Songs where another band is mentioned in the lyrics

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  1. ggwwbb

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    Johnny Winter's "Raised On Rock" references several:

    "And listen to the music that my idols made
    I knew every single record the DJ's played
    The 'Honky Tonk', 'Hound Dog', 'Johnny B. Goode'
    'The Chain Gang', 'Love Is Strange', 'Knock On Wood'"

    "Mama played recordings of Beethoven's Fifth
    Moonlight Sonata down the classical Liszt
    Daddy loved to listen to his country songs
    I was in the back room diggin' the Stones"


    Pearl Jam's song "Lukin".....The song is pretty much about Matt Lukin from Mudhoney

     
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    And Dillinger, Leroy Smart, Delroy Wilson & Ken Boothe.
     
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    "Guitar Hero" by Richard Thompson mentions Hank Marvin and a few others.
    First Aid Kit have a song that mentions Gram & Emmylou and Johnny and June.
    Kate Bush's "Blow Away" has the line:
    "Hello, Minnie (Ripperton), Moony (Keith Moon), Vicious, Vicious (Sid), Buddy Holly,
    Sandy Denny"

    "Last Night of the World" by Bruce Cockburn has this:
    "I'm sipping Flor De Caa* and lime juice, it's three a.m.
    Blow a fruit fly off the rim of my glass
    The radio's playing Superchunk and the friends of Dean Martinez"

    And Bill Kirchen's "Hot Rod Lincoln (live)" Name checks a whole bunch of people as he plays their licks.
     
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    Richard Thompson get Pat Metheny and Kenny G in this masterpiece, plus mentions Michael Bolton, Ella Fitzgerald, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, Brittany Spears and the Spice Girls for the win:

     
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    The new Lynch Mob CD has a really cool tune called Pine Tree Avenue that mentions Johnny Winter
     
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    I always got a kick out of that lyric:
    Well she held a bass guitar and she was playing in a band
    And she stood just like Bill Wyman, now I am her biggest fan

    Good stuff.
     
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    The House of Love - Beatles and the Stones
     
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    Got one more....

    Chris Spedding's Guitar Jamboree

    He not only name checks

    Clapton
    Hendrix
    Page
    Beck
    Albert King
    Chuck Berry
    Jack Bruce
    Townsend
    Keef
    Dave Gilmour
    Leslie West
    Harrison

    He plays a signature riff from each. It's kind of a novelty song, but still worth a listen.
     
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    The Tragically Hip, 'At the Hundredth Meridian':

    If I die of vanity, promise me, promise me
    If they bury me some place I don't want to be
    You'll dig me up and transport me, unceremoniously
    Away from the swollen city breeze, garbage bag trees
    Whispers of disease and the acts of enormity
    And lower me slowly and sadly and properly
    Get Ry Cooder to sing my eulogy.
     
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    About every third song by The Hold Steady ...

    Tim
     
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    "Brainless Pentatonic Riffs Display Our Kenny's Arcane Gifts!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
     
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    ZZ Top referenced another Texas band, Cold Blue Steel.

    "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide."
     
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    Mott the Hoople's "All The Young Dudes" contains the line, "And my brother's back at home with his Beatles and his Stones." The lyric also mentions T-Rex.
     
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    Marsahll Crenshaw, "I'm Sorry, and so is Brenda Lee."
     
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    There is either a song the references listening to Jawbreaker or Jawbreaker mentions listening to a band. And it's pissing me off because I can't recall which it is (or the other artist) ATM. Maybe some other Jawbreaker fan knows off hand. I want to say Samiam but noting is coming up for them either.
     
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    Kris Kristofferson wrote a funny one about the Stones:


    Great zeitgeist mention of The Grateful Dead:
     
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    Queen's "Now I'm Here" mentions "Down in the city just Hoople 'n' me".
    The song contains one of my all time favorite guitar riffs as well.


     
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    -The Lovin' Spoonful
    -The Mugwumps
    -Barry McGuire
    -Jim/Roger McGuinn
    -John Sebastian
    -Themselves (and California Dreamin' is becoming our reality)
     

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