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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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

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

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

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

Elastica's "Waking Up"

*obligatory post about Elastica/Wire connection*

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 19:57 (seventeen years ago) link

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

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Monday, 9 September 2002 19:58 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

Jody Beth Rosen, Monday, 9 September 2002 20:02 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

"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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

Kim (Kim), Monday, 9 September 2002 21:33 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

Silence Kit by Pavement sounds like Rollercoaster by Buddy Holly

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Monday, 9 September 2002 21:57 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

Slump Man (Slump Man), Monday, 9 September 2002 22:35 (seventeen years ago) link

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 can sing one to the other and everything!

Charlie, Monday, 9 September 2002 22:42 (seventeen years ago) link

"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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Monday, 9 September 2002 23:00 (seventeen years ago) link

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), Monday, 9 September 2002 23:30 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

James Blount, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 03:59 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

"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 (seventeen years ago) link

too many Stereolab songs to mention.

James Blount, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 06:40 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

Doesn't Ice Ice Baby actually sample Under Pressure?

tigerclawskank, Tuesday, 10 September 2002 08:23 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

BTW, done already.

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 10:52 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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..."


Stephen Burrows (steveeeeeeeee), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 11:50 (seventeen years ago) link

"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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

Jens (brighter), Tuesday, 10 September 2002 16:49 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

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 (seventeen years ago) link

"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 (seventeen years ago) link

Dylan definitely modeled “Buckets of Rain” off Fahey’s “Poor Boy Long Ways From Home,” right?

i think ur a controp (voodoo chili), Sunday, 19 May 2019 21:19 (four months ago) link

Babyshambles - 'There She Goes' vs. The Cure - 'The Lovecats'

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 20 May 2019 15:00 (four months ago) link

The intro to 'A Certain Romance' by Arctic Monkeys and the main riff of 'The Riverboat Song' by Ocean Colour Scene.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 15:32 (four months ago) link

Shoegazers, that no-one cares much about anymore, fighting it out:

Boo Radleys - Lazy Day


Big Troubles - Freudian Slips

ringworm, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 17:43 (four months ago) link

I think until today I assumed every time I heard any of Senza Una Donna by Zucchero & Paul Young that it was Slave to Love by Bryan Ferry

kinder, Sunday, 2 June 2019 17:03 (four months ago) link

The horns in Stereolabs “The Free Design” are playing “Dancing Queen”

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Sunday, 2 June 2019 17:07 (four months ago) link

oh yeah!
List The Direct References of Stereolab

kinder, Sunday, 2 June 2019 17:42 (four months ago) link

Was just listening to "Sequent C" by Tangerine Dream, and it felt like I had unearthed the original version of "Cliffs" by Aphex Twin (aka, the first track on SAW II)

enochroot, Monday, 10 June 2019 18:33 (four months ago) link

the choruses to manilow's "mandy" and kate bush's "wuthering heights" are more similar than i would've thought before hearing mandy in a waiting room recently

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Friday, 21 June 2019 16:34 (three months ago) link

It's not really a specific song-a-like, but I've always thought Little River Band's "Reminiscing" sounded like a cross between the Bee Gees and Steely Dan.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 June 2019 16:46 (three months ago) link

Tortoise - "The Suspension Bridge at Iguazu Falls" (1998)

The Sandals - "The Theme From Endless Summer" (1964)

mostly the baritone guitar lines but also the melodica

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 20:33 (three months ago) link

Dirty Vegas - Let The Night

the chorus melody (0:35 onward) is virtually identical to the organ-y keyboard riff in MGMT's 'Kids'

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Sunday, 30 June 2019 00:47 (three months ago) link

What song sounds so much like Wire’s “The 15th”

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Sunday, 30 June 2019 05:28 (three months ago) link

The Who - "Rael" ("Look toward the shore for my sig-na-a-al")
The Beach Boys - "That's Not Me" ("I could try to be big in the eyes of the wo-o-orld")

timellison, Monday, 1 July 2019 05:21 (three months ago) link

“Gone Fishin’” by General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board seems to have exactly the same bassline as The Temptations’ “Just My Imagination.”

Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 03:51 (three months ago) link

I always thought "Can I Get A ..." by Jay-Z sounded like it was sampling "Walking in Your Footsteps" by the Police. I always thought "Hypnotize" by Biggie sounded like "Regiment" from Eno/Byrne's "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts." And I always thought "Say My Name" by Destiny's Child was produced by Timbaland, since it sounds so much like "Are You That Somebody?" by Aaliyah. "Bills Bills Bills" doesn't sound like anything as specific, but it also sounds like a total mimic of Timbaland.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 15 July 2019 15:50 (two months ago) link

I always thought "Hypnotize" by Biggie sounded like "Regiment" from Eno/Byrne's "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts."

I always thought it was a direct sample.

beard papa, Monday, 15 July 2019 16:45 (two months ago) link

i thought they both sampled "rise" by herb alpert

mott the hoopleheads (voodoo chili), Monday, 15 July 2019 16:55 (two months ago) link

The first segment of Wilco's "Pieholden Suite" always gets me singing "Surfer Girl." The melody is not THAT close, but that loping vocal rhythm...

there's a whisper I would like to breathe into your ear but I'm too scared to
Do you love me, do you surfer girl

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 15 July 2019 17:00 (two months ago) link

xpost The bass line from "Rise" is directly sampled by Biggie, iirc, but maybe just imitated in the Eno/Byrne. But I think the drums (and some of the atmospherics) of the Biggie track remind me of "Regiment," too.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 15 July 2019 17:07 (two months ago) link

“Ghost Town” by The Specials has a part that sounds very much like “In Walked Bud” by Thelonious Monk.

Ask Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 July 2019 03:45 (two months ago) link

Weird, I was just about to post that I've been watching Divorce on HBO, and the main cue drives me crazy because it's clearly the first four bars of In Walked Bud, repeated ad nauseum.

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 20 July 2019 14:57 (two months ago) link

heard a cover band playing "vehicle" from a distance today and it took a little time to establish that they weren't playing "seven nation army"

Un Poco Loco Moco (rushomancy), Saturday, 20 July 2019 20:54 (two months ago) link

Hm. Will have to investigate that

Ask Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 July 2019 20:57 (two months ago) link

katy perry's "roar" and beyonce's "pretty hurts" got p similar chords

hollow your fart (m bison), Saturday, 20 July 2019 21:00 (two months ago) link

Speaking of Perry -- she is currently in court defending the writers of her song "Dark Horse" in a plagiarism case filed by Christian rap artists Marcus Gray aka Flame, Emanuel Lambert aka D.A. Truth, and Chike Ojukwu; they allege that "Dark Horse" copies their track "Joyful Noise":

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Monday, 22 July 2019 17:58 (two months ago) link

For the curious, here is what an expert witness for the rap artists -- musicologist Todd Decker -- testified on Friday (as reported in Law 360):

For this suit, Decker said he listened to Gray's 2008 song "Joyful Noise" and Perry's 2013 song "Dark Horse" back to back "countless times" before plunking notes out on a piano to try to figure out any similar-sounding patterns between the two songs. He eventually isolated an eight-note melodic phrase beginning with four C-notes and two B-notes that he said seemed to indicate some musical borrowing on the part of Perry's songwriters.

Decker said the melody for both phrases sits on the same note for four beats before descending in pitch. The phrases also have a similar timbre — or distinctive quality of sound — using synthesized sounds to create a "pingy," artificial sound in the beat, Decker explained.

Even the texture of the sound in the phrases, such as the number of instruments being used, is unusually "empty," Decker said, with both introducing their beats in isolation.

Despite the phrases ending with two different notes, Decker said "Dark Horse" uses a similar dip down in pitch to end the ostinato. Decker also noted that even though "Joyful Noise" is written in the key of A and "Dark Horse" is written in B-flat, that's only a difference of a half step.

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Monday, 22 July 2019 18:05 (two months ago) link

Update: Dr. Luke and Henry Walter aka Cirkut, two of the Perry songwriters and defendants in this case (along with Max Martin, Sarah Hudson, and others), testified today that they had never heard the "Joyful Noise" track, and detailed the process through which they had created the "Dark Horse" beat. Meanwhile, a security guard confronted a knife-wielding man outside the courthouse, and shot him in one of his hands.

