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Sam Phillips — Same Changes
Album: Martinis & Bikinis
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Released: 1994
Length: 4:37
Plays (last 30 days): 2
the camera angles and the name campaigns
the stare cuts and the latest extremes
the way we sell ourselves they way we spend our greed
how long it takes to hear our dreams

circle of change the world around you
the same changes
hold on to the voice inside you
the same changes

the borders and the flags how far our guns can shoot
fascist slogans and the movie of the week
popular opinion cars that drive you mad
what they pay assassins and a lucky streak

circle of change the world around you
the same changes
hold on to the voice inside you
the same changes
(hold on to your voice)
(hold on to your voice)

how much time is wasted how much time is left
what to censor and what to read
how hot the sun burns what does love require
how we run from the things we need

circle of change the world around you
the same changes
hold on to the voice inside you
the same changes

circle of change the world around you
the same changes
hold on to the voice inside you
the same changes
(the same changes)
(the same changes)
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Not setting the world on fire, but enjoyable nonetheless!
Love Sam, but hadn't hear this before. The opening sounded like The Yardbird's "Heart Full Of Soul" from 1965!
 sfyi2001 wrote:


A bit similar, yeah - but nothing that warrants losing your mind over. {#Stop}

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 sfyi2001 wrote:


A bit similar, yeah - but nothing that warrants losing your fucking mind over. {#Stop}

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Exactly.  It's especially annoying how the people posting the allegations seem to think that they're the only people who have ever heard of "Heartful Of Soul".  As if T. Bone Burnett and Sam Phillips thought no one in the whole universe would notice and that their evil scheme was foiled by the non-musician, music-detectives here.  It's an obvious nod to the riff in that song - other than that the chord progressions the songs are completely different.
Copy/Improve is a time honored process... although you have to be careful with cord progressions...
Yes to jeff beck and i was expecting secret agent man after the first few notes lol
Bill's sense of humour: Heart Full of Soul has been played exactly one hour before this today. At first, I was wondering if there's something wrong with the FLAC stream. But when the singing started in, I thought, well, I cant't remember The Mac citing The Yardbirds.


A bit similar, yeah - but nothing that warrants losing your fucking mind over. {#Stop}

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 baylees wrote:
RIPOFF  !  listen to the Yardbirds  Heart full of soul.

RP...Bill please play this song back to back and you'll see what I mean.

Sam Phillips  Same changes   HARDLY  very little change.  

Credit where credit is due.  Others have gone to court and wone with less.  

Plagerizim worse than Melania Trump 

 
Absolutely NO LIE, my man.  Esp. the opening guitar riffs.  I came to this page just to write that same comment.  Bold-face ripoff!!
RIPOFF  !  listen to the Yardbirds  Heart full of soul.

RP...Bill please play this song back to back and you'll see what I mean.

Sam Phillips  Same changes   HARDLY  very little change.  

Credit where credit is due.  Others have gone to court and wone with less.  

Plagerizim worse than Melania Trump 
 BKardon wrote:
Jeff Beck played the original riff, yes?  Or did the Yardbirds have a second guitar player at the time?

And yes, of course it's an homage, not a ripoff.  This is T Bone Burnett we're talking about.

Would love to hear Stevie and Lindsey cover this! 

 
That's an interesting idea: Stevie and Lindsey covering this song. I can kind of hear it.  
Jeff Beck played the original riff, yes?  Or did the Yardbirds have a second guitar player at the time?

And yes, of course it's an homage, not a ripoff.  This is T Bone Burnett we're talking about.

Would love to hear Stevie and Lindsey cover this! 
Nice!
 AndyJ wrote:

Sounds like she has a "Heart Full of Soul"

 
Yeah, and not only did they rip off the riff they also ripped off the exact tone of the riff :^ /
RP should change the songs to broadcast, Sam Phillips made several albums and RP has only this one.
okay it's official,
i am now a Sam Phillips fan
Bill my wife thinks i have enough cd's already, can i blame you?
another one of those more i hear it the more i like it
 JasondotG wrote:
I recognized this voice instantly, but I didn't know from where until I tabbed back into RP and saw the name. I only knew this voice from one song I first heard 20 years ago. Sam had a track on the Stealing Beauty soundtrack which imho is still one of the best soundtracks ever released.

