Sounds Familiar…

Did you ever hear a record, and think it’s the mid-way point between two other songs?

Or more specifically, the mid-point between two versions of the same song?

I’m not explaining this very well.

Probably easier if I illustrate.

Here’s song a):

Primal

Primal Scream – I’m Losing More Than I’ll Ever Have

…which, through Andrew Weatherall’s utter brilliance (Swiss Adamâ„¢) mutated into this:

Primal

Primal Scream – Loaded

But somewhere in the middle, sits this:

Beta

The Beta Band – Dry the Rain

See what I mean…?

Ah, ok. Just me then.

More soon.

Sounds Familiar…

Before the lawsuits start getting pushed through my letterbox – although it would be nice to get a letter that wasn’t telling me that I’ve gone over my limit on my credit card (again), or that the cost of one of my essential utilities is going up (again),  I should stress that I am definitely not saying that one of the songs I’m posting this morning nicked any element of its composition from the other.

But what I am saying is that when I hear this, from 2005:

PulpDisco2000A

Pulp – Disco 2000

…often – not always, but often (okay, every time I hear it) – I’m reminded of this, from 1982:

Gloria

Laura Branigan – Gloria

I can’t think why.

Welcome to the weekend.

More soon.