Musical coincidences # 44

February 26, 2010

This is a painful-for-me musical coincidence involving the hallowed Jellyfish* and a band called Walter Clevenger And The Dairy Kings. It’s painful for me because it adds fuel to the argument some people have about the amount of variety in power pop. (A standard comment: “Power Pop? It all sounds the same!”.) Unfortunately for people who do hear a great amount of variety in power pop – and champion the power pop cause – the following coincidence won’t help them one bit.

Both songs start with strumming guitars. Here’s the start of Walter’s “The Day I Found You”:

Walter Clevenger And The Dairy Kings – “The Day I Found You” (2007) (excerpt 1)

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And here’s the start of Jellyfish’s “Baby’s Coming Back”:

Jellyfish – “Baby’s Coming Back” (1990) (excerpt 1)

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Then the singing starts for both songs. Take it away, Walter:

Walter Clevenger And The Dairy Kings – “The Day I Found You” (2007) (excerpt 2)

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And now Jellyfish:

Jellyfish – “Baby’s Coming Back” (1990) (excerpt 2)

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Oh dear.

Here are the full versions. Now, if you don’t mind, I’d like to be alone for a little while…

Walter Clevenger And The Dairy Kings – “The Day I Found You” (2007)

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Jellyfish – “Baby’s Coming Back” (1990)

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Walter Clevenger And The Dairy Kings on MySpace
Jellyfish on MySpace

(*If you don’t know who Jellyfish are, then this may not be the blog for you…)

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