Gwen Stefani vs. Weezer vs. Lita Ford

September 3rd, 2009 by

This one has been driving me nuts for years. In 2001 Weezer released its long awaited follow up to Pinkerton.  The opening melody of  the first single “Hash Pipe”  immediately conjured Lita Ford’s 1988 hit “Kiss Me Deadly” which was not much of a surprise considering Cuomo’s hair metal roots. Three years later No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani released “What You Want?”. Once again there’s that descending melody.

Weezer – “Hash Pipe” (2001)
Gwen Stefani – “What You Waiting For?” (2004)
Lita Ford – “Kiss Me Deadly” (1988)
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10 Responses to “Gwen Stefani vs. Weezer vs. Lita Ford”

  1. avatar Vitor says:

    Didn’t knew about that.. omg I like this weezer song so much >.<

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  2. avatar Peter Garrett says:

    Weezer lifted that riff from Midnight Oil’s 1987 song “Beds are Burning”.

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  3. avatar michael j says:

    No Doubts song ‘Hey Baby’ also has a similar part. CHECK IT OUT!!!!

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  4. avatar Paul says:

    People – you need pointed in the direction of ‘Somewhere In My Heart’ by Aztec Camera. It predates all of these songs.

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    Keith Reply:

    Paul, amazing find! I will definitely post this shortly.

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    Peter Garrett Reply:

    “Beds are Burning” was released in 1987 while “Somewhere in My Heart” was released in 1988. Not exactly predating anything.

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    Keith Reply:

    Hey Peter, Good point. In defense of Paul, the Midnight Oil track is there for comparison of the guitar/bass riff and not the descending vocal melodies.

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  5. avatar chris says:

    Nobody on here knows much about music theory I’m guessing….

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    Mike Reply:

    Please explain…..

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