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It’s tough to be completely original in music; we get that. There are so many bands and so many styles that virtually everybody is going to end up sounding
I would place Elvis as the biggest rip off of all time.
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So based on this list rock bands are pretty much the only ones to rip off other's music? Rap, pop, country, and R&B artists are 100% original?
I thought Kid Rock was country now.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
I hate Kid Rock (and therefore do not listen to him) but I think that he lingers somewhere between Southern Rock and Country.
I don't care for him either and haven't heard one of his songs in a while but for some reason I thought I heard him sing a country song.
How did Puff Daddy (Diddy) not make the list?
F that list!
Courtney Love is #1 by far. She killed Kurt!
This.. At least they have to have some sort of musical talent not just push a button, play a loop, and talk about hoes and drugs..
I don't see any of it as ripping off other musicians. These songs belong to whomever wrote them and of course they give permission for commercial reproduction and get paid accordingly. There are plenty of singers/bands who improve original versions of songs and again, all of the money goes to the writer where it belongs. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Lenny Kravitz on the list makes me laugh. I don't really care what he chooses to sing, he's a great artist and entertainer. Good for him.
Weird Al not number 1?
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
Rap and hip hop are a genre that has nearly defined itself in borrowing riffs from other songs. County, rock, R&B owe their beginnings to the Blues.
It is true that Elvis never recorded a song he wrote himself, but I wouldn't say he ripped people off. Most people wrote songs that they wanted him to sing and they made a lot of money off of him. He didn't really just take stuff other people had made their own, with Hound Dog being an exception.
A lot of these people hide behing being original. Elvis never hid behind the premise that he was a songwriter.
Numerous poor blacks have never seen a dime from elvis songs they wrote and he stole...he basically ripped off blues guys for the first few years of his career...it was more his mgmt team than him but still...at least puffy and kanye pay the people they borrow from...
As opposed to stealing a mic when someone is talking (Taylor Swift) or a video sequence (Enter the Void)? Kanye.....yea, great guy.
Thank you!! At least the Brits gave the Blues greats their due, by specifically naming them as major influences in their music. People like Clapton and the Stones insisted that these gentlemen be introduced to American audiences by demanding (before signing an appearance contract) they open for them.
I'll never forget in the 1960s, at the Fillmore in S.F., a Stones concert, and this older Black gentleman that I had no clue who he was, walks on stage with his band, and proceeds to blow our minds....it was Howlin' Wolf.
Mick Jagger walked out on stage after that performance and stating, in awe..."How do you follow that?" You don't, and you can't...you're just happy you're on the same stage with that great talent.
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I actually got into a lot of the blues after listening to a White Stripes cover of Son House "Death Letter" song. I got really into the blues after hearing some of it.
He's making the jump over to old, southern gospel now. Should be an interesting album to say the least.
Love White Stripes.
But don't forget, 45+ years ago, Blues artists played to a very limited American audience, Blacks only. The "British Invasion" took care of that.
Clapton was once asked what he was the most proud of in his career...his response, paraphrasing.."introducing American audiences to the great Blues artists"
OK. I finally opened the link. That's the dumbest idea for a Top 10 list I've ever seen. It's freaking music. Some of it sounds like other music. Hell, is the guy going to do a Top 10 Colors that Resemble Other Colors list now?
10) Fuschia - This guy is just dying to be pink!
9) Sky Blue - Even stole its name from the original.
8) Brown - Took a little of everyone and did a poor job of making it his own!
7) Magenta - A poor man's red.
6) Chartruce - Spicy version of green, but still a rip off.
5) Black - Come on now. The absence of all colors? How original!
4) Purple - You fooled kings for years, but we all now know you aren't worth your weight in gold.
3) Tan - See #8 and add a cup of B-O-R-I-N-G!
2) Pearl - Fancy name, but you're still just plain, old, boring white.
1) Green - We all know you're really just yellow and blue.
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