Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I've Heard That Song Before: PART TWO
I've been wanting to do something with these two songs for years. Though the Everly Brothers track pre-dates the Costello track by 20 years, I hadn't heard it until many years after "King Of America" was released. It's not that the two songs are identical, say like "My Girl" and "Since I Lost My Baby," both by The Temptations. Or even similar, like The Turtles' "Elenore" and "You Don't Have To Walk In The Rain." It's that the opening 10 seconds of "It Only Costs A Dime" was captured perfectly, without sampling, for the opening 10 seconds of "Brilliant Mistake." Then, each song becomes its own.
Maybe I may find this more fascinating than all of you.
IT ONLY COSTS A DIME