Three songs were on the radio earlier today within about an hour or so, all having changes hidden in them that suggest other songs:
- U2's raunchy 'Vertigo', the start of chorus reminds me of The Supremes 'Keep me hanging on'. Apologies for the odious comparison, by the way.
- Bedouin Soundclash's rather good 'The Night Feels My Song' has got loads of the changes from Toots' 'Pressure Drop'
- The Lost Prophets peice of trendy nihilism, 'A Town Called Hypocrisy', sounds like Ricky Martin's 'Livin' La Vida Loca' (along with a bit of a nicked riff from 'Eton Rifles')
- The not-bad 'Never be lonely' by 'The Feeling' is uncannily like 'Our House' by CSNY.
And why are the Scissor Sisters so exasperating? For a band that are so unbearable on so many levels, I set myself the Herculean task of coming up with one word that sums them up.
At the moment, the favourite is 'ingratiating'. Does anyone know what I mean by this? And is there a better word beyond the bounds of profanity?