Musical coincidence # 322

October 27, 2012

This coincidence was found by my friend Michael (Hi, Michael!), and I’m extremely glad he found it. (Thanks, Michael!)

When Monsieur M. told me about the coincidence involving two different bands, from two different eras, playing a similar guitar riff I thought: “That’s so obvious. Plenty of people would have noticed that.” So I went a-lookin’ around for articles that mentioned the similarity. But no. Apparently no-one else – anywhere – has noticed the similarity between the two.

I’d like to raise a glass of something enjoyable to The Man Called Michael for spotting this coincidence:

Brian Diamond & The Cutters – “Shout, Shake & Go” (1964) (excerpt)

The B-52’s – “Rock Lobster (1979) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

Brian Diamond & The Cutters – “Shout, Shake & Go” (1964)

The B-52’s – “Rock Lobster (1979)