Hm, for some reason I was under the impression that most of their early albums were all covers, but I've started looking and I may have egg on my face. Looks like I might owe the group an apology for posting without checking my facts ...
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I found that to be quite surprising, especially the Led Zep & Metallica entries.
Oh well, it reminds me of that old saying about how good artists borrow and great artists steal or some such thing.
I'm not surprised at all. We had this discussion (something very close to it) when Kid Rock came out with his song All Summer Long. My oldest and his best friend kept saying it was taken from Lynard Skynard's Sweet Home Alabama and I kept telling them that wasn't the only song it sounded like. I ended up playing Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London for them and I thought they were going to flip. Nothing surprises me in the music biz.
It's fun to be able to prove that a lot of music has been done before, especially when this younger generation thinks they've got something "new".
If only just for today.....
One of the things I do every week on Jake's Time Machine is what I call a TIME WARP. I play the original (from 1950 forward... sometimes even those songs are covers of something that came before) and then the same song played by another group at some time later. Sometimes there are some BIG differences in the songs and sometimes the changes are more superficial, but many people are surprise just how long some of the "newer music" has actually been around.
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