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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 (twenty years ago) link

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

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

Elastica's "Waking Up"

*obligatory post about Elastica/Wire connection*

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

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

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

Silence Kit by Pavement sounds like Rollercoaster by Buddy Holly

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

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

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Monday, 9 September 2002 23:00 (twenty 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.


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

too many Stereolab songs to mention.

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

Doesn't Ice Ice Baby actually sample Under Pressure?

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

BTW, done already.

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

This morning the radio reminded me how cool it was when Prince cloned a Cocteau Twins track for Martika
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10V_Z0_udjg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSEtYTp78Sk

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 11 July 2022 01:43 (two months ago) link

*YMO's 'Computer Games' first bars play*

"WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE..."

nashwan, Monday, 11 July 2022 11:29 (two months ago) link

LOVE that Martika track

kinder, Monday, 11 July 2022 14:01 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I heard this powerful instrumental guitar version of "Hello" by Lionel Ritchie on the AM station the other day. Love shit like this, wanted to know who it was.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-0KRM_eROA

And then the announcer backsold the song by saying "that was 'Still Got the Blues' by Gary Moore." I presume the DJ said that with a straight face.

But there was NO WAY that wasn't "Hello"!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHONNcZbwDY

Preliminary Google search says, yeah, it's definitely a rip-off. There's even a Fark link from 14 years ago saying Moore lost his case against Richie. But I can't find anything solid, especially about settlements and credit.

But with a lead from Wikipedia, I learn that Moore lost a suit brought by a German band from the 70s, Jud's Gallery. And yup, there's that "Hello" melody buried at the end, starting around 10:20 (kicking in about a minute later.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8mOgcUar-8

So now we've got a song that predates "Hello" by 15 years. Was Richie ever called out by Jud's Gallery too? No, but he was sued by Marjorie White, who claims Richie ripped off her song, "I'm Not Ready To Go," which I can't find an example of anywhere.

Richie won that case, by the way.

(And in posts that sound like other posts, Geoff mentioned this in 2006: songs that sound like other songs)

pplains, Tuesday, 26 July 2022 17:31 (two months ago) link

Was thinking this week how R.E.M.'s "Tongue" is a bit like Twentieth Century Zoo's "Quiet Before the Storm" once the latter gets going

you can see me from westbury white horse, Tuesday, 26 July 2022 17:33 (two months ago) link

Would seem unlikely that this could be described as sounding like anything else but that main recurring melody is lifted straight from Van der Graaf Generator (and George Martin's) "Theme One". Also, who knew people were still playing stuff that sounded like this on the BBC in the 1979?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7plgiMK5wXA

Let's Get Ready to Trimble (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 July 2022 08:45 (two months ago) link

Following on from pplains's post, I heard today a brand-new song by the Algerian Berber singer Souad Massi that very obviously uses the Lionel Richie "Hello" melody. The song is "Dessine-moi un pays" and the "Hello" bit starts at 00:42.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wcoj3Cjkuc

Eyeball Kicks, Sunday, 31 July 2022 10:14 (one month ago) link

Little more veiled than Gary Moore, but that's still it!

pplains, Sunday, 31 July 2022 14:48 (one month ago) link

Driving me nuts (aptly enough) trying to think (punk?) song the intro of this reminds me of...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPdiHkRqI-U

Apologies to any lip readers (Tom D.), Tuesday, 2 August 2022 12:33 (one month ago) link

... I'm sure it's a punk song but it might be T. Rex?

Apologies to any lip readers (Tom D.), Tuesday, 2 August 2022 12:34 (one month ago) link

The intro is the best Wonderwall rip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p0Igh5EXjk

you can see me from westbury white horse, Tuesday, 2 August 2022 12:47 (one month ago) link

xp it's close to Cheap Trick - Hello There

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKjs4qoSZ0c

llurk, Tuesday, 2 August 2022 12:51 (one month ago) link

I've never heard that song so that's not what I'm thinking of.

Apologies to any lip readers (Tom D.), Tuesday, 2 August 2022 13:16 (one month ago) link

It’s a little bit like the Sex Pistols cover of Something Else.

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 2 August 2022 14:09 (one month ago) link

is it "ca plane pour moi"? different key, but i still get the vibe

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 2 August 2022 14:43 (one month ago) link

"New Rose" opens with drums, then a four chord riff, but then it settles in into the hook/riff like that Neil Diamond intro.

Jaqueline Kasabian Oasis (bendy), Tuesday, 2 August 2022 20:24 (one month ago) link

I always thought the "New Rose" riff was the "Raw Power" riff backwards (and sped up)!

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 02:46 (one month ago) link

Is it Suspect Device by Stiff Little Fingers?

kinder, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 14:17 (one month ago) link

I think it might well be! I'm sure there are Los of songs with similar intros but I had on a Neil Diamond compilation and when that song stated up I had to check it was still Neil I was listening to

Apologies to any lip readers (Tom D.), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 14:29 (one month ago) link

hooray! that's what it reminded me of, then when I went to listen to SLF I thought it was maybe too generic.

kinder, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 15:20 (one month ago) link

“Suspect Device”, now there’s a blast from my past. SLF were my favourite band in the world for a couple of months.

and Jake Burns letting himself be inspired by his parents’ record collection, I love it.

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 16:00 (one month ago) link

Didn't Montrose complain that "Suspect Device" sounded too much like "Space Station #5"? It has a similar rhythm:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxUgW5CLk18

The AV Club also points out that The Men used a similar riff in "Turn it Around":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7XmQzlxMoE

I have to say that's quite a stylistic evolution from "I Don't Depend on You".

