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Ah man, you like to pose ones that get the brain cells working!

 

Bob Dylan - The Hurricane is one that came immediately to mind and the one that goes 'Whoooh ohhhh Nelson Mandela' (don't know who sang it)

 

George Michael - Jesus to a child

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Jack Ruby - Deep Purple

Just Like Jesse James - Cher

The Barry Williams Show - Peter Gabriel

JFK - Muse

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The one that immediately springs to mind is The Wildhearts' '29 x The Pain', which namechecks/references (takes deep breath):

 

The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Ramones, Sex Pistols, Starz, Big Black, Queen, Cheap Trick, The Clash, Jason and The Scorchers, KISS, Heart, The Damned, Stiff Little Fingers, Blue Oyster Cult and Kurt Cobain

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A famous one is Steely Dan - In the song Everything You Did "Turn up the Eagles the neighbours are Listening" - to which Eagles responded on Hotel Calif. "They stab it with their Steely Knives" which was originally supposed to be "stab it with their Steely Dan" but it was changed

 

Bulletboys - Owed to Joe - although it doesn't name Joe Perry (or Aerosmith) directly it's obvious through the lyrics who they are referring to

"Bought his little Joe a Gibson guitar" (not true it was a cheapo bought from Sears hahaha!)

"Stevie had the lips and Joey had the licks"

"The Train Kept Rollin' right out of control - but they're Back in the Saddle today"

 

Cheap Trick - Surrender "Got my Kiss records out"

 

John Waite - Downtown "Got Johnny Thunders on the Radio"

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A famous one is Steely Dan - In the song Everything You Did "Turn up the Eagles the neighbours are Listening" - to which Eagles responded on Hotel Calif. "They stab it with their Steely Knives" which was originally supposed to be "stab it with their Steely Dan" but it was changed

 

Bulletboys - Owed to Joe - although it doesn't name Joe Perry (or Aerosmith) directly it's obvious through the lyrics who they are referring to

"Bought his little Joe a Gibson guitar" (not true it was a cheapo bought from Sears hahaha!)

"Stevie had the lips and Joey had the licks"

"The Train Kept Rollin' right out of control - but they're Back in the Saddle today"

 

Cheap Trick - Surrender "Got my Kiss records out"

 

John Waite - Downtown "Got Johnny Thunders on the Radio"

Woooh, some clever ones there!

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Chequered Past covered 'Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way', which is a tribute to Hank Williams Snr.

 

Then there's Skynyrd's 'Sweet Home Alabama':

 

"Well I heard Mister Young sing about her

Well, I heard ol' Neil put her down

Well, I hope Neil Young will remember

A Southern man don't need him around, anyhow ..."

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