ELO/CITY BOY SEPERATED AT BIRTH

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Re: ELO/CITY BOY SEPERATED AT BIRTH

Post by Laurelei » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:03 am

Or how about the other way around; what influences does anyone hear in City Boy?

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Re: ELO/CITY BOY SEPERATED AT BIRTH

Post by vitrola » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:02 pm

Hi
As being an ELO fan I see some ELO influences on City Boy,just on some songs in Book Early and TDTECF like What a night, Beth, Ambition, etc, but not in 5705.
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Re: ELO/CITY BOY SEPERATED AT BIRTH

Post by Laurelei » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:50 pm

Laurelei wrote:Or how about the other way around; what influences does anyone hear in City Boy?
Answering my own question - and since it's gotten quiet again,I'll just talk to myself for a while :wink: - IP is the only album where I think I really hear influences from other bands. I catch some Steely Dan (Who Killed Delores), B-52's (Lovers) and there's another one...Name's And Addresses...but I can't quite remember now who I thought "Oh yeah, I hear so and so in there". Getting old, I guess.

Oh I forgot one; Telulah is very Honky Tonk Woman.

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Re: ELO/CITY BOY SEPERATED AT BIRTH

Post by Laurelei » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:18 pm

cdtheduck wrote:Curiously enough I haven't really listened to Crack The Sky but I give them an ear and let you know what I think!
Did you ever get around to listening to CTS? Wondering what you thought of them.

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Re: ELO/CITY BOY SEPERATED AT BIRTH

Post by CatInAFlat » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:36 am

Laurelei wrote:
Laurelei wrote:Or how about the other way around; what influences does anyone hear in City Boy?
Answering my own question - and since it's gotten quiet again,I'll just talk to myself for a while :wink: - IP is the only album where I think I really hear influences from other bands. I catch some Steely Dan (Who Killed Delores), B-52's (Lovers) and there's another one...Name's And Addresses...but I can't quite remember now who I thought "Oh yeah, I hear so and so in there". Getting old, I guess.

Oh I forgot one; Telulah is very Honky Tonk Woman.

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Re: ELO/CITY BOY SEPERATED AT BIRTH

Post by Laurelei » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:46 am

8) Yes, The Police was it. Very Message In A Bottle. Or was that Sting, solo? Anyway you are very right. Thanks.

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Re: ELO/CITY BOY SEPERATED AT BIRTH

Post by CatInAFlat » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:23 am

Martin wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:29 pm
I wouldn't be surprised if both City Boy and ELO had listened to The Beatle's "Abbey Road" a few years earlier - harmonies, guitars, orhestration etc. could have been an influence to some degree.....
There was absolutely a Beatles influence.

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