Musical coincidences # 385

April 8, 2013

There’s more to this coincidence than first meets the ear. But I’ll start at the start.

First of all, my friend Michael sent me this coincidence. He told me where the two songs coincided, I had a listen, then thought to myself “Oh yeah – Michael’s right on the money there”:

Hollywood Heroes – “Caught In The Act” (1974) (excerpt)

George Harrison – “My Sweet Lord (1970) (excerpt)

(“Caught In The Act” indeed.)

But then things got a little weird.

Because I’d never heard of that Hollywood Heroes song, I went looking for any information about it. I found some on Robin Wills’ splendid blog, Pure Pop Pub, which had an MP3 of the song as well as some comments by Robin. also noticed the “My Sweet Lord”-ness of the Hollywood Heroes track.

This is where it gets weird.

There were three comments for Robin’s post. One of them was from a certain “KevB”, who said this:

“While listening to this last night my friend pointed out that the song is a version of an early lindisfarne single “Court in the act”, So the songwriting credit was probably a misspelling of Alan Hull.”

Here are the full versions of all the songs:

Hollywood Heroes – “Caught In The Act” (1974)

Lindisfarne – “Court In The Act” (1972)

George Harrison – “My Sweet Lord (1970)

Song of the day: George Harrison – "Crackerbox Palace"

January 6, 2010

I don’t usually post songs by non-Australian artistes two days in a row, but the New Year’s Day appearance by George Harrison prompted commenter AuroraSkye (Hi!) to ask for some more George (and to mention how cute George was).

Well, AuroraSkye, it doesn’t take much to get me to play more George Harrison.

Here’s GH with “Crackerbox Palace” (1976):


Video (embedding disabled. Grrr.)

When I was a wee bairn, “Crackerbox Palace” was one of the oddest film clips (that’s what we called music videos back then) I’d ever seen. As a 15-year-old, I found it extra weird compared to the other film clips being played on the TV music programs.

I was going to mention how Andy Partridge in the “Making Plans For Nigel” film clip always reminded me of one of the characters in the “Crackerbox Palace” film clip (the one sitting on a chair in the palace) but thought that might be way too trivial.

But then I thought: “Why not?” So…

And thanks to the wonders of YouTube, here’s a little making-of “Crackerbox Palace” video:

Song of the day: George Harrison – "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"

January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I couldn’t think of any Australian artists with New-Year’s-Day-related songs so I’ve decided to go with an honorary Australian (the world belonged to him and his three friends in the 1960’s):

George Harrison – “Ding Dong, Ding Dong” (1974)