Introducing today’s guest columnist: Timothy Morris, remixer to the stars (or at least to Savage Garden).
Reprinted completely without his permission. I hope he sues me!
From: Timothy Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2009 20:21:38 +1000
Subject: Men At Work being sued over Land Down Under
Some of you might have heard that Men at Work are being sued for ripping off ‘Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree’ from the Girl Guides when writing ‘Land Down Under’. If not, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8175974.stm
Now I know that they’re talking about a melody, but theiving chord progressions ain’t exactly uncommon in music. And if you want to get really picky, Men at Work might have stolen Kookaburra, but Kookaburra stole Waltzing Matilda (trust me and keep listening).
Axis of Awesome – 4 Chords
And well, if you wanna get really picky that was stolen too. Just listen to this:
Rob Paravonian – Pachelbel Rant