Like RP it's just a perfectly crafted, eclectic mix of tracks from different times and complimentary genres. Bill could play this soundtrack start to finish and it'd fit perfectly with everything else on here.

 
Excellent soundtrack, I agree. Difficult to find on CD. I still have the cassette tape, but no player{#Frown}
I recognized this voice instantly, but I didn't know from where until I tabbed back into RP and saw the name. I only knew this voice from one song I first heard 20 years ago. Sam had a track on the Stealing Beauty soundtrack which imho is still one of the best soundtracks ever released.

Like RP it's just a perfectly crafted, eclectic mix of tracks from different times and complimentary genres. Bill could play this soundtrack start to finish and it'd fit perfectly with everything else on here.
Album title: "Martinis and Bikinis".

Now...that's a cool title and allows for a certain vision... 
 LizK wrote:
 rushfan wrote:
Agree w the Fleetwood Mac comments.

I've heard this song here several times (apparently without looking at the artist info), and always thought it was Fleetwood Mac... That said, I like this song a lot.

 
I love this song &
 I love FWM.  But this is Cowboy Junkies,,, Yes?

 
I hear some Dixie Chicks in here, too.
 rushfan wrote:
Agree w the Fleetwood Mac comments.

I've heard this song here several times (apparently without looking at the artist info), and always thought it was Fleetwood Mac... That said, I like this song a lot.

 
I love this song &
 I love FWM.  But this is Cowboy Junkies,,, Yes?


 bam23 wrote:

After years of hearing this great piece here, I am a bit amused to see that this same observation keeps arising: It's a ripoff! Does this mean that every chord sequence that is not original represents a theft? Obviously, T Bone Burnett and crew were not attempting to put anything over on an audience. This album is also heavily Beatles-influenced. All this music is part of our collective aural DNA (not a reality I suppose, but maybe a suitable analogy) and themes repeat. Anyway, this is not a complete replication of the Yardbirds sound.

 
{#Yes}

Sounds like she has a "Heart Full of Soul"


Great podcast with Sam as a guest talking about her love of vinyl.
https://samphillips.com/news_item&NewsID=3765647613449 
absolutely one of my favorite songs, on RP or anywhere. Many times Sam Phillips voice gets redundant or annoying, but here everything works perfectly.
 averybadcat wrote:
i want to hear her sing with  jason isbell or michael stipe. see how close they coulld get to an early buckingham/nicks thing.

 
I'll 2nd that one! {#Bananajam}
i want to hear her sing with  jason isbell or michael stipe. see how close they coulld get to an early buckingham/nicks thing.
After playing Same Changes by Sam Phillips, Then Rain by The Beatles,  RP could have mixed the titles and played my favorite Sam Phillips song...Same Rain off of Martinis and Bikinis!   But Bill, please don't think twice about that comment - I've never heard a DJ in my life whose musical tastes (n all areas) are aligned so closely as you and your wife's are with mine!
 
 djengs wrote:

and Heart Full of Soul. 

 
It's true. Sam broke into the Museum of Rock n' Roll and smashed the glass case holding this riff. Interpol is on the case! {#Dance}
 PA1749 wrote:
Isn't this same rift that is used in "Secret Agent Man?"

 
and Heart Full of Soul. 
sexiest bedroom voice ever
Isn't this same rift that is used in "Secret Agent Man?"
This album never fails to please. I appreciate artists that wear their hearts and influences so proudly on their sleeves.
 AndyJ wrote:

Heard this. Went to Amazon and bought it. No regrets.

Just my usual RP listening pattern.

