Musical coincidence # 316

October 15, 2012

I’m a fan of British musician Paul Steel and most of his musical incarnations. (There are four* that I know of. I don’t like one of them.)

One of Paul’s alter-egos is Pop, and one of his Pop songs is “Transistor Radio” which contains the following melodee:

Pop – “Transistor Radio (2011) (excerpt)

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That sure sounds familiar to me…

Kool & The Gang – “Celebration (1980) (excerpt)

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If Paul doesn’t mind too much, I’d like to put ’em together and see how it sounds:

Pop / Kool & The Gang mash-up

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Fun.

Here are the full versions:

Pop – “Transistor Radio (2011)

Kool & The Gang – “Celebration (1980) (excerpt)

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(*Paul Steel, LL Cosmonaut, Cold Crows Dead, Pop – and you can hear them all here.)


Musical coincidences # 204

March 23, 2012

One more coincidence involving Field Music and I’ll leave them alone. (Hi, guys!)

As I was listening to one of their early songs, a little piano lick popped up in the middle of it that reminded me of something else. Here’s that piano lick:

Field Music – “Feeding The Birds” (2003) (excerpt)

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If you simplified that a little, I reckon you’d have something very similar to the horn lick in Kool & the Gang‘s “Celebration“:

Kool & The Gang – “Celebration (1980) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Field Music – “Feeding The Birds” (2003)

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Kool & The Gang – “Celebration (1980)

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I would now like to reassure you that I won’t be posting any more coincidences involving Field Music. (Unless I find some.)