March 5, 2012
Today’s coincidence is admittedly small potatoes*, and there are probably squillions of songs that start like these two do, but when I heard the first song I immediately thought of the second song. Consequently, they’re the ones that have both ended up here:
HotSocky – “Love’s Sick” (2003) (excerpt)
The Vines – “Ride“ (2004) (excerpt)
And here are the full versions:
HotSocky – “Love’s Sick” (2003)
The Vines – “Ride“ (2004)
I want to thank Curty Ray (Hi, Curty!) for allowing me to hear that HotSocky song. I knew nothing about them until I visited Curty Ray’s blog, PowerPop Overdose. As far as I’m concerned, Curty Ray provides a marvellous public service.
(*Or any other weak metaphor you can think of.)
November 14, 2010
Here are The Vines with “Don’t Listen To The Radio” (2006):
Despite what The Vines say, I think it’s entirely up to you whether you listen to the radio or not.
The Vines official website
The Vines on Facebook
The Vines on MySpace
July 2, 2009
Here’s a band I might get into trouble for mentioning with “Vertigo“, a blast of rockness (or is that rockosity?) in 2004 to let people know that they hadn’t gone soft after all these years:
The trouble is, another band I might get into trouble for mentioning had this riff three years earlier. It’s the main part of the chorus of their 2001 single, “Get Free“:
Coincidence, influence, theft – or osmosis? Your choice.
Here are the full versions to help make up your mind:
A band I might get into trouble for mentioning – “Vertigo“ (2004)
Another band I might get into trouble for mentioning – “Get Free“ (2001)