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I must be out of the dad-rock loop, cuz it didn't occur to me until yesterday how similar the intros of Tom Petty's "American Girl" and the Strokes' "Last Nite" are (the shuffly drums, the one-note guitar, the 4-5 thing in the bass).

Other examples of songs sounding (partially or entirely) like other songs?

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 19:52 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The Jam's "Start" is a xerox of the Beatles' "Taxman"

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 9 September 2002 19:55 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Elastica's "Waking Up" is mysteriously simillar to the Stranglers' "No More Heroes".

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 9 September 2002 19:55 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Elastica's "Waking Up"

*obligatory post about Elastica/Wire connection*

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 19:57 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Sloan's "She Means What She Says" = The Nazz "Open My Eyes"

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Monday, 9 September 2002 19:58 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

That one White Stripes song has the same "oh-oh-oh-oh" vocal line as "Middle of the Road" by the Pretenders. That band Gaunt had a song which took a similar vocal line from a Naked Raygun song. Melissa Etheridge's voice sounds like Steve Perry's to me. And the list goes on and on.

hstencil, Monday, 9 September 2002 19:59 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Do Ya" = "Fox on the Run."

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 20:02 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure if this is dedicated to intentional or unintentional soundalike moments, but Man Or Astro-Man's "Nitrous Burn Out" incorporates a bit of the solo from Van Halen's "Panama" somewhere along the halfway mark.

Nate Patrin, Monday, 9 September 2002 20:03 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Her Head's Revolving" by the Three O'Clock is also a rip on "Open My Eyes" by the Nazz.

"Last" by Nine Inch Nails (on the BROKEN e.p.) recalls Queen's "Fight from the Inside" (down to a stolen riff). Trent's a big Queen fan, allegedly.

The first note of Cheap Trick's "Stop This Game" (on ALL SHOOK UP) is a slow fade-in that is purportedly the last note of SGT.PEPPER's.

The Sex Pistols' "Holidays in the Sun" ripped off The Jam's "In the City"

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 9 September 2002 20:03 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I think the "oh oh-o-o-o" bit in Morrissey's 'Suedehead' (between the two "I'm so sorry"s) is very similar to the "oh oh-o-o-o" in the Pretenders' 'Back in the Chain Gang'. I know some people who disagree, though, which is annoying.

Eyeball Kicks, Monday, 9 September 2002 20:06 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

There's a bit in Happy Monday's "Loose Fit" that sounds exactly like "no more more mr nice guy" by Alice Cooper.

jel -- (jel), Monday, 9 September 2002 20:12 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The Flaming Lips' Fight Test sounds just like Cat Stevens' Father and Son.
The piano on Spoon's All the Pretty Girls Go To the City is a lot like that Edwin McCain song Never Met a Girl Like You Before (is that what it's called?).

lou, Monday, 9 September 2002 21:23 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Soul Decision's 'Ooh it's kinda crazy' and George Michael's Faster Love

Kim (Kim), Monday, 9 September 2002 21:33 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, I love these. There's a ton of I-IV-V and "Sweet Jane" songs, of course. Bridge/chorus on "More Than A Feeling" = intro to "Smells Like Teen Spirit", for one.
Van M's "Caravan" = Counting Crows "Mr. Jones" sha la la la la la la
"TVC-15" = "We Are All Made Of Stars"
Iggy's "Search & Destroy" + Blur's "Song 2" = Hives "Hate To Say"
ooh, I know I've got more in my head, lemme think....

("Girl Like You" was Edwyn Collins, who's not shitty)

teeny (teeny), Monday, 9 September 2002 21:35 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Back in '88 I was struck by how the chorus of Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" resembled that of Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name". Up through the years, I've tried to convince people of this likeness, usually without success... until I found, earlier this year, that Orbital have done a live version of "Halcyon" merging the two. Hah! Vindicated!