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 23:23 (two months ago) link

Message To My Girl by Split Enz - Wichita Lineman
The Teachers Are Afraid Of The Pupils by Morrissey sounds like In Every Dream Home A Heartache by Roxy Music

soref, Thursday, 25 July 2019 13:15 (two months ago) link

Whoa -- the jury just ruled against Katy Perry and the "Dark Horse" songwriting team.

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:25 (two months ago) link

In the damages phase of the trial, the defendants have now been ordered to pay a combined $2.7 million (about 6.5% of the song's revenue).

Here endeth my court reporting.

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Thursday, 1 August 2019 23:26 (two months ago) link

Alex G - Gretel has almost the same riff as Stone Temple Pilots - Plush

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 2 August 2019 20:42 (two months ago) link

R.E.M.’s “So. Central Rain” sounds like a distant cousin of “Don’t Fear the Reaper.”

60... 90... 120 Minute IPA (morrisp), Friday, 2 August 2019 22:34 (two months ago) link

MaresNest, Saturday, 3 August 2019 18:21 (two months ago) link

Yeah it sounds like they plan to appeal.

60... 90... 120 Minute IPA (morrisp), Saturday, 3 August 2019 18:22 (two months ago) link

Dark Horse ”pingy tone” is more similar to Art of Noise - moments in love imho. That video is great.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 3 August 2019 19:23 (two months ago) link

The one maresnest posted I mean

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 3 August 2019 19:24 (two months ago) link

R.E.M.’s “So. Central Rain” sounds like a distant cousin of “Don’t Fear the Reaper.”

Ha, yes, the opening riffs - arpeggios around open chords. R.E.M. about 15 BPM faster.

timellison, Saturday, 3 August 2019 19:34 (two months ago) link

For a long time, I've heard "Reaper" as kinda sounding like "So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star."

timellison, Saturday, 3 August 2019 19:35 (two months ago) link

"Driver 8" sounds like "Don't Fear The Reaper."

― Stranded In the Jungle Groove (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:53 PM (six years ago)

hmm, I never noticed that before. I feel like they both must descend from Zouzou's 'Puisque tu es revenu'.

― garfield drops some dank n' dirty dubz at 2am (unregistered), Sunday, February 24, 2013 3:58 PM (six years ago)

hoostanbank de reason lyrics mp4 hd video download (unregistered), Saturday, 3 August 2019 20:29 (two months ago) link

Huh... teasing out the R.E.M./BÖC nexus.

60... 90... 120 Minute IPA (morrisp), Saturday, 3 August 2019 23:08 (two months ago) link

“Lady Godiva’s Operation”/“Born on the Bayou”

U or Astro-U? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 4 August 2019 06:44 (two months ago) link

the verse of "rhinestone cowboy" always has me singing "hoist up the john b sail!"

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 15:09 (two months ago) link

For a long time, I've heard "Reaper" as kinda sounding like "So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star."

― timellison, Saturday, August 3, 2019 3:35 PM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

ooooo otm

flappy bird, Sunday, 11 August 2019 05:25 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

l’Arc~En~Ciel "Love Flies" (1999)
(esp the solo starting at 2m37s onward)

Dinosaur Jr. "Water" (1991)

I initially was trying to figure out what Built To Spill song I thought the l'Arc song was ripping off but then I realized that it's almost the same chord progression as the Dinosaur song.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 29 August 2019 18:51 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

this could be only in my head, but

catherine wheel 'black metallic' and counting crows 'hanginaround'

mookieproof, Saturday, 14 September 2019 19:48 (one month ago) link

“Lawman” by Girl Band is the best cover of Pretty Woman.

El Tomboto, Monday, 16 September 2019 16:56 (four weeks ago) link

three weeks pass...

'Rhinestone Cowboy' = 'Sloop John B'
(Glen Campbell was in the Beach Boys for a short amount of time)

'Money Money Money' = 'The Oompa Loompa Song' from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 10:57 (five days ago) link

Oh... we said the first one just upthread

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 10:57 (five days ago) link

Brownstone - If You Love Me
Plaid - Manyme

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 15:24 (five days ago) link

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