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Date: 06/11/06 02:22 AM

125 Responses to Tom Pepper and the Red Pettys

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2006 at 1:43 am
    Link: Tom Pepper and the Red Pettys - Ever notice the Chili Peppers ``Dani California`` and Tom Petty`s ``Mary Jane`s Last Dance`` are basically the same song?
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    regrhcp Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 3:45 am
    dude... they may sound the sound but they did not copy him, theyre smarter than that... the chord proggression is different, and the solo is different, and for those who say that the solo is a cop of Jimi Hendrix`s "Purple Haze" thats because the guitarist, John Frusciante, was intentionally quoting him, its in a different key and the 4th note is different... all in all if Tom Petty sues RHCP then RHCP should sue Crazy Town for stealing the RHCP`s "Pretty Little Ditty" guitar part.
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    cheffie Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 3:51 am
    Eek. They sound very similar....
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    tourettes Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 4:24 am
    rhcp sucks, finally someones flaming them for not only plagarizing, but copying a crappy song.
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    bionicRod Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2006 at 4:38 am
    Well the link still doesn`t work, but I seriously doubt that anyone, especially rhcp who doesn`t need to, would blatantly plagarize such a famous song. I`ll come back tomorrow and see if the link is fixed so I can tell for myself, but I kind of doubt it.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    June 11, 2006 at 7:09 am
    Okay, based on input above, I googled and found a couple of camparisons with audio. I would say the verses are very similar, musically and even thematically, but there`s a pretty significant difference between the choruses (melody and performance-wise).

    I`m no lawyer, but, the way I understand copyright for music, you can have the same chord progression, same key, etc., as there are limited combinations. However, you cannot have the same melody. Here, the verses, to me anyway, DO have the same melody, but not the choruses. So, we`ll see I guess. George Harrison got successfully sued for "My Sweet Lord" so, it`s certainly possible.

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    dkny Female 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 7:12 am
    This was on ultimate-guitar a few weeks ago. The guy who found this was a radio presenter. The other song, the one not by RHCP is speeded up a load, download it and listen.
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    Juicy__Lucy Female 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 7:17 am
    Omg, Tom Petty should just get over it. There are lots of songs in the world which are very simillar and this is just another one.

    and by the way Tourettes, shut up, rhcp don`t suck.

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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2006 at 7:46 am
    justjasonxli: Under Pressure and Ice Ice Baby sounds the same because Vanilla Ice sampled Queen and changed the pitch somewhat. Key word here: sampled.
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    Guinstar Female 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 8:02 am
    They put this on the radio the other day... sounds similar but maybe it was more of a tribute than a copy?
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 9:00 am
    as far as my understanding goes:
    you are eligable to be sued if 5 or more notes/chords are the same in succession
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 9:06 am
    but i still love the chilis
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    yakkitori Female 13-17
    630 posts
    June 11, 2006 at 9:57 am
    wow, they are pretty similar.... still the chilis rock
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 11:45 am
    under pressure and ice ice baby DON`T sound the same, just the first few seconds do, then the song changes...
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    natakalt Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 11:52 am
    hate the song, but it`s pretty similar
    I hate the red hot from csalifornication
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    dkny Female 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 12:15 pm
    Btw, it isn`t Tom Petty accusing the RHCP, it`s the radio presenter. They aren`t actually being sued. Not yet anyway, but if it did go to court I doubt much would be done, it`s really more the intro than anything that sounds the same, if you listen to both songs all the way through they sound a lot less alike.
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    scottb7448 Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2006 at 12:17 pm
    veeeeerrrrrry similar!
    Are the Peppers washed up? Thier best albums came out before 1993 anyway
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    VONLINE Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 12:19 pm
    I`ve heard this before. Correct me if I`m wrong, but I think Flea admitted in an interview that the band purposely took from the Tom Petty song. He says that bands do it all the time. As for the Peppers themselves, they`re alright, but they suck live.
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    Becca987 Female 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 12:30 pm
    wtf i listened to both songs and they sound nothing alike and really who cares everyone now will sue anyone for anything its so gay
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    look215 Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 12:43 pm
    so what they sound the same, are you going to attack Blues singers for having the same raspy tune. The lyrics arent even the same, and I would listen to the RHCP version over who ever that guy is.
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    Dan0411 Male 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 1:11 pm
    )-| Havnt any of you seen the RHCP Dani California video, They immitate aload of bands. Maybe that has something to do with it. :-P
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    kingpoopoo Female 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 1:18 pm
    noooooooooo how could they do this to mee?
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    omta Female 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 1:28 pm
    Wow, weird.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 1:39 pm
    "I would listen to the RHCP version over who ever that guy is."

