Friday, September 5, 2008

Song similarities

A song from a good band, Pale Pacific, sounds kind of similar to Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars. They have the same chord progression (but are in different keys with slightly different melodies). I like both songs, but noticed the resemblence.



Excerpts:

Stop/Start, by Pale Pacific, 2003

Chasing Cars, by Snow Patrol, 2006

1972

I was listening to Emerson, Lake & Palmer the other day when I heard a modern-sounding drum break in the middle of the song. This excerpt seems to have anticipated much-later electronic music.

Hoedown, by Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1972
Listen to an excerpt, at around 0:11.