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« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2004, 11:00:06 PM »
Here's another screamingly obvious one -  'Subterranean Homesick Blues' by yer Dylan and 'Pump It Up' by yer Costello.  I'm sure EC has freely said his tune was a homage, and it's one of those when you can start off singing one song and segue into the other.

And both come from the same rapid fire stream of conciousness mental list school as 'It's The End Of  The World As We Know It And I Feel Fine' by REM.  I spose it all comes from beat poetry, dunnit?

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« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2004, 01:15:05 PM »
Calistan by Frank Black and Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits.

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« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2004, 11:54:52 AM »
'Prove Yourself' by Radiohead robs from 'Heart Of Gold' by Neil Young.

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« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2004, 12:11:36 PM »
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Here's another screamingly obvious one -  'Subterranean Homesick Blues' by yer Dylan and 'Pump It Up' by yer Costello.  I'm sure EC has freely said his tune was a homage, and it's one of those when you can start off singing one song and segue into the other.

And both come from the same rapid fire stream of conciousness mental list school as 'It's The End Of  The World As We Know It And I Feel Fine' by REM.  I spose it all comes from beat poetry, dunnit?


You can also include 'We Didn't Start The Fire' by Billy Joel in that list

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« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2004, 12:24:09 PM »
The brand new Delta Goodrum single and Cornflake Gilr by Tori Amos

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« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2004, 04:17:52 PM »
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Taxman - The Beatles and Start - The Jam.  Although the latter may have been a deliberate homage.
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That one by Beck sounds the same as that too. Can't remember its name


'The New Pollution'.

'I'll Be The One' by the Backstreet <spit> Boys sounds strangely like the theme to the Neverending Story.

'Once in a Lifetime' by <spit> Texas sounds identical to 'Creep' by TLC.

The bassline on 'Plug In Baby' by Muse is practically identical to 'Sexy Boy' by Air.

There's more to come...

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« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2004, 04:22:02 PM »
Oh yeah, and 'Somebody Loves You' off Shootenanny by The Eels sounds irritatingly like the title track from Daisies of the Galaxy.

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« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2004, 04:45:14 PM »
'Hotel Yorba' by the White Stripes has the same tune as 'My Old Man's A Dustman'.

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« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2004, 06:11:43 PM »
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'Once in a Lifetime' by <spit> Texas sounds identical to 'Creep' by TLC.



No matter how many people I said that to it was always dismissed as nonsense.  You have exorcised some demons there, thankyou :-)

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« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2004, 09:19:26 PM »
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According to a mate, 'M62 Song' by The Doves sounds like another really good song, although he can't remember which. Anyone?


As far as I know it's a reworking of Moonchild by King Crimson, and acknowledged as such by The Doves.

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« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2004, 10:35:12 PM »
Cast - Fine Time and the intro to Guns N Roses - Paradise City.  And bits of Jesus Christ Superstar actually! Hmmmmm

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« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2004, 10:58:11 PM »
The new Kylie single has a riff which sounds very similar to 'Survivor' by Destiny's Child to these ears.

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« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2004, 11:18:02 PM »
"Laura" by Scissor Sisters and "Attitude" by Suede kinda have the same tune... to my ears anyway

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« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2004, 05:20:48 PM »
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You can also include 'We Didn't Start The Fire' by Billy Joel in that list


There's a Foo Fighters song that sounds like it's about to break into that at any moment but I can't remeber it for buggery

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« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2004, 06:05:44 PM »
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You can also include 'We Didn't Start The Fire' by Billy Joel in that list


There's a Foo Fighters song that sounds like it's about to break into that at any moment but I can't remeber it for buggery


'Times Like These' by the Foos sounds like 'The Heat Is On' by Glenn Frey

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« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2004, 12:47:28 PM »
Gabrielle's "Rise"  sounds the same as "Knocking on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan.

Muse "Falling away from you" sounds like a beatles song which I can't remember the bloody name of.

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« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2004, 11:27:07 PM »
the into to deep purple's child in time was a straight crib from a bombay calling song.

parts of Tool's cold and ugly sound like the main keyboard riff from Led Zep's No Quarter

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« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2004, 03:32:35 PM »
Hello I Love You  - The Doors
All The Day And All Off The Night - The Kinks

And I think The Doors got berated for it at the time aswell.

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« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2004, 04:36:00 PM »
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and of course Wire - Three Girl Rhumba, and Elastica - Connection, beyond all reasonable doubt, I don't know how they thought they could get away with that


Because Frischmann et al were so deluded about the level of their own coolness they foolishly thought no one else had ever heard of Wire.


And don't forget that "Line Up" was a rip-off of the Wire song "I Am The Fly."

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« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2004, 07:01:22 PM »
Also, 'Waking Up' by Elastica has the same riff as 'No More Heroes' by the Stranglers. JJ Burnel was gracious enough to accept this as a compliment though.

There's a song on one of the Flaming Lips albums which sounds a lot like 'Father and Son' by Boyzone too.

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« Reply #50 on: April 05, 2004, 07:05:05 PM »
That Aguilera song with the video set in the street (possibly her latest single?) sounds like that old Warren G song, is it called regulate?

That's a rubbish description of both songs, can someone fill me in?

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« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2004, 09:30:11 AM »
Quote from: "gazzyk1ns"
That Aguilera song with the video set in the street (possibly her latest single?) sounds like that old Warren G song, is it called regulate?

That's a rubbish description of both songs, can someone fill me in?


The Aguilera song is "Can't Hold Us Back".  The Warren G song is indeed "Regulate", and you're right, they do sound similar.

One for the teenie-boppers.  "I Swear" by Blue is very similar to "Back For Good" by Take That.

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« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2004, 09:35:52 AM »
...and in turn Back For Good by Take That is very similar to Love Is All Around by The Troggs (the are no other versions)

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« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2004, 06:12:47 PM »
The Zutons' You Will You Won't and Captain Beefheart's Dropout Boogie.

Breakups Breakdowns by Simple Kid has a guitar motif that sounds a lot like Carrot Rope by Pavement.

Hope by R.E.M. has a melody strongly reminiscent of Suzanne by Leonard Cohen.

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« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2004, 04:41:13 PM »
That single by The New Busted, McFly has a bit in it which is the twangy riff from "Gay Bar".

And Jack White, of course, managed to rip himself off perfectly with "There's No Home For You Here", a tribute to his own "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground"

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« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2004, 04:59:12 PM »
'Everybody Hurts' and 'You'll Never Walk Alone'

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« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2004, 05:20:06 PM »
The verses of 'Catch The Sun' by Doves sound the same as a Carly Simon song I don't remember the name of.

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« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2004, 05:51:01 PM »
The theme to Black Books is almost exactly the same as Jockey Full of Bourbon* by Tom Waits on his Rain Dogs album.








*or it's called something similar

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« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2004, 06:40:14 PM »
Quote from: "gazzyk1ns"
That Aguilera song with the video set in the street (possibly her latest single?) sounds like that old Warren G song, is it called regulate?

That's a rubbish description of both songs, can someone fill me in?


Not a soundalike, but samplulike, is that regulate is a sample of Michael Mcdonald's - I keep forgettin'

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« Reply #59 on: July 13, 2004, 03:24:57 PM »
Just been jogging and was listening to Supergrass - Pumpin' On your Stereo and noticed how closely it resembles David Bowie - Rebel, Rebel.

Carry on.