Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ah, closure

You ever hear a song and think, hey, that sounds so much like some other song. But when you try to look it up, so that you can finally sleep nights again and have musical closure... there are just no resources for searches like that. So in typical EGR form, I started to make a list of these "separated twins", hoping that one day they could be reunited.

The tracks are listed in pairs with the "copy" or "sounds-like" first. In one case, there's even a set of triplets. In some instances a song will sound like an exact copy of the "original" (and it makes me worry about copyright infringement); in other cases, there's just a segment of the song that's reminiscent of the other. But either way, there's a certain satisfaction that's found by listening to the first track and then its resolution-sibling.

Oh and yes, it's no secret that some tracks are repeated from other EGR mixes. It just had to be done.

Separated At Birth

1a. The World I Know - Collective Soul [Collective Soul]
1b. Iris - Goo Goo Dolls [Dizzy Up the Girl]
2a. Passerby - Allie Moss [Passerby]
2b. Breathe Me – Sia [Colour the Small One]
3a. Rush - Big Audio Dynamite II [The Globe]
3b. Baba O'Riley - The Who [Who's Next]
4a. Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols [Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia]
4b. Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones [Forty Licks]
5a. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet [The Edge]
5b. Lust for Life - Iggy Pop [Trainspotting]
6a. Why Don't You Get a Job? - The Offspring [Americana]
6b. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Beatles [The Beatles]
7a. Something Deeper  - Prospect Mali [Something Deeper]
7b. Demons – Guster [Goldfly]
8a. Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve [Urban Hymns]
8b. The Last Time - The Rolling Stones [Forty Licks]
9a. Brick - Ben Folds Five [Whatever and Ever Amen]
9b. The Freshmen - The Verve Pipe [Villains]
10a. Shine - Collective Soul [7even Year Itch: Collective Soul Greatest Hits 1994-2001]
10b. Glycerine – Bush [Sixteen Stone]
11a. Windows & Walls (PianoVersion) - My Vitriol [Between The Lines]
11b. Wicked Little Town (Tommy Gnosis Version) - Hedwig and the Angry Inch [Hedwig and the Angry Inch]
12a. Sunspots - Nine Inch Nails [With Teeth]
12b. Sex Dwarf - Soft Cell [Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret]
13a. Outland – Celldweller [Soundtrack For The Voices In My Head, Vol. 01]
13b. Microsize Boy – Tweaker [The Attraction to All Things Uncertain]
14a. One Of These Days – Doves [Some Cities]
14b. Politik – Coldplay [A Rush of Blood to The Head]
15a. Under The Tracks - Creeper Lagoon [Take Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday]
15b. Hey, Soul Sister – Train [Save Me, San Francisco]
16a. Lego - The Maccabees [Colour It In]
16b. One Armed Scissor - At The Drive-In [Relationship of Command]
17a. Scene of the Crime - Lazlo Bane [All The Time In The World]
17b. Yer So Bad - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers [Full Moon Fever]
18a. Sewn - The Feeling [Twelve Stop And Home]
18b. Brighter Than Sunshine – Aqualung [Strange and Beautiful]
19a. Imagine - A Perfect Circle [Emotive]
19b. Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine [Rage Against the Machine]
19c. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin [Led Zeppelin]
20a. Closer - Dirty Vegas [One]
20b. Wicked And Cruel – Squeeze [Play]


  1. I do know where you're going with this but you can take it another level and say, for instance "everything by Jackson Browne."

    Charlatans - The Only One I Know: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhSA8FwdS2A

    Deep Purple - Hush

  2. I did not know the Charlatans song, thanks!