Musical coincidences # 333

November 14, 2012

This coincidence took a slight detour before ending up as it appears today.

To begin with, my friend Michael (Hi, Michael!) heard a song by a low-fi indie band called The Spook School. The opening vocal melody…

The Spook School – “Are You Who You Think You Are? (2011) (excerpt)

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…reminded Michael of this:

The Angels – “Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again” (1976) (excerpt)

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But when Michael told me about that Spook School melody, I thought it sounded more like this:

Skyhooks – “You Just Like Me Cos I’m Good in Bed” (1974) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

The Spook School – “Are You Who You Think You Are? (2011)

The Angels – “Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again” (1976)

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Skyhooks – “You Just Like Me Cos I’m Good in Bed” (1974)

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By the way, that song by The Angels was embroiled in a musical controversy, in that it ripped off a song and never acknowledged the rip-off. (Warning: Self-Promotion Alert) I just happen to have a post about it.

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