I’ve been on a big rockabilly kick lately–Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, etc. Today in the car I heard Gene Vincent’s “Cat Man,” not for the first time but for the first time, if you know what I mean. What struck me was the similarity between this track and another favorite from a different time, Echo and the Bunnymen’s “Thorn of Crowns.”
Here’s Echo and the Bunnymen’s “Thorn of Crowns”:
Now, “Cat Man”:
Kind of crazy! Not only is the rhythmic approach similar but the Bunnymen tune even has the fuzzed-out vocal whoops. I’d love to know if someone else has made this connection and I’m dying to know if the Bunnymen had the Vincent track in mind when they were writing their song.