James Benjamin is a writer residing in Minneapolis who has spilled ink in service of All Music Guide and Popmatters, in addition to penning a variety of self-sorted details & circuitous notes. Ben currently does time under the employ of the McDonald's equivalent of hotel chains, and prefers to fine-tune his skills in anticipation of an upcoming locksmith apprenticeship. Ben is otherwise a rugged indoorsman who plays old department store steel-string guitars and the clarinet, writing songs which hopefully steer clear of sounding too overtly like anything covered on That Song Sounds Like.
Mark Adams: I think the chorus melody of Roar sounds like She Likes Surprises by Soundgarden (1994) and part of The...
Mark Adams: And Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets (1955).
Mark Adams: And how about the Johnny Cash version of Hurt (2002), which is a Nine Inch Nails song?...
Mark Adams: And Salty Dog sounds like Hello, Mary Lou and Like a Soldier sounds like Country Comforts.
Mark Adams: And the riff from Rusty Cage, written by Chris Cornell, sounds like Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix and...
Drinking with Strangers
"I had heard stories about this guy, whom we will call 'Larry'...people who worked with this guy told me Larry will just take an old song, cut it up in Pro Tools, and redo it, changing the smallest number of parts necessary to consider it a "new" song. That is his formula"
- Butch Walker
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