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This is an example of how to wear your influences on your sleeve, without being a complete plagiarist! Like many of the songs on "Sound Affects", The Jam were obviously very heavily influenced by The Beatles' LP "Revolver" at this time (the closing bass flutter on "Going Underground" is a subtle nod to McCartney's final note on "And Your Bird Can Sing", for example). The bassline on this track takes the guitar riff from "Taxman" and turns it into something… read more

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  • He was a sensitive boy, really, wasn't he?
  • classic {2]
  • Groovy
  • Even as a big Harrison fan, I much prefer Start. :P
  • classic
  • ...Paul Weller.............genius....
  • What? Taxman? I'd honestly never thought about it before. Thanks a LOT, Lastfm - you've gone and bloody ruined it for me now. Friggers!
  • Absolutely nothing wrong with pointing out the incredibly obvious similarity.
  • COOL x
  • who the feck are the beatles??

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