WAAYYY OT here, but for a Saturday morning on my way to work...

Gaimcock

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By sheer coincidence I happened to catch two separate tunes on two separate radio stations here in Charlotte that literally made me go, "Wow, I never noticed!". What I'm getting at here is the obvious influence that bands of previous success have on newer upcoming bands at a timeframe of their initial success. Point being that even though the two styles of Rock music are VERY different, the beats and flows mirror each other IMHO! Why take a listen....

The Doobie Brothers...


Obviously influenced Nirvana...


Any thoughts or opinions on mine there???

Peace!
 

DrMickey

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I know both songs well, but the guitar strumming pattern similarity in the opening had slipped by me. I’ve even tried to learn one of those songs on guitar (I’m embarrassed to say which one😂), and I hadn’t noticed. Very interesting!
 

Gamecock Lifer

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This is a simple tempo similarity. If songs have a similar tempo, and are produced using the same instruments (guitars and drums), there will be strong similarities. Beyond that I do not feel there is a substantial influence or connection at work here.