Song of the day: Jellyfish – "No Matter What" (acoustic)

April 4, 2013

O Jellyfish: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

Jellyfish – “No Matter What (1993)

And the original:

Badfinger – “No Matter What (1970)

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Musical coincidences # 363

February 13, 2013

Eagle-eared reader Steven (Hi, Steven!) spotted this coincidence:

Nelson Bragg – “Trying Hard To Please You (2012) (excerpt)

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Badfinger – “Name Of The Game (original version) (1971) (excerpt)

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Thanks, Steven!

Here are the full versions:

Nelson Bragg – “Trying Hard To Please You (2012)

Badfinger – “Name Of The Game (original version) (1971)

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Badfinger – “Name Of The Game (1971)

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Musical coincidences # 357

January 9, 2013

My friend Michael spotted this one:

Dave Clark & Friends – “Right Or Wrong” (1972) (excerpt)

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Badfinger – “No Matter What (1970) (excerpt)

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Much obliged, Mr. Michael.

Here are the full versions:

Dave Clark & Friends – “Right Or Wrong” (1972)

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Badfinger – “No Matter What (1970)

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Song of the day: Normie Rowe – "Maybe Tomorrow"

March 23, 2012

Last week I played you “Hello”, a song by Australian-hearthrob-from-the-60’s Normie Rowe. It turned out to be more popular than I thought it was going to be. (My original thought was “not at all”.) Quite a few people liked Normie and his red jacket, and suggested I find and listen to some more of his stuff. At the time I posted “Hello”, I had a grand total of nine Normie Rowe songs. I now have 151.

One of those newly-acquired songs is called “Maybe Tomorrow”, and when I saw the title my eyes lit up as I thought: “Beauty! It might be a cover of the Badfinger song called ‘Maybe Tomorrow‘”.

Alas, it isn’t (and it’s dreadful*) – but I’ll play it anyway because you can hear them both and compare the two:

Normie Rowe – “Maybe Tomorrow” (1981)

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Badfinger – “Maybe Tomorrow (1968)

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I’ll try to find you a better Normie Rowe song for the next time**.

(*That’s my opinion. You, on the other hand, may adore it.)

(**Unless you say rather assertively: “Don’t you dare play anything else by Normie Rowe”.)


Song of the day: Badfinger – "No Matter What"

June 14, 2011

Okey dokey. Here’s the second of the three songs that kick-started my love of power pop all those years ago:

Badfinger – “No Matter What (1970)

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Formative song number three tomorrow.


Musical coincidences # 103

March 24, 2011

Speaking of Badfinger (I mentioned them in yesterday’s coincidence), this coincidence involves them again. And a slide guitar.

I know this is a very tiny coincidence (it’s only about four notes) but it’s bugged me for ages, ever since I first heard the newer of the two songs.

Jellyfish‘s “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” (1993) starts with a slide guitar doing this:

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That always – and I mean always – reminds me of the start of Badfinger’s “Day After Day” (1971):

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Here are the full versions:

Jellyfish – “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” (1993)

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Badfinger – “Day After Day (1971)

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Musical coincidences # 102

March 23, 2011

Today’s coincidence isn’t exactly musical – it’s lyrical.

You’re no doubt familiar with this line in The Beatles‘ “Help!” (1965):

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Well, so is Badfinger:

Badfinger – “Because I Love You” (1981) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

The Beatles – “Help! (1965)

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Badfinger – “Because I Love You” (1981)

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