Musical coincidences # 353

January 3, 2013

As I was persuing* the mountain of lists for best power pop albums of 2012, one album I kept seeing at or near the top was American chappy Cliff HillisDream Good. That got me interested, so I had a quick listen to the songs. The start of one of them was very reminiscent of a 1985 song by an Australian band that gets me into trouble whenever I mention them by name. (For this coincidence I’ll give the band and the song pseudonyms.)

Compare and contrast the beginning of each song:

Cliff Hillis – “Ways And Means” (2012) (excerpt)


De Finals – “Gee A Teen Day” (1985) (excerpt)


Here are the full versions:

Cliff Hillis – “Ways And Means” (2012)

De Finals – “Gee A Teen Day” (1985)


(*”Persuing”? Try “perusing”, Peter.)