Of all the possible bad habits, this is one of the least costly in so many ways.

Only drawback is finding shelf space for the CDs



 
Nice habit!!
Listen to this, it's already 2014!
In Germany.
Happy New Year.

Heard this. Went to Amazon and bought it. No regrets.

Just my usual RP listening pattern.

Of all the possible bad habits, this is one of the least costly in so many ways.

Only drawback is finding shelf space for the CDs


 daedalus wrote:
Decent, but guitar intro sound and riff is ripped off straight from the Yardbirds!
 
After years of hearing this great piece here, I am a bit amused to see that this same observation keeps arising: It's a ripoff! Does this mean that every chord sequence that is not original represents a theft? Obviously, T Bone Burnett and crew were not attempting to put anything over on an audience. This album is also heavily Beatles-influenced. All this music is part of our collective aural DNA (not a reality I suppose, but maybe a suitable analogy) and themes repeat. Anyway, this is not a complete replication of the Yardbirds sound.
what an Lovely great Song.
Here is the right wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Phillips_(musician)
Decent, but guitar intro sound and riff is ripped off straight from the Yardbirds!
I've been waiting to hear this song again for a while. I forgot what song it was but it was in my head and I couldn't find it.
She's good.
Been a big Sam Phillips fan for many years-echo great production and songwriting plus her distinctive vocal apparatus!
 alanthecowboy wrote:

My second thought was "What do you mean 'where did I hide the bodies?'.  I don't know what you're talking about".
 
{#Lol}
This is a top notch album from start to finish.  Great production, songwriting, etc...
 Randomax wrote:
I love this CD and actually OWN it......what a writer!
 
me too.
 akousa wrote:


The guitar lick is from "Heart Full of Soul" by the Yardbirds.
 

Yes, just about everyone knows that; I don't think she was trying to deceive anyone.
Agree w the Fleetwood Mac comments.

I've heard this song here several times (apparently without looking at the artist info), and always thought it was Fleetwood Mac... That said, I like this song a lot.
I always want to turn it up. Love this album.

Still Sweet !!
   {#Bananajumprope}
There's not much Sam Phillips can do that I wouldn't like, I'm convinced!
 NickDanger wrote:


I heard Heart Full of Soul, too.
 
same.
Sweet!  {#Bananajumprope}
anything with this tasty a guitar break is ok by me!
could be a minute shorter and I'd like, it better
 NickDanger wrote:


I heard Heart Full of Soul, too.
 
Lol...hard to miss. Had me fooled. 
Ms Phillips sounds fantastic. She has many hits in my book.
 Foot wrote:

Or the Heart Throbs (remember them?), RP apparently has but they're much better than this 1-hit wonder.
 
1-hit wonder? I wasn't aware Sam Phillips had any hits. I think of her as a consistently interesting and enjoyable artist, but not a hit-maker.
 ronniegirl wrote:

Sounds like Bad Fleetwood Mac.  After the girls.


 
Or the Heart Throbs (remember them?), RP apparently has but they're much better than this 1-hit wonder.

 AndyFarang wrote:
Has noone noticed there is an MMFF orgy in the waiting, just look at the shoes lineup.........!!
{#Group-hug} (yes, thats me in the middle)

 
My second thought was "What do you mean 'where did I hide the bodies?'.  I don't know what you're talking about".


I hear a Roger McGuinn-like guitar on this.
 Foot wrote:
Yeah, the opening is a complete Yardbirds ripoff, but that ain't so bad.
 

I heard Heart Full of Soul, too.
 Cynaera wrote:
Oh, ease up. Computers are weird creatures and sometimes things don't go as planned. Not everyone is as incredibly perfect as you.{#Lol}
 

Could not have said it better myself (and yeah, it was a glitch).


