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June 9, 2014 11:33 AM   Subscribe

Looking for songs that would sound good on a playlist with I Am The Walrus (The Beatles) and Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan)

And yes, I know about Pandora :) The recommendations I get from AskMe are 1,000 times better!
posted by evil otto to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Hayes Carll, "KMAG YOYO."
posted by MonkeyToes at 11:39 AM on June 9, 2014 [1 favorite]

Alone Again Or - Love

Superman - The Clique

She May Call You Up Tonight - The Lefte Bank

Song of a Baker - The Small Faces

Shake Some Action - Flamin' Groovies

Jump Into The Fire - Harry Nilsson
posted by oh pollo! at 11:42 AM on June 9, 2014 [2 favorites]

Octopus's Garden and Yellow Submarine could make great callbacks on the Beatles underwater theme. For some reason Subterranean Home Blues reminds me of Queen's We Will Rock You.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 12:28 PM on June 9, 2014 [1 favorite]

I LOVE Alone Again Or, the Damned did a nice verson of it. Which would be nice for a bit of a change and not so sixties. It's angsty!

Money-Flying Lizards

Mexican Radio-Wall of Voodoo

Cheap Date-Tommy Tutone

I Eat Cannibals-Toto Coelo

Okay, that's kind of a deep dive into my psyche for a Monday afternoon.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:31 PM on June 9, 2014

Response by poster: I guess this one's pretty abstract. If I were to describe both songs, I'd say something to the effect of "rhythmic, psychedelic word collage." The rhythm in John and Bob's talk-singing, plus the abstract, psychedelic imagery in lyrics. That's what ties the two songs together, in my mind.
posted by evil otto at 1:59 PM on June 9, 2014

Devils Rancher introduced me to Steve Earle's "Warrior," which checks for speech-song, and word collage. (Disclaimer: Not my favorite Steve, by far, but it might suit your purposes.)

The Hayes Carll tune I mentioned above also checks for song-speech and a psychedelic element. It's a terrific song in its own right, but the echoes of "Subterranean Homesick Blues" are strong.
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:28 PM on June 9, 2014

It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)?
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 3:45 PM on June 9, 2014

Utopia (the Todd Rundgren group) has an album called Deface The Music, which is a collection of purposely Beatles-esque songs from throughout their career. The song on the album that is equivalent to I Am The Walrus (IMHO) is called Everybody Else Is Wrong. I recommend that.

(My favorite song on the album is Hoi Polloi which is the Penny Lane equivalent.)
posted by wittgenstein at 4:33 PM on June 12, 2014

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