Musical coincidences # 79

February 14, 2011

I sat myself down to have a listen to House Of Vibes Revisited, a 2007 album by American band The Grip Weeds that’s a reissue (remixed and with bonus tracks) of their 1994 album House Of Vibes. It’s highly recommended by the power pop cognescenti (“Classic!” “Epochal!” “Seminal!” etc), so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to have a listen to something that a lot of power pop fans think is wonderful.

I pressed “play”, and unfortunately for The Grip Weeds as soon as the first track started…

The Grip Weeds – “Out Of Today” (2007) (excerpt)

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…I thought of something else. This, to be precise:

A band – “Boys In Town” (1983) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

The Grip Weeds – “Out Of Today” (2007)

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A band – “Boys In Town” (1983)

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But the rest of the album didn’t remind me of that other band.

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