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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 08:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...the similarity between 'Breakthru' and Don Henley's 'Boys of Summer'?

I'm shocked that I only spotted it half an hour ago, after all these years.

Tell me I'm not the only one who spotted it!

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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 08:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.DeaconJohn. wrote:

...the similarity between 'Breakthru' and Don Henley's 'Boys of Summer'?

I'm shocked that I only spotted it half an hour ago, after all these years.

Tell me I'm not the only one who spotted it!


But you are the only one.


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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 10:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.DeaconJohn. wrote:

...the similarity between 'Breakthru' and Don Henley's 'Boys of Summer'?

I'm shocked that I only spotted it half an hour ago, after all these years.

Tell me I'm not the only one who spotted it!


Yeah, it's in that sort of Road rock type genre, Breakthru has much more energy and power though- much as I like Hneley, the synths are a bit souless.


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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, I noticed. Quite shocking. Also the BBC had an "ident" film (the little clips before a programme starts like the disabled guy dancing in his wheelchair) that was a direct lift from the opening bars of "Doin'Alright".

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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What about Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "Fat Bottomed Girls." Sing part of the the refrain from the Twisted Sister record and substitute part of FBG:

We're not gonna take it - no we ain't gonna take it - take me to them dirty ladies every time....there is no change in the melody...


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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 12:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the rhythm section just fell over...

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Posted: 18 Jul 06, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yup, I noticed the Don Henley connection when The Miracle CD came out in 89. Definitely similar (if not the same) chord sequence in the chorus