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so um, whats up with coldplay blatantly ripping off Depeche Mode?

Discussion in 'Life In Technicolor' started by t8thgr8, Aug 26, 2008.

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  1. t8thgr8

    By:t8thgr8Aug 26, 2008
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    im afraid im gonna have to say the nail is being driven in.

    Life in technicolor = strangelove
     
  2. Galaga

    By:GalagaAug 27, 2008
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    Well, they are big fans of DM. The first time I heard LIT I thought the chord progression in the beginning sounded familiar but couldn't place it. But yeah, now that I think of it, it's quite similar to that big synth hook in Strangelove. Hmmm...:thinking:
     
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    By:MimixxxAug 27, 2008
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    *moved to LiT discussion section*
     
  4. t8thgr8

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    wtf happened to my LiT = Strangelove thread?

    dont be afraid to wallow in your shame coldplay. you made this bed
     
  5. Mimixxx

    By:MimixxxAug 27, 2008
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    oh lulz
     
  7. t8thgr8

    By:t8thgr8Aug 27, 2008
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    id say its a little more than quite similar
     
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    By:MimixxxAug 27, 2008
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    It's a little similar I guess, but there's only many sequences of notes that can be played before they start to repeat.

    If you looked hard enough I'd bet you could find a counterpart to most songs written these days ;)
     
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    By:strawberryfieldsAug 27, 2008
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    Am I the only one who thinks they sound completely different? :uhoh:

    Or maybe I'm listening to the wrong song?
     
  10. Fixed

    By:FixedAug 27, 2008
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    Yup, Coldplay are heartless bastards and ripped off Depeche Mode. I hope they get sued for millions. [/removes tongue from cheek]
     
  11. yellowtalk

    By:yellowtalkAug 27, 2008
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    It's funny, cos you're sarcastic!:laugh3:
     
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    By:bearcat1229Aug 27, 2008
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    Getting really sick of these comparisons. Everytime someone makes them I expect to hear a blantent rip off. What you have here is THREE notes at the end of a PHRASE that are the same for ONE measure. Obviously the people who make these comparisons do not play in bands or have ANY music theory what so ever so for those you who think is heres a little lesson for you:

    In music there are TWELVE notes to choose from.
    Depending on the key of the composition there is less than 12 to choose from
    THREE notes in sequence together and a similar synth progression for 10 seconds does NOT constitute as a rip off

    Take a look at clocks, you hear similar progressions EVERYWHERE. Why? because in a 4/4 time signature it is an easy/popular arrpegio to use.

    Please, just stop
     
  13. Tnspieler1012

    By:Tnspieler1012Aug 27, 2008
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    I agree, whatever similarity you hear in the descending notes is coincidental and anything but a a blatant rip-off. three common notes does not a rip-off make, and nothing else about the song sounds remotely like LIT.
     
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    PFFFFFFFF LOL!

    Two COMPLETELY different songs!
     
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    WHO CARES!!!!......coldplay didnt even do that song that guy hopkins did!!!!!
     
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    Hmm....they don't even sound similar to me at all. *sigh*
     
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    oh
     
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    DM stangelove? doesn't sound like CP's Lit2 to me :thinking:

    it has been said here before: CP like DM.... but honestly i think DM has copied OMD a lot. :uhoh:
     
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    :clap:
    That's right
     
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    Kind of the same as the whole Satriani mess. You can't build a legal argument off of a few notes which sound somewhat similar.