13. September 2005 · Comments Off on From The Stones to INXS in One Riff · Categories: Rant, That's Entertainment!

Sometimes I don’t understand how my mind works and sometimes it makes all the sense in the world.

This morning I was checking out iTunes (it’s new music Tuesday) and nothing was standing out so I checked out the 30 second previews of the new Stones album, A Bigger Bang, and all of a sudden I wanted to go find some INXS. It’s simple really, there’s a riff on “Look What the Cat Dragged In” that’s a complete ripoff of “I Need You Tonight.” That bamp/bamp/bamp bam-diddy-bam-diddy-bamp…thing.

(Squeezing the bridge of my nose between my thumb and forefinger.) Okay, LOOK! If you’re “The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band” why the FUCK are you ripping off a 20 year old, highly recognizable INXS riff? (Pointing my fingers like Lewis Black)

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