Riff Stealing

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Nice ones! The riff in Maiden's "Fear of the Dark" is also reminiscent of Temple (and incidentally the song came out right after the new TOL).
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i have a feeling von heard this peel session from 1981

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49q9r9USsDM

very different to the final studio version
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Mr Alphabet wrote:i have a feeling von heard this peel session from 1981

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49q9r9USsDM

very different to the final studio version
Great find. There are so many links between the bands sonically and lyrically, apart from the obvious John Ashton link. For example, when I first heard YCBTO the first thing I thought of was I Wanna Sleep With You from Talk Talk Talk.
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finally got around to acquiring a decent amount of Massive Attack and found UTG :eek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuOy5Uk_Xek

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Was just listening to some old Belgian coldwave from the mid 1980s (like you do) and this riff from the criminally forgotten The Neon Judgement's Euro Indie Club dance floor smash of 1986 reminded me more than a bit of the third single from Floodland a year later.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NtjYp-tM6AM
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I had a listen to that last song (The Neon Judgement - Awful day), and it was ... okay (interesting at least... until the ending). I noticed there was a (Spanish) comment that mentions the Sisters and stuck it in google translate... it mashed out as follows:

"This group is d s**t, in the wake of the Sisters of Mercy but adding a unique personal touch; q yes it was music; space reserved for art creation and paranoia; d away so boring and conformist modern times; However while this music is not better go to the dark, amoral and competitive situation; rub your dystopia"

I guess in an ideal world there should be a prize for a more accurate translation...
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Specimen - Returning From A Journey (1983)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiDxbjzkMLY&feature=kp

THE SISTERS OF MERCY - BLOOD MONEY (1985)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fpySqQSu_o&feature=kp
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The Specimen riff sounds a lot like Pssyche, in turn.
Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote:Was just listening to some old Belgian coldwave from the mid 1980s (like you do) and this riff from the criminally forgotten The Neon Judgement's Euro Indie Club dance floor smash of 1986 reminded me more than a bit of the third single from Floodland a year later.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NtjYp-tM6AM
The vocals, too! You totes can sing "hot metal and methedrine" together with the melody.

I really liked this.
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centurionofprix wrote:The Specimen riff sounds a lot like Pssyche, in turn.
Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote:Was just listening to some old Belgian coldwave from the mid 1980s (like you do) and this riff from the criminally forgotten The Neon Judgement's Euro Indie Club dance floor smash of 1986 reminded me more than a bit of the third single from Floodland a year later.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NtjYp-tM6AM
The vocals, too! You totes can sing "hot metal and methedrine" together with the melody.

I really liked this.
I think this comparison is pretty debateable
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jost 7 wrote:
centurionofprix wrote:The Specimen riff sounds a lot like Pssyche, in turn.
Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote:Was just listening to some old Belgian coldwave from the mid 1980s (like you do) and this riff from the criminally forgotten The Neon Judgement's Euro Indie Club dance floor smash of 1986 reminded me more than a bit of the third single from Floodland a year later.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NtjYp-tM6AM
The vocals, too! You totes can sing "hot metal and methedrine" together with the melody.

I really liked this.
I think this comparison is pretty debateable
That's the beauty of music - it's all down to opinion. Ironically, when I bought Awful Day back in 86, I thought it was a rip-off of Train...
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Vision Thing always reminds me of Judas Priest you've got another thing coming...

http://youtu.be/biXnwOMznkg?t=1m
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i always thaought that Aisha by Death in Vegas sounded like Floorshow, no youtube links cos im at work and YT is unobtainable.....(must get a job elsewhere)
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I've always thought parts of Anaconda sound suspisciously like She's Lost Control.
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As previously posted, Floorshow is just Immigrant Song lol
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https://youtu.be/dA8GOhznvdI?t=50s

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dinky daisy wrote:Vision Thing always reminds me of Judas Priest you've got another thing coming...

http://youtu.be/biXnwOMznkg?t=1m
Seeing :von: with bald head and beard reminds me of Rob Halford somewhat.
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This has been annoying me immensely. The bassline from the wailing ginger foghorn is far too seriously similar enough by half to NTTC for my liking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZs0VDI-CxM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9v8jLBrvug
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Those ones^ are really similar, you can even sing NTTC over the top and it fits until you get to the chorus then it changes.

I highly doubt Florence listens to the Sisters though.
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RockNRoll Mercenary wrote: I highly doubt Florence listens to the Sisters though.
The way she bellows I doubt she can listen to anything.
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Nork1 wrote:
RockNRoll Mercenary wrote: I highly doubt Florence listens to the Sisters though.
The way she bellows I doubt she can listen to anything.
Good spot @nork1. Perhaps Wayne can sue and get enough out of this to retire - what you'd call a win-win.
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Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote:
Nork1 wrote:
RockNRoll Mercenary wrote: I highly doubt Florence listens to the Sisters though.
The way she bellows I doubt she can listen to anything.
Good spot @nork1. Perhaps Wayne can sue and get enough out of this to retire - what you'd call a win-win.
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Nork1 wrote:This has been annoying me immensely. The bassline from the wailing ginger foghorn is far too seriously similar enough by half to NTTC for my liking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZs0VDI-CxM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9v8jLBrvug
Just heard that one on TV, was on my way to post it here :lol:
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Nork1 wrote:
RockNRoll Mercenary wrote: I highly doubt Florence listens to the Sisters though.
The way she bellows I doubt she can listen to anything.
Never understood why anyone would voluntarily listen to what I lovingly call "Florence IN The Machine"...

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RockNRoll Mercenary wrote:Those ones^ are really similar, you can even sing NTTC over the top and it fits until you get to the chorus then it changes.

I highly doubt Florence listens to the Sisters though.
At around 40 florence is certainly old enough to remember the sisters. quite comical that she pretends she's 28.

unbelievable that the foghorn is headlining glasto
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