Hearing the Musical connections.

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  1. mike_decock

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    I just picked up Aimee Mann's "Bachelor No. 2" (pretty good album, BTW), and while I was listening to it, I was struck by how much it reminded me of Michael Penn. A quick flip through the liner notes and I see he plays guitar on many of the tracks.

    When Britney's "Oops... I did it again" came out I gave it a listen and first I was struck by how much it reminded me of Abba - That Swedish Pop feel... A quick look through the liner notes reveals that much of the album was produced in Sweden.

    One of the songs on "Oops..." also reminded me very much of Shania Twain. I look at the liner notes and whaddaya know, it was written by Mutt Lange and Shania Twain with Mutt doing some background vocals.

    For a few years (early '90s) I would be watching TV, and the music in the McDonald's commercials would remind me of Klaatu. Years later, I found out that a former band member was writing jingles for commercials, including McDonalds.

    Does anyone make these obscure Musical Connections?


    -Mike...
     
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    How well I remember ANDREA TRUE LOVE CONNECTION[​IMG]
    Yes, I do too. I like to find different CDs that can play in sequence on a changer as a "program"
    For example, FAR SIDE OF THE MOON, and DEODATO (with Thus Spake Zarathustra)
     
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    Off the top of my head, if I recall correctly, years ago when hearing 'Opportunities' by the Pet Shop Boys, the percussion beat reminded me of The Art of Noise. Sure enough, after checking the credit notes, a member of The Art of Noise is listed as co-producer (or some other such capacity).
     
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    Hey Mike,
    Aimee Mann is married to Michael Penn and she sings on some of his songs too. They've also done some duets together.

    Does Aimee Mann's Bachelor #2 remind of you Fiona Apple at all? I've found the two to be quite similar maybe due to the influence of producer Jon Brion and I swear when I saw them perform on the Late Night shows that they used the same backing band!
     
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