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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Beware the Devil Woman

Oasis is in the news again this week. Another charge of plagiarism has been hurled at the Brit pop band, following long standing claims that the band has at times sounded a whole lot like the Beatles, the Rutles, that Coca-Cola commercial, and T Rex.

Now, it's Cliff Richard's Devil Woman. Let's go to the video tape...

I don't know. To me, the Vanilla Ice v. Mercury/Bowie case is the measuring stick. If it's obvious, sue. But I'm still not convinced that George Harrison did anything wrong.


Jimbromski said...

Vague resemblance but nothing to call the lawyers about.

Harrison was totally guilty, however, that was grand theft melodical.

Jumbo Slice said...

There are similarities but I wouldn't call it plagiarism. Musical paraphrasing? Maybe. Not theft though.

Anonymous said...

Only if they were wearing the same obscene ball huggers that Cliff is wearing in that video would the Courts find against them.