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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #30 on: 26 August, 2014, 09:10:53 am »

On topic though, I don't think you'd be going out on a limb if you were to suggest that, prior to writing Firestarter, Liam Howlett may very well have heard Underground Resistance's The Fury and felt it needed a little dilution for the Reading festival audience.

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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #31 on: 26 August, 2014, 04:55:57 pm »
Anyone pointed out this terrible Same Smith song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB-5XG-DbAA

is basically the same as this Tom Petty song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvlTJrNJ5lA but with more falsetto and less Jeff Lynne
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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #32 on: 26 August, 2014, 08:48:14 pm »
less Jeff Lynne

Since he completely ruined The Beatles comeback singles back in the nineties less Jeff Lynne* would be music to my ears.

* I do have a soft spot for Sweet Talking Woman but that is as far as it goes. :thumbsdown:
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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #33 on: 26 August, 2014, 09:47:25 pm »
less Jeff Lynne

Since he completely ruined The Beatles comeback singles back in the nineties less Jeff Lynne* would be music to my ears.

* I do have a soft spot for Sweet Talking Woman but that is as far as it goes. :thumbsdown:

Jeff Lynne = 5th Beatle!  :lol:
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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #34 on: 27 August, 2014, 12:42:59 am »
Not technically a soundalike as Morrissey just takes Alain Whyte songs he likes and adds lyrics, but this is fun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6vzS2hcxow The original

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKoS5X4SMrY Morrissey
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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #35 on: 27 August, 2014, 08:08:53 pm »
I continue in my mission to spam my own topic with cheesy pop songs that sound like other cheesy pop songs-

The Script - Superheroes http://youtu.be/WIm1GgfRz6M

Coldplay - Paradise http://youtu.be/1G4isv_Fylg
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« Reply #36 on: 27 August, 2014, 08:39:31 pm »

I'm embarrassed on your behalf that you even know those tunes, neebs. To provide a distraction which spares other boarders from clicking on those links out of curiosity, I'm going to note that most of the examples provided here are at least 20 years old. That's partly because we're all 35-45 and stopped paying close attention to music as soon as we finally fell in love with a girl, but it's also because the rise of hip-hop and dance music means folk sample other folks' tunes instead of copying other folks' tunes.

An essay I read recently pointed out that sampling's just making plain what has always been the case, that most hit songs start out as crude copies of existing songs. All the geniuses we think of as great original songwriters from the golden age of pop music were taking other folks' songs and disguising them just enough to avoid a lawsuit:

Yesterday (Lennon & McCartney)

Stairway To Heaven (Paige & Plant)


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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #37 on: 27 August, 2014, 08:58:07 pm »

I'm embarrassed on your behalf that you even know those tunes, neebs.


I embarrass myself sometimes, Sauchie. :D

Here's an oldie (but a favourite of mine) that rips off so many other things that it is pointless listing them.

Mouse In The Traps - A Public Execution http://youtu.be/XiA8FRH6nQc


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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #38 on: 28 August, 2014, 03:54:53 pm »


An essay I read recently pointed out that sampling's just making plain what has always been the case, that most hit songs start out as crude copies of existing songs. All the geniuses we think of as great original songwriters from the golden age of pop music were taking other folks' songs and disguising them just enough to avoid a lawsuit:

Yesterday (Lennon & McCartney)

Stairway To Heaven (Paige & Plant)

See my previous point about 14th century Welsh folk -> Pachebel's Canon -> Modern pop music.


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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #40 on: 04 September, 2014, 09:23:08 pm »

Arctic Monkeys, Snap Out Of It: http://youtu.be/H8tLS_NOWLs

Oasis, The importance Of Being Idle: http://youtu.be/jySfU10IQu4


... which is of course another way of saying that it sounds like The Small Faces, The Kinks, Steve Harley, and whoever else Noel Gallagher was ... paying homage to.



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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #41 on: 05 September, 2014, 07:24:19 pm »
Hammer House of Horror theme

...sounds like...

Parisienne Walkways

...but that's probably because both are apparently influenced by/based on...

Blue Bossa.

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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #42 on: 05 September, 2014, 08:46:57 pm »
Once heard never unheard...

A spoonful of sugar http://youtu.be/vLkp_Dx6VdI?t=20s

The Imperial March http://youtu.be/-bzWSJG93P8?t=17s

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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #44 on: 16 September, 2014, 04:05:43 pm »
was utterly dissapionted to be informed Childhood hero, Adam Ants PRINCE CHARMING was a rip off of WAR CANOE by the disgraced rolf harris.

not sure how to post links, but the similarities are to close to ignore.

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