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Songs that make you think of Jimmy

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"Dream On" (do I even need to mention Aerosmith?) always reminds me of Jimmy - but more for the sound than lyrics.

That's how I think of "Rag Doll" and Jimmy, more for the sound.

And Robert's version of "It Keeps Rainin" by Fats Domino.

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And this one by Van Halen:

Top Jimmy

Some friends of mine, just the other night,

Went to hear this cool cat blow.

The say he sang so good that the roof fell in,

And they didn't even stop the show.

They don't remember the place, but they remember the face,

And now everybody wanna go.

Top jimmy cooks, Top Jimmy swings.

He's got the look. Top Jimmy, he's the king.

Jimmy on the television, famous people laughing with him,

Jimmy on the news at five.

Jimmy on the radio and even on the video,

That baddest cat alive!

Driving all the women crazy, only want jimmy-baby,

Love it when he rolls his eyes.

Juke-joint jimmy is the latest thing,

He's got the sound that everybody digs.

And the joint been jumpin' when the band been pumpin'

And you know they're playing crazy gigs.

Well you ain't been living till you've seen the living thing,

Top Jimmy and his rhythm kings.

That song makes me think about the band it was actually written about, Top Jimmy and the Rhythm Pigs.

I can't really think of any lyrics that make me think of Jimmy but I hear his influence in others playing. A notable player with a Jimmy influence is Elliot Easton of the Cars, his soloing in particular is very Jimmy inspired.

Edited by danelectro

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I always think of Dear Mr. Fantasy by Traffic.

Dear Mister Fantasy play us a tune

Something to make us all happy

Do anything take us out of this gloom

Sing a song, play guitar

Make it snappy

You are the one who can make us all laugh

But doing that you break out in tears

Please don't be sad if it was a straight mind you had

We wouldn't have known you all these years

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I always think of Dear Mr. Fantasy by Traffic.

Dear Mister Fantasy play us a tune

Something to make us all happy

Do anything take us out of this gloom

Sing a song, play guitar

Make it snappy

You are the one who can make us all laugh

But doing that you break out in tears

Please don't be sad if it was a straight mind you had

We wouldn't have known you all these years

I always think the Bonzo's singer Vivian Stanshall, because he loved that song and was close friends with Steve Winwood.

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OMG! The Lemon Song!!!

If Jimmy knew that i would DIE!

:faint1:

No nevermind, that Reminds me too much of Percy(Robert).

It would have to be...

White Wedding by Billy Idol because its so mysterious or The Stroke by Billy Squire because its awesome.

Or whenever i see a Slim Jim!!!

Edited by Heartbreaker_Girl

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Whenever I listen to The Rolling Stones "You Can't Always Get What You Want" I think of Jimmy Page. I know Mick must have been singing about their producer Jimmy Miller, but I think of Jimmy Page. A part of the song,

You can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

But if you try sometimes well you just might find

You get what you need

Oh baby, yeah, yeah!

I went down to the Chelsea drugstore

To get your prescription filled

I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy

And man, did he look pretty ill

We decided that we would have a soda

My favorite flavor, cherry red

I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy

Yeah, and he said one word to me, and that was "dead"

I said to him

You can't always get what you want, no!

You can't always get what you want (tell ya baby)

You can't always get what you want (no)

But if you try sometimes you just might find

You get what you need

Oh yes! Woo!

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Shooting Star by Bad Company, because of the awesome solos, and if they would change Johnny to Jimmy...

Jimmy was a schoolboy

When he heard his first Beatles song

Love Me Do, I think it was

And from then it didn't take him long

Got himself a guitar

Used to play every night

Now he's in a rock 'n' roll outfit

And everything's alright

Don't you know?

Jimmy told his Mama,

"Hey, Mama, I'm goin' away

Gonna hit the big time

Gonna be a big star someday"

Mama came to the door

With a teardrop in her eye

Jimmy said, "Don't cry, Mama

Smile and wave goodbye"

Don't you know?

(Chorus)

Don't you know that you are a shooting star

Don't you know

Don't you know

Don't you know that you are a shooting star

And all the world will love you just as long

As long as you are

Jimmy made a record

Went straight up to number one

Suddenly everyone loved

To hear him sing the song

Watchin' the world go by

Surprisin' it goes so fast

Jimmy looked around him and said,

"Well, I made the big-time at last"

Don't you know?

Don't you know?

(Chorus)

(((((I'm going to say the rest WITH OUT Jimmy))))

Johnny died one night

died on his bed

bottle o' whiskey, sleepin' tablets

by his head,

Johnny's life passed him by

like a warm summer day

If you listen to the wind

you can still hear him play

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

Or Rebel Yell by Billy Idol, not the words, the guitar.

