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2021-04-15 7:02:29 PM  
Songfacts®:
This acoustic instrumental is the only Allman Brothers song written entirely by Duane Allman. He wrote it for Dixie Lee Meadows, a girl with whom he was having an affair. "Little Martha" was a nickname Duane called her.According to Scott Freeman's Midnight Riders: The Story of The Allman Brothers Band, Duane Allman claimed this came to him in a dream in which Jimi Hendrix showed him how to play the song using a sink faucet in a hotel room. Duane woke up and started playing it.
 
2021-04-15 9:10:32 PM  
Ideas come from people's brains - who knew.
 
2021-04-15 9:36:08 PM  
My favorite example comes not from a rock star but from Gerry Mulligan, the jazz dude. One night he dreamed of a song and the dream woke him up. He went to the piano, wrote down the song and went back to sleep thinking he had just written the best song of his career. When he woke up he looked at the music and realized that he had written Stardust.
 
2021-04-15 9:37:40 PM  
One morning I woke up with Motörhead's "Hellhound" stuck in my head. Full song, complete lyrics, everything. I checked my iTunes to listen to it to help get it out of my head, couldn't find it. Turns out, they never had a song called "Hellhound".  I dreamt a perfect, if typical, Motörhead song in its entirety. I've since forgotten all of it except Lemmy's growling vocals.
 
2021-04-15 9:44:17 PM  
La Villa Strangiato - Rush
Youtube UNilsLf6eW4
 
2021-04-15 9:44:36 PM  
Johnny Cash's "The Man Comes Around".  He said much of that song came from a dream that he'd had, where Queen Elizabeth II had said to him, "Why Johnny Cash!  You're like a thorn tree in a whirlwind!"
 
2021-04-15 9:47:14 PM  
I thought that Keef dreamt up Satisfaction
 
2021-04-15 9:51:26 PM  

Billy Liar: Johnny Cash's "The Man Comes Around".  He said much of that song came from a dream that he'd had, where Queen Elizabeth II had said to him, "Why Johnny Cash!  You're like a thorn tree in a whirlwind!"


Johnny Cash - The Man comes around - Lyrics
Youtube jifaNxq7IG8
 
2021-04-15 9:52:35 PM  
How about entire albums that came from dreams?

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2021-04-15 9:57:25 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: My favorite example comes not from a rock star but from Gerry Mulligan, the jazz dude. One night he dreamed of a song and the dream woke him up. He went to the piano, wrote down the song and went back to sleep thinking he had just written the best song of his career. When he woke up he looked at the music and realized that he had written Stardust.


IIRC, Stardust began life as several bars of a Louis Armstrong solo. I could have dreamed that, of course.
 
2021-04-15 9:57:36 PM  
Lionel Richie - Say you, Say me
Youtube cHxTFeReT-g


it was an awesome dream
 
2021-04-15 9:57:37 PM  
Cheap Trick - Dream Police
Youtube OPemyipJzAM
 
2021-04-15 10:01:10 PM  
Blondie - Dreaming (Official Video)
Youtube TU3-lS_Gryk
 
2021-04-15 10:02:55 PM  
Literally the first thing he tells you

Prince - 1999 (Official Music Video)
Youtube rblt2EtFfC4
 
2021-04-15 10:03:41 PM  
Dead Milkmen - Dean's Dream
Youtube qjtRL2Omz6w
 
2021-04-15 10:05:59 PM  

yakmans_dad: AliceBToklasLives: My favorite example comes not from a rock star but from Gerry Mulligan, the jazz dude. One night he dreamed of a song and the dream woke him up. He went to the piano, wrote down the song and went back to sleep thinking he had just written the best song of his career. When he woke up he looked at the music and realized that he had written Stardust.

IIRC, Stardust began life as several bars of a Louis Armstrong solo. I could have dreamed that, of course.


Never heard that but it wouldn't surprise me. Louis was a fount of creativity and he did record the definite version of the song.
 
2021-04-15 10:20:50 PM  
No no no - - -  If the list is gonna stop at a weird (and low) number like 9, then John Lennon's "#9 Dream" *has* to be on the list. Why else stop at 9??

Period.
 
2021-04-15 10:24:45 PM  
03 - Spongerock - Mouth Dreams
Youtube aK0XqK9mbMk
 
2021-04-15 10:29:21 PM  

Mister Peejay: [YouTube video: 03 - Spongerock - Mouth Dreams]


Spongerock, eh?
 
