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Posted: 07 Oct 07, 14:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is it me or is the opening riff from the Call the same as one from a certain Pink Floyd song off of the Animals album. Pink Floyd fans would know more than me I was just listening to the album and dont know which song it was, I think it was on the second side.

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Posted: 07 Oct 07, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

is it true?
if it's so I have to say that we passed a few years telling how bad THE CALL was, and now we discover that its riff is borrowed from PF ???

poor PF
poor BRIAN
pity me!

personally I always said TC has a beautiful scope even it's not musically relevant. Anyway I love the way Roger impersonate it: very powerful!

your sincerely
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Posted: 07 Oct 07, 22:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It IS very similar.


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Posted: 08 Oct 07, 02:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Show Must Go On, Works... They stole a lot from PF

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Posted: 08 Oct 07, 03:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh no "say its not true" lol


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Posted: 08 Oct 07, 05:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Come on, don't tell me you never saw the similarity between "Hangman" and "Gallows Pole", either?? Ha-ha.


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Posted: 08 Oct 07, 19:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd be very interested to know which song. The only one I can think of that qualifies is Pigs, but I can assure you that the chords and melody to Pigs are quite different from The Call.

The main melody from The Call was inspired by dialling 46664 on a mobile phone. Somehow I doubt Gilmour and Waters had one in '76.....

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Posted: 08 Oct 07, 19:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I still have never heard the song... ... I keep looking for it.. but I guess just in all the worng places.

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Posted: 09 Oct 07, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

fantasticcircus wrote:

I still have never heard the song... ... I keep looking for it.. but I guess just in all the worng places.


Try www.youtube.com and watch the live version, much better.

personally i rather like it.

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Posted: 09 Oct 07, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo - Kashmir


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Posted: 09 Oct 07, 10:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

The Show Must Go On, Works... They stole a lot from PF
and Pink Floyd stole Show must go on from Alan Parsons.


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Posted: 10 Oct 07, 00:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Serry... wrote:

The Show Must Go On, Works... They stole a lot from PF
and Pink Floyd stole Show must go on from Alan Parsons.


and Works from Gary Burton

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Posted: 10 Oct 07, 05:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

henke1980 wrote:

Innuendo - Kashmir


I don't think Queen borrowed any riffs from Kashmir on Innuendo.

But the chorus of No One But You resembles the solo on Pink Floyd's The Fletcher Memorial Home... well, in my ears, anyway .