I love today’s coincidence because of a few things:
1) it involves three bands; and
2) all the bands are Australian.
But that’s not the end of the coincidence. It involves the guitarists in each band, and:
3) they’re all playing virtually the same thing;
4) they’re all playing it as a shuffle (i.e., boogie!);
5) they’re all playing it in the same key (which means they’re all playing exactly the same notes and chords).
The coincidence centres around this particular guitar part:
The guitarist plays an A note (5th string, open) in a boogie style (bomp, ba-bomp, ba-bomp, ba-bomp etc – think Status Quo). Whilst he or she is doing that (bomp, ba-bomp on the A note), s/he plays a D chord followed by a C chord over the top of it.
First up, here’s Australian band Finch doing it:
Finch – “Hey Spunky” (1976) (excerpt)
Next up, we have Australian band Rose Tattoo doing it (a little slower):
Rose Tattoo – “Bad Boy For Love” (1977) (excerpt)
And finally, we have Australian band Skyhooks doing it (back up to the speed of the Finch one):
Skyhooks – “B B B Boogie” (1978) (excerpt)
Here are the full versions:
Finch – “Hey Spunky” (1976)
Rose Tattoo – “Bad Boy For Love” (1977)
Skyhooks – “B B B Boogie” (1978)