OleM (OleM), Monday, 9 September 2002 21:44 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Silence Kit by Pavement sounds like Rollercoaster by Buddy Holly

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Monday, 9 September 2002 21:57 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The start of LCD Soundsystem's Beat Connection sounds exactly like the start of The Powerpuff Girls' Love Makes Thw Rold Go Round and is exactly one-sixth as good.

Graham (graham), Monday, 9 September 2002 22:01 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Back in '88 I was struck by how the chorus of Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" resembled that of Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name".

I hear a slight resemblance between the choruses of "Heaven is a Place on Earth" and Starz's "So Young, So Bad." Maybe it's just the chord changes.

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:07 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The bridge late in the Chili Peppers "Give it Away" sounds an awful lot like Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf".

I'm sure there are several other "Sweet Leaf" rip-offs that I can;t think of right now.

Dave Beckhouse, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I noticed the Bon Jovi/Belinda Carlisle connection a couple years ago, while trying to playing Bon Jovi on the piano and accidentally coming out with Belinda Carlisle.

This is Smoke on the Water: Dun dun DUN, dun dun DUN-DUNN
This is Cat Scratch Fever: Dun dun DUN, dun-dun DUN

And hey, did anyone notice the resemblances between "Ice Ice Baby" and "Under Pressure"?

My name is Kenny, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:18 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The Rolling Stone's "Anybody Seen My Baby" and KD Lang's "Constant Craving".

Slump Man (Slump Man), Monday, 9 September 2002 22:35 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Coldplay's "Yellow" just *is* Ride's "OX4" - I've been utterly convinced of this from the moment I first heard the former but nobody listens to me...you can sing one to the other and everything!

Charlie, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:42 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"So I figure we can scrape up an intro riff to this 'Ruby Soho' song by just tweaking an old Clash song."
"But that's what we always do!"
"Well people won't notice if it's one that nobody really knows. Like 'One Emotion' maybe."
"You're brilliant! Boy, I'm glad I left Operation Ivy for this!"

Nate Patrin, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:46 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

And hey, did anyone notice the resemblances between "Ice Ice Baby" and "Under Pressure"?

You're shitting me. :-)

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:48 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The riffs of Black Sabbath's "Hole in the Sky" and Blondie's "Call Me" and Blue Oyster Cult's "The Revenge of Vera Gemini."

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:54 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The flamenco-guitar on Black Sabbath's "Don't Start (Too Late)" and Guns 'n' Roses' "Double Talkin' Jive."

(Sorry. Listening to Sabotage at the moment.)

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:57 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Nirvana's "All Apologies" => Pixies "Levitate me"

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Monday, 9 September 2002 23:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Shakira - Underneath Your Clothes
The Bangles - Eternal Flame
timing is slightly different but the verse is alomst exactly the same melody. I've tried to mix them together.


dsico

dsico (dsico), Monday, 9 September 2002 23:30 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Speaking of Sabbath, "Dramamine" by Sebadoh (a Jake L song) cops a riff midway through from, damn, I think a breakdown in "Supernaut"?

(Not listening to Sab right now.)

wl, Monday, 9 September 2002 23:31 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

moonblood "midnight" = burzum "det som engang var"

more terribly, the offspring's "get a job" and "o bla di o bla da" by the beatles have very similar choruses (try singing one over the other sometime, it's horrifying).

brian (yournullfame), Monday, 9 September 2002 23:43 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

And hey, did anyone notice the resemblances between "Ice Ice Baby" and "Under Pressure"?

No, ice ice baby is "din din din di-di din doonn" and under pressure is "din din din di-di din din". fucks sake.

naked as sin, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 00:28 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

George Washington and the Cherry Pickers' "Crisco Party" is basically "Wipeout" + vocals - drum solo.

James Blount, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 03:59 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Manics' "Roses In The Hospital" and Bowie's "Sound And Vision", although that sounds more like a semi-conscious "tribute" than either a cynical deliberate steal (cf. Oasis's early Beatles/T Rex theft) or an accidental appropriation (cf. Coldplay/Ride, probably and against my better judgement)...

