Monday, July 16, 2007

Sure, Rolling Stone Sucks, But....

Check out this discussion of soundalike songs. I can agree with some of them, but others are quite a stretch. At the end of the article is a link to an entire site devoted to the quest of finding soundalike songs.

Reminds me of "Spot The Similarity," a feature on a weekly show called "Psychedelic Sunday With Russell Carey" I used to listen to in Columbus, OH in the 80's. (Yes, I ripped off that title for my weekly blog post/podcast.)

I used to keep track of soundalikes, but I've been lazy of late. I can't even think of one at the moment.

Got any you can think of?


Joe the Troll said...

Shortly after my first trip to New Orleans I was listening to some early Louis Armstrong. There was a song called "Muskrat Ramble" that bugged the hell out of me because I knew it and couldn't place it.

After a few listens, I realized I was listening to a dixieland version of "The I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to- Die-Rag", recorded about 33 years earlier.

Cheezy said...

I've always thought that the riff on the Chilli Peppers 'Can't Stop' is very similar to the one on 'Siva' by Smashing Pumpkins. It's still a great song though :)

Webmiztris said...

a lot of them I agree with, but some I have no idea how they feel they sound alike. For example, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Boston’s “More Than a Feeling”. huh? yeah, they both use 4 basic chords, but so do a thousand other songs.