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Old 07-06-2012, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Biggest rip off

I know there is artistic licence taken frequently in every area of music, but considering George Harrison was sued for "My Sweet Lord" infringing on "He`s So Fine", why didn`t this happen to Paul Weller for "Start"?
It`s virtually "Taxman" note for note.
Mind you, Oasis ripped off almost every riff The Beatles produced....
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The biggest offender to my ears if 'Get a Job' by the Offspring, which is just a slightly punked up version of Obla-di Obla-da by The Beatles.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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and "Creep" is basically The Hollies' "The Air that I Breathe" except for the chorus
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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These two stick out in my mind:

Born this Way (GaGa) is Express Yourself (Madonna).

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This Is Your Life (The Killers) is Road to Nowhere (Talking Heads).
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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and "Creep" is basically The Hollies' "The Air that I Breathe" except for the chorus
The main theme for Karma Police is pretty much Sexy Sadie as well.
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This is easy. Green Day's song "Warning" is a COMPLETE ripoff of The Kinks' "Picture Book." Get A Job is also a ripoff like mrdave said.
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not exactly a carbon copy but Jesus and Mary Chain's Never Understand sounds a bit like T. Rex's Ride a White Swan
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony



Bittersweet Symphony's a good song but there's no arguing that the main hook was ripped off.
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The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony



Bittersweet Symphony's a good song but there's no arguing that the main hook was ripped off.
huh? they didn't rip it off

it was actually a sample, and The Verve acknowledges Oldham as a writer in its credits
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I like both versions. I guess you could say that Led Zeppelin was the Coldplay of their day.



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