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27 February 2007 @ 08:39 pm
Yoko Kanno = Plagiarism?  
So I was going to play some Civ 4 with Nico and the gang today and I heard a familiar song coming from his room. I was like "oh hey, you're playing Hooverphonic." and Nico was like "zuh."

Turns out the song he was listening to was Cyberbird from Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex (2002). I listened for a little bit and I was pretty freaking astounded. This was exactly like Battersea, from Blue Wonder Power Milk (1998). It had the same instruments, same tempo, same drum beat, same key, same kind of singing... so after I listened to THAT SONG, I connected to my library through iTunes and played Battersea. Everyone was like "you are totally playing the same song Jeffrey you must be joking."

But man. I mean, the songs are different enough... but in terms of style, Yoko Kanno's got some serious steeeeeaaaaling going on. Take a look for yourself:



edit I was totally beaten by a lot.
James: !captaincanada on February 28th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
Wow, awesome find. Not exactly DEPRESSING, but yikes...sad that she completely jacked Hyperballad.

Interesting this should come up today, too...Felix sent me this earlier (not quite the same, but some of the reactions are pretty similar).
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on February 28th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, but that's SAMPLING, not copping the groove. It's really obvious that Daft Punk remixed things like for HBFS... that's why the album's called "Discovery," anyway. It's a discovery of stuff they listened to as kids.
James: hall and oates - radiocaptaincanada on February 28th, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)
Oh I knows, huge difference music-wise...I just thought it was funny the way some guys were like I CAN NEVER LISTEN TO HARDER BETTER NOW:O~^~%@~% a la the other thread.