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Most mind-boggling ripoffs you've heard?

#1 Post by Palantyre » 21 Sep 2009 16:27

The idea for this thread just popped into my mind a minute ago. Not the most profoundly meaningful topic ever, but oh well.

I think Joost will remember this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fjzQ2xiciA

And I'm not even going to mention what it rips off, it should be evident enough for anyone. :lol: Seriously though, what the fuck.
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#2 Post by End Of An Era » 21 Sep 2009 17:26

somehow i thought of queen.. :? i wonder why... :mrgreen:

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#3 Post by Mackasfour » 22 Sep 2009 08:40

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97PIOMuemaM

the ripoff is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH4s9ZDGq2o


Sorry for the pain I may of put you through with the second link. But it is a really obvious ripoff.
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#4 Post by t.a.j. » 22 Sep 2009 08:58

There was a Gamma Ray song that completely ripped off Priest's Rapid Fire.
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#5 Post by Joost » 22 Sep 2009 10:16

The main riff in Papa Roach - Last Resort (from 0:11 onward) is of course a complete ripoff of Iron Maiden - Genghis Khan (from 1:48 onward).


And while we're at it...

Iron Maiden - Prowler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp3TAwOVRw0
Papa Roach - Between Angels and Insects: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFv6RwoMRc4
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#6 Post by Joost » 22 Sep 2009 10:31

I guess many people will remember this one:

Queen (with David Bowie) - Under Pressure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBBD7eFR6II
Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rog8ou-ZepE

Now, you might say, 'hey, this isn't really a rip-off, this is just a sampling/tribute/whatever, Vanilla Ice must have credited Queen with this song'...

...but actually, at first Queen went uncredited completely, and Vanilla Ice did claim that the two songs were unrelated. :lol:

(the funny thing about the famous bassline, though, is that nobody actually takes credit for it himself. Brian May and Roger Taylor credit John Deacon (Queen's bassist) for writing it, John Deacon credits David Bowie, and David Bowie credits Queen
There has been some confusion about who created the song's famous bassline. John Deacon said (in Japanese magazine Musiclife in 1982, and in the previously mentioned French magazine) that David Bowie had created it. In more recent interviews, Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor have credited the bass riff to Deacon; Bowie also said on his website that the bassline was already written before he became involved. The September 2005 edition of online music magazine Stylus singled out the bassline as the best in popular music history.
... well, one thing is sure: Vanilla Ice is definitely not the one who wrote it.)
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#7 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 22 Sep 2009 16:48

Joost wrote:Iron Maiden - Prowler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp3TAwOVRw0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0bScy8Y0b4

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#8 Post by Twister » 22 Sep 2009 17:06

Joost wrote:Papa Roach - Between Angels and Insects: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFv6RwoMRc4
Amon Amarth - Cry of the Blackbirds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BXt-g4euqA&feature=fvst

Nice riff anyway
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#9 Post by majesty » 23 Sep 2009 16:49

That may sounds ridiculous, but Blind Guardian ripped from their own song. Just listen to Fly and then to Dead Sound Of Misery, they sound similar :P Sometimes I mix them up.
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#10 Post by TraneDeracs » 23 Sep 2009 16:55

Trivium trying to be videogame-pop version of Iron Maiden, more or less.

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#11 Post by thesuicider » 25 Sep 2009 14:47

Children of Bodom ripped off riffs from Dissection's Nightblood on the track Lil' Bloodred Ridin' Hood of their Hatecrew Deathroll album

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#12 Post by West Virginia Mule » 14 Oct 2009 11:51

Ozzy ripped his own vocal melody off:

Black Sabbath - Megalomania (1975) <--start at 3:50

Ozzy Osbourne - Tattooed Dancer (1988) <--start at 0:18

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#13 Post by Zabre » 14 Oct 2009 21:31

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAfLlFMQLew

this, in my day (like... 5 years ago?) made us go to war with Seraphim... :twisted:
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#14 Post by OllieS » 24 Oct 2009 22:20

Joost wrote:The main riff in Papa Roach - Last Resort (from 0:11 onward) is of course a complete ripoff of Iron Maiden - Genghis Khan (from 1:48 onwards).
That's odd, I always belived PR stole that riff from Carcass' 'Death Certificate'. Maybe Carcass stole it from Maiden :shock:

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#15 Post by Joost » 25 Oct 2009 00:07

The Carcass riff has a more twisted sound and a somewhat different melody. (And therefore isn't a true rip-off of the Maiden riff, but maybe just a tribute) The Papa Roach riff is actually identical to the Maiden riff. (And is a true rip-off of Maiden)
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#16 Post by koz » 25 Oct 2009 11:31

Land of Free 2 has a whole assortment of Iron Maiden ripoffs.

Opportunity - The Clairvoyant
Into the Storm - Two Minutes to Midnight
Empress - It's definitely but I can't recall which song
When the World - Rime of the Ancient Mariner or Powerslave
From the Ashes - I can't be sure, but I think the intro is from some Blaze Era song.

There are many more on that album that I can't remember.

Oh and Iron Savior - After the War and Masterplan - After this War lol :D

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#17 Post by Dreamflight » 25 Oct 2009 16:29

The whole Dream Theater's Octavarium. :D

Now serious, there's a lot on that record that resembles Muse, for instance

- Some parts of These Walls with Time is running out

- Never enough with Stocholm Syndrom

On the other hand, Muse's the Assassin sounds a lot like Panic Attack

Also, in 1995, both Anathema and Moonspell realesed songs with similar riffs

- Anathema - A Dying wish (after the acoustic part) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJT4y0Oa180

- Moonspell - Alma Matter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pC77cuATEQ

Who did the ripoff? :lol:

There's also a song by Lacrimas Profundere on the Burning: A wish album, that reminds me a lot of Anathema's Angelica. Can't remember which one is, and dunno where did I put the cd
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#18 Post by Mackasfour » 29 Dec 2009 13:05

Iced Earth uses a melody in 2 different songs, at the end of The Coming Curse and The Dimension Gauntlet, not ripoffs, been lifted directly from The Coming Curse... I was wondering why this has been done?
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#19 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 29 Dec 2009 13:15

Wintersun, for ripping off Dimmu Borgirs sound:

- the scandinavian lyrics
- the crappy production
- the acoustic passages
- the contrived melodramatic pianos contrasted with black metal screams
- the lack of fast riffing and blastbeats
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#20 Post by Catanduva » 30 Dec 2009 04:40

Two Maiden songs are rip-off of this intro: Wasting Love and Remember Tomorrow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GM933y8WzI
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#21 Post by somnia » 03 Jan 2010 15:06

Mackasfour wrote:Iced Earth uses a melody in 2 different songs, at the end of The Coming Curse and The Dimension Gauntlet, not ripoffs, been lifted directly from The Coming Curse... I was wondering why this has been done?
The Coming Curse is a part of the Something Wicked Trilogy, in Something Wicked This Way Comes. IE's last two albums belong to the same concept and some songs have melodies from that earlier trilogy.

IE has three songs though, that are exactly the same (and two of them are on the same album!): Melancholy, I Died For You and Watching Over Me.
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#22 Post by Mackasfour » 04 Jan 2010 02:38

Ahh ok, thanks :D
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