Sounds like Bad Fleetwood Mac.  After the girls.


 btilrn wrote:

Hard to believe this was necessary to post 3 times...
  Oh, ease up. Computers are weird creatures and sometimes things don't go as planned. Not everyone is as incredibly perfect as you.{#Lol}


One of my favorite album covers.
I really love this hotter, more rock-oriented side of her music.  She can kick out the jams - just wish she'd do it more often!
 Darlington wrote:
Hard to believe this is 17 years old...
 
Hard to believe this was necessary to post 3 times...
Have come to really respect this woman...thanks for the introduction, Bill.
Hard to believe this is 17 years old...
Yeah, the opening is a complete Yardbirds ripoff, but that ain't so bad.
I love this song.
Regardless of my previous comment. 
I love this CD and actually OWN it......what a writer!
Really like the harmonies and the grooving bass line is killer. Nice hook and feel. The cover lends itself to more trouble than I care to think of....nice art.
 Giselle62 wrote:
this is probably the best song on the album—-chord progression from Rubber Soul or Revolver —-i used to know. i found the whole album quite listenable and really got into it several times—maybe i should put it on the ipod.

 

The guitar lick is from "Heart Full of Soul" by the Yardbirds.
Still liking it—-"Hold onto the voice inside you..."
this is probably the best song on the album—-chord progression from Rubber Soul or Revolver —-i used to know. i found the whole album quite listenable and really got into it several times—maybe i should put it on the ipod.

The voice works for me.

It has a rich, sensuous quality.


I think it would be improved by a "fuller", less shrill voice.
I still like it though. 
 notremotely wrote:

based on all the other comments, I'm perfectly comfortable accepting that it's just me on this one...

but all I keep hearing with this track is bad 80's Stevie Nicks and her swirling gypsy skirts. I have a low Stevie Nicks tolerance.


 

I am with you 100% on this. 
She has a goofy voice but I really like it and much of her other stuff...
More from this album/artist please. I've never gotten tired of this album, especially this song.

LOL!

 

This is a great tune.


Yeah...the Bee Gee's rock
 AndyFarang wrote:
Has noone noticed there is an MMFF orgy in the waiting, just look at the shoes lineup.........!!
{#Group-hug} (yes, thats me in the middle)
 
This is exactly the kind of comment I would expect from someone from Bangkok. {#Roflol} My apologies to everyone from from that cool city.

Has noone noticed there is an MMFF orgy in the waiting, just look at the shoes lineup.........!!
{#Group-hug} (yes, thats me in the middle)

 RobRyan wrote:
I'm kind of tired of this whole "Heart Full of Soul" complaint. It's only the opening riff, which lasts, what, 10 seconds? The body of the song is nothing like Heart Full of Soul (a song I also like).
 
First of all, I don't care about the Heart full of soul riff, even though it's pretty obvious.  However, I need to point out that it carries on through all the choruses and through the 'soli' section as well.

sexiest voice ever!
The long lost "Fifth Beatle"

"..... what they pay assassins".   For some reason that line gets me everytime
{#Dancingbanana_2}
Sounds like a member of the Aimee Mann Club for Failed Nosejobs.
 bam23 wrote:
What is all this complaining about recognizable riffs? Of course this has a Heart Full of Soul sound. Obviously they knew what they were doing and were not "ripping off" anyone. Since music has been available, and especially since recording, musicians have been borrowing (I think the term of art is stealing). The culture is richer for it.
 
Quite. There are only so many permutations of notes on an 8-tone scale and there are millions of musicians around at any one time, so there's always bound to be duplication. Reusing riffs and tunes is a recognised and respected musical practice, and is usually known as 'homage'. It's only when bands rip off whole songs, as Coldplay are alleged by Joe Satriani to have done, that it becomes theft. This number gets me 'right there', particularly because of the singer's voice - 8 from the Nottingham jury.

Over here it's 12 o'clock noon and I'm sitting at my desk working - how can you subject me to that sultry voice??

 RobRyan wrote:
I'm kind of tired of this whole "Heart Full of Soul" complaint. It's only the opening riff, which lasts, what, 10 seconds? The body of the song is nothing like Heart Full of Soul (a song I also like)...
 