2021-04-15 10:34:27 PM  

Bennett the Mad: No no no - - -  If the list is gonna stop at a weird (and low) number like 9, then John Lennon's "#9 Dream" *has* to be on the list. Why else stop at 9??

Period.


Especially when that word he sings during the chorus sounds inappropriate.
 
2021-04-15 10:38:12 PM  
Gary Wright - DreamWeaver Official Video
Youtube xZKuzwPOefs
 
2021-04-15 10:52:20 PM  
Queensryche - Silent Lucidity (Official Music Video)
Youtube jhat-xUQ6dw
 
2021-04-15 10:55:42 PM  
#9 DREAM. (Ultimate Mix 2020) John Lennon w The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (official music video 4K)
Youtube 7zZsKOvXiFo
 
2021-04-15 11:18:28 PM  

Billy Liar: Johnny Cash's "The Man Comes Around".  He said much of that song came from a dream that he'd had, where Queen Elizabeth II had said to him, "Why Johnny Cash!  You're like a thorn tree in a whirlwind!"


Yeah, that was covered
 
2021-04-16 12:05:58 AM  

Bennett the Mad: No no no - - -  If the list is gonna stop at a weird (and low) number like 9, then John Lennon's "#9 Dream" *has* to be on the list. Why else stop at 9??

Period.


Username checks out.
 
2021-04-16 12:09:56 AM  
Cheap Trick - Way Of The World
Youtube Ziqaz9TkkuI
 
2021-04-16 12:22:03 AM  

Karma Chameleon: Ideas come from people's brains - who knew.


Nope.

Ideas come from the internet.

I feel sorry for those that are able to dream or imagine their own ideas.

Oh well.
 
2021-04-16 12:59:25 AM  
Oh yeah, Jimi "dreamed" up Purple Haze

/that's what we're calling it now?
 
2021-04-16 1:15:13 AM  
Spirit turned it up to 12.
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2021-04-16 2:47:33 AM  

The_Sponge: [YouTube video: Cheap Trick - Dream Police]


God dammit that song is farking llllaaaaaaammme
 
2021-04-16 2:48:08 AM  

NINEv2: The_Sponge: [YouTube video: Cheap Trick - Dream Police]

God dammit that song is farking llllaaaaaaammme


Wrong!
 
2021-04-16 2:50:39 AM  

The_Sponge: NINEv2: The_Sponge: [YouTube video: Cheap Trick - Dream Police]

God dammit that song is farking llllaaaaaaammme

Wrong!


You have an earworm coming sometime soon, my friend. Ah:
🎵 1-877-DREAMPOLICE 🎵

/got nothing
//love cheap trick. Haaaaate that song
 
2021-04-16 3:10:14 AM  

NINEv2: The_Sponge: NINEv2: The_Sponge: [YouTube video: Cheap Trick - Dream Police]

God dammit that song is farking llllaaaaaaammme

Wrong!

You have an earworm coming sometime soon, my friend. Ah:
🎵 1-877-DREAMPOLICE 🎵

/got nothing
//love cheap trick. Haaaaate that song


Fast Times Damone Cheap Trick Scene
Youtube U2oHY4RapDY
 
2021-04-16 4:47:48 AM  
Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast (Official Video)
Youtube WxnN05vOuSM
based on a dream by Steve Harris 🤘
 
2021-04-16 9:42:57 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: yakmans_dad: AliceBToklasLives: My favorite example comes not from a rock star but from Gerry Mulligan, the jazz dude. One night he dreamed of a song and the dream woke him up. He went to the piano, wrote down the song and went back to sleep thinking he had just written the best song of his career. When he woke up he looked at the music and realized that he had written Stardust.

IIRC, Stardust began life as several bars of a Louis Armstrong solo. I could have dreamed that, of course.

Never heard that but it wouldn't surprise me. Louis was a fount of creativity and he did record the definite version of the song.


I like his vocal but I like the Artie Shaw instrumental version. Billy Butterfield -- Shaw's trumpeter -- never played better and Shaw's clarinet solo is fantastic.

(Butterfield and my father-in-law once played in a band together, Tom said collegially.)

I have nothing to base it on other than a possibly spurious resemblance but I have another theory: the opening trumpet theme in Chinatown was inspired by the Shaw version of Stardust.
 
2021-04-16 10:18:14 AM  

Mojongo: Songfacts®:
This acoustic instrumental is the only Allman Brothers song written entirely by Duane Allman. He wrote it for Dixie Lee Meadows, a girl with whom he was having an affair. "Little Martha" was a nickname Duane called her.According to Scott Freeman's Midnight Riders: The Story of The Allman Brothers Band, Duane Allman claimed this came to him in a dream in which Jimi Hendrix showed him how to play the song using a sink faucet in a hotel room. Duane woke up and started playing it.


