Musical coincidences # 58

This morning I was over at Popdose, a website I visit every day (along with about 15 other blogs and websites). One of their posts had a song by Nick Lowe called “Stick It Where The Sun Don’t Shine”. I hadn’t heard it before, but as soon as it started I thought “Hey, that sounds just like ‘Green River‘!”

Here are the two songs in question. Please note the beginnings of both songs:

Nick Lowe – “Stick It Where The Sun Don’t Shine” (1982)


Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Green River (1969)


As a bonus, here’s Nick playing his song live:

Nick Lowe And His Noise To Go – “Stick It Where The Sun Don’t Shine” (live) (1982)


Nick Lowe official website

Creedence Online

2 Responses to Musical coincidences # 58

  1. Big Jim Slade says:

    When my guitar teacher was showing me some of Green River, he said now here he does a nice, standard 50's rock guitar lick. So I guess both are “coincidences,” though I couldn't tell you what the original is.

  2. Peter says:

    Hey, Big Jim Slade: I don't doubt for a moment that both artists nicked that opening guitar-pickin' bit from an old 50's song. Unfortunately, my knowledge of old 50's guitar licks is non-existent, so I'd say I'm no closer than you in identifying just exactly where that awfully-familiar-sounding guitar part came from.

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