Charlie, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 04:03 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I was just listening to "Wuthering Heights" by Kate Bush. It took me quite a while to figure out of what it was reminding me strongly, and it turned out to be "Paint a Vulgar Picture" by The Smiths. The way they both can't seem to settle into anything...

Furthermore, for the record: an obvious choice, perhaps, but Pulp's "A Little Soul" and Smokey R. and the M.'s "The Tracks of My Tears".

Captain Sleep (Captain Sleep), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 06:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

When The Czar's "Song to the Siren" starts out, I always think it's Mogwai's "Yes! I am far away from home."

Leee, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 06:34 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Bring Me Edelweiss" was a "S.O.S." knock-off. Gert Wilden's "Dirty Beat" nicks Zep's "Heartbreaker".

James Blount, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 06:38 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

too many Stereolab songs to mention.

James Blount, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 06:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

naughty by nature feat. 3lw - feels good to you = fat joe feat. ja rule & ashanti - what's luv?

minna (minna), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 07:11 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Doesn't Ice Ice Baby actually sample Under Pressure?

tigerclawskank, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 08:23 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Cracker's "Low" = Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
Radiohead's "Creep" = the Hollies' "The Air that I Breathe"
Go-Betweens' "Karen" = Patti Smith's "Dancing Barefoot"
Pere Ubu's "Final Solution" + "Heart of Darkness" = Blue Cheer's version of "Summertime Blues"
Bowie's "Jean Genie" = Yardbirds' version of "I'm a Man"
Prince's "2 Nigs United from West Compton" = Glenn Miller's "Pennsylvania 6-5000"

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 10:50 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

BTW, done already.

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 10:52 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

the strokes' "last nite" crops up the jam's "town called malice".
and what's the other song in their album that has the same structure and bassline than iggy pop's "the passenger"?

joan vich (joan vich), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 11:06 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

X-Press 2 ft David Byrne "Lazy" is a total rip off of Frankie Knuckles & David Morales ft. Alison Limerick "Where Love Lives".

Other than that, the similarity of the intro to Cast's "Fine Time" and Guns'n'Roses "Paradise City" could be pretty confusing at indie discos in the mid-ninties, just when you're ready to blow the whistle and rock out with Axl, Izzy and Slash you get, "What's it all about? Do you really want to know..."

Shit.

Stephen Burrows (steveeeeeeeee), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 11:50 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"The bridge late in the Chili Peppers "Give it Away" sounds an awful lot like Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf""

I'm sure that's no accident, given Rick Rubin's appreciation for old school metal.

The Manic Street Preachers' "If You Tolerate This Than Your Children Will Be Next" was alleged to have ripped off the Stranglers' "Duchess," but I find that a bit of a stretch.....and I'm a much bigger fan of the Stranglers than I'll ever be of the Manics.

Then, of course, Nirvana stole the riff from Killing Joke's "Eighties" for "Come as You Are." Little known fact is that my beloved Killing Joke stole that very same riff from the Damned's "Life Goes On" (on the STRAWBERRIES album).

Big Black's "L Dopa" off SONGS ABOUT FUCKING is virtually indistiguishable from Killing Joke's "the Wait".

The Germs' "No God" ripps the opening riff off of Yes' "Roundabout," but that's more willfull desecration rather than theft (despite the fact that guitarist Pat Smear is an unapologetic Yes fan).

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 11:57 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The Cult swiped (via a sample) the ominous "buzz buzz buzz buzz" intro from Killing Joke's "Requiem" for the bridge in "The Witch" (originally on the soundtrack to the roundly derided cartoon, "Cool World"). Being the lovable bastards they are, despite being old touring mates, Killing Joke sued The Cult for it, and the sample was stricken from all other versions that have since been released (HIGH OCTANE CULT, etc.)

