This is an update to Nirvana vs. Killing Joke
Melanie brings up the 1982 track “Life Goes On” by English punk band The Damned.
The Damned - "Life Goes On" (1982)
Killing Joke - "Eighties" (1984)
Nirvana - "Come as You Are" (1992)
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If the Damned had a dollar for every time they were ripped off, they wouldn’t have to put out so many compilation albums of all their genius.
Take note of Sigur Rós’ “Olsen Olsen”. [released 1999]
It’s most similar to the Damned’s Life Goes On.
Here’s a youtube video with the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2GjOC79gVI
That’s interesting. Another use of this so successful riff. And all songs made of it are completely different but all good, although the ones I prefer are those by KJ and Nirvana.
don’t fear the reaper by blue oyster cult
If I’m wrong, please excuse me. 😉
Here’s a youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shEbyzbSyXg&feature=fvst
1976 – Don’t Fear the Reaper, by Blue Oyster Cult
..oop! forgot to note the year…
That sounds more like “Message in a Bottle” by the Police than “Come as You Are.”
Ah. Yeah, good point. I have “Message in a Bottle” vs. Pinback over here: https://www.thatsongsoundslike.com/2010/04/18/the-police-vs-pinback/
Electric Six’s “Gay Bar”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTN6Du3MCgI
‘Dead Souls’ by Joy Division (1979) sounds pretty similar. Around 0:15 to 0:30.
There’s also a similar riff in a Nickelback song.