Blackstar, the track - bits of it sound familiar?

Joined: 6:51 PM - Jan 18, 2016

3:00 PM - Jul 31, 2018 #1

As soon as I first heard the track Blackstar back in November 2015, there was something within it that was vaguely familiar but I couldn't place it, just couldn't recall where I'd heard it before. That is until earlier today when it announced itself loud and clear on an album I'd pulled out my wall racks, an album that I can't have played for a dozen years or so. Duncan Browne - remember him? He of mid-1970's Metro, whose 1976 track Criminal World was later covered on Let's Dance. It's a track on Browne's 1978 album The Wild Places, titled Camino Real (parts 1, 2 & 3) and the Blackstar idea lift is heard about half way through.
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Joined: 2:53 PM - Mar 22, 2013

4:44 PM - Jul 31, 2018 #2

Excellent spot!

From 4.40 onwards pop pickers:  
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6:42 PM - Jul 31, 2018 #3

Really? Tell it to an IP lawyer ;) can’t hear it myself.
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Joined: 6:51 PM - Jan 18, 2016

7:45 PM - Jul 31, 2018 #4

muzz08 wrote: Really? Tell it to an IP lawyer ;) can’t hear it myself.
That's because you're not wearing my ears, and I'm not lending them to you... :-')
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Joined: 9:53 AM - Jul 07, 2018

10:31 PM - Jul 31, 2018 #5

You can tell that he'd been listening to Kendrick Lamar's, 'How Much A Dollar Cost."
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6:51 AM - Aug 01, 2018 #6

The magpie struck again...
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Joined: 8:13 AM - Jul 22, 2018

7:48 AM - Aug 01, 2018 #7

He was a one Bowie wasn’t he  

Maybe he was a secret co owner of musicmagpie.com

Very good spot indeed.
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10:48 AM - Aug 01, 2018 #8

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Joined: 8:06 AM - Nov 16, 2014

4:26 PM - Aug 01, 2018 #9

Nice.......

Some main parts of this song sounds familiar.
Listen to this link starting at 40 seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhzDBGi ... Xy3voSP8ya

Wasn't this guitarplayer involved with Bowie in the early years ?   :)
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Joined: 8:22 PM - Jul 24, 2008

5:15 PM - Aug 01, 2018 #10

My point is that the patterns you’ve identified aren’t sufficiently distinctive to be capable of specific protection. I totally get hearing something there. And I also agree faod that db was an incurable magpie. But that’s music. The stevie wonder lift for the middle section is clearer imho. Doesn’t detract from what he did with it also imho. Always an interesting discussion.
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Joined: 2:53 PM - Mar 22, 2013

9:17 AM - Aug 02, 2018 #11

Don't think anyone thinks it detracts - it's part of the process. Dylan's resurgence in the 90s has partly been down to him nicking/borrowing/payinghomageto/beingovertlyinfluencedby (delete as applicable), no problem with the old Dame doing similar.  This is spot is especially interesting i think because the drumming that people remarked was so original on Blackstar sounds pretty similar too, not as clever or as accomplished but similar in approach. 
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12:23 PM - Aug 02, 2018 #12

I can hear bits and bobs of not just the Blackstar track.

There's a Emerson Lake and Palmer / Yes vibe going on - and then at 7:53 I'm hearing Suffragette City ending - stolen from Bowie LOL
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Joined: 9:49 AM - Apr 20, 2012

1:33 PM - Aug 02, 2018 #13

Being an auld curmudgeon, the drumming actually detracted from Blackstar for me - too busy.
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Joined: 2:53 PM - Mar 22, 2013

1:48 PM - Aug 02, 2018 #14

I'm with you Larranga, but I am told he's awfully good.
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11:47 PM - Aug 02, 2018 #15

leoloww wrote: Nice.......

Some main parts of this song sounds familiar.
Listen to this link starting at 40 seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhzDBGi ... Xy3voSP8ya

Wasn't this guitarplayer involved with Bowie in the early years ?   :)
With a bit more practice these musicians have the potential to make something of themselves.
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