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The argument that the beat and falsetto are property of the Marvin Gaye estate strikes me as a stretch. These songs have a similarities, but its a gonna be tough for the Gaye Estate to prove infringement.
Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell
Listeners were able to discern similarities between the songs, particularly with regards to the beat and Thicke’s vocal delivery. Apparently this included the family of Marvin Gaye, as this week Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. (real name Clifford Harris, Jr.) filed a lawsuit against the late singer’s relatives, alleging that the defendants have “claimed ownership of an entire genre.”
Uh huh: Thicke and company’s lawyers are getting pre-emptive.
In the filing, which can be read here, Thicke’s lawyers claim that the similarities between the two songs are totally common: “[There] are no similarities between plaintiffs’ composition and those the claimants allege they own, other than commonplace musical elements.”
Blurred lines (Duke Cover) (August 2nd, 2013)
Robin Thicke Is Really Sorry to Sue Marvin Gaye’s Heirs, BusinessWeek
My favorite cover of this:
We love being in a sweaty shed together so much we did it again…
As an after thought we rustled up another cover for you all…
So here it is. Our live, beatbox, acoustic version of:
ROBIN THICKE ft. PHARRELL and T.I – BLURRED LINES
original version after the jump
“You’ve got to be good or as bad as the devil. … Even if we had two, three days off I still had to blow that horn a few hours to keep up the chops.” – Louis Armstrong Published on Jun 25, 2013 Interview by Michael Aisner and James R. Stein 1964. Ravinia near Chicago…Read More
Last weekend, on a gorgeous evening, I took the missus to see Fleetwood Mac at Jones Beach Theater.
They were never my kinda band, although I will admit to liking the album Fleetwood Mac. Their breakout hit, Rumors, was too commercial for me, lacking much of an edge. (Bill Clinton adopted Don’t Stop (thinking about tomorrow) as his campaign theme song)
The years have treated the songs surprisingly well — they more or less hold up. My guess is because of what an interesting and brilliant guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is. (I had no idea prior). Stevie Nicks has a huge fan base who adore her, but I found her sincere but a bit ditzy, and she seemingly messed up the lyrics to Rhiannon.
They are doing a national tour, and I assume they are going to get tighter as the shows go on. If you are a fan, you are encouraged to go. Everyone else can skip it.
Photos after the jump
DJ Supercrunk spent the last few months working on a David Bowie-inspired mash-up tribute album entitled I HEART BOWIE. You can download the album for free at IHEARTBOWIEPROJECT.COM. He sampled David Bowie’s music and remixed it with hip-hop heavyweights. As a long-time Bowie fan and a hip-hop DJ, he considers this piece of work…Read More