Musical coincidences # 189

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)

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The Vines – “Ride (2004) (excerpt)

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And here are the full versions:

HotSocky – “Love’s Sick” (2003)

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The Vines – “Ride (2004)

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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.)

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Song of the day: The Vines – "Don’t Listen To The Radio"

November 14, 2010

Here are The Vines with “Don’t Listen To The Radio” (2006):

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Despite what The Vines say, I think it’s entirely up to you whether you listen to the radio or not.

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Song of the day: A band – "Winning Days"

July 3, 2009

Following on from yesterday’s ignominious and unfortunate association with a band I might get into trouble for mentioning, here’s another band I might get into trouble for mentioning with a nice Beatley ballad, “Winning Days” (2004), the title track of their second album:

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Musical coincidences # 10

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:

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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“:

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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)

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Another band I might get into trouble for mentioning – “Get Free (2001)

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