Musical coincidences # 59

December 11, 2010

Why hadn’t I noticed this before?*:

Roxy Music – “Re-Make/Re-Model (1972) (short bass solo)


The Beatles – “Day Tripper (1965) (opening riff)


I was surprised at how similar those two bits of music were, and wondered if anyone else had noticed it. I went straight to Wikipedia, found the entry for “Re-Make/Re-Model”, and there it was:

At the end of the song, each instrument is allowed a short solo break in turn; the bass guitar solo mimics the riff from the Beatles song “Day Tripper“.

So it was deliberate, and not a musical coincidence at all.

Boy, what a useless post this is.

Anyway, here are the full versions:

Roxy Music – “Re-Make/Re-Model (1972)


The Beatles – “Day Tripper (1965)


Actually, to not make this post a complete waste of your time, here are some other versions of “Day Tripper” for y’all.

First up, a fist-pumping, red-blooded version:

[Gentle advice: TURN IT UP]
Butchering The Beatles (various artists) – “Day Tripper (2006)


Here’s a funky version:

Vontastics – “Day Tripper (1966)


And here’s a splendid version by Nancy Sinatra:

Nancy Sinatra – “Day Tripper (1966)



Butchering The Beatles on MySpace

(*Maybe because I hadn’t heard the Roxy Music song in years. But I offer no excuses. I simply hadn’t notice it before.)