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Title: Ridiculous detail
Post by: Gollum on Tue, 2005-02-01, 13:33:24
I don't where to post this... could be here, could be Off Topic, could be Metaphysical :P

The thing is that I was listening to U2's new album. When I got to track 5 "City of blindind lights", I suddenly heard a melody that I recognized... After a few seconds I said "Pendragon!". Then I played the song again, and after listening to it 2 or 3 more times I said "Queen of hearts!"  :o and went to play it.
So, what I'm saying is: they use the same melody that's in the keyboard bridge right before "The Last Waltz", I swear! OK, it's a 3-4 second bridge... and it's quite a simple melody... 4 or 5 notes...  ::) But, for some reason, I immediately recognized it...
Yeah, I'm crazy, I know...  :P But check it out if you have the chance!  :D
Title: Re: Ridiculous detail
Post by: Moonloop on Tue, 2005-02-01, 15:12:32
Well, I've got both albums so I'll check it out tonite.

Try posting that on a U2 forum and see what reaction you get  ;)
Title: Re: Ridiculous detail
Post by: Peter on Tue, 2005-02-01, 16:02:03
Are you inclined to make short mp3 snapshots of those passages and put them on a website?
Title: Re: Ridiculous detail
Post by: Gollum on Tue, 2005-02-01, 19:59:13
Hehe, I told this to a U2 fan, but fortunately I managed to base my defense on insanity :P Anyway, it's not an accusation or anything like that, just coincidence.
I can upload the snapshots, but it doesn't seem to be allowed here... i f it is, I will. If it's not... tell me where and I'll upload it.
Can't believe I draw some attention to this, next time I'll come up with a big set up scandal  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Ridiculous detail
Post by: creme anglais on Wed, 2005-02-02, 00:34:27
Try posting this on a U2 forum???....... try posting it on the Pendragon forum!!! :P   (I bought the album b4 Chrimbo and thought the same thing......... glad I'm not the only insaniac ;D)


Title: Re: Ridiculous detail
Post by: Oliver Twist on Wed, 2005-02-02, 00:49:35
Don't think anything will come of this.

But, imagine if it had been the other way round. Nick'd be getting a right hammering now.

But let's face it there are countless tracks have bits that 'sound like' something else

Anyway, who's got their tickets for the Aylesbury gig?

Ian

Title: Re: Ridiculous detail
Post by: Moonloop on Wed, 2005-02-02, 08:30:29
Well Gollum, you're absolutely right  ;D . Nice one, I'd never have spotted that..!!

Do know of a couple of others though...

The intros to Iron Maiden's "Invaders" and the Dogs D'Amour's "Medicine Man" are identical, as are the intros to Marillion's "Cinderella Search" and Genesis "Me & Virgil" (I think it's that one anyway, it's one of the ones off the Paperlate EP).

 ;D
Title: Re: Ridiculous detail
Post by: Simtere on Tue, 2005-02-08, 17:28:13
Not wanting to get anyone in trouble here but while we are talking similarities, try checking out Pendragons "Last Man on Earth", on "Window of Life", the bit where Nick sings "But I'm never gonna lose your precious heart.....", and then compare it to the Moody Blues song "New Horizons" which features the line "But I’m never going to lose your precious gift....".

Exactly the same tune and virtually the same lyrics!

Despite being a Moodys fan, I still prefer pendragon! :) 
Title: Re: Ridiculous detail
Post by: gelert on Tue, 2005-02-08, 19:42:26
Which famous person / musician / DJ actually said "One day, we'll run out of tunes"...?
Title: Re: Ridiculous detail
Post by: Moonloop on Wed, 2005-02-09, 08:46:19
Which famous person / musician / DJ actually said "One day, we'll run out of tunes"...?

Wasn't someone from Status Quo was it..???  ;) ;D

(Sorry, but I've just been playing the remasters and, well, much as I love em, they're a great band to have a friendly dig at  :D )