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InaGreendase
09-03-2006, 09:10 PM
Gonna have to go with the beginning of Gatsbys American Dream's "A Manifesto of Tangible Wealth" jocking Sunny Day Real Estate's "Pheurton Skerto." So blatant, but a great jam nonetheless.

Dude Beer
09-03-2006, 09:18 PM
An Angle

JayG7582
09-04-2006, 05:11 AM
Opeth's Benighted......the first few bars of the song are pretty much a direct copy of a Camel song whose name escapes me.

ebullientsoul
09-04-2006, 06:36 AM
The opening of DEADRAMONES. It's the opening to Cretin Hop by the Ramones.

adam punknews.org
09-04-2006, 09:16 AM
The title track to the Rapture's "Echoes" is ripped off nearly noise for noise from Public Image Ltd's single "Careering."

Funny enough, while Pitchfork was tripping over themselves to crawl into this band's ass a few years ago they completely neglected to mention that fact. Hell, their review namedrops modern hip bands like Out Hud far more than it references this, the most obvious and blatant influence.

stayouttamalibu
09-04-2006, 05:58 PM
the strokes ripping off american girl, probably the most blatant ripoff ever.

youwinalemon
09-04-2006, 06:39 PM
The opening riff of X - Johnny Hit and Run Pauline.

I really can't believe nobody else mentioned that yet.

Skapunk
09-04-2006, 06:48 PM
opening to anyway anyhow anywhere by the who and anarchy in the uk by the sex pistols.

adam punknews.org
09-04-2006, 06:52 PM
The Hives' "Walk Idiot Walk" aped the riff from the Who's "Can't Explain" as well.

HaveFunDying
09-04-2006, 07:58 PM
Least Favorite Moment:

Dani California = Last Dance With Mary Jane

sad_dc
09-04-2006, 09:50 PM
Yo La Tengo - Moby Octopad being based on the outro of Stereolab - Outer Accelerator. Stereolab records are full of way too many good ideas.

Spiritualized - Run blatantly copying VU - Run Run Run. Although its really more of an homage.

robdobi
09-04-2006, 10:02 PM
armor for sleep ripped mineral's "gloria" HARD in "remember to feel real"

stayouttamalibu
09-04-2006, 10:03 PM
thrices fully blatant ripoff of soilworks grand failure anthem.

Barry
09-04-2006, 10:45 PM
Grade fully rips off Hum in "Termites Hollow."

Fairweather fully rips off The Cure in "South Street 1am"

ModernDrunk
09-04-2006, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by Barry
Grade fully rips off Hum in "Termites Hollow."


I've been really digging Hum in the last couple of weeks. Definately one of those illusive bands that define themselves and are greater because of it.

ConzoTheLegacy
09-05-2006, 06:38 AM
Jets To Brazil - "I Typed For Miles" guitar part is soooo much like Nirvana.

BARONE
09-05-2006, 08:38 AM
tguk "fall from grace" rips off U2 big time.

phantomtreasure
09-05-2006, 11:35 AM
acceptance - different ripping off The Promise Ring - stop playing guitar

(i think inagreendase was the one who showed this to me)

MikeM
09-05-2006, 06:56 PM
The beginning of that new Racounteurs song sounds a lot like Joe Jackson - "Is She Really Going Out with Him?"

Wire - "Three Girl Rhumba" and that Elastica song.

BNO
09-06-2006, 05:42 PM
I liked when NFG made that covers cd.

InaGreendase
09-06-2006, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by phantomtreasure
acceptance - different ripping off The Promise Ring - stop playing guitar

(i think inagreendase was the one who showed this to me)

Haha, this one was so serious. It would've been larceny if Acceptance managed to blow up off the song.

fábio
09-08-2006, 10:00 AM
the guy from promise ring ripping himself off on that maritime song "some one has to die" (the first sentence entonation is exactly like the first sentence in "become one anything one time").

Simulacra
09-08-2006, 10:04 AM
Larry Arms ripping off HWM's "Trusty Chords" in "Are You There Margaret, It's Me, God." The measure(s) right before the last chorus, "hey, heyyy-yeeeeeah..."

lee
09-08-2006, 10:13 AM
I don't know the name of the song but there is a Greenday song off the last album and it hits this instrumental that sounds like "summer of 69" by Brian Adams.


"standin' on your mamas porch I knew that it was now or never"
that part of the song

HaveFunDying
09-08-2006, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by lee
I don't know the name of the song but there is a Greenday song off the last album and it hits this instrumental that sounds like "summer of 69" by Brian Adams.


"standin' on your mamas porch I knew that it was now or never"
that part of the song

I believe you are talking about the first part of "Jesus of Suburbia."

strungoutonlife
09-08-2006, 11:07 AM
Originally posted by stayouttamalibu
thrices fully blatant ripoff of soilworks grand failure anthem.


Yes! I cringe everytime I hear Thrice's version of that guitar solo bit, because it is SO similar to the Soilwork one. I know that Thrice used to always gush about Soilwork in their website ramblings, so it's not too surprising that they would rip 'em off. I guess if you're gonna rip something off, it might as well be something off a sick CD like Predator's Portrait...

brandon-punkrocks
09-08-2006, 12:46 PM
every band ever ripping off botch.

HaveFunDying
09-08-2006, 01:05 PM
Botch is just a rip-off of The Beatles anyway.

brandon-punkrocks
09-08-2006, 02:40 PM
coldplay ripping off kate bush.

Skapunk
09-08-2006, 02:45 PM
epiphany


Stickin in my eye.

Vesuvium
09-08-2006, 02:46 PM
Every time I hear the opening to Converge's "You Fail Me" (song, not album) I can't help but think: Sepultura - "Roots bloody roots"...oh, and also: "How could anyone be lazy enough to write a riff consisting solely in twanging an open E-string (well, tuned to drop-B or whatever)...?

ConzoTheLegacy
09-08-2006, 02:57 PM
Originally posted by Simulacra
Larry Arms ripping off HWM's "Trusty Chords" in "Are You There Margaret, It's Me, God." The measure(s) right before the last chorus, "hey, heyyy-yeeeeeah..."

I listened to both just now and I don't see it.

ModernDrunk
09-08-2006, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by ConzoTheLegacy
I listened to both just now and I don't see it.

Nerd Alert!!

fábio
09-10-2006, 09:33 PM
One of the new songs the Ataris are playing live sounds way more similar to a Sunny Day Real Estate( #2 off "Diary") than it should. The vocal line is absolutely identical.

Fuzzy
09-10-2006, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by Simulacra
Larry Arms ripping off HWM's "Trusty Chords" in "Are You There Margaret, It's Me, God." The measure(s) right before the last chorus, "hey, heyyy-yeeeeeah..."
This is a case of homage vs. ripping off.