Covers, Oddities and Separated at Birth: The Jesus Lizard conjures the spirit of Miles Davis

I might file this one under the Separated at Birth category… Because when The Jesus Lizard  wrote Then Comes Dudley, they were certainly not out to write a cover song of a Miles Davis tune, but nevertheless, the similarity in the melody is unmistakable.

Here is the Miles Davis song, Great Expectations,  from the Bitches Brew sessions:

And then here is The Jesus Lizard song, Then Comes Dudley.

Melody theft has a long and generous tradition in the history of music… It is through theft and theft alone that we actually have melodies handed down to us from historical periods which would have otherwise been completely lost… It is only in the last forty years or so that record companies have begun thinking of these melodies as “property” which can be prosecuted if stolen… Much like Darwinian evolution, melody theft is literally how music evolves…

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One response to “Covers, Oddities and Separated at Birth: The Jesus Lizard conjures the spirit of Miles Davis

  1. Ha, I was just listening to Bitches Brew and was like… I KNOW this melody, and so I had to google it… Who woulda thought, Jesus Lizard. But I love them both, so it’s great.
    Thanks!

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