A tipster writing under the condition of anonymity emailed yesterday with a link to some music-analysis muckraking over at Nashville Cream, where the issue is whether Spoon’s “You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb” is too close for comfort to Tennessee band How I Became The Bomb’s “Killing Machine” (both presented for MP3 comparison). The crux lies in the intro basslines, and yeah — they’re similar. Is Britt pulling an Avril? Doubt it. The melodies diverge, and bassline retreads are nothing new to indie (see the Blow’s “Parenthesis” and Love Is All’s “Felt Tip” for a near note-perfect replication). If anything, Britt meant it as a bomb tribute.
Yes, we will always defend Britt.