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Husek wrote:
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Husek wrote: @Gimme shelter - Now exactly equal, take a guitar and try to play Temple in Gimme shelter timing and you'll see how wrong it 'll look.
Gimme Shelter it's very near to temple when you hear, but isn't when you play ;)

@Re-inventions: Arms and Still are pretty originals.
(apart from Killing Joke Songs)
Like I said, it's the same chord scheme (e-d-a if I recall correctly). And when you play GM, it's really easy to see how A.E. came up with the riff for TOL.

As a guitar player: it's a LOT easier to play GM :lol:
Temple it's E-D-A, gimme shelter it's more like...

G|-----4-4---4---------2-2---2-------2-----2-----2---2-----2-------
D|---6---------6-----4---------4-----------------------2-----2-----
A|-4-------------4-2-------------2-0---0-0---0-0---------0-----0-2-

Close, but not the same scheme :D

BTW, indeed, GM it's pretty easier than GM
Nope, the chords are E-D-A in both songs.. (sorry :-))
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Then there are some Sisters songs tabbed out on the Songsterr site. I can't tell how accurate they are, but maybe it's of use to get a general idea. http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/sisters- ... tabs-a5087
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Ehh, wrong thread. Never mind that last post. There ARE some tabs there though.
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Skynyrd: "Searching"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq1Sm1H7vlQ

Dandy Warhols: "Sleep"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeAB00szD4E


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centurionofprix wrote:Skynyrd: "Searching"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq1Sm1H7vlQ

Dandy Warhols: "Sleep"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeAB00szD4E


You can figure out the missing link.
:D indeed
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Not surprising for the Dandy Warhols to pay some tribute: http://www.dandywarhols.com/news/tour-pics-sisters/ ;)
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Ha! This one's interesting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7K72X4eo_s

And this is probably well-known: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KhPLvW-CZE
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Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote: Going back to JD, the most obvious link between the two bands (ie JD and TSOM) for those not familiar with the Mancunian Miserabilists (if that's not tautological) is that JD used to do a fairly faithful cover of Sister Ray live, a version of which can be found on the somehwat messy posthumous round-up album Still, which also features Dead Souls incidentally.
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mh wrote:Ha! This one's interesting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7K72X4eo_s

And this is probably well-known: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KhPLvW-CZE
I've never noticed L.A. Rain's similarity to a particular Sisters track - their whole sound was clearly heavily influenced by the Girls, but it definitely has that Reptile House feel to it. Your post made me dig out some old RoA CDs and another of my old faves, Velveteen, sound very like the much later Sweet Child o' Mine about a minute or so in : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEN3yBWq ... re=related. Imagine what a small share of the royalties of that song would be worth to phil and the lads ...
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L.A. Rain did have a similar bass riff to Emma, but that wasn't a TSOM song in the first place.

I see the Velveteen link though :)


Still not as cheeky as the B*****s though.
They practically copied Oasis* note for note

*pronounced "Oharses"

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DOZMEISTER wrote:And jesu- We all faulter
http://youtu.be/OajN3rbgy5o
W0000t! Love 'em! ;D :von:
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One day having a pint in the Royal Park with Mugger Mark and Sue, when in pops Ben Gunn to see his mate Sue, should hear our next track, we've well ripped off Immigrant Song, what was it..... Floodland..... see Sounds letters column from a long time ago
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not that's just and simply clever, double cover. kinda like Emma/Uptown top rankin
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I hope :von: got substantial royalties for that, seeing as the game only came out in 1988. "Barry Leitch"'s Wikipedia page mentions that he has worked with "goth legends Alien Sex Fiend", so any suspicion that the nearly anagramous Leitch and Eldritch might be the same person can be immediately discounted !
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Swinnow wrote:One day having a pint in the Royal Park with Mugger Mark and Sue, when in pops Ben Gunn to see his mate Sue, should hear our next track, we've well ripped off Immigrant Song, what was it..... Floodland..... see Sounds letters column from a long time ago
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Ooops. must have been drinking snakebite before I posted that, did of course mean Floorshow, sorry x
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Hahaha! I was afraid to ask you to explain.
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gallup wrote:
centurionofprix wrote:Skynyrd: "Searching"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq1Sm1H7vlQ

Dandy Warhols: "Sleep"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeAB00szD4E


You can figure out the missing link.
:D indeed
I guess Von was listening to a lot of Skynyrd when writing VT. It's not riff stealing as such (neither are most of the examples posted under the admittedly provocative thread title...) but compare this LS track to Something Fast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH-gnMSzmtI
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This riff sound familiar to anyone?
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Has this one been mentioned yet?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c9UwwhIkTM
(The song title is a red herring, listen to the riff.)
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