Here We Go Again - Another Marvin Gaye Song Lawsuit

Discussion in 'Decades, Pop, Rock' started by scotchandcigar, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

  2. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    If you're going to steal something, it might as well be from Marvin. You know you're getting good stuff.
  3. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member

    Why can't these new Artists come up with original tunes? Are we all out of notes and cord progressions or are they lazy?
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  4. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member

    Just get the family's permission first.
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  5. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    That's the ticket.
    Cut them in for a modest percentage and they stay pretty happy.
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  6. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    I have a different viewpoint. They only "copied" a chord progression. In western civilization, there are only so many "pleasing" note sequences. If you paid me to analyze every popular contemporary song, I'm sure I can find its roots in something older. In fact, the classic songs of the 60s and 70s are themselves based on songs from the 50s or older.

    How come Lexus (Toyota) can copy a Mercedes, Samsung can copy an iPhone, Seiko can copy a Rolex, but in 2016, someone can't write a song which contains a 4 note sequence that was used in a song 40 years ago?
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  7. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

    I remember Chuck Berry commenting about it in a doco many moons ago, when he was asked about some of his material - the reply - "..there is nothing new under the sun.."
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  8. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Nothing you can sing that ain't been sung.

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  9. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Given the self imposed restrictions of pop music, it is impossible not to replicate rhythms, bass lines and chord progressions.
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