Musical coincidences # 54

November 1, 2010

This coincidence features tracks by Josh Fix and a certain Mr. McCartney.

You’re no doubt aware of Mr. McCartney, the most successful musician in history, so any attempts by me to describe him will be less than pointless. On the other hand, you may not have heard as much about Josh Fix.

Josh released his debut album, Free At Last, in 2008, and a lot of bloggers all over this thing we call the Internet praised it to the heavens, putting it near the top of their best-power-pop-album-of-the-year lists (e.g., Powerpopaholic, Not Lame, Melodic.net).

Now to the coincidence. “Don’t Call Me In The Morning” is the opening track of Josh’s album, and the drumming at the very start of it reminds me a fair bit of the drumming at the very start of a Mr. McCartney song. Here’s how each songs starts:

Josh Fix – “Don’t Call Me In The Morning” (2008) (excerpt)

Link

Paul McCartney – “Take It Away (1982) (excerpt)

Link

That’s enough of a similarity for me to rub my chin and say “Hmm.” But that’s where the similarity between the two songs ends (as far as I can tell).

Here are the full versions:

Josh Fix – “Don’t Call Me In The Morning” (2007)

Link

Paul McCartney – “Take It Away” (1982)

Link

Josh Fix official website
Josh Fix on Facebook
Josh Fix on MySpace

Paul McCartney official website
Paul McCartney on Facebook
Paul McCartney on MySpace

Advertisements