Musical coincidences # 289

August 23, 2012

This coincidence is tiny (it’s only two notes), but before you dismiss it out of hand (or ear) please repeat to yourself: “phrasing and harmonies, phrasing and harmonies, phrasing and harmonies…”

Poco – “Flyin’ Solo” (1975) (excerpt)

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Eagles – “Witchy Woman (1972) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Poco – “Flyin’ Solo” (1975)

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Eagles – “Witchy Woman (1972)

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Musical coincidences # 272

July 6, 2012

My friend Stephen (No, not my other friend Steve who suggests coincidences – this is a Stephen I’ve known since before the Internet*. Hi, Stephen!) recently asked me if I knew about the Jethro Tull / Eagles coincidence. My response was “Jethro Tull? Eagles? Huh?”

Stephen told me to look it up, so I did. And this is what I found:

The songs:

Jethro Tull – “We Used To Know” (1969)

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Eagles – “Hotel California (1977)

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Well, there’s something I never knew.

(*Stephen and I went to high school together.)


Musical coincidences # 80

February 15, 2011

These coincidences are comin’ thick ‘n’ fast at the moment (there’s another one tomorrow – and the day after that).

Helpful reader, listener, and commenter Anonymous (Hi, An!) offered the following: have a listen to the drum beat at the start of both the Eagles‘ “Heartache Tonight” and Andrew Gold‘s “Never Let Her Slip Away”. The thing I noticed, apart from the drum pattern (boom, ch, b-boom, ch, boom, ch, b-boom, ch), is that they both sound rather similar…

Eagles – “Heartache Tonight (1979) (excerpt)

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Andrew Gold – “Never Let Her Slip Away” (1978) (excerpt)

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Thanks, Anonymous.

Here are the full versions:

Eagles – “Heartache Tonight (1979)

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Andrew Gold – “Never Let Her Slip Away” (1978)

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