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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #15 on: 15 August, 2014, 08:46:11 pm »

I was really pleased with myself for spotting the inspiration behind Radiohead's biggest hit when I was ripping all my Mum's music to iTunes for her almost a decade ago. Turns out everyone else had already noticed, including the original artists and their lawyers, earning them a co-writing credit and a share of the royalties:

http://youtu.be/Hzl0bfz2bd8


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« Reply #16 on: 16 August, 2014, 10:32:49 am »

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« Reply #17 on: 16 August, 2014, 05:28:38 pm »
The Cult managed to scam an AC/DC riff without anyone noticing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpA3q0TQ-GA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvupX6ki79M
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« Reply #18 on: 16 August, 2014, 05:57:45 pm »

Some songs blatantly rip off others, some just use the past as inspiration. There are BLURRED LINES between those two extremes, though.


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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #19 on: 16 August, 2014, 06:04:28 pm »
BtVS Theme tune http://youtu.be/hmoU05_Fr5A
The Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright http://youtu.be/VrZ4sMRYimw
Magazine - Shot By Both Sides http://youtu.be/gxahgaOQch0

There's also this

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« Reply #20 on: 16 August, 2014, 08:19:40 pm »
I really liked The Verve's Bitter Sweet Symphony. Then that the Rolling Stones made an issue of a permitted sampling. Left a bad taste for me.
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« Reply #21 on: 16 August, 2014, 08:34:10 pm »
BtVS Theme tune http://youtu.be/hmoU05_Fr5A
The Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright http://youtu.be/VrZ4sMRYimw
Magazine - Shot By Both Sides http://youtu.be/gxahgaOQch0

There's also this

You know, this is why I love this community. I have never heard that before. :thumbsup:

I would like to present this to the group...

Hanni El Khatib - Nobody Move http://youtu.be/MxcA5yyR5rc
Electric Six - Gay Bar http://youtu.be/ulPgWVC08KI
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« Reply #22 on: 25 August, 2014, 03:50:44 pm »


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« Reply #23 on: 25 August, 2014, 03:54:30 pm »
It's a joke. I was joking.

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« Reply #24 on: 25 August, 2014, 05:34:10 pm »

The insanely catchy chorus of Taylor Swift's new earworm, Shake It Off, sounds like it was built up from the baby, baby, baby weird bit in Vampire Weekend's Diane Young. To me, anyway.


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« Reply #25 on: 25 August, 2014, 06:35:33 pm »
I find it quite sweet that the first post in this thread is perfectly true but doesn't mention that The Police managed to stumble across the very same clipped guitar sound featured on every second record released in Jamaica since 1963.

On topic though, I don't think you'd be going out on a limb if you were to suggest that, prior to writing Firestarter, Liam Howlett may very well have heard Underground Resistance's The Fury and felt it needed a little dilution for the Reading festival audience.
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« Reply #26 on: 25 August, 2014, 06:44:03 pm »
Music is very derivative, and has been for centuries.

Rob Paravonian does a great number about how so much popular music has been ripped off from Pachelbel's Canon.  It's very funny!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM

I was learning that piece of music at the time, and mentioned the skit above to my harp tutor. She then dug out some Welsh folk music that preceded Pachelbel's Canon some 300 years, and showed me how he had ripped it off to make the piece in question.

So in summary you can attribute a significant amount of popular music to 700 year old Welsh folk tunes.

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Re: That sounds just like...
« Reply #27 on: 25 August, 2014, 11:07:18 pm »
I find it quite sweet that the first post in this thread is perfectly true but doesn't mention that The Police managed to stumble across the very same clipped guitar sound featured on every second record released in Jamaica since 1963.

That is true but what I hear (when I am forced to listen to those particular songs) is a bunch of greased up record executives sitting around a boardroom table deciding that the sound of the summer is going to be pastiches of The Police. It's like a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy. :'(

On a lighter note here is a modern day take on an old classic.

Naughty Boy - Home ft Sam Romans http://youtu.be/IXpxe9xL-sk
U2 - One http://youtu.be/ftjEcrrf7r0
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« Reply #28 on: 25 August, 2014, 11:12:33 pm »

The insanely catchy chorus of Taylor Swift's new earworm, Shake It Off, sounds like it was built up from the baby, baby, baby weird bit in Vampire Weekend's Diane Young. To me, anyway.

Which in itself is a rephrasing of George Michael's Faith. http://youtu.be/6Cs3Pvmmv0E
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« Reply #29 on: 26 August, 2014, 06:59:34 am »
The insanely catchy chorus of Taylor Swift's new earworm, Shake It Off, sounds like it was built up from the baby, baby, baby weird bit in Vampire Weekend's Diane Young. To me, anyway.

Which in itself is a rephrasing of George Michael's Faith. http://youtu.be/6Cs3Pvmmv0E

I'd never realised before how much that boy band survivor going solo had served as a template for another teen heart throb reinvention (repetitive guitar strum, leather jacket and stubble):

Justin Timberlake - Like I Love You: http://youtu.be/FQ3slUz7Jo8