    WHOEVER THAT GUY IS?!?!?!?! IT`S TOM dratING PETTY!!!!! DO YOU NOT KNOW WHO TOM PETTY IS?!?!

    and as far as the songs go, who cares, artists do that kind of thing all the time. In the hip-hop world, it`s known as "sampling" as someone above mentioned. It`s no big deal. I highly doubt Tom will even care.

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    joece Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 1:43 pm
    they are similar, veerry similar. but the chord progression is different. and however, any one who is fimiliar with the peppers will know that all their stuff has the same "sound" and this is that sound. and there is no way the peppers and their producers would purposely steal music from TOM PETTY, they would realize that there`d be no way they could get away from it. anyway what im really typing this for is because i want to know if anyone knows where i can get the embedded link for this? im trying to post it up somewhere else, help?
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    Vindicate Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 1:45 pm
    Kind of like the lesser known tune "Der Komissar" (sp?) that came out in the 80`s and "Superfreak". Both sound quite alike. Always sucks because I think it`s the first one coming on when it`s just the overplayed "Superfreak". Ah wells.

    Never liked the "Dani CA" song anyway. RHCP only have a very few songs that are good. Metallica`s better. So is Pavarotti for that matter.

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    joece Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 2:15 pm
    anyone know where i can get the embeded link for this? im trying to put this video up somewhere else, HELP?

    p.s. look for this on youtube and they compare it in a different way with the REAL speed of the petty song, still sound the same, but not as much as when mary jane is sped up.

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    regrhcp Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 2:34 pm
    Sunday, June 11, 2006 12:19:39 PM
    "I`ve heard this before. Correct me if I`m wrong, but I think Flea admitted in an interview that the band purposely took from the Tom Petty song. He says that bands do it all the time. As for the Peppers themselves, they`re alright, but they suck live."


    dude... you obviously have not seen Off The Map, Live At Slane Castle or heard Live At Hyde Park... when you do see/hear those THEN i dare you to say they suck live

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    regrhcp Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 2:37 pm
    "Havnt any of you seen the RHCP Dani California video, They immitate aload of bands. Maybe that has something to do with it.?


    no it doesnt... their video is about the history of rock and roll and they pay homage to bands such as Elvis, The Beatles, Cream/ Jimi Hendrix, Parliment Funkadelic, David Bowie, Poison, The Misfits, The Sex Pistols, Nirvana, and at the end they are themselves NOT Greenday as saome of you may think, the lead singer, Anthony, started wearing ties way before Greenday ever thought of the idea

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    regrhcp Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 2:39 pm
    if you had the Stadium Arcadium box-set with the DVD where they interviewed the band about every song on the album, you would know that they took the drum beat from a Wu Tang Clan song, and they had no mention of Tom Petty EVER, and they said that the song sounds more like Sweet Home Alabama
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    jmcclure Male 13-17
    133 posts
    June 11, 2006 at 2:41 pm
    Thats simply great. You totally blew my mind.
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    tutle_soup_ Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 2:48 pm
    mmmmm, i love both songs
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    bigoldjeffry Male 70 & Over
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    June 11, 2006 at 3:10 pm
    "I would listen to the RHCP version over who ever that guy is."

    You`ve proven yourself a fool. Anything else that you say doesn`t count. You`re a nothing.

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    bigoldjeffry Male 70 & Over
    594 posts
    June 11, 2006 at 3:12 pm
    "they are similar, veerry similar. but the chord progression is different"

    Not really. The "D" in Petty`s becomes a "D-minor" in Red Hot Chili Peppers`. So, if you count the difference as well, a half-step, from F# to F, then yes--they`re very different.

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    bigoldjeffry Male 70 & Over
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    June 11, 2006 at 3:15 pm
    "they said that the song sounds more like Sweet Home Alabama"

    Then they`re stupid. The song`s progression is NOTHING like "Sweet Home Alabama," which is, in Nashville numbering: V - IV - I.

    "Dani California" is VIm - V - IIm - VIm. And that`s just the opening verse.

