Saturday, February 05, 2011

Another Blast From the Past

Many of the modern artists, who are part of today's rock scene, clearly got their creative influences from others who laid the ground work before them. Music tends to be a bit cyclical that way.

If you close your eyes and just listen to this tune, you might start to think you are listening to Roy Orbison:

This next one isn't quite as obvious unless you can dig deep and go way back in your minds.

The singer, Scott Weiland, does not sound a bit like Allan Clarke or Graham Nash. But the musical composition and the melodic harmonies are what make me think of the Hollies when I listen to it.

See what you think:



A.C. McCloud said...

It's surprising that 1) Isaak didn't become a bigger star because as that video shows, he has talent, and 2) he's 54 years old now.

The STP song was pretty good. I don't remember it, though.

LASunsett said...

Roger that on Isaak.

As for the STP song, it got a little airplay, but not anywhere the amount Interstate Love Song got.