Poor Man's Version Of

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  1. Dodoz

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    When I heard Rival Sons for the first time, I wondered what was the point to try and sound like a young Steven Tyler so much.
     
  2. Dodoz

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    Editors - poor man's Interpol. I called them Edipol when this came out.

     
  3. Sear

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    Van Halen is a poor man's Led Zeppelin



    Nah, Im joking
     
  4. AlienRendel

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    Aerosmith were the poor man's Led Zeppelin
     
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  5. Uncle Ernie

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    I believe that one is reserved for bad men, not poor men. Wouldn't be surprised to learn it's on repeat in purgatory.
     
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  6. misterdecibel

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    Poison/Motley Crue/Cinderella/Hanoi Rox/all the other hair metal bands -- poor man's Van Halen
     
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  7. misterdecibel

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    Black Crowes - poor man's Faces

    or

    Black Crowes - poor man's Humble Pie
     
  8. Dodoz

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    The line of defense of post-grunge bands is usually "no! They don't sound like Nirvana!". I'm always like, sure, they also rip off other bands depending on the song. There's this band called Dandelion that even ripped off Mudhoney on their first album.

    People always say Silverchair NEVER sounded like Nirvana. Sure, this doesn't sound like Nirvana at ALL. :love:
    They're a fine example of what I was saying. Some songs sound like Pearl Jam, one sounds like Mad Season, another one like Life Sex and Death ("Freak" = "Tank"). And this is Nirvana, it's pointless to deny it.



    Anyway, they were young and went on to better (and more personal) things.
     
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  9. Fender Relic

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    When I was a teen in the early to mid-70's I'd hear stuff like that about..

    Badfinger-poor man's Beatles
    America-Poor man's CSN and/or Y

    I never thought that about Badfinger but I can see early America/CSN.
     
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  10. bluesbro

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    Michael Buble is a poor, dumb and deaf man's Sinatra
     
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  11. B. Bu Po

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    Left Banke is the poor man's version of The Zombies?
     
  12. misterdecibel

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    Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes were another poor man's Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
     
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  13. Veggie Boy

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    I kind of viewed America as poor man's Eagles
     
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  14. Dodoz

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    Poor frenchman's No Doubt.
     
  15. MikeM

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    Not at all. They were both keyboard-based, but Left Banke were more baroque, a style The Zombies didn't trade it at all.

    They were both great bands in their own right. No need to link them beyond that.
     
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  16. Veggie Boy

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    I always viewed Saga as poor man's Queen
     
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  17. MikeM

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    I don't know about debut album release dates, but America's first single hit the charts almost four months prior to the Eagles'. So at least initially, it wouldn't have been possible to make that observation.
     
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  18. FredV

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    Klaatu/Pink Floyd/Beatles

    Must preference that all are excellent musicians.

    The similarities that I see are associated with Klaatu’s music being so obviously influenced by the Beatles, and the bands’ anonymity compared to Floyd. And with PF to the Fabs, primarily IMHO, on how much the bass/melody line of the song ‘Eclipse’ resembles that of ‘I Want You’.

    I’ll go now. :hide:
     
  19. zen

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    I bet Mr. Buble is much nicer.
     
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  20. Veggie Boy

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    True at the start but I was thinking more in terms of longevity.
     
  21. Vinny123

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    Always thought of Bob Seger as a poor man’s Bruce Springsteen. For whatever it’s worth, not a fan of either guy.
     
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  22. Dodoz

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    I've never met anyone that agrees with me. It's very specific but this hit single by German band Liquido has always reminded me of The Rentals (Weezer's Matt Sharp's side project).
     
  23. Farmer Mike

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    It's the other way around, bub.
     
  24. Dodoz

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    "Turquoise" is quite a beautiful track though. I think his aping of Dylan was pretty good.
     
  25. Tristero

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    No, Starcastle is a poor man's version of Yes.
     

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