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Re: Musical Ripoffs

Post by Jesper Hvid » 6 years ago

Latest post of the previous page:

No, no, it's only Led Zeppelin who stole from the old blues tradition... :sarcasm:
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 6 years ago



Thought this bridge/riff was awesome (0:59--->), posted it way back sometime, something always bugged me, tho.



0:45--->

Maybe it's just double awesome, meant to be totally fuck shit awesome, for all time.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 6 years ago

Plus this "fan vid", haha...



I defy any human being to not laugh at 0:24.
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Old Danish psychedelia, the bass line is Keep On Running by the Spencer Davis Group, only a year or so between the two.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 6 years ago

I always thought that this Usura track was a rip off of the Simple Minds original, but happened to hear both tracks earlier on tonight and was reminded, so, here they are. I think it is pretty blatant rip, and I recall both were released in the early nineties..... (AFAIK Simple Minds was first). What do others think? Rip or not? :wink:




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Post by erwin greven » 6 years ago

The Simple Minds song is taken from an album released in 1982. Usura used this song as a sample on their own single.
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Come back, Krokus, all is forgiven... :tongue:

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Yup, that's him.
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Post by caneparo » 6 years ago

erwin greven wrote:The Simple Minds song is taken from an album released in 1982. Usura used this song as a sample on their own single.
Exctly. Usura was an italian electronic dance project which had considerable usccess during my middle school days, early 90's
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 6 years ago

This song sounds like Elvis' In The Ghetto and See See Rider, mixed with Manfred Mann's version of Mighty Quinn.



But the music isn't the important thing about this song. It's the combined arrogance of the two main persons in the band, reflected in the lyrics.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 6 years ago

Can anyone other than me, hear it?
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 6 years ago

Jesper Hvid wrote: Can anyone other than me, hear it?
Show Can.

No arguments from me. :wink:

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 6 years ago



Mike Tramp's 70s boy band (right vid), took great liberties with Albert Hammond's song, which sounds like a musical patchwork of Dylan material.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 6 years ago



I found myself singing: "Booorn in the USA" during this.... :haha:
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 6 years ago



This is a classic Krokus example of how they've bit by bit pieced together songs from old AC/DC-material, lyrically as well as musically. It's almost scientific. The reason they outrock their own masters these days is, they pick the Bon Scott stuff*. It's a magnificent puzzle, and it's contained way down there even in the small details. But it works. Best pastiche band ever. Wish it were the other way around. It's damn disillusioning, on top of everything else, that AC/DC are now anachronistic, like a faint hope being snuffed out.

* = Shoot to Thrill (which is the main source) off Back in Black, was intended for Bon.
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