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 12:01 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I was home sick yesterday, watched a Conan O'Brian rerun on Comedy Central and ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead was on, playing "Relative Ways," and I'll be damned if the main guitar riff (during the verses) doesn't rip the vocal melody from "On Broadway."

Nick A., Tuesday, 10 September 2002 12:12 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

the Action Time - comedown blues steals the "ooh ooh"s from Manics - Motown Junk

Jens (brighter), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 16:49 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The White Stripes "Hotel Yorba" is a Country Joe and the Fish song, note for note, and even word for word at times. I don't know the name of the Country Joe song, but it goes "1,2,3, what are we fighting for, don't ask me I don't give a damn, next stop is Vietnam, and it's 5,6,7, open up the pearly gates" and could someone PLEASE tell me the name of this song? It fits so perfectly it's frightening.

Oh, and dancing at Mother to retro-ironic white trash trailer rock last night, I realised that there's a Sloan song which is Foghat's Slow Ride down to a T, but I can't remember which one it is.

kate, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 18:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Country Joe: "Feel like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag" I'll die if I have to hear it again. It's kind of a traditional folk song, so I wouldn't credit Country Joe McDonald.

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 18:50 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Vicious" by Lou Reed steals from "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart. I can't even listen to the Lou Reed song without "MM"'s lyrics taking Reed's place.

Butthole Surfers' "Human Cannibal" is "The Rose" by Bette Middler. Sing along. "Some say love..."; it's eerie.

I'm blanking right now....

Vic Funk, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 20:13 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Swae Lee and Post Malone's "Sunflower" is basically "Paper Planes," right?

harvey wall/barrier (voodoo chili), Friday, 11 January 2019 16:04 (one month ago) Permalink

That song in the Spider-Verse movie? Yeah, I thought the same thing

i stan corrected (morrisp), Friday, 11 January 2019 16:16 (one month ago) Permalink

The first section of this is quite a bit like Mouthbreather by Jesus Lizard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJnGl51lR4k

MaresNest, Friday, 11 January 2019 18:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Air drumming (cymablling?) to the opening of 50-Million Year Trip only for it to turn into She Bangs the Drums is a bit of a downer.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Friday, 11 January 2019 19:33 (one month ago) Permalink

It sounded inspired by "Paper Planes" for sure, I didn't realize at first it was Swae Lee and was struck by how beautiful his voice is (as I always am when he sings)

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 11 January 2019 20:38 (one month ago) Permalink

it's either inspired by Paper Planes or that Imagine Dragons "Thunder" song we're hating on in the other thread

harvey wall/barrier (voodoo chili), Friday, 11 January 2019 21:37 (one month ago) Permalink

otm about his singing though

harvey wall/barrier (voodoo chili), Friday, 11 January 2019 21:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Quincy Jones admitted a while back that Billie Jean was a rip-off of I Can't Go For That (No Can Do).

does it look like i'm here (jon123), Friday, 11 January 2019 21:56 (one month ago) Permalink

And of course Sussudio is a lift of 1999 by Prince.

does it look like i'm here (jon123), Friday, 11 January 2019 21:56 (one month ago) Permalink

First time I heard Madonna's "Material Girl" I thought its verses sounded like the chorus of Melissa Manchester's "You Should Hear How She Talks About You," and now this is mentioned in the "Material Girl" wikipedia page.

Also remember the "Sussudio" thing being obvious from first listen.

Josefa, Friday, 11 January 2019 22:10 (one month ago) Permalink

Gil Scott-Heron - "Guerilla" (1975)
LCD Soundsystem - "Yr City's A Sucker" (2005)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Weezer - Surf Wax America = The Cure - Caterpillar

challop, Sunday, 20 January 2019 23:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Miranda Lambert "Kerosene"
The Godfathers "Birth School Work Death"

john. a resident of evanston. (john. a resident of chicago.), Monday, 21 January 2019 00:55 (four weeks ago) Permalink

The Who - 'I Can't Reach You'
The Jam - 'Smithers-Jones'