I think the problem most people are having is that Heart Full of Soul is such a great one and this one is merely OK, so a lot of people feel let down when it's not the song they were expecting.


E_A_D_G wrote:
exquisitely quirky
Perfect.

I'm amazed at how many Sam Phillips songs I really like — and never heard of her before RP.

based on all the other comments, I'm perfectly comfortable accepting that it's just me on this one...

but all I keep hearing with this track is bad 80's Stevie Nicks and her swirling gypsy skirts. I have a low Stevie Nicks tolerance.


Not a bad song but she sounds really stuffed up.
 physastro2050 wrote:
Love Sam´s Music!!!!!!!!!
 
Most definitely!
Love Sam's Music!!!!!!!!! :notworthy:
bam23 wrote:
What is all this complaining about recognizable riffs? Of course this has a Heart Full of Soul sound. Obviously they knew what they were doing and were not "ripping off" anyone. ... I wonder why there is such antagonism among so many of the listeners for music that has been influenced by other recognizable music. It's as if the recognition poisons the experience for some of you....
YEAH!! Well said Bam23!! :clap: I've thought the same thing myself many a time when seeing comments on RP. Fortunately, songs are rated by the votes, not the comments! Rock on, RP! Rock on Bill & Rebecca!
What is all this complaining about recognizable riffs? Of course this has a Heart Full of Soul sound. Obviously they knew what they were doing and were not "ripping off" anyone. Since music has been available, and especially since recording, musicians have been borrowing (I think the term of art is stealing). The culture is richer for it. I wonder why there is such antagonism among so many of the listeners for music that has been influenced by other recognizable music. It's as if the recognition poisons the experience for some of you. This song comes from a very enjoyable album. Without RP, I would never have known about Sam Phillips. Whose previous Christian music work has absolutely no relevance, other than for curiosity or to help some listeners who may have heard her in that incarnation make the connection.
So is Sam Philips a bad girl? Or is the album cover photo designed to sell CDs?
myspace
Song reminds me too much of anticipation. I'm craving ketchup for some reason while i'm listening to this.
I have this album.... hmmm thanks for all the instructive comments, have to dig it up and re-listen.
Oh man, what a beautiful discovery for me this morning. I am so loving this gal's music :bananajumprope:
Sam is exquisitely quirky as evidenced by this hauntingly beautiful minor key exploration. Beatles and Lucinda Williams smile from above not to mention her Sun Records namesake. The implied Yardbirds riff makes it all the better.
I'm kind of tired of this whole "Heart Full of Soul" complaint. It's only the opening riff, which lasts, what, 10 seconds? The body of the song is nothing like Heart Full of Soul (a song I also like). But by the rationale of the complainers about 10 seconds of similarity, there could only be one 12-bar blues song, all the rest are the same. Sheesh. :wall:
I've got a heaaaaaartt, heaaaaaartt, heart fulla soul...
Circle change?
whole album is killer- this just being one of the best cuts. Some Peter Buck session work- produced by ex hubby T-Bone Burnett. Saw her live- great performance artist in small club- she's also in a Die Hard movie- the one with jeremy Irons-check it. :sunny:
Jeez! Can't anyone come up with anything original anymore without ripping off great riffs from 60's bands?
hippiechick wrote:
Definitely Yardbirds' Heart Full of Soul
Thank you,had to go to the playlist for information and here it comes the real thing,Yardbirds!!!
Mary_Read wrote:
Sounds like the Yardbirds to me...
Definitely Yardbirds' Heart Full of Soul
denizenusa wrote:
THis whole album is a nod to the Bealtes. :bananapiano:
And well done I might add...Special props to T-Bone Burnett for the production.
THis whole album is a nod to the Bealtes. :bananapiano:
babygirl614 wrote:
Is anyone else hearing a Beatle-type guitar line in this one? Great song.
Sounds like the Yardbirds to me...