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Iron Maiden, "The Evil That Men Do" from "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" (1988)

The title of the song is taken from Mark Antony’s famous “friends, Romans, countrymen” speech, addressing the crowd of Romans after Caesar’s murder in Julius Caesar… 110 more words

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The Stone Roses, "Full Fathom Five" from "Elephant Stone" (1988)

“Full Fathom Five” is the B-side to the single of “Elephant Stone” and is just the main song in reverse.

The album artwork is a rip-off of Jackson Pollock’s splash paint style: 78 more words

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Regina Spektor, "Pound Of Flesh", from "Live At Bull Moose" (2005)

“… take a pound, take two
What’s a pound of flesh between friends like me and you?”

Regina does’t just make allusion to Shakespeare but also mentions the modernist poet, and Shakespearean critic, Ezra Pound. 245 more words

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John’s Children, "Midsummer’s Night Scene" from "The Complete John's Children" (2002, written in 1967)

Before Marc Bolan formed T. Rex, he was in the band John’s Children who wrote a couple of songs alluding to Shakespeare.

This one clearly states it’s link to  66 more words

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Princess Superstar, "Now Is The Winter Of Our Discotheque" (2005)

Now Is The Winter Of Our Discotheque is a two part mash up album released by Princess Superstar.

The allusion to Shakespeare’s Richard III may only go as far as the title and the fact that “discotheque” is probably the one word in the English (or French) language that most sounds like “discontent”. 20 more words

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