It’s been a few months since I’ve championed originality in music, or as I call it whilst demonizing (rock and roll!) it – liberal borrowing.
Of the latest two occurrences, one I should have caught a while back. The last time I mentioned Ryan Star on this blog was to pick on his name (go on – click it… it’s one of my better posts).
Needless to say, I embedded the video for his song Breathe, and I never noticed that it’s opening guitar solo sounded oddly familiar…
- Ryan Star’s Breathe
o any bells?
- John Lennon’s Woman
I would consider it an homage if it was about the same thing. But it’s not. So it’s…
As for my latest find, I overheard this song playing overhead in a sports bar:
- Lee Brice’s Hard to Love
Any other song’s intro come racing to mind?
- Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car
What’s the verdict here – liberal borrowing or homage?
LIBERAL BORROWING AGAIN!