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    chickensmoo Female 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 3:44 pm
    omg it`s not that anyone plagiarized or anything, that`s not the point of the post. it`s just they sound so similar....no one cares about the legal part of it.
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    joece Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 3:50 pm
    poo fire and save matches! here is a new mash using the bass line and drums from `dani` and the vocals of tom petty and lead guitar. this sounds damn good hah. but HEY im dying to get this onto my Myspace page to show the people, anyone have any bright ideas???
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    joece Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 3:51 pm
    sht i forgot to give the link hah but here it is
    ut HEY im dying to get this onto my Myspace page to show the people, anyone have any bright ideas???
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    joece Male 18-29
    9 posts
    June 11, 2006 at 3:52 pm
    DANMIT ALL TO HELL http://www.ezsite.bz/mashup/artistsongs/Cheekyboy%5FRHCP%5FVS%5FTOM%5FPETTY%2Emp3
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    joece Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 3:53 pm
    bright ideas for a person who forgets to post a link twice in a row? and then posts 4 comments back to back? puhlease?
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    IWMSGAN Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 4:15 pm
    They Are similar but not the same.
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    Falrock Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 5:07 pm
    "I would listen to the RHCP version over who ever that guy is."

    That just proves that you know absolutely nothing about music. I honestly think you are the first person i`ve ever heard of that doesn`t know who tom petty is. wow...

    Anyway, the whole point here is that Tom Petty trumps f*cking RHCP anyway so what does it even matter? Tom Petty won`t sue, RHCP will never take away from anything he`s done and he sure as hell doesn`t need anymore money. Tom Petty`s better then that, RHCP might not be, but Tom is.

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    fire_frog Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 5:07 pm
    A great example on how easy it is today for bands to make songs. All they do is take another morph it abit play it on a diffrent note and change the lyrics then viola there you go.
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    almo Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 5:12 pm
    The first time I heard Dani California I said , I have heard this song before. And that is all I have to say about that.

    BTW, I like Dani, and I like Mary Jane, so I guess it works out for me either way...lol

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    kitten_soup Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 5:15 pm
    <fire frog wrote: play it on a diffrent note and change the lyrics then viola there you go.>

    Funny, I didn`t hear any violas on either track. ;-)

    I love how defensive all the teeny boppers on here are getting. Quiet down a minute and listen: no one`s sueing anybody. Cool your jets.

    Yes, they are quite similar. Yes, the Chili Peppers suck, and their rip-off song is laughably bad. And yes, Tom Petty is enough of a grown-up with a good enough sense of humor not to sue over a stupid imitation. (It`s the sincerest form of flattery, you know.)

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    Baphomet73 Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2006 at 5:25 pm
    Doesn`t suprise me. RHCP haven`t had any original music for a over a decade.
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    joece Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 5:39 pm
    kitten soup, you know what i love? i love how you think your being wise by saying the chilli peppers suck and tom petty is a "grown up", when really all your being is ignorant. i hope your "wise" enough to realize that just because your not into the chilli peppers doesnt mean they suck. And what i find "laughable" is the fact that you make an attempt to sound cool by acting as if you know Tom Petty by saying he`s got a good sense of humor and hes NOT going to sue. When in reality, Tom Petty is not going to be the person who would sue the peppers, it`s his producers (along with tom of course) but in the end, the producers who have the rights to all Petty`s music make the executive decision to sue or not. And i can assure you their sense of humor has nothing to due with their decision to sue or not. ;-)
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    sugarhigh83 Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 6:07 pm
    yeah totally never noticed that
  49. Profile photo of adip444
    adip444 Female 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 6:17 pm
    its interesting...
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    itsgeorge Male 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 6:47 pm
    Even if it is a copy its still an awesome song
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    oops_you_die Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 7:25 pm
    They should like, do a concert together or something =) that would be sweet! both the songs are pretty awesome
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    oops_you_die Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 7:29 pm
    hmmm...sounds like parts of "Dani California" are purposely cut out.
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    AVDPhoenix Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2006 at 7:45 pm
    I liked it! if there was one song or if they were two! That was cool!
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    vancityangel Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 8:00 pm
    Whoa...they are the same song!
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    samenamegame Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 8:02 pm
    so. i really don`t think they sound all that similar. they are both good songs.
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    regrhcp Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 8:15 pm
    look tom Petty`s song is absolutely nothing like RHCP`s Dani California, lyrically. They talk about two very different subjects. RHCP`s Dani California is talking about all the girls the lead singer has been with.
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    regrhcp Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 8:17 pm
    "Then they`re stupid. The song`s progression is NOTHING like "Sweet Home Alabama," which is, in Nashville numbering: V - IV - I.

