Elton John vs. Boston


rh just sent this in.

I never fully appreciated the awesomeness of Boston‘s 1976 rocker “More Than a Feeling” until Guitar Hero came along and changed the face of gaming forever. Little did I know that the intro of this track is almost a dead ringer to the intro of Elton John‘s 1973 B-side  “Screw You”. Check it out:

Elton John - "Screw You" (1973)

Boston - "More Than a Feeling" (1976)

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14 Replies to “Elton John vs. Boston”

  1. Imma Let You Finish

    To be honest, this intro is basically a variation on the D chord on the guitar, and while the bass notes sound similar, they’re not. The strumming is completely different too…Eh, not enough for me. Most of these are hilarious though.

  2. Alec

    the chords to both of those songs sounds very similar to 1969’s “Naked Eye” by The Who (though it wasnt released until 1971)

  3. roksaan

    Perhaps the song are related. Someone else has noted similarities between Badge (1969) and It Don’t Come Easy (1970). The other songs mentione are all from 1969. Quote: The arpeggiated guitar part in the song’s bridge is similar to some of Harrison’s contemporary efforts with the Beatles, including, “Here Comes the Sun”, “You Never Give Me Your Money” and “Carry That Weight”, as well as Ringo Starr’s song “It Don’t Come Easy”. However, George Harrison himself stated that he didn’t play that guitar part. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badge_(song)

  4. Charles Emery

    We have now gotten into what we guitarists know as the D riff phenomenon.
    Boston and Elton John for sure.

    Other ones that have a different riff – but sound the same as each other are:
    Fly at – Rush – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEVDZl5UvN4
    Needle and the Damage Done – Neil Young – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd3oqvnDKQk
    Fly at Night – Chilliwack – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nYvmm0Ofmc

    These are ALL Canadian artists who wrote these tunes in the 1970s.

    In these cases is all resolves around the D Dsus2 Dus4 and D/C chords.
    In fact any guitarist kid my age (55) knows all of these chord progressions. We used to play entire sets out of these tunes (Including the Boston tune). Great fun.


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