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 21 January 2019 01:01 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Major bits of Styx "Come Sail Away" = The Who "Baba O'Riley"

screator, Monday, 21 January 2019 04:50 (four weeks ago) Permalink

They don’t really sound similar at all but Sharon Van Etten’s Seventeen reminds me of Modest Mouse’s trailer trash chorus. Everytime I start to hum the chorus it ends up becoming the modest mouse song:

Downtown harks back
I used to be on this street
I used to be seventeen
And it's been a long time
Which agrees with this watch of mine
And I know that I miss you
And I'm sorry if I dissed you

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 21 January 2019 05:03 (four weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Drinking & Driving by the Business sounds like Little Brown Jug.

peace, man, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 08:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Every time I think of the verses of innoculated city by the clash, the verses from material girl by Madonna pop into my head ...anyone else notice this?

Punisher, Monday, 18 February 2019 16:15 (two days ago) Permalink

A couple years ago I heard never knew love like this before by Stephanie mills, I thought it was borderline by Madonna for a minute...I looked it up and the same guy wrote bob songs...it was odd because I never noticed it for decades but then again I hadn’t heard the mills song in decades....

Punisher, Monday, 18 February 2019 16:19 (two days ago) Permalink

I’m sure this has been mentioned several times but the drums on takin care of business by BRO, esp during the break, are the exact same as dance to the music by sly and the family stone....and then rocks by primal scream used that exact beat for Rocks....

Punisher, Monday, 18 February 2019 16:22 (two days ago) Permalink

Anyone else think black leather by the pistols is the same as down on the street by the stooges? Although to be fair, that’s such a basic simple riff that it’s hard to say anyone “copied” it....

Punisher, Monday, 18 February 2019 16:24 (two days ago) Permalink

Here is something that I’ve thought since high school ....there is a small part in the rover by Zep, right after the opening riff and for one instant it sounds like journey took a couple seconds of that and built the riff to loving touching squeezing and built the song from there...anyone else know what I’m referring to?

Punisher, Monday, 18 February 2019 16:26 (two days ago) Permalink

Tomorrow she goes away from one of the ramones last albums borrows the melody from I turned into a Martian by the misfits....

Punisher, Monday, 18 February 2019 16:28 (two days ago) Permalink

Back in 2002 someone posted that heaven is a place on earth cribs you give love a bad name...I always thought bad medicine by Bon Jovi rips you give love a bad name....

Punisher, Monday, 18 February 2019 16:31 (two days ago) Permalink

How about day after day by badfinger and breaking us in two by joe Jackson? Joe completely lifted the badfinger song...Both are great ballads though....

Punisher, Monday, 18 February 2019 16:35 (two days ago) Permalink

Ok how about this: Paul Stanley always says he wrote hard luck woman to be like a rod Stewart song...but it IS a rod song! It’s you wear it well, esp that ascending chord pattern...both great tunes....

Punisher, Monday, 18 February 2019 16:37 (two days ago) Permalink

This is really minor but I always thought that the line what’s my name in I turned into a Martian by the misfits is a bit of a call out to the clash’s what’s my name...not a rip but a tip of the hat....

Punisher, Monday, 18 February 2019 16:40 (two days ago) Permalink

loving these contributions.. "Punisher" if that is your real name.

I'd like to hear sund4r weigh in on them

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 18 February 2019 21:28 (two days ago) Permalink

Nah just a nom de guerre....I’m an obsessive music fan who has no one to discuss this stuff in real time....I can’t believe this Board has been around since 2002....

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:26 (yesterday) Permalink

Ok here is one that has always got me....high on you by survivor is the exact same melody as who loves you by Frankie valli...

Speaking of which, swearing to God by valli is a total rip of shaft theme....

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:29 (yesterday) Permalink

Ok there are two songs on the superfly soundtrack that Tito ripped off: I can’t remember the songs but one of them Toto lifted for Rosanna and the other they lifted the percussive intro for Africa....I’d have to go back and check....

