this is my new Blog Feature where i connect the dots between the ages, influences, stealings and tips of hats.
a long time ago (like maybe 8 years ago), i came across a Melvins bootleg where buzz introduces Tipping The Lion as a ripoff of a song off the b-side of Solid Gold. "listen for it."
i checked it out and much to my surprise, it was very obvious: A Hole In The Wallet. not only is the bass riff lifted but the lovely drum riffs as well - listen to the crashy cymbal sounds. however it is not really a ripoff, the riffs have been mutilated and retooled into something much different. but you can distinctly hear the homage that is going on.
Gang Of Four - A Hole In The Wallet (Solid Gold, 1980)
Melvins - Tipping The Lion (Stag, 1996)