OK. This just might be stretching the boundaries of ‘mundane’ and ‘pointless’ to the breaking point, but has anyone else beside me noticed the striking similarities between ‘Misunderstanding’ by Genesis and ‘Fool In The Rain’ by Led Zeppelin?
Consider the (almost) identical chord progressions in both songs. Hum the opening bars of ‘Misunderstanding’ at a little faster speed and see what I mean. Sure, ‘Fool In The Rain’ has an extra beat or two, but the chords are almost exactly the same.
Also, both songs are about the same subject: a guy waiting around for a girl after he’s been stood up. The Genesis tune even has a line ("…waiting in the rain for hours…") that almost seems like a tip of the hat to the Zeppelin song.
Has anyone from Genesis ever gone on record as stating that their song was, if not a remake, than at least an homage to the earlier Zeppelin classic?
Not that it’s keeping me up at night, but…