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 Scream – I’m Losing More Than I’ll Ever Have
…which, through Andrew Weatherall’s utter brilliance (Swiss Adam™) mutated into this:
Primal Scream – Loaded
But somewhere in the middle, sits this:
The Beta Band – Dry the Rain
See what I mean…?
Ah, ok. Just me then.
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:
Pulp – Disco 2000
…often – not always, but often (okay, every time I hear it) – I’m reminded of this, from 1982:
Laura Branigan – Gloria
I can’t think why.
Welcome to the weekend.