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18 April 2012 @ 09:42 pm
Do these songs sound similar to you?  
Not the whole song, just the opening instrumentals.

All Summer Long, Kid Rock
Werewolves of London, Warren Zevon
Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd
 
 
 
darrel jenkins iidjenk on April 19th, 2012 01:48 am (UTC)
Yep. Cause all summer long deliberately uses the piano lines from both songs and some vocals from sweet home. It's essentially a mash up of the two with new lyrics
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on April 19th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
I figured "All Summer Long" had gotten permission to use "Sweet Home Alabama", but I didn't realize that the similarity to "Werewolves of London" was deliberate. Thank you!
Kathykath8562 on April 19th, 2012 01:49 am (UTC)
Sure they do. Kid Rock mixed them together. Never said he was original. I'm certain he got permission from both, well, estates to use them.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on April 19th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
I figured "All Summer Long" had gotten permission to use "Sweet Home Alabama", but I didn't realize that the similarity to "Werewolves of London" was deliberate. Thank you!
Tom the Alien Cat: little green man felinetomtac on April 20th, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC)
I've been trying to figure out how the crossover between SHA and WOL took place, but both songs had a long life before they were released on an album. T. Bone Burnett, and Bob Dylan's band, were playing the Werewolf song as far back as 1975. Skynyrd was using Sweet Home on stage in 1973, but that doesn't mean Warren Zevon copied it from LS's Billy Powell.

Anyway, both songs are full of memories for me. Van Zant's enunciation was way too muddy for me to understand sometimes, as I am still finding out what the lyrics mean. (I thought that line was that -minstrel shows- have "been known to sing a song or two", not "mussel shoals".) But Zevon's was so precise, to comic effect (The werewolf's "hair was perfect.")
Ellen: Musicindyellen on April 19th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
I've heard Kid Rock interviewed; he DID get permission from both Warren Zevon and Lynard Skynard.
seawaspseawasp on April 19th, 2012 02:47 am (UTC)
Try these two:

Pet Shop Boys, "It's a Sin"

and

Yoroiden Samurai Troopers OST "Stardust Eyes"

Especially the beginning and the ending of each.

I always wondered if one of those influenced the other.
Simon Bissonsbisson on April 19th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
The Pet Shop Boys song was '87, the anime '88...
Peter Engdornbeast on April 19th, 2012 07:08 am (UTC)
Yes. I think Kid Rock copied the riffs.

I have no idea why Werewolves of London and Sweet Home Alabama have that interesting overlap.
Syona aka the Silicon Shaman: Atomic Cowboysiliconshaman on April 19th, 2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
and now I have a mental image of the song "All Summer Long, Werewolves of Alabama"...

Howwwwlll y'all.
Gnome: Annoyedgnomentum on April 19th, 2012 12:49 pm (UTC)
They do. I never liked Kid Rock anyway. That song totally finalised my opinion. It's as bad a blasphemy as Vanilla Ice's 'Ice Ice Baby' (which has caused me to freeze in horror every time Queen's 'Under Pressure' comes on until I can be sure it's NOT Vanilla Ice ever since it came out), or the Scissor Sister's 'Comfortably Numb'.

Unforgivable, all three.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on April 20th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
I don't know that I've ever heard anything else by Kid Rock. I did like him when he appeared on _Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives_ with Guy Fieri, but that was just talking about food and beer, not singing.
Gnome: SheepsClothinggnomentum on April 20th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
Honestly? Even his stage name annoys me. I don't class his music as rock, and he's not a kid :P

Maybe I'm too much of a purist. But then again, I do appreciate *good* covers and even mash-ups.
Jon Reidcrossfire on April 19th, 2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
One of the DJs in Denver did a mashup of Werewolves of London and Sweet Home Alabama, with some Madonna thrown in for good measure.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on April 20th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
I kind of wish I'd heard that.
Jon Reidcrossfire on April 20th, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
It was pretty good. He used to have it posted on his website, but it's gone now or I'd provide a link. :-/