Thursday, July 26, 2012

Zeppelin Steals And Is Stolen From

I just love this video series called Everything Is A Remix from Kirby Ferguson. In it he puts forth that when it comes right down to it, all current art is "borrowed" from previous art.

In this video, Kirby singles out Led Zeppelin and provides some concrete examples of how they not only borrowed from some of the legendary Bluesman as well as some of their contemporaries, but they outright stole from them by not giving them credit. And one good turn deserves another, as some of the today's artists have turned around and down the same thing, this time with Zep being the victims.

The Zeppelin part starts at around 1:35, but first, he outlines the number of times that Chic's "Good Times" has been used as the basis of other records. It's a pretty awesome video.

Be sure to check out Kirby's everythingisaremix.info site to see the other episodes.


Everything is a Remix Part 1 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

He missed Sophie Hawkins's Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover, which also uses the Bonham drums from Levee Breaks.

Bertrand DeNovo said...

The Beatles stole even more directly - using tape from other artists' recordings. Something they themselves look down on today: http://www.howtosamplemusic.com/a-brief-history-of-sampling/

Rand Bliss said...

Ye Gods! Blasphemer! How dare you criticize and compare the Beatles for something so trivial an example compared to the rampant borderline plagiarism since their sad demise;-)

The Beatles were as remotely far from lazy as humanly possible.

There's an obvious difference between true art/experimentation/innovation and one lesser mortal's mistaken idea of what's 'clever'.

Thou hast not done thy homework...

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