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    Don't you think that "BOBW"(from 1986) has very similar riff to Kool and the gang song "Celebration"(from...1980)????
    So, Eddie saw this one on mtv and...used???
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcin
    Don't you think that "BOBW"(from 1986) has very similar riff to Kool and the gang song "Celebration"(from...1980)????
    So, Eddie saw this one on mtv and...used???
    I believe that lots of songs sound like lots of songs. I don't let it bother me. But now that you mention it, BOBW does sound like a Celebration rip off, but I love it anyway.
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    Yup, and if you listen to "Black And Blue" it really comes close to "Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" by AC/DC.

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    And if I recall correctly, in regards to the two mentioned above, Eddie did say those two songs were inspiration to the musical structure of the Van Halen songs.
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    I seem to recall at the time of release that some critics were comparing the BOBW riff to "Roundabout" by Yes.

    Also, I recently read an article in Mix Magazine with Daryl Hall from "Hall & Oates" in which he claims: "[Eddie] Van Halen told me that he copied the synth part from ‘Kiss on My List’ and used it in ‘Jump.’ I don't have a problem with that at all."

    I had never heard that one before! :-) You can read the full article here: http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_hall_...ant/index.html

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    Like Eddie says, "there's only 12 notes... how you mix them up is up to you."
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    a little too close for my tastes...........

 

 

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