I was thinking about opening completely separate discussion on topic "sounds familiar". We all know that most of stuff has been written already and several times even. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, or? In music everybody steals or borrows. Sometimes it's conscious, sometimes not. Some times one gets caught, other times not. Sometimes you get the feeling that some melody or riff sounds (exactly) like something else. Sometimes you can put your finger on it, sometimes you cannot. I'll give this one shot because I once thought that one artist (known to most RRT members, I presume) had created a fantastic and an original opening/basis for one of his songs in 1996. Later on, I revisited one song from 1976.
Sounded somewhat familiar. Much later, I came across another song from 1971.
Again, I thought I recognized the pattern.
I know the pattern is not completely same, let alone the songs. What these three songs have in common is that the circling structure (melody and rhythm) appeals to my ear and I find it as an "ear catcher" for each of them. Now I wonder where did these latter guys got it from. Finally, to the (absolutely useless trivia) point. Does anyone recognize which power pop artist and song I'm referring to? All apologies if there's no resemblance to anyone else's ears. You can call me paranoid if you wish. But if someone recognizes the pattern and is sure about the originator I would be very happy to learn it myself, too.
My musical mind doesn't have an answer for you, but it did have pretty much the same exact idea
for a discussion group topic. I had come up with the idea back when I first became a R'N'R Triber.
It came to me when I was listening to CRIME's "San Francisco's Still Doomed".
Perhaps i may be a bit paranoid, as well, but I swear there's a song on there that sounds similar to
BAUHAUS's "Dark Entries." I don't know about you , but I just think it's kind of cool to think of
either the guitarist, Daniel Ash or singer Peter Murphy listening to & getting inspiration from a
SF punk band from 1976.
Then I thought of an earlier comparison I've made between Sam Cooke's "Nothing Can Change This
Love" and Journey's "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'. Call me crazy, but listen for yourself.
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