Musical coincidences # 196

March 13, 2012

Today’s coincidence comes to you courtesy of my new friend Steve (Hi, Steve!), who has begun sending me a variety of coincidences. (His first one was a triple-track beauty featuring Corey Hart, Michael Jackson, and REO Speedwagon. Now there’s a musical combination you don’t see very often.)

Breadfan” by Welsh heavy metal band Budgie begins with this guitar riff:

Budgie – “Breadfan (1973) (excerpt)

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And “Around The World” by non-Welsh, non-heavy metal band the Red Hot Chili Peppers begins with this bass riff:

Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ “Around The World” (1999) (excerpt)

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Hmm.

Here are the full versions:

Budgie – “Breadfan (1973)

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Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ “Around The World (1999)

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Thanks, Steve!


Song of the day: Budgie – "I Can’t See My Feelings"

December 8, 2010

Here for your delectation is Budgie with a song that contains one of my favourite 1970’s heavy rock riffs:

Budgie – “I Can’t See My Feelings” (1975)

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Love that riff. (I also love the little jazzy bit in the middle of the song. Mmm. Jazzy heavy rock.)

Next week, I’ll play you another one of my favourite 1970’s heavy rock riffs. Stay tuned. (Unless you don’t like 1970’s heavy rock riffs, of course. If you don’t, then by all means please listen to something else.)