#1
is it just me or did stairway to heaven by led zeppelin copy this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNUPc7wODrQ
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#3
Listen to Spirit- Taurus, and wonder if Zeppelin copied that, by the way Spirit opened for Zep the summer before they recored IV, nevertheless, Led Zeppelin ripped off so many people that it's not even worth starting a thread about, or maybe it is.....
Last edited by evilchuck at Jan 26, 2007,
#4
Well, I definitely hear the similarities. Though, it doesn't sounds close enough for me to doubt that Stairway was an original.
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Well, I definitely hear the similarities. Though, it doesn't sounds close enough for me to doubt that Stairway was an original.


a little too similar dont you think?
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#7
It does sound like the general idea could have come from this...I just did listen to Taurus by Spirit as suggested above and I think it is even more similar than this. Imagine how pissed off you'd be (if you were Spirit) if Zeppelin did get this idea from Spirit when they toured together given the fact that this is one of the most played and most famous songs ever. That said, even though the general idea may have come from one of these (or both), the songs are completely different & Zeppelin deserves credit for making Stairway to Heaven into the classic that it is.
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#8
He, it sounds cooler than Stairway to Heaven. *Whips out level 10 flame shield*
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#9
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He, it sounds cooler than Stairway to Heaven. *Whips out level 10 flame shield*


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#10
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He, it sounds cooler than Stairway to Heaven. *Whips out level 10 flame shield*



you don't need it, that song is just beautiful
#11
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you don't need it, that song is just beautiful

Which one?

EDIT: Oh, okay v
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Last edited by Soul Power at Jan 26, 2007,
#13
Zep ripped off alot of people, because ALL of the blues musicians did it.
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lol i justr started leanring stairway iom going heaps good

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#15
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Zep ripped off alot of people, because ALL of the blues musicians did it.


yup, plant has said that many times
#16
yeah ive heard about zep ripping songs from people before

shame on you led zep
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#19
but still Stairway was still a classic song.
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#20
So Led Zeppelin ripped it,AND?
Who cares?
It's still a good song.


BTW:
It is sayd that Communication Breakdown is inspired by a song called "Nervous Breakdown".
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#21
The chord progression from Taurus was used with permission from Spirit.

No stealing involved in this case.

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#23
I fail to see Led Zeppelin copy any song other than Dazed and Confused, which I would barely say copied because the person who wrote it was in the band with Page and also had a lot of innovation through it will in hte Yardbirds, so techniquely he was completely allowed to do that.
#25
Similar, in that they are both arpeggios and have similar chords, but that's where it ends.
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#27
Wasn't 'Whole Lotta Love' stolen from another guy?

Infact, most of Led Zep is old blues songs, with an exotic flavour. Who cares?