Musical coincidences # 135

Boy, this riff sure is popular. It was only a few weeks ago that I noticed a tune in The Move‘s “I Can Hear The Grass Grow” that appears in a couple of other songs. (Gruesome details here.) Now I’ve found it in another song.

First, though, a reminder of the original tune. In “I Can Hear The Grass Grow” it’s the “Get a hold of yourself now baby” part in the song’s middle eight:

The Move – “I Can Hear The Grass Grow (1967) (excerpt)

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In addition to the other two songs I found that tune, this time it’s in Australian band Grand Atlantic‘s “Smoke And Mirrors”. I heard a guitar near the start of the song playing something suspiciously familiar (it’s in the right channel):

Grand Atlantic – “Smoke And Mirrors” (2007) (excerpt 1)

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In the same song, another guitar plays it later on (this time it’s in the left channel):

Grand Atlantic – “Smoke And Mirrors” (2007) (excerpt 2)

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Here are the full versions:

The Move – “I Can Hear The Grass Grow (1967)

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Grand Atlantic – “Smoke And Mirrors” (2007)

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