Blackstar, the track - bits of it sound familiar?

Joined: January 18th, 2016, 6:51 pm

July 31st, 2018, 3:00 pm #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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July 31st, 2018, 4:44 pm #2

Excellent spot!

From 4.40 onwards pop pickers:  
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July 31st, 2018, 6:42 pm #3

Really? Tell it to an IP lawyer ;) can’t hear it myself.
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July 31st, 2018, 7:45 pm #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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July 31st, 2018, 10:31 pm #5

You can tell that he'd been listening to Kendrick Lamar's, 'How Much A Dollar Cost."
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August 1st, 2018, 6:51 am #6

The magpie struck again...
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August 1st, 2018, 7:48 am #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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August 1st, 2018, 10:48 am #8

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August 1st, 2018, 4:26 pm #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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August 1st, 2018, 5:15 pm #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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August 2nd, 2018, 9:17 am #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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August 2nd, 2018, 12:23 pm #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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August 2nd, 2018, 1:33 pm #13

Being an auld curmudgeon, the drumming actually detracted from Blackstar for me - too busy.
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August 2nd, 2018, 1:48 pm #14

I'm with you Larranga, but I am told he's awfully good.
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August 2nd, 2018, 11:47 pm #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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