Mercury Rise - Electric Eye

from the album Different Sun (2016)

When you listen to as much music as I do, your mind becomes a catalogue of tones, melodies, grooves, and vibes.  It is often hard to listen to a new song and not hear something that reminds you of an old song.

I try not to write about those similarities too much out of respect to the artists.  When some jackass blogger (like myself) points out these similarities it implies plagiarism which is hurtful to the artist and rarely the case.

However, there are times when I believe (completely subjectively) that the band is paying homage to an influence or an icon.  Under these circumstances I may write about the similarity.

Electric Eye are an eclectic psychedelic group from Bergen, Norway.  Their music is very original and very good.

On their latest album - Different Sun - the song Mercury Rise really grabs me.  The thing about this song is that the vibe and the vocal melody are wickedly like T. Rex's Bang A Gong.  Check it out.  Soon you'll be singing about your "hub cap diamond star halo".

Of course this is intentional.  But now listen to how tight this band sounds.  Listen to the craftsmanship in the instrumental breaks.  Dig it?

Click Here to watch the official music video to Mercury Rise.

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