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12.05.2008

A Lawsuit I Might Even Support

I like Coldplay's Viva La Vida. I have never heard of Joe Satriani. Well, Joe has sued Coldplay claiming they stole his song released in 2004. Me, being me, was skeptical. Well, I'll be. (Link takes you to a youtube comparison of the two songs.)

17 comments:

Viva la Vida said...

This is not the first time Coldplay has been accussed of using another band's song. This song obviously has some similar tendencies of a lot of other 3 chord songs with a similar chord progression. I bet it is very common. Great minds think alike I say. The difference in this case is that Coldplay is making million'$ off of it and Joe is not. Plus how are they going to prove that Coldplay ever heard this song by Joe. I think that must be proven and that seems tough. Joe is a "has been" and is obviously not played on the radio a lot, much less in London. The fact is, it is possible for one song to sound like another. Check this out as further proof of that fact...surely you can't rip off two songs with Viva La Vida.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUhFLiw6h6s&eurl=http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/the-song-they-didnt-write-coldplay-are-accused-of-plagiarism-by-ame

Anonymous said...

What about Byonce's "If I were a boy"? It was ripped off myspace.

Anonymous said...

Joe's a has been? Not with my kids. He's a guitarist and thinks Joe is one of the best in the world. I agree with him. Maybe not as popular as cold play, but he has been a big influence on alot bands. You think that cold play has never heard his songs because it's not pop, radio oriented? Some people still listen to entire CD's, not just the top 40. Unless your Dick Clark.

Anonymous said...

Dang Barry, you had never heard of Joe Satriani? That guy is the smoke. Satriani, Kenny Wayne Shephard, Eric Johnson. What the hell did ya'll do in law skool?......Study?

Anonymous said...

I got "accussed" one time. When I wrecked my dads truck when I was 13.

What kind of name is Coldplay?

It seems bands need to draw attention to their name due to lack of talent.

Panic at the Disco
Coldplay
...etc...

Feel free to fill in the next name.

Anonymous said...

You know how I know you are gay?


Cuz you listen to Coldplay.

SkidRow said...

I agree Coldplay is a goofy name for a band, but they do have some good songs. Maybe melodies and band names both have something in common.... all the good ones have been used.

Anonymous said...

wow, i was skeptical when i read the story on yahoo this morning but after that you tube thingie i'm not. it's sounds like blatant thievery to me.

SkidRow said...

Wait a minute! I just looked it up and some 80s band stole my screen name! BG can we sue them?

Cluebat said...

Viva la Vida you retard, so airplay is an indication of being a has-been or talent? Well, you must think Britney Spears is the greatest musician ever.

It pained me to type that last sentence.

The difference being that Joe Satriani is a accomplished guitarist with many tours under his belt (look up the G3 tours) and a career that spans decades. The only thing Coldplay has done is having a guy that married Gwenyth Paltrow and was stupid enough to name their daughter "Apple."

Kingfish said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDYsw4t2rAI

Bullshoit!

Everybody modern steals frum Walter Brennan.

Viva la Vida said...

I agree that Joe is a great guitarist. That is not the argument I am trying to make. I have some of his music myself. I am only trying to say, based on what I have listened to, that it may be possible for songs to have the same chord progression. If you listen to the entire song "If I Could Fly", which I happen to own along with my crappy Coldplay songs, you might find that it last over 6 minutes and it does not sound like Viva for the entire song. Much like the opening to "Under Pressure" and "Ice Ice Baby" by David Bowie and Rip Van Winkle, respectively, the two songs sound similar at certain parts. I have found at least 3 other songs that sound like Viva at some point during the song. Only saying it is possible. If this is not the case, then shame on Chris Martin and Coldplay.

Ted said...

Barry

George Harrison

The following is from the "Copyright Website"

The court in Bright Tunes Music Corp. v. Harrisongs Music, Ltd., 420 F.Supp. 177 (1976), concluded that George Harrison had indeed infringed upon the copyright of He's So Fine . The decision was unique in that the court acknowledged that Harrison may have unconsciously copied the tune. The court stated:

"His subconscious knew it already had worked in a song his conscious did not remember... That is, under the law, infringement of copyright, and is no less so even though subconsciously accomplished."


P.S. My wife's former coworker is representing Satriani.

Anonymous said...

The rest of Coldplay's Viva La Vida album is total crap. That alone is be proof that they stole Satriani's work.

Jarhead said...

I tried to listen to the title track of Coldplay's new album over the weekend.

I think I would rather shove an icepick in my ear.

Coldplay sucks worse than Dave Matthews and Bruce Springsteen put together.

SkidRow, I'm ashamed that you even listen to this garbage. You, sir, are gay.

Hideous.

onmyway311 said...

Coldplay has always been one of the most overrated bands around.

Anonymous said...

I doubt you can copyright a chord progression. There are literally thousands of songs that have the same chord progressions. Look at country. Most of older country has three chords (1,4,5). There are only so many ways you can put those numbers in order. BUT, the melody and words can be copyrighted. I'm really not a fan of either bands, but anybody with any sense can hear from the youtube clip that atleast that section of both songs sound almost exactly alike.