The Clash vs. Say Anything


Here’s a good one submitted by Robbie via facebook.

Check out the guitar riff in Say Anything‘s “Hate Everyone” and The Clash‘s “Rudy Can’t Fail”

The Clash - "Rudy Can't Fail" (1979)

Say Anything - "Hate Everyone" (2009)

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The Clash vs. One Direction



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9 Replies to “The Clash vs. Say Anything”

  1. Mark Adams

    And the melody of Rudie Can’t Fail vs. Ring of Fire by Anita Baker (1962), made famous by Johnny Cash in 1963. This also raises the subject of At the Library by Green Day (1990).

    1. Travis

      Anita Carter… not Baker. sry.. had to nitpick there Mark. Anita Carter aka June Carter’s sister.

      speaking of “ring of fire” i know i submitted this following link before.. i still hear this reselmblance here

      could be tone deaf here..

      1. Mark Adams

        It’s fine. I don’t actually know how I made a mistake like that, I was ignoring her place in country music and the only similarity in the surnames is that they’re both occupation names.
        For JOS, I’ve said that if it seems like a stretch, it’s probably because you’re trying to compare it with the wrong version of Ring of Fire.
        Here’s the Social Distortion version (1990):
        Be sure to check out the guitar solo.

    1. Mark Adams

      And Julie’s Been Working for the Drug Squad by The Clash (1978). For the record, I Fought the Law was originally by The Crickets, Buddy Holly’s backing band.

    2. RENAUD


      Je viens d’entendre “I fought the law” et c’est Ă©vident : “Rudie can’t fail” a Ă©tĂ© influencĂ© partiellement par ce morceau de Bobby Fuller !
      I’ve just heard “I fought the law” and it’s obvious : “Rudie cant’ fail” has been influenced by this Bobby Fuller’s tune !


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