Tuesday, September 07, 2010

My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers

Another one for the “things are like other things” file: Cut Copy’s latest, “Where I’m Going,” sounds remarkably like “Draggin’ the Line” by Tommy James (who at the time of the song’s release in 1970 had ditched the Shondells that helped make him famous).

“where i’m going… to drag the line”

Right? The older of the two songs might be more familiar to people who read this blog for it being covered by R.E.M. on the soundtrack to the second Austin Powers movie, and perhaps I hear the resemblance more in that version. However, if a cause-and-effect relationship does exist between one song and the other, I’d hope Cut Copy were inspired by the Tommy James version and not one released on the same album as a Spice Girl’s cover of “Word Up.”


  1. Tommy James got rid of the Shondells? Does that mean he's finally alone now?