Concerning Ritchie Blackmore and theft

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Re: Concerning Ritchie Blackmore and theft

Postby toomanyhatz » 15 Jun 2020, 05:07

"I'm having the strangest feeling of deja vu. Deja vu." :lol:
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Re: Concerning Ritchie Blackmore and theft

Postby The Modernist » 15 Jun 2020, 08:45

Difficult to know for sure whether Blackmore would've heard the first vid...it's a pretty obscure record.

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Re: Concerning Ritchie Blackmore and theft

Postby Positive Passion » 15 Jun 2020, 09:20

I have often thought the opening riff to Peacock Suit by Paul Weller was more or less the same riff as the opening of You and your friend by Dire Straits, though the Weller is much faster. Am I talking shite?

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Re: Concerning Ritchie Blackmore and theft

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 18 Jun 2020, 19:15

Matt Wilson wrote:Damn, that McLaren lift is shameless! I can't think of entire songs which were purloined but I know plenty of riffs/lyrics. Here's one that I think Pete brought to my attention some years ago. Bobby Parker's "Watch Your Step" was used not once, but twice by the two biggest UK groups of the '60s and '70s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC9UlURkGLI

The Beatles changed a few notes and came up with:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrAV5EVI4tU

Now, before Charlie becomes apoplectic, no, it's not the same riff - but similar.
Not to be outdone, Led Zeppelin used that riff to come up with their "Toad" homage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwIPiw4_Ba8


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Re: Concerning Ritchie Blackmore and theft

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 22 Jun 2020, 11:23

Just listening to The Flaming Lips ‘Fight Test’ and keep thinking of Cat Stevens ‘Father & Son‘
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Re: Concerning Ritchie Blackmore and theft

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 22 Jun 2020, 22:07

The Modernist wrote:Difficult to know for sure whether Blackmore would've heard the first vid...it's a pretty obscure record.


Think he will have heard it in a restaurant/party and the riff has earwormed into his head. Probably played guitar every day and repeated the riff during practice which eventually developed it into a song having long forgetten where he got the riff from :oops: Different times.
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Re: Concerning Ritchie Blackmore and theft

Postby Matt Wilson » 23 Jun 2020, 18:05

With a lot of artists, you're never gonna hear them say that they took a riff/lick/lyric from another song. So I rarely take their word as gospel. For me, it's enough to know that the riff, or an approximation, existed before.