Edited by Heartbreaker_Girl

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Hotel California, The Eagles

Magic Man of course, but it's been mentioned on here before

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Burden in My Hand by Soundgarden & Love Spreads by Stone Roses guitar reminds me of him.

:guitar_mood:

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Don't fear the reaper. He seems like the reaper, to me. The mysterious guy.

LOL.

Plus it's just got that.. classic psychedelic sound. Which also reminds me of Jimmy.

Edited by austinzeppelin68

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Well, this always reminded me of Jimmy. It's a Shakespeare sonnet (#128). It always seemed the lyrics fit him perfectly:

"How oft, when thou, my music, music play'st

Upon that blessed wood whose motion sounds

With thy sweet fingers when thou gently sway'st

The wiry concord that mine ear confounds,

Do I envy those jacks that nimble leap

To kiss the tender inward of thy hand,

Whilst my poor lips, which should that harvest reap,

As the wood's boldness by thee blushing stand.

To be so tickled, they would change their state

And situation with those dancing chips

O'er whom thy fingers walk with gentle gait,

Making dead wood more blest than living lips.

Since saucy jacks so happy are in this,

Give them thy fingers, me thy lips to kiss."

Oh, and also Leon Russels "Superstar". Beautifully covered by the late great Karen Carpenter.

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"How oft, when thou, my music, music play'st

Upon that blessed wood whose motion sounds

With thy sweet fingers when thou gently sway'st

The wiry concord that mine ear confounds,

Do I envy those jacks that nimble leap

To kiss the tender inward of thy hand,

Whilst my poor lips, which should that harvest reap,

As the wood's boldness by thee blushing stand.

To be so tickled, they would change their state

And situation with those dancing chips

O'er whom thy fingers walk with gentle gait,

Making dead wood more blest than living lips.

Since saucy jacks so happy are in this,

Give them thy fingers, me thy lips to kiss."

This is actually a really good one! Far less of a stretch than most of the other suggestions. I like it! B)

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I heard Uriah Heep's "The Wizard" for the first time the other day, and I immediately thought of Jimmy. :D Here's the lyrics:

He was the wizard of a thousand kings,

And I chanced to meet him one night wandering,

He told me tales and he drank my wine,

Me and my magic man kinda feelin fine.

He had a cloak of gold and eyes of fire,

And as he spoke I felt a deep desire,

To free the world of its fear and pain,

And help the people to feel free again.

Why don't we listen to the voices in our hearts,

Cause then I know we'd find that we're not so far apart,

Everybody's got to be happy, everyone should sing,

For we know the joy of life, the peace that love can bring.

So spoke the wizard in his mountain home,

The vision of his wisdom means we'll never be alone,

And I will dream of my magic night,

And the million silver stars that guide me with their light.

A very nice classic rock song with good lyrics. The "eyes of fire" reminded me of that scene in TSRTS where Jimmy's eyes glow red. :D

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The Cure-Why Can't I Be You

you're so gorgeous i'll do anything!

i'll kiss you from your feet

to where your head begins!

you're so perfect!

you're so right as rain!

you make me make me make me

make me hungry again

everything you do is irresistible

everything you do is simply kissable

why can't i be you?

i'll run around in circles

'til i run out of breath

i'll eat you all up

or i'll just hug you to death

you're so wonderful!

too good to be true!

you make me

make me hungry for you

everything you do is simply delicate

everything you do is quite angelicate

why can't i be you?

why can't i be you?

you turn my head when you turn around

you turn the whole world upside down

i'm smitten i'm bitten i'm hooked i'm cooked

i'm stuck like glue!

you make me

make me hungry for you

everything you do is simply dreamy

everything you do is quite delicious

why can't i be you?

why can't i be you?

why can't i be you?

you're simply elegant!

...but then again I am a Pagette :rolleyes:

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I heard Ozzy's "Mr. Crowley" the other day, and that made me think of Jimmy.

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I heard Ozzy's "Mr. Crowley" the other day, and that made me think of Jimmy.

I think ozzy is a chicken that does not understand anything.

I do not understand why he had to use that name.

the only thing that does well is to be paranoid.

I think in jimmy of physical grafitty, I had not heard it.

He understood. =)

Edited by el mago

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I think ozzy is a chicken that does not understand anything.

I do not understand why he had to use that name.

the only thing that does well is to be paranoid.

I think in jimmy of physical grafitty, I had not heard it.

He understood. =)

There are not many references to Aliester Crowley now. That's why I thought of him.

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Don't know why, Gustav Holst - "Mars" (maybe because it is used in "Dazed and Confused"?)

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