The Worst Imitations of Themselves

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KVRAF
1505 posts since 27 Aug, 2004

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:06 pm

Have you ever heard a song and thought it was by an imitator, but it turned out to be the actual artist?

For example, I remember about 20 years ago listening to this song and thinking the guitar player was a total Carlos Santana wannabee. Turns out that song was "Smooth".

Likewise, I remember hearing this song on the radio about 10 years ago, thinking I wasn't really digging it but damn, the guy really did a good job of nailing George Harrison's slide playing. That was George's last single.

Or I was scrolling through channels and some station was playing footage of some concert. I wondered why Nickelback was playing "Simple Kind of Man". Well, this was whoever was left from Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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KVRAF
2130 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:13 pm

I know I've had that experience, but it's hard to recall. I do remember hearing Steven Tyler's voice and not recognizing it, as it was nothing like his voice when he was younger.
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