Poor Man's Version Of

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  1. stanlove

    stanlove Forum Resident Thread Starter

    What are some example's of an artist being a poor man's version of another artist.

    Mine.. John Mellencamp is a poor man's version of Bruce Springsteen.
     
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  2. WildHoneyPie9

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    The Monkees are a poor man's version of the Beatles
     
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  3. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    What about the ladies?
     
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  4. John Dyson

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    Even though I don't like either Springsteen nor Mellencamp, I don't see one as a poor man's version of another. I see them as similar class of different culture. One is more of a middle/poor midwest, and the other is middle/poor east coast. Maybe there is a bit of 'flyover country' bias? :).
     
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  5. pbuzby

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    Barclay James Harvest were apparently called a poor man's Moody Blues often enough that they wrote a song with that title.
     
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  6. altaeria

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    Paul Carrack kinda morphed into a poor man’s Phil Collins for a while there.
     
  7. stanlove

    stanlove Forum Resident Thread Starter

    For a while Donovan was a poor man's version of Bob Dylan.
     
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    Lady Gaga is a poor man's/female version of David Bowie?
     
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  9. Monsterzero

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    Asomvel is the poor mans version of Motorhead

     
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  10. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

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    Coldplay kinda started out as a poor man's U2.
    Live was actually called "the poor man's R.E.M." in a music mag about the time of their first album but I forget which one but it was probably Spin or Rolling Stone.
    There were too many to count "poor man's Ramones" throughout the years.
     
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  11. Moshe V

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    Tori Amos is a poor man’s version of Kate Bush

    (Or a cheap knock off)
    sorry.
     
  12. MikeM

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    Only in the minds of those who were content to look at superficialities, as opposed to actually evaluating the most important thing: music and lyrics.

    The early Donovan/Dylan similarities were limited to cap, acoustic guitar and harmonica.

    The musical/thematic similarities were nearly non-existent. Donovan wrote exactly one "protest" song: "The War Drags On." (He recorded, but did not write, one other: "The Universal Soldier.") Dylan wrote no songs that traded in the themes of songs such as "Josie," "To Try for the Sun" or "Summer Day Reflection Song."

    An interesting exercise would be to list Donovan and Dylan songs of the era to see which ones match up with one another. You wouldn't get very far.
     
  13. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    John Frusciante is a poor man’s Hendrix.

    Tony Martin is a poor man’s Dio.
     
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  14. Jeff Kent

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    Waiting for the Greta Van Fleet comment...
     
  15. Johnny Action

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    Greta Van Fleet is a poor man’s version of The Rolling Stones.
     
  16. TheSeldomSeenKid

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    Bruno Mars-------->James Brown/Michael Jackson(I do think that Bruno is talented though)

    Every Post Mid 1990s EMO Band--------->The Smiths(I guess there is always a market for miserable teens though, and I like The Smiths).
     
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  17. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    Also waiting for the OASIS Comments.
     
  18. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

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    i know i'll hear it but phish is a poor man's grateful dead. :hide:
     
  19. Johnny Action

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    Marillion ——$————> Genesis
     
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  20. Johnny Action

    Johnny Action Forum President

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    Dream Theater ——-$———>Rush
     
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  21. Uncle Ernie

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    Another Sunny Day gives you all the snark of the Smiths, but at a fraction of the price:

     
  22. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind

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    The Beatles are a poor man's version of The Rutles
     
  23. gabacabriel

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    "Ah, Wings - the band the Beatles could've been..."

    - Alan Partridge
     
  24. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind

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    Better poor than dead
     
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  25. Johnny Action

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    Pearl Jam —$——> Nirvana
     
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