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Re: and another thing..

From: Arik Florimonte <frendli_at_maxwell.UCSC.EDU>
Date: Thu 26 Sep 1996 - 21:11:04 PDT


At 12:51 PM 9/26/96 -0800, Gregor Young wrote:
>Awhile back someone mentioned the distinct similarities between Mr. Odd and
>some Oasis song (actually I think it was none other than Gabriel the
>drummer).
>Having just listened to Walk With the Devil, methinks the Stone Roses
>nicked the spooky goth opening and tacked in on the front of I Wanna Be
>Adored. Indeed, they don't have to sell their souls, Pat's already in them.

As someone who has listened to both songs (and their albums) extensively, I have to say that I really can't agree with you here. There really is nothing musically similar-- the keys and chord progressions are completely dissimilar. Rythmically, "...Adored" is in simple 2/4 time, while WWTD is in 6/8.

"...Adored" starts out with some neat noise (which I guess you could consider "spooky", though I would tend to say "mysterious" at best) followed by a bass lead-in, guitar scale-solo, and then the big crash and main melody.

WWTD starts with the guitars doing an arhythmic walk through the song's main chord progression while the vocals sing nonsensical vaguely-eastern-european-sounding syllables, followed by the main song, complete with minor-scale guitar line to open.

One might agree with you that they are similar in mood (though I personally thing WWTD is way more erie), but to say that the Stone Roses 'nicked" the opening is a serious stretch.

My .02

Arik Received on Thu Sep 26 21:11:04 1996

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