Eddy Grant To Re-Release Song 'Ripped Off' By Gorillaz

Eddy Grant has announced plans to re-release the original version of the song he claims Gorillaz plagiarised on their new album.

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Eddy Grant has announced plans to re-release the original version of the song he claims Gorillaz plagiarised on their new album. The 1977 edition of "Time Warp" is available for digital-download from Sunday (March 21). Its re-issue comes just days after Grant alleged that Gorillaz' recent single "Stylo" was a "blatant rip off" of his track. The song is featured on the cartoon band's recent album, "Plastic Beach". "'Time Warp' is a very popular song and has been a staple of the DJ scene for many years and I feel total disrespect from Gorilliaz and their management company, especially as they are an established act," Grant said. The 62-year-old has sought legal advice over the apparent similarities and called for an apology from Gorillaz. Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.

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    Declan87
    Its some coincidence that just before he was gonna rerelease this single that he got a load of controversy and media coverage. He's a very lucky man.
    maidenfan15
    Higgzy wrote: So, he causes up a stir over this and then thinks to himself: "Hey, whilst I'm trying to get a court to listen to me, I can re-release a song nobody bought many years ago! Hoorah!". Kop out.
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    Higgzy
    So, he causes up a stir over this and then thinks to himself: "Hey, whilst I'm trying to get a court to listen to me, I can re-release a song nobody bought many years ago! Hoorah!". Kop out.
    Finchey101
    Ahhh i find it funny that he would even consider re-releasing this even with the minimal media coverage it has had, ill be honest when i heard the track i laughed, i really cant imagine it selling more than 3 copies, all which Eddy grant will buy.
    dantnz
    People will be listening to Eddy's songs long after all you geeks have grown up and bought a volvo. Give the guy a break, why shouldn't he cash in, why should only tossers like albarn live in big houses and make cheese.
    Joe Z
    lol i'd be in that band for sure!
    NewsoftheWorld wrote: I'm starting a band that will be called "And who the f**k is Eddy Grant?"
    timmyti9
    Primus12 wrote: Whats he going to do? Kick their ass up and down electric avenue
    HA!
    Wakisazhi
    It's a daft idea and the twat is obviously jaded. People like Stylo because its Gorillaz and because its a good song. People WILL NOT BUY YOUR SONG just because it shares 4 notes with Stylo. End of discussion, he's lucky Damon doesn't suit his ass for libel and slander.
    kid jesus
    ah, now it all makes sense. 'they ripped off my song, so now i'll cash in and re-release it.' yes, that one keyboard part is the same. but i don't think that qualifies as ripping off the entire song. plus it's only 4 goddamn notes. i'm sure eddy grant and the gorillaz aren't the only people in the world to put those 4 notes together. i've probably done it myself just screwing around on my guitar. and i like how in the last article he says 'i don't know the guy, but he knows this is a song he loves.' that's quite an assumption there, buddy.
    GreekRockr9
    This guy is so arrogant and conceited. Yeah, the two songs have a very similar keyboard part, only present in a little bit of Stylo. It doesn't mean that Damon Albarn spent his early years masturbating to friggen Eddy Grant.