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Posted: 24 May 06, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From wgmd.com

Is it a last dance for popular rock group The Red Hot Chili Peppers or a petty coincidence?

Callers to WGMD Radio’s Dan Gaffney Morning Show expressed surprise and outrage when Gaffney Show producer Jared Morris uncovered an apparent case of plagiarism in the Chili Peppers’ new hit song “Dani California.”

Morris and Gaffney allege that there are startling similarities between “California” and Rocker Tom Petty’s early 1990’s hit “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.”

“The chord progression, the melody, the tempo, the key, the lyrical theme… they’re identical,” Morris said.

The callers agreed. “I play music myself. Those are the exact chords, the exact pitch, almost the same harmony,” WGMD listener Apostle Ivory Hopkins said. “Good God, Man.”

Morris and Gaffney urge you to decide for yourself.

http://www.jared-morris.com/blog/petty.mp3

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Posted: 24 May 06, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They are definitely similar.

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Posted: 24 May 06, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

further details:

http://www.wgmd.com/SOUNDS/FEATURES/051706-petty.mp3

Listen to this one....

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Posted: 24 May 06, 17:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They definatley sound the same...


While we're on that... In Green Day, "Jesus of Suburbia", where the part of "City of the damned" (or what its name is, can't remember) chorus comes on, doesn't it sound exactly like "Summer of 69" to you??


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Posted: 24 May 06, 18:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What I find strange is the combination of similarities in the main riff, the lyrical content, and the guitar solo hooks.


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Posted: 24 May 06, 20:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Lost Queen<h6>FunnyFella wrote:

They definatley sound the same...


While we're on that... In Green Day, "Jesus of Suburbia", where the part of "City of the damned" (or what its name is, can't remember) chorus comes on, doesn't it sound exactly like "Summer of 69" to you??


It does!

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Posted: 24 May 06, 22:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The intro to Dani California sounds like We Will Rock You


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Posted: 24 May 06, 22:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nobody better plagarize Hump De Bump


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Posted: 25 May 06, 03:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow...
Wow...
Wow...

I'm SHOCKED I hadn't noticed!


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Posted: 25 May 06, 03:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can see the startling similarity.

I played it to my brother, who's a big Chilli's fan, and he threw a tantrum, said "do those people have nothing better to do", and stormed out.

So I'm assuming he hears it too...

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Posted: 25 May 06, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

TheOpposition. wrote:

I played it to my brother, who's a big Chilli's fan, and he threw a tantrum, said "do those people have nothing better to do", and stormed out.

So I'm assuming he hears it too...


LOL..the truth is painful..;-)
Knowingly or UNknowingly, the Chili Peppers indeed ripped off Tom Petty.

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Posted: 25 May 06, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow!


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Posted: 25 May 06, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I smell a lawsuit ...

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Posted: 25 May 06, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wow, thats crazy.


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Posted: 25 May 06, 16:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Am I the only one who thinks that the guitar solo in Dani California starts the same way as the final guitar solo in November Rain?


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Posted: 25 May 06, 16:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whisperer wrote:

Am I the only one who thinks that the guitar solo in Dani California starts the same way as the final guitar solo in November Rain?


Yes, you're the only one I'd imagine. ;-)

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Posted: 26 May 06, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Common people, even queen did that, zepp, all the classics, i think that it's not the fact, it's that we have only few chords


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Posted: 26 May 06, 10:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

but... crap, it's almost the same song ehehe


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Posted: 26 May 06, 10:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

only the verse, mm well


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Posted: 26 May 06, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson">Thomas Quinn wrote:

The title perhaps?


They should've called it Dani California's Last Dance.