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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 me...you 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 (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..."

Shit.

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

Some Funkadelic song - on Cosmic Slop? "March to the Witch's Castle"? sounds like Donald Byrd's version of "Cristo Redentor."

Three Hundred Pounds of Almond Joy (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 April 2020 14:26 (two months ago) link

Which is probably the original version, written by Duke Pearson.

Three Hundred Pounds of Almond Joy (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 April 2020 14:28 (two months ago) link

It is.

Three Hundred Pounds of Almond Joy (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 April 2020 14:28 (two months ago) link

To circle back to the beginning, "Waking Up" also sounds very much like "Sally's Revolution" by Grant McLennan.

last updated a group of five done twelve times ago (geoffreyess), Monday, 20 April 2020 15:05 (two months ago) link

Pet Shop Boys "You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk" ≈ Magnetic Fields "I Have the Moon" ≈ Billy Bragg "Mother of the Bride"

last updated a group of five done twelve times ago (geoffreyess), Monday, 20 April 2020 15:09 (two months ago) link

the theme to cheers ("sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name") is a total ripoff of elton john's "border song"

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 02:33 (two months ago) link

Tangerine Dream's 'Love On A Real Train' is basically a four-minute excerpt from 'Music For 18 Musicians' by Steve Reich, except on electronic rather than acoustic instruments.

mirostones, Saturday, 25 April 2020 12:19 (two months ago) link

The beginning of this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocturne_in_E_minor,_Op._posth._72_(Chopin) sounds exactly like the beginning of Manhã de Carnaval.

Together Again Or (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 21:08 (two months ago) link

the theme to cheers ("sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name") is a total ripoff of elton john's "border song"

not really hearing it...

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 21:20 (two months ago) link

listen to the opening piano riff in each song

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 21:35 (two months ago) link

I hear the similarity there, but "total ripoff" seems extreme... though what do I know, I didn't predict the "Blurred Lines" outcome.

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 21:45 (two months ago) link

okay "total ripoff" may be a bit hyperbolic but still, they're pretty close!

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 21:49 (two months ago) link

By the way, to circle back to the Katy Perry case I have been tracking in this thread (to no one's interest): the plaintiff is now appealing to the Ninth Circuit. (As a refresher: the original verdict in his favor was overturned in March.) Given how Led Zeppelin fared before the 9th Circuit recently, the odds may be in favor of Perry et al.

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 22:00 (two months ago) link

Kid is playing that Nocturne again for her lesson right now.

My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 16:17 (two months ago) link

the main riff of katie pruitt's "expectations" can't help but evoke the theme song from last week tonight with john oliver

sleight return (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 21:55 (two months ago) link

just struck by how much "Mary in the Morning" sounds like "Sunday Morning" and it's not just the glockenspiel (although it's probably the glockenspiel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p39E2OUSfQ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qK82JvRY5s

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 18 May 2020 06:28 (one month ago) link

Been listening all day to the fabtrabulously awesome Dare! album by the Human League. What a great album this is! I love discovering great albums. But anyway you can pretty much play “Spot Who Homaged Us/Ripped Us Off” on here. “Darkness” is mid-to-late-80s Depeche Mode. “Love Action” is “The Simple Life” by the Juan Maclean. “Don’t You Want Me” does the flat disaffected electroclash vocal style. The “Hard Times” bassline reminds me of “Somebody That I Used to Know” (though that one’s a bit of a stretch, I admit). And MOST EGREGIOUSLY OF ALL you might as well sing “I’m ready for the shuffle, ready for the deal, ready to let go of the steering wheel” as the opening verse of “Seconds”.

