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Did Powerman 5000 Get Ripped Off By My Chemical Romance?

Posted by on December 10, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsV500W4BHU[/youtube]Our friend Spike from Philly’s WYSP noticed a similarity between “Planetary (G0!),” a song on the new album by Jersey goth punks My Chemical Romance, and Powerman 5000’s “When Worlds Collide.” Even just looking at the song titles, there’s already some common ground.  In a post on his blog, Spike plays the beginning of both songs, followed by the choruses of both. After listening, we’re inclined to disagree. I mean, there’s a kick drum in the beginning of both songs, and the chorus is a bit similar, but the rest of the song, not so much. To us, the chorus and chord progressions of “Planetary” sound like a more chipper combination of the Nine Inch Nails songs “I Do Not Want This” and “Something I Can Never Have.” Check both songs out and let us know what you think.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUVZcLE20Eg[/youtube]

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