see if they are the same guys. (deep sigh here)

    On the thin remakes: Hit the tune with a scrub brush in the remake & scour it of all flavor. It will work to fool 25 yr olds & 30-somethings into believing an older tune is now their age demographic.

    I think I’d almost have that lame remake (which sucks & doesn’t really give much of a product feelgood to me, anyway), than co-opt a good song in order to screw with us using the familiarity of an ‘old friend.’ Neither trick moves me significantly to buy a product.

    Addendum to keep from adding another OT post:
    Isn’t the new trick: taking brand new recording artists & creating “tribute album” compilations of an established band’s music, say Fleetwood Mac as just one example, even if the typical sound produced by the artist is nothing like the band they honor?

    Hearing alternate versions of what has become earwigs is ok, however...
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  16. Good name for a band: The Soundalikes.
    It could be a catch-all tribute band.

    Alternately, The [Tribute] Band. would look great on the kick drum.
    A slightly nasal vocal by the drummer &. Garth Brooks on organ.
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  17. Walk on By. AWB or Dionne Warwick.
    Who can tell.

    Average White Band
    The truth in advertising entry.
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  18. One of them was in the Cowsills, right?
    In interest of disclosure, I had not seen G5422T’s Cowsills mention.

    Gladrags and Handbags.

    Wasn’t that Kenny Rogers? What Ruby took to town.

    Also, George Orwell was a stage name for Eric Blair.
    Orson Wells, we know was really from Ork & had to play under an assumed name to stay clear of the Men in Black.
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  19. azrielle

    azrielle Electromatic

    Feb 24, 2021
    Lund,NV USA
    I thought for the longest time that Toni Basil's song "Hey Mickey" was actually sung by Lucille Ball. And that she was singing "Hey Ricky" (e.g. Ricky Ricardo, her fictional husband played by her real life husband at the time Desi Arnaz).
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  20. azrielle

    azrielle Electromatic

    Feb 24, 2021
    Lund,NV USA
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