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 19:59 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR3H8TY3iGg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwtykH7ey_0

brian jonestown massacre - panic in babylon
okay temiz & johnny dyani - doktor / play for me

budo jeru, Friday, 5 June 2020 16:56 (one month ago) link

Work Drugs - Prime

https://youtu.be/TU5HrNEFPeo

Sounds way too much like Roxette’s listen to your heart. I can’t find the credits but I hope they sorted it out.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 8 June 2020 18:49 (one month ago) link

the Census 2020 commercial uses strings that initially resemble the opening of Forgot About Dre before revealing its really just some neo-Free Design sounding shit

Dig Dug the police (Neanderthal), Monday, 8 June 2020 23:07 (one month ago) link

Which imagine dragons song is this again?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=geQ7Xkm_CdE

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 01:33 (one month ago) link

jolene & forever autumn

massaman gai (front tea for two), Saturday, 13 June 2020 20:29 (one month ago) link

Evanescence's new single Wasted on You sounds like Radiohead's 'Creep'. no one listens to Evanescence in 2020.

stop trying to make fetch the bolt cutters happen (unregistered), Sunday, 14 June 2020 15:10 (one month ago) link

the first two chords are the same, but not much else

Dig Dug the police (Neanderthal), Sunday, 14 June 2020 15:18 (one month ago) link

but it's a shit song so

Dig Dug the police (Neanderthal), Sunday, 14 June 2020 15:18 (one month ago) link

yeah, I guess you're right. the first five seconds of the song are practically a disclaimer that it's gonna be warmed-over glurge straight through, so idk why I was fool enough to keep listening

stop trying to make fetch the bolt cutters happen (unregistered), Sunday, 14 June 2020 15:26 (one month ago) link

My wife and I were in Target today; a ringing guitar intro was playing over the PA.
ME: What’s this Strokes rip-off song?
HER: You’re gonna laugh when you realize what it is.
The vocals come in: She was an American girl....
#moded

― i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, July 14, 2018


^Just wanted to follow this up with something even dumber (from today):

*a song plays from my wife’s phone*
Me: Is that Free Design?
Her: What?
Me: The band playing... is it Free Design?
Her: uh, it’s the Carpenters. You’re too hipster for this room, buddy.

Charging for Brewskis™ (morrisp), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 07:29 (four weeks ago) link

Ha wow, also i never noticed that about Tom Petty before

DJ Fiona Apple Genius (flamboyant goon tie included), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 11:05 (four weeks ago) link

John Lennon's "(Just Like) Starting Over" - "But when I see you, darling/It's like we both are falling..."

The Beach Boys' "Don't Worry Baby" - "But she looks in my eyes/And makes me realize..."

timellison, Thursday, 18 June 2020 20:27 (three weeks ago) link

that's somewhat of a melodic cliche of 50s rock ballads that both of those songs borrow

ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Thursday, 18 June 2020 20:53 (three weeks ago) link

You'd have to name me something else that uses that exact same sequence of four chords AND has the melody starting on the sixth scale degree, on beat two of the measure, then a seventh to the fifth scale degree, before descending in stepwise motion. Both songs do the exact same thing.

timellison, Thursday, 18 June 2020 21:30 (three weeks ago) link

then UP a seventh

timellison, Thursday, 18 June 2020 21:31 (three weeks ago) link

This new Bob Dylan song “I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You” sounds like that one song from “The Tales of Hoffmann”

Colonel Radle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 June 2020 14:57 (three weeks ago) link

xp to tim

the melodies are similar, and the consecutive sevenths are unique, but what both songs are doing are paying harmonic homage to the ballads of their youth.

The Beach Boys example is more complex because it leads into a key change, but that chordal turn (ii IV iii VI) is a nod to early rock ballads like “Don’t Blame Me” by The Everly Brothers and Frankie Valli’s “Alone.” Though the intervals aren’t the same, both melodies also share some similarities with “Be My Baby,” which it reverses the order of the cadences (III VI ii V)

ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Saturday, 20 June 2020 16:11 (three weeks ago) link

it

my point is, yes those melodies are very similar, likely because they’re both trying to evoke a doo-wop/early rock feel

ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Saturday, 20 June 2020 16:13 (three weeks ago) link

The Four Seasons' "Alone" was released after "Don't Worry Baby" and "Don't Worry Baby" was written in 1964 (or '63) when Brian Wilson was 21, so I'm not sure how much of a homage to his youth it was.

