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Thread started 03/13/11 8:23am

MantuaPharoah

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Kiss inspiration

Awhile ago, someone posted a link to a song that was apparently the inspiration that Prince used when he wrote Kiss. The song sounded as though it was from the late 60's, and sounded ERRILY familiar to Kiss.

Anyone recall that song or that link?

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Reply #1 posted 03/13/11 8:26am

MantuaPharoah

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MantuaPharoah said:

Awhile ago, someone posted a link to a song that was apparently the inspiration that Prince used when he wrote Kiss. The song sounded as though it was from the late 60's, and sounded ERRILY familiar to Kiss.

Anyone recall that song or that link?

Nevermind... found it. Pardon my post. smile

http://www.youtube.com/wa...r_embedded

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Reply #2 posted 03/13/11 9:05am

Bohemian67

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Great song to get inspiration from. And what he did with the inspiration was even better!

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Reply #3 posted 03/13/11 10:38am

RealMusician

The guitar break was obviously inspired by "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag".

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Reply #4 posted 03/13/11 12:31pm

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Glee finally did a Prince song: Kiss.

The other night. Kinda embarrassing. Did you all see it?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #5 posted 03/13/11 3:41pm

PRNelson

I believe that 'kiss' was 'produced' - not composed, but 'produced' to sound like 'I want to break free' by Queen.

Anybody with a half a musical brain can hear the similarities.

The hi-hat pattern. The dry drum track. The chord progression. And the break before each verse.

I'm no fan of queen but I'm guessing the dude who produced kiss before prince took it back was.

Check it out.

I've never heard this comparison before but I personally think it's very obvious.
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