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Completely different song, same bass line

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by CrewsControl, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. fmoore200


    Mar 22, 2011
    Happens in rap all the time:

    Mc hammer used Rick James' 'super freak' on 'can't touch this'

    Vanilla Ice used Queen's 'under pressure' on 'ice ice baby'

    I could go on...
  2. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I do this often to mess with my guitarists. I will play my bass lines from a completely different song! I really like doing that when 1 of the 3 in particular is playing his songs. It really is funny to watch him struggle to sing over it
  3. I think those were intentional, weren't they? I was looking for accidental matches, funny ones if you can! :)
  4. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
  5. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Well samples don't count...

    Sweet Home Alabama ripping of this song always bugged me, though early Zep wasn't particularly original either.
  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
  7. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Did you know that Emil Thielhelm aka "Peppy Castro" from The Blues Magoos had a few other bands including Barnaby Bye, Wiggy Bits, and Balance that included guitarist Bob Kulick, keyboardist Doug Katsaros, drummer Chuck Burgi, and bassist Dennis Feldman?

    These were all good bands and Balance had some hit records.
  8. I thought I had posted this thread before. And here it is.

    Another set of twins, separated at birth:

    Ramble On by Led Zeppelin

    Go! by Tones On Tail

  9. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi &
    Comedown - Bush
  10. Maurice Williams' "Stay" plus a million other slow ballads.
  11. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
  12. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    They might just be ripping Traffic in spots.

  13. JTE


    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Well, there's the electric bass part to Prince's "When Doves Cry" which is exactly the same as Andy Fraser's verse part on "Alright Now", and they're both the same as what Bill Wyman played on the verses of "Honky Tonk Women"...

    BTW, that line is an important lesson for all musicians to learn, I think.

  14. mmoore1


    Nov 15, 2012
    Not 100% the same but you can tell where ol' pagey got the idea:

    Yardbirds- Smoke Stack Lightning
    Zeppelin- How Many More Times
  15. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010

    ...well, he was the guitarist for both bands
  16. RED J

    RED J Lol Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    Otis Rush- Ain't Enough Comin' In
    Michael Jackson- Billie Jean
  17. sandmangeck


    Jul 2, 2007
    I am pretty sure there isn't a bass line in When Dove's Cry?