Rapsputin (Tom D.), Saturday, 20 June 2020 16:16 (three weeks ago) link

Oh, I see, it was a cover.

Rapsputin (Tom D.), Saturday, 20 June 2020 16:17 (three weeks ago) link

yeah don’t worry baby was released early enough to be a part of that original tradition, not as a homage, though doo-wop/girl group was starting to fall out of vogue

ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Saturday, 20 June 2020 17:30 (three weeks ago) link

the original shepherd sisters version of alone came out in 1963

ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Saturday, 20 June 2020 17:31 (three weeks ago) link

nothing comes immediately to mind for me — can anyone point to an example in the music of e.g. the ravens, moonglows, five satins, orioles, duprees, teenagers, etc ?

budo jeru, Saturday, 20 June 2020 18:09 (three weeks ago) link

It occurs to me recently that the rhythmic feel of "Hungry Like the Wolf" owes rather a lot to "Bang a Gong (Get it On)."

i.e., the accent pattern of the rhythm guitar in the verse. (rest) DARK in the CITy, (rest) NIGHT is a WIRE.

I'm pretty sure that Pavement's 'Box Elder' unashamedly referencing the Verlaines 'Death and the Maiden' will have been mentioned upthread. Anyway, here's Stephen Malkmus covering 'Death and Maiden' https://youtu.be/8-GqgN00Kr0
We just need the Verlaines to cover 'Box Elder'to complete the cycle.

Grantman, Sunday, 21 June 2020 10:06 (three weeks ago) link

Dusseldorf-based Wolfgang Riechmann's "Weltwelt" from 1978.
Dusseldorf-based Kraftwerk's "Metropolis" from 1978.

... at least for the opening third of the Wolfgang Riechmann track that is, thereafter it sounds like:

The Residents, "Diskomo".

I don't know which was released first, Riechmann or Kraftwerk, the Residents is from 1980.

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Sunday, 21 June 2020 15:35 (three weeks ago) link

... sorry, I meant, Dusseldorf-based Wolfgang Riechmann's "Silberland" from 1978.

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Sunday, 21 June 2020 15:42 (three weeks ago) link

I'm pretty sure that Pavement's 'Box Elder' unashamedly referencing the Verlaines 'Death and the Maiden' will have been mentioned upthread.

I guess it’s been mentioned somewhere – YouTube has the red line indicating that I’ve watched the “Death and the Maiden” video at some point in the past (tho I don’t remember it)! Yeah, it’s clearly the inspiration for “Box Elder.”

OG Honeymoon Ave (morrisp), Sunday, 21 June 2020 16:34 (three weeks ago) link

frank zappa "the central scrutinizer" (1979) < jethro tull "overseer overture" (1973)

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 00:09 (three weeks ago) link

This new Bob Dylan song “I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You” sounds like that one song from “The Tales of Hoffmann”

― Colonel Radle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:57 AM (two days ago)

OK, I'm curious on this one. Which song?

timellison, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 00:43 (three weeks ago) link

The one they use on the Phil Silvers Hamlet episode of Gilligan's Island.

Barry "Fatha" Hines (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 25 June 2020 19:44 (two weeks ago) link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_nuit,_%C3%B4_nuit_d'amour?wprov=sfti1

”Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour" (often referred to as the "Barcarolle") is a piece from The Tales of Hoffmann (1881), Jacques Offenbach's final opera. A duet for soprano and mezzo-soprano, it is considered the most famous barcarolle ever written and described in the Grove Book of Operas as "one of the world's most popular melodies."

Barry "Fatha" Hines (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 25 June 2020 19:49 (two weeks ago) link

Sonic Youth’s “Heather Angel” (1998) mixes the alternating chords from Pink Floyd’s “Hey You” and the dissonance and rhythm of Blonde Redhead’s “Water” (1997)

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 9 July 2020 04:44 (six days ago) link


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