Sounds Like Teen Spirit: The Ultimate Compliment

March 20, 2007
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard brought up a new book, “Sounds Like Teen Spirit,” that questioned whether or not certain songs were actually rip offs of earlier songs. Because of this, Howard had some of the songs on CD to make the comparisons, and played the following (original followed by the supposed imitator):

• Huey Lewis and the News’ “I Want a New Drug” – Ray Parker Jr.’s “Ghostbusters”

• The Kinks’ “All Day and All of the Night” – the Doors’ “Hello I Love You”

• “Taurus” by Spirit – Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”

• Prince’s “1999” – “Sussudio” by Phil Collins

• Boston’s “More Than a Feeling” – Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

• The Beatles’ “Tax Man” – The Jam’s “Start!”

• The theme song from “The Banana Splits” – Bob Marley’s “Buffalo Soldier”

• The Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down” – Rod Stewart’s “The Killing of Georgie”

Of course, whenever the topic of discussion turns to music, Vinnie Favale can’t resist calling in – which was the case this morning, with Vinnie adding a few cases of his own.