Submitted by Joseph
Check out “Twist of Cain” from Danzig‘s 1988 debut Danzig followed by Led Zeppelin‘s rendition of “In My Time of Dying“. According to the Wikipedia entry the first known recorded version of “In My Time of Dying” can be traced back to 1924 and titled “Jesus Goin’ A-Make Up My Dying Be”.
Danzig - "Twist of Cain" (1988)
Led Zeppelin - "In My Time of Dying" (1975)
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Haha that’s really funny,
Led Zepelin ripped of almost al of the songs on their first album and songs on other albums of them too !!
Hahahaha, I’m still laughing hahahahaha
I actually have a theory. Most of Def Jam / Def American ‘rock’ records are chock full of ‘TSSL’ moments – on pourpose. Back in the 80’s, one of the biggest complaints that people – rock musicians in particular – had with Rap artists was the art of sampling. In their eyes, sampling was lazy at best, theft at worst.
Rick Rubin, THE hot Rap producer of his day (and a rock fan to boot) did an experiment and proved a concept (to my ears, at least): good riffs and hooks work regardless of whether or not they’re original, you get them off of wax, or out of a guitar.
Ultimately, the success of much of Rubin’s productions of the late 80’s / early 90’s can be attributed to his Hip Hop sensibility, AC/DC “Back In Black” styled bone dry production, pared down drum beats and appropriation of classic rock riffs, melodies and, occasionally, lyrics. There’s a post here, for sure.
The Cult – Electric
Danzig – Danzig
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik (try Give It Away / Black Sabbath’s ‘Sweet Leaf’ and ‘Under The Bridge’ and Rolling Stones ‘Beast Of Burden’ in the vocal melody)
Wolfsbane – Live Fast, Die Fast
The Four Horseman – Nobody Said it Was Easy