I Know That You Can Love Me When There’s No One Left To Blame

I was in the bus this morning, listening to M83’s Before The Dawn Heals Us for the first time in over a year, and all of a sudden I got it in my head that A Guitar And A Heart is rather like the ending half of November Rain.

Is this just a desperate abstraction thrown up by a mind that wants to be anywhere else than Monday morning, or do you think I actually have a point? This is driving me mad, I’ve listened to the M83 song 3 times at work already but it’ll be more than 12 hours before I can get home and dig out my old GNR best-of mixtape (which is TEH AWESOME by the way, no one better be hatin’), and in the meantime I can’t decide for sure.


  1. you know what? today i was listening to Duran Duran’s cover of Grandmaster Flash’s ‘white lines’… just realised that it’s almost identical to that S Club 7 song! that one that goes ‘S club… gonna show you how…’

  2. Hmm, yes! The songs are in different keys though. (GEEK WARNING DO NOT READ FURTHER IF NOT GEEK: For example, if we assume for the purposes of convenience that both choruses start on a G, White Lines is in C major and S Club is in B-flat major.)

    Oh, and there’s also the bridge of Natalie Imbruglia’s Torn which totally rips off the guitar hook from James’ She’s A Star.

  3. I really like Before The Dawn Heals Us. Dad deleted about 8 gigs of my music a few months back though so I need to get it again.

    November Rain is the only GNR song that doesn’t wreck my head. I’ve tried to listen to Appetite for Destruction the full way through for 6 months now. Never get past one or two tracks.

  4. I am rather tone deaf and have no reasoned basis for thinking this whatsoever, but I always think that Ben Folds Five’s “One Angry Dwarf” sounds a lot like Bob Dylan’s “Hurricane.”

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