Let's talk about how one classic song influences another.
For instance, I've always noticed strong similarities
between The Beatles' "Sun King" and Fleetwood
Mac's "Albatross", which was released as a
single in January, 1969. That's about nine
months before John, Paul, George and
the luckiest drummer in history
released Abbey Road.
I'm not saying that The Fab Four intentionally
copied some of the most identifiable aspects
of "Albatross", and refashioned them in
their own magical musical imagery, but
it is certainly interesting to hear both
songs, one after the other, as you now
can, by checking out the two videos,
embedded at the end of today's blog.
Until the vocals begin in "Sun King",
(at the 54 second mark) its instrumental
intro shares the same key, the same two
chord song structure and the same main
guitar sound, played by Lennon (as an
homage to Mac's mystical Peter Green?).
Have a look and listen to the two videos
and decide if you, too, are of the mind
that The Beatles copied Fleetwood Mac.
I'm still trying to figure out whose visual style
I ripped off, when I captured the following pic,
during a spring 2009 Luv Shack getaway.
Mozz the Elder