Norm Smith Medallist
- May 19, 2017
- AFL Club
- St Kilda
Yeah, I wasn’t really saying they stole it or anything, but the links there. Even Plant and Pearl Jam have been known to joke about it. As has been said, Zep are the last band that can talk!I have no problem with this one. Similar vibe but they're not the same at all. Melody has some vocal similarities but nothing to scream about.
Most people associate "I Want Candy" with this song.
But it was a cover of this 1965 song by the Strangeloves.
The Strangeloves were supposed to be a group of 3 Australian brothers, Giles, Miles and Niles Strange, raised on an outback sheep station. Which was a fabrication.
This song was released before the Strangloves song, also in 1965.
Krokus were enjoyable in their day, but notoriously unoriginal.
Judas Priest - Exciter
Krokus - Headhunter
(Headhunter is basically a slightly re-written Exciter)
AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
Krokus - Long Stick Goes Boom
(Although in fairness, less of a straight song rip-off, than if Krokus listened to the entire Let There Be Rock album and then decided to piece parts of it back together while keeping the same sound - for example, they've basically made the former's ending the latter's beginning!)
Def Leppard - Let It Go
Def Leppard - Photograph
Krokus - Midnite Maniac
(Midnite Maniac combines the former's fast tempo and opening onslaught of riffage with the latter's ridiculously hooky pre-chorus/chorus, in a way that IMO trumps both Def Leppard songs - but they're still not winning any Most Original Artist awards anytime soon)