#1
seeing as the whole satriani plagiarism thing is going round i thought i'd bring this one up.

RHCP - released dani california in 2006, reached top 10 round the world and sold millions

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ycGLP3tjYCI

Porcupine tree - released piano lessons in 1999 , admittedly it's not a fantastically well known song but i refuse to believe no-one in the chilis studio had heard it before even in passing.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9CvxoeasJ2E

listen to the two, see if you can spot the similarity in rhythm, tempo, chord sequence?

any thoughts?
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#5
I don't really care because Porcupine Tree > RHCP anyways.
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#8
sht ur right... sort of.


idk rly, coincidence? maybe?


one way people learn guitar, my teacher told me, was by learning other people's songs and techniques, etc. and then forgetting it. sometime along the line they'd accidently drag that stuff up and use it in their own music. that may be what happened here, but who's to know.
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#9
I've heard both those songs so many times and never even noticed that :| I think it's just a coincidence anyway, with the amount of songs that have been and will be released all over the world, it's not really surprising that some end up sounding slightly like others
#10
I can't think of any self respecting artist that would intentionally copy anybody else's music, so I think we can just drop this arguement. Both of these bands are to be respected.

With the Satch scenario, however, Joe is a musical visionary, Coldplay are tools, and their fans don't really mix, so that may be legit.
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#11
because of the big 'Joe vs Coldplay' issue im sure there will be lots of people jumping on the bandwagon pointing out every similarity between various songs
i say people should stop complaining and if someone does copy you, then write something better!



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In other news, Pachalbel sues Spiritualized, Green Day, Vitamin C, Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter, Belle & Sebastian, Blues Traveler, First Class, Coolio, Joe Jackson, Therapy Sisters, The Farm, Traditional, Mary-Kate and Ashley, Relient K, The Farm, The Polyphonic Spree, Happa-tai, Delerium, Aphrodite's Child, Lutricia McNeal, Paliament, Menelik, Libera, Ozone, Arianne, Susser Tod, Bob James and Brian Eno for copying Canon.

Songs sound similar sometimes, It happens. More often than not, a chord progression or melody will have been used more than once. Satch needs to chill out, it's most likely a giant coincidence.
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#14
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RHCP plagarized Tom Petty.
Guess Porcupine Tree did too!


And even though it did sound a LOT more like "last dance with Mary-Jane" than this song even Tom Petty shrugged it off saying that that chord progression had been used many times in rock.
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#15
its not the same chords!!!

Dani C is Am, G, Dminor, Am
Other song is Am, G, Dmajor, Am
#16
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And even though it did sound a LOT more like "last dance with Mary-Jane" than this song even Tom Petty shrugged it off saying that that chord progression had been used many times in rock.


Ye, it was totally overblown.
Wasn't there a claim on similar lyrical content also though?
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Ye, it was totally overblown.
Wasn't there a claim on similar lyrical content also though?


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They both described a girl as being from Indiana.


What are the odds!?
Seriously, this plagarism thing has got to stop. Certain chord progressions are popular and there are only so many keys.
I'll only take something as plagarism if it is the same note-for-note.
#20
all good points - i don't think chilis intentionally copied porcupine tree, but i think it's possible it was in their minds subconciously when they stared writing it - but it evolved into a totally different song in the end.

we've all played cover songs at gigs though, so i guess noone can complain...
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