Monday, 5 June 2006

RHCP: Petty plagiarists

BigJim alerts me to evidence that the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest hit “Dani California” is a rip-off of Tom Petty’s “Last Dance for Mary Jane.” I thought “Dani California” sounded pretty familiar when I heard it the first time, but I just chalked it up to RHCP imitating themselves à la Nickelback.

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The tempo is slower in Last danc for Mary Jane, and the guitar is very very different. Of course the them is similar, but how many songs are already out there about a bad ass girl? Gimmie a break. I think the whole situation is pathetic. When you get into the meat of both songs, they lose all similarty that they ever started with. Completly different style and feeling to both songs. Both bands rock too, so I think it’s looks pretty desperate for Petty to be making such desperate looking gold digs.

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