Musical coincidences # 330

A week or so ago I pestered you with an inordinate number of songs from a Futureman Records sampler. (If you’re curious, the exact number was four. If you’re not curious, then feel free to ignore the previous sentence.)

I’m about to pester you with another one from the sampler, but this time it’s in aid of pointing out a fairly noticeable coincidence.

The song from the sampler, “You Or Michael Brown” by The What Gives, has a melody in it that would be rather recognisable to Squeeze fans:

The What Gives – “You Or Michael Brown (2012) (excerpt)

Squeeze – “Is That Love (1981) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

The What Gives – “You or Michael Brown (2012)

Squeeze – “Is That Love

2 Responses to Musical coincidences # 330

  1. side3 says:

    I love “Is That Love”. I really really think the “East Side Story” line-up, though short-lived, was their best.

  2. Peter says:

    Hey, Sidey:

    I love “Is That Love”.

    Me too. And approximately 57 other Squeeze songs.

    I really really think the “East Side Story” line-up, though short-lived, was their best.

    Quite possibly. However, because my favourite Squeeze album is Argybargy I'd probably lean towards that particular lineup.

    For me, the East Side Story line-up felt more like a small core group with guest artists than a proper band. Although it did contain my favourite British singer (Paul Carrack)…

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