Lynrd Skynrd vs. Steve Miller Band vs. Kid Rock vs. Warren Zevon

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This is an update to: http://www.thatsongsoundslike.com/2007/07/12/steve-miller-band-vs-lynrd-skynrd

Doug had some great additions to the Lynrd Skynrd vs. Steve Miller Band post. He says:

“Sweet home Alabama” has a few sound-a-likes, most notably “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon, which in turn is ripped off by Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long” which ironically quotes “Sweet Home Alabama” in the lyrics.

Here they are:

Kid Rock - "All Summer Long" (2007)

Warren Zevon - "Werewolves of London" (1978)

Steve Miller Band - "Take the Money and Run" (1976)

Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama" (1974)

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7 Replies to “Lynrd Skynrd vs. Steve Miller Band vs. Kid Rock vs. Warren Zevon”

  1. mb

    if i remember correctly, “all summer long” was supposed to be a mix of werewolves of london and of sweet home alabama. I may be wrong though.

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  2. tibieryo

    You’re right, mb, it’s a mashup of the two riffs. Really, it’s just one long medly down through the years.

    Also, Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf is the same riff in double time.

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    1. Mark Adams

      This one reminds me of Wish You Well by Bernard Fanning (2005) and a different Steve Miller Band song, but I can’t remember what it was called.

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  3. Radiorex

    Am I the only one who hears a dominant drum element from Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long”? To clarify, if you listen to the intro of SLTS, it’s the drum element DIRECTLY BEFORE the intro explodes into the full band. Hope that made sense.

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  4. Cliff

    “Sweet Home Alabama”/”Werewolves of London” –> R.E.M.’s “Crush With Eyeliner” from Monster (among many others, that riff is one that pops up everywhere)

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  5. Mark Adams

    I’ve also read that All Summer Long bears a resemblance to Night Moves by Bob Seger. It also sounds kind of like the guitar part from Feel Like Making Love by Bad Company (1975), which Kid Rock covered.

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