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September 9, 2016
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But I've always thought that Journey rips off "Be My Music," from the "Fame" TV show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eail6TFyzpU
September 30, 2014
Hayley Williams Accuses One Direction Of Ripping Off New Found Glory Riff That Rips Off Journey
Re: "All Apologies" featuring a cello, "an addition to the band’s sound that might have seemed unimaginable only three years earlier." Um, there was a cello on "Something In The Way" on 'Nevermind,' an inclusion that I certainly took notice of, and for me, makes that track the amazing piece it is. (Also, you've got "No Apologies" in place of "All Apologies" in the first sentence. Would be great for SPIN to employ some copy editors/proofreaders.)
April 4, 2014
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February 18, 2014
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It's not available as a free download in the U.S., but only via iTunes UK's 12 Days of Christmas promotion.
January 3, 2013
The xx – “Sunset (Jamie xx Edit)”
Since k.d lang and Melissa Etheridge made the list, perhaps 'Svede' is really the lesbian jazz chanteuse who successfully sued the London band Suede over the rights to the name in the U.S.? (The London Suede was never quite as catchy.)
July 17, 2012
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"Living In A Box" by, er, Living In A Box, a top 20 hit in 1987. How soon we forget.
January 19, 2012
20 Songs Named After The Bands That Played Them
"Take To The Sky," hands down.
August 4, 2011
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Ha, on first glimpse, I thought the chaffeur was Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran.
February 10, 2011
Say Hi – “Devils” Video
No, I think you're right, Alan. The original performance is from another BBC program called "Something Else," hosted by Tony Wilson. Looks like at some point the original footage -- seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4pScqkaa6Y -- was rebroadcast under the John Peel In Sessions banner, which is what the German guy used for the basis of his stop-motion animation piece. Regardless of origin, this Playmobil translation is amazing.
February 9, 2011
Is that Labelle?
February 7, 2011
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January 31, 2011
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Hard to choose just one, but I'll go with "Faith."
January 13, 2011
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Badfinger - 'No Dice'
November 7, 2010
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October 15, 2010
Baths – “Stupor”
Little Sympathy for the Kid. (You might recall that Spector referred to his productions as "Little symphonies for the kids.)
October 11, 2010
Let’s Name The Phil Spector Biopic Starring Al Pacino
"Instant Karma (We All Shine On)," for sure.
October 7, 2010
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