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:31 (yesterday) Permalink

Thunder island by jay Ferguson and start me up by the stones...love removal machine by the cult is pretty close to start me up but to be fair, when you are talking about roffis based on chords and especially with suspended fourths, it’s hard to say anyone really steals them...

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:34 (yesterday) Permalink

Play that funky music always reminds me of fire by the Ohio players but they both remind me of thank you by sly and the family stone...this might be more a case of a simple catchy riff that gets passed down the line

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:36 (yesterday) Permalink

is this the only ilm thread you are posting on?
there are so many more!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:39 (yesterday) Permalink

Lotsa people notice the bass line for another one bites the dust is the same as good Times by chic....but I’m positive Nile Rodgers must have nicked it from who’s making love to your old lady by Johnny Taylor ....that song is more loose and soulful but I think chic tightened it up and then queen basically made it the centerpiece of the song.....

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:40 (yesterday) Permalink

Runaround Sue by dion is a complete lift of quarter to three by Gary US bonds right down to the intro...I usually five pre Brit invasion stuff a pass because there were about five basic chord patterns that all songs used and I think the concept of oroginality and song writing was totally diffent back then ....it was more like hey play the doo wop profession or the one four five and let’s see what we come up with ....but runaround sue is really too blatant to ignore at least to me ....

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:44 (yesterday) Permalink

Sorry for all my typos, I type fast and I make a lot of mistakes

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:45 (yesterday) Permalink

Here is a really weird one for you.....now you’re gone by white snake is very similar to, of all songs, the flashedance theme.....

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:47 (yesterday) Permalink

And while I’m at this, the whole stairway to heaven/Taurus thug is a complete fraud as far as I’m concerned....zep stole a lot but this is a case of, I bet Jimmy heard it when they toured with spirit and said hey that taurus has a good vibe and feel and just played the A minor....at a certain point, it’s not stealing, it’s evoking a theme and a feel....like how many millions of songs copy chuck berry? If you wanna play a certain type of song you’re gonna have to make it sound like that type of song.....if you want to evoke a pastoral Middle Ages British thing, you’re gonna make it sound a certain way....anyone have any thoughts on this?

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:52 (yesterday) Permalink

Here is another one: stray cat strut is similar to blank generation by Richard Hell....BUT....it’s also similar to pink pedal pushers by Carl Perkins......

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:57 (yesterday) Permalink

Don’t get me started on Green Day!! Madonn’!!! There ain’t enough space!!!!!

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:58 (yesterday) Permalink

Ok: the 11th hour by rancid is a direct lift of capitoll radio by the clash ....yes I know that rancid reworks a lot old punk songs and especially the clash but this one is literally the same song ...

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 01:06 (yesterday) Permalink

Blank generation uses a very common boogie woogie/early rock n roll chord progression—see “hit the road, jack”

we're far from the challops now (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 01:07 (yesterday) Permalink

True true....but stray cat strut uses a melody close to pink pedal pushers too, which makes sense, genre wise...

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 02:04 (yesterday) Permalink

The stranglers version of walk on by turns into a said quasi remake of light my fire.....anyone else think so?

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 02:11 (yesterday) Permalink

punisher you've been paged over on this thread:

songs that are less than 2 minutes

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 02:12 (yesterday) Permalink

fuck, i meant this thread, sorry:

♫ Your NOMINATIONS for the best songs under 2 minutes poll ♫

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 02:13 (yesterday) Permalink

Ok Thanks...pardon my ignorance I’ve never been really adept at positing and I’m not sure how to get on other threads....but greatest song under two mikes??? That’s easy....brain eaters by the misfits !!!

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 03:15 (yesterday) Permalink

i have been punished!!!

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 03:20 (yesterday) Permalink

Ok here’s another...intro to surfing USA....Duane eddy used it for movin and groovin, I think and it originated with who else but chuck berry in the intro to brown eyed handsome man....

Punisher, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 04:21 (yesterday) Permalink


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