Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull once said he liked Hotel California and he wished that he had written it but listening to We Used To Know, i think he may well have done, the music anyway.
I do get disappointed when i hear great songs are just a rip off of someone else and even more when they deny it when anybody with a working pair of ears can hear it is blatant.
The Eagles toured with Jethro Tull and Anderson, with much more dignity then i would be able to muster, agrees that it is the same chord progression but says he feels honoured that they may of possibly have been inspired by his song.
Maybe it was just a massive coincidence that the support band later came up with an almost identical song to the band they were supporting or more likely they just straight forward nicked it and changed the temp a bit.
Still a great song, in my top 5 of all time favourites but it does get up my nose when people blatantly rip-off other artists and then don't have the nuts to credit the real talent behind it.
I never got over the admission that The Sex Pistols 'Pretty Vacant' song is just a souped up version of ABBA's, 'SOS'.