Browsing gently through some songs, I thought, “Ooh! That sounds like The Beatles.” I pondered that their influence has been so wide and so long, there must be plenty of songs not by The Beatles but sounding more like The Beatles than The Beatles themselves, and I’m not talking deliberate pastiche like the magnificent Rutles. It made me wish there was a word for it.
Fiona Apple, for example, loves The Beatles so much, she named herself after their record label. She does a wonderful cover of Across The Universe. On Paper Bag, the piano chords and the horns are straight out of The White Album.
How many Beatlesque songs can The Afterword think of?