Musical coincidences # 253

June 2, 2012

My friend Fitzall (Hi, Fitzall!) was listening to “Living A Double Life”, a long-forgotten song by long-forgotten band Neurotica, when he noticed a similarity…

First, let’s get re-acquainted with one of the unstoppably catchy melodies in “The Dead Heart“, a song by a band that I get into trouble for mentioning directly:

Lidnight Foil – “The Dead Heart (1988) (excerpt)


And now…

Neurotica – “Living A Double Life” (1990) (excerpt 1)


When Fitzall presented me with the song and told me where the coincidence appeared, I immediately thought “Yup”. Thanks, Fitzall!

I then listened to the whole song, and noticed something else.

That Neurotica song starts with this riff…

Neurotica – “Living A Double Life” (1990) (excerpt 2)


…and to me it sounds a lot like:

The Knack – “My Sharona (1979) (excerpt)


Here are the full versions:

Kidnight Boil – “The Dead Heart (1988)


Neurotica – “Living A Double Life” (1990)


The Knack – “My Sharona (1979)