Musical coincidences # 132

October 6, 2011

Today’s coincidence comes courtesy of my friend Stonefish (Hi, Stonewashed!) and his music blog. A few days ago, Stoney posted an utterly dreadful* song by Ellen Foley called “Young Lust”. It starts with this guitar riff:

Ellen Foley – “Young Lust” (1979) (excerpt)

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As it kept being repeated, that riff sounded familiar to me but I couldn’t quite figure where I’d heard it – or something like it – before. It took me quite a while of having that riff tumbling about in my head until I remembered where I’d heard it before – it’s the “Get a hold of yourself now baby” bit in the middle eight of The Move‘s “I Can Hear The Grass Grow“:

The Move – “I Can Hear The Grass Grow (1967) (excerpt)

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But the more I heard that tune in my head, the more I thought “I’m sure I’ve heard it somewhere else as well.” And then it dawned on me:

The Yardbirds – “Heart Full Of Soul (1965) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Ellen Foley – “Young Lust” (1979)

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The Move – “I Can Hear The Grass Grow (1967)

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The Yardbirds – “Heart Full Of Soul (1965)

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OK. That’s it for the musical coincidences. There is one more coincidence involving Ellen Foley’s song, though. It reminded me of another song, but only because of the title. It reminded me of this:

Pink Floyd – “Young Lust (1979)

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(*That’s only my opinion. You, on the other hand, may think it’s a very good song.)

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