Ashley Pomeroy, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 19:31 (one month ago) link

Tom D. it also reminds me of this one by Jeff Lynne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRsYbb8rWoE

Kim, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 20:28 (one month ago) link

As a father of a 5 month old kid, I have recently discovered that I’m unable to whistle a verse of ‘Hush Little Baby’ without segueing into the chorus of ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ by Boney M

Agnes, Agatha, Germaine and Jack (Willl), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 20:55 (one month ago) link

am i alone in thinking that hank williams' "why don't you love me" sounds like it was based on "turkey in the straw"?

budo jeru, Monday, 8 August 2022 18:31 (one month ago) link

The opening melodic phrase of the Mexican song "María Elena" is almost exactly the same as the opening melodic phrase of the American standard "Dream a Little Dream of Me." Interesting that the two songs were written in 1932 and 1931 respectively.

Josefa, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 22:24 (one month ago) link

The chorus of George Ezra's "Green Green Grass" and the opening lines of Joel Corry & MNEK's "Head & Heart" have the same melody, in the same key.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 10 August 2022 10:42 (one month ago) link

Love, Signed DC / Moody Blues, Nights in White Satin
The Beatles, Eleanor Rigby / Love, Robert Montgomery
Tom Jones, It's Not Unusual / Love, Nice to Be
Bob Dylan, Times They Are a-Changin' / Love, Gather Round
The first Love albums full of songs that sound like other songs

Also "Can't Explain" by Love is an obvious rip of "What a Shame" by the Rolling Stones.

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 11 August 2022 01:56 (one month ago) link

I may never forgive myself for voluntarily listening to 15 seconds of that George Ezra song

f.m. corndog (unregistered), Thursday, 11 August 2022 17:32 (one month ago) link

Also, while Love's "Signed D.C." may or may not have inspired "Nights in White Satin", its melody is indebted to "House of the Rising Sun".

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 11 August 2022 17:41 (one month ago) link

It's a stretch, but I remember the first time I heard "Frozen Faces" by Propaganda the melody of the second part kept reminding me of "Mad World" by Tears for Fears:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40r6r-pJ3UQ

Specifically the "all around me are familiar faces" bit. They have very little in common otherwise and it's probably coincidence, although the Props - did Propaganda have a Smash Hits nickname? Der Props? - Poppyganda were making demos of A Secret Wish at around the same time "Mad World" came out.

According to Smash Hits, circa March 1984, "Suzanne’s a freelance goldsmith. Claudia’s hard at it doing the German equivalent of A-levels, Ralf works in a bank and Andreas is a DJ, although he’s currently out of work", which raises the question of how you can be an out-of-work DJ. It's like being an unemployed non-stop dancer. I can conclude that Smash Hits didn't have a comedy name for Propaganda. It seems that the magazine barely ever covered them, which is a shame.

Ashley Pomeroy, Thursday, 11 August 2022 19:14 (one month ago) link

Whenever I hear Ernest Ranglin's "Surfin'" I start to sing Steve Miller's "Abracadabra"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuyrY--vs3U

...Kinda wonder if Miller at least subconsciously pilfered it.

Jaqueline Kasabian Oasis (bendy), Friday, 19 August 2022 18:12 (one month ago) link

the verse groove from the charlatans’ “the only one i know” reminds me a hell of a lot of “hush” by deep purple

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 23 August 2022 13:47 (one month ago) link

The verse of "Showdown" by ELO owes rather a lot to "I Heard It Through the Grapevine".

Buckfast At Tiffany's (Tom D.), Friday, 26 August 2022 17:48 (one month ago) link

I remember John Lennon saying that on the radio when he was a guest DJ on WNEW-FM.

I’d Rather Gorblimey (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 August 2022 10:44 (one month ago) link

Greats minds...

Buckfast At Tiffany's (Tom D.), Saturday, 27 August 2022 13:22 (one month ago) link

Sorry, didn't mean to overwhelm your original post.

I’d Rather Gorblimey (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 August 2022 14:52 (one month ago) link

“Spanish Moon” by Little Feat and Roy Buchanan’s “I’m a Ram”

Heez, Sunday, 28 August 2022 21:16 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Never thought about this before but “Little Sister” sounds quite a bit like “Lucille.”

Jean Arthur Rank (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 September 2022 21:58 (two weeks ago) link

Both were performed at the Concerts for the People of Kampuchea, maybe I noticed it back around that time but forgot.

Jean Arthur Rank (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 September 2022 22:15 (two weeks ago) link

Stereolab - ‘Going Out Of My Way’ is pretty blatantly appropriated from Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers’ ‘Roadrunner’

Agnes, Agatha, Germaine and Jack (Willl), Monday, 12 September 2022 15:47 (two weeks ago) link

michael jackson - rock with you
teddy pendergrass - close the door

budo jeru, Tuesday, 13 September 2022 15:08 (two weeks ago) link

Kinks - How are you? & Beck - Puttin' it Down: IV-V alternation using the same sort of easy strum rhythm as basis for almost the entire song. I think Beck's melody tries to imply the V as the root, while the How are You melody implies the IV is the root, but both resolve to the I on the chorus.

mig (guess that dreams always end), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 19:49 (two weeks ago) link

ok so ritchie blackmore def stole the "smoke on the water" riff from astrud gilberto's song "maria quiet" (on an album called look to the rainbow! very clever ritchie)

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Friday, 16 September 2022 22:26 (one week ago) link

nabihah iqbal 'zone 1 to 6000'

sounds like

st etienne 'finisterre'

johnny crunch, Sunday, 18 September 2022 17:03 (one week ago) link

Costello's New Lace Sleeves has a similar rhythm to John Martyn's Outside In. Classics both.

you can see me from westbury white horse, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 21:47 (one week ago) link

Lonnie Mack’s “Why” sounds a little bit like “St. James Infirmary.”

Ride On Proserpina (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 27 September 2022 14:13 (yesterday) link


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