Devo vs. Led Zeppelin Posted on May 30, 2007 by keith — 4 Comments ↓ Check out Devo’s “Uncontrollable Urge” with Led Zeppelin‘s “Misty Moutain Hop” (1971). Led Zeppelin - "Misty Mountain Hop" (1971) Devo - "Uncontrollable Urge" (1978) Facebook Comments (Visited 1,064 times, 1 visits today) Related
And the beginning of the intro to ‘Uncontrollable Urge’ (not present in this page’s sample) sounds like the intro to The Beatles’ ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’.
Good call Reverend Flash. I may add that.
Sounds like the vocal riff on the killer’s shadowplay (joy division cover)
I have noticed similarities between DEVO and Led Zeppelin also. The songs I noticed on are much more recent, so I’m not sure if they’re allusions or what… In one recent song “Watch Us Work It”, there’s a break down that is essentially the “Whole Lotta Love” riff played on keyboards. Another song, “What We Do” one guitar fill sounds similar to a guitar fill from “How Many More Times”. I don’t think “Uncontrollable Urge” purposely meant to sound anything like “Misty Mountain Hop”.