In the first of an occasional series, in which I exclusively reveal what has influenced your favourite bands and artists, a look at Prong.

Their 1994 album Cleansing produced the fan-favourite Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck , but fifteen years later I can exclusively reveal that the band were greatly influenced by none other than knees up cockney lounge rock n’ rollers from the 1970s/1980s- Chas & Dave.

If you don’t believe me, compare the bass intros to Gertcha and Snap Your Fingers below:

Chas and Dave – Gertcha

Prong – Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

Uncanny isn’t it?

Look out for part #2 of this tenuous series sometime in the future…

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