Musical coincidences # 87

February 28, 2011

I’ve had another look at Musical coincidence #86 (the one before this one) and noticed how incredibly messy it is, with bits of songs and full songs all over the place. As far as I’m concerned, that post had waaaaay too many DivShare thingies in it for you to click on.

Right. From now on I’ll present you with the songs in question and just tell you where the coincidences are, rather than try and persuade you to wade through a whole lot of chopped-up snippets of tracks. Hopefully, it’ll simplify things. (It’ll certainly save me time, not having to fire up ye olde audio editing program and nibble away at tracks every time I want to point out a coincidence.)

The Big However:
However… if you want me to keep using the snippet method for coincidences, let me know and I’ll happily do it again. (Using an audio editing program doesn’t take that long.)

Today is easy. It doesn’t involve 72,316 songs like the last coincidence – just two (or three, depending on how you look at it).

So, I’ll play you the full songs and politely ask you to listen with fevered intensity to the opening guitar riff of each one.

And away we go…

Update:
Due to public demand for a return to coincidence snippets (one person asked for it, and that’s enough for me), here are the coincidences:

Mott The Hoople – “All The Young Dudes (1972) (intro)

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Be-Bop Deluxe – “Jet Silver And The Dolls Of Venus” (1974) (intro)

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And now the full versions:

Mott The Hoople – “All The Young Dudes (1972)

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Be-Bop Deluxe – “Jet Silver And The Dolls Of Venus” (1974)

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Now, because David Bowie wrote and produced “All The Young Dudes” – and because I’m a Bowie fan – I can’t let this post go without you hearing a few extra tracks featuring Mr. B:

Mott The Hoople (with David Bowie) – “All The Young Dudes” (1972)

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David Bowie – “All The Young Dudes (1972)

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David Bowie – “All The Young Dudes (live) (1974)

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And here’s Mott The Hoople with a live version of the song:

Mott The Hoople – “All The Young Dudes (live) (1974)

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If you managed to listen to all those versions of “All The Young Dudes”, you’re now probably thoroughly sick of it and don’t want to hear it again for at least another ten years. Sorry about that.