Wikipedia supports your story, but I swear I read one of the band members themselves say in a Guitar magazine that it was written while watching one of the band members' toddler daughters crawling around and that he tried to capture that image musically.  Now I can't find that version of the story anywhere.

/Mandela?
 
2021-04-16 12:09:43 PM  
Apparently Mike Watt wrote this based on a dream that George Hurley had:

The Anchor
Youtube 0QoKZA3BxPs
 
2021-04-16 12:42:35 PM  
Hole in My Shoe
Youtube UXiis1C6grI
 
2021-04-16 12:52:17 PM  

CaptainFatass: Apparently Mike Watt wrote this based on a dream that George Hurley had:

[YouTube video: The Anchor]


Don't forget "Dreams are Free Motherfarker!"
 
2021-04-16 2:20:53 PM  

STRYPERSWINE: Wikipedia supports your story, but I swear I read one of the band members themselves say in a Guitar magazine that it was written while watching one of the band members' toddler daughters crawling around and that he tried to capture that image musically. Now I can't find that version of the story anywhere.

/Mandela?

That sounds similar to a story told in a interview with Gregg Allman where he said he was in a grocery store and was captivated by a little girl playing in the aisles and when her mother called her he got the name he'd been struggling for to complete his song 'Melissa'.
 
2021-04-16 4:49:11 PM  

Rip_Rufus: One morning I woke up with Motörhead's "Hellhound" stuck in my head. Full song, complete lyrics, everything. I checked my iTunes to listen to it to help get it out of my head, couldn't find it. Turns out, they never had a song called "Hellhound".  I dreamt a perfect, if typical, Motörhead song in its entirety. I've since forgotten all of it except Lemmy's growling vocals.



I've had that same experience with Led Zeppelin and Aretha Franklin.... woken up from dreams and realizing the songs in my head were complete fabrications of these artists. Vocals, guitars, the whole production. It is puzzling because I'm no musician. Wouldn't know how to begin to create something like that. But it happens none the less.
 
2021-04-16 5:03:59 PM  

Donaco: Rip_Rufus: One morning I woke up with Motörhead's "Hellhound" stuck in my head. Full song, complete lyrics, everything. I checked my iTunes to listen to it to help get it out of my head, couldn't find it. Turns out, they never had a song called "Hellhound".  I dreamt a perfect, if typical, Motörhead song in its entirety. I've since forgotten all of it except Lemmy's growling vocals.


I've had that same experience with Led Zeppelin and Aretha Franklin.... woken up from dreams and realizing the songs in my head were complete fabrications of these artists. Vocals, guitars, the whole production. It is puzzling because I'm no musician. Wouldn't know how to begin to create something like that. But it happens none the less.


I also created a Jethro Tull song and an entire season of American Horror Story that was better than most of the real seasons.
 
2021-04-16 5:16:54 PM  
Rip_Rufus:

I also created a Jethro Tull song and an entire season of American Horror Story that was better than most of the real seasons.


I believe you. Something is going on that we don't yet understand.
 
2021-04-16 7:48:51 PM  

Rip_Rufus: Donaco: Rip_Rufus: One morning I woke up with Motörhead's "Hellhound" stuck in my head. Full song, complete lyrics, everything. I checked my iTunes to listen to it to help get it out of my head, couldn't find it. Turns out, they never had a song called "Hellhound".  I dreamt a perfect, if typical, Motörhead song in its entirety. I've since forgotten all of it except Lemmy's growling vocals.


I've had that same experience with Led Zeppelin and Aretha Franklin.... woken up from dreams and realizing the songs in my head were complete fabrications of these artists. Vocals, guitars, the whole production. It is puzzling because I'm no musician. Wouldn't know how to begin to create something like that. But it happens none the less.

I also created a Jethro Tull song and an entire season of American Horror Story that was better than most of the real seasons.


I bet your season of American Horror Story didn't turn into a completely incoherent mess 3 episodes in like every season of the real thing.
 
2021-04-16 8:52:14 PM  
Roy Orbison - In Dreams
Youtube MVRunwyoTMA
 
2021-04-16 9:24:33 PM  
BLACK SABBATH - "Black Sabbath" (Official Video)
Youtube 0lVdMbUx1_k
 
2021-04-16 11:13:30 PM  
 
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