The Song Remains The Same

Are you ever listening to a song and say,"Hey that really sounds like this other song. I wonder if they realized this when it was being written."
That happened to me yesterday. There I was driving and Cat Stevens' "Father and Son" came on. It struck me then that his singing melody sounded eeriely similar to The Flaming Lips' "Fight Test" song. Later I did a 'lil Google search and come to find out The Flaming Lips got sued over it. Apparently Wayne realized the similarity when he was writing it, but didn't think to do anything about it. That was a bad idea for him. If he had just said something to the record company it could have been taken care of nice and legally. Oh well, a coupla tours should pay that fine off.

Cat Stevens - Father and Son buy

The Flaming Lips - Fight Test buy


JB said...

that song 'warning' by Green Day sounds awfully firmiliar to the Kinks 'picture book'. i don't think they got sued over it though. as long as you switch it up a little like my man Vanilla Ice did you're gonna be OK.

laurent the laurent said...

Vanilla Ice should be pissed. Queen totally ripped off Ice Ice Baby.