    "Dani California" is VIm - V - IIm - VIm. And that`s just the opening verse."

    they werent talking about the chord progression, they were talking about the movement of the lyrics

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    regrhcp Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 8:19 pm
    "Doesn`t suprise me. RHCP haven`t had any original music for a over a decade."


    dude, you`re ignorant. all of their music is original, and they are one of the few funk rock bands left

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    Falrock Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 8:37 pm
    you mean original like their music doesn`t sound like anyone elses, but i think he meant original like the fact that 95% of the songs they`ve made sound exactly the same.
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    GrereX1 Male 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 8:46 pm
    o rly! Ya rly !
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    FreezerBite Male 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 9:14 pm
    I actually think they dont sound alike...but thats just me
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    oyricardo Female 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 9:51 pm
    Actually, to be completely honest, I`ve always thought that Tom Petty sounded too much like Bob Dylan. Nobody sounds like Anthony though.
    Sure, the songs are similar. It could have been a coincidence or the peppers could have copied it whether purposly or accidentally. But anyways, it doesn`t really matter, the media is giving it way too much attention, and nothing could ever amoung to something so blatant as, "Thiers goes ding ding ding dingy ding ding"
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    IloveShoes Female 18-29
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    June 11, 2006 at 11:25 pm
    hahaha.....
    stupid peppers.
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    jackisswish Male 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 11:32 pm
    they did this on triple m is oz and they sound realy similar and they played them at the same time at the right tempo. And to that person who said that tom petty was a grown up the rhcp are like 40 yrs old anyway so wouldn`t they be growin ups to?
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    HamFar Male 13-17
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    June 11, 2006 at 11:34 pm
    I really don`t care. Red Hot Chili Peppers is an awesome band. YES!
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    beatlefaerie Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2006 at 3:28 am
    Haha, you know, that`s what I thought the first time I heard Dani California. Oh, well... it happens all the time. I heard this Rihanna song the other day - parts of it seemed exactly like Achy Breaky Heart and parts seemed like Rob Thomas` Lonely No More. That doesn`t mean her songwriters ripped off those songs. Often songs that resemble one another are due to coincidence. You never know... maybe the RHCPs were listening to a Petty record the night before this was written and they subconsciously were influenced by it.
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    unbelievable Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2006 at 8:14 am
    i agree with whoever said word progression is the same. I dont think anyone will be sueing anyone though, this sorta thing happens all the time, with or without "permission" ANYWAY they should make this a real mix and both get the copy rights or whatev to it. Then they everybody will be happy
  68. Profile photo of BevinJ
    BevinJ Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2006 at 8:34 am
    old news - everyone needs to get over it
  69. Profile photo of bigoldjeffry
    bigoldjeffry Male 70 & Over
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    June 12, 2006 at 9:26 am
    What on earth is "word progression?" Is that a musical term?
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    Guinstar Female 13-17
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    June 12, 2006 at 9:28 am
    "and at the end they are themselves NOT Greenday as saome of you may think, the lead singer, Anthony, started wearing ties way before Greenday ever thought of the idea"

    Don`t want to turn this into a debate but Green Day wore ties many moons ago... check this video from 1994- looks just the same as nowadays! <amazing video anyway!>

    Here

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    kornstalk51 Male 70 & Over
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    June 12, 2006 at 10:00 am
    yeah if you listen to them apart, they don`t sound so alike. Together tho, wowo that weird eh?
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    0AmY0 Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2006 at 10:26 am
    wow there`s a lot of opinons on this...I just thought that it was kinda neat to listen to
  73. Profile photo of kiwi01315
    kiwi01315 Female 13-17
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    June 12, 2006 at 11:04 am
    I don`t think this was meant to be a debate...the two songs just sound similar in some places. (but if anyone cares to know, I would much rather listen to Tom Petty ;-))

    I thought it was interesting.

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    GypsyCassie Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2006 at 11:20 am
    ^agreed
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    procker14 Female 18-29
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    June 12, 2006 at 11:52 am
    geez people are getting really worked up when people say RHCP suck. get over it.

    Tom Petty beats them any day.

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    x-walshie-x Female 13-17
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    June 12, 2006 at 1:34 pm
    lol ... both great songs !
  77. Profile photo of klkl
    klkl Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2006 at 2:07 pm
    i love danni california and it does sound a lot like the other song in the begining more than anywhere else
  78. Profile photo of hab1b
    hab1b Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2006 at 3:03 pm
    I am a huge fan of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. When i heard this dani californian song i knew right away maryjane was stolen or borrowed. You can not assume because RHCP have had success that they would never steal music. George Harrison did it and he is far more influential and successful than RHCP. If this song was meant to be flattering or a tribute they should have asked Tom Petty before hand. Many artists have done this, Sheryl Crow did it with "The First Cut is the Deepest" originally a Cat Stevens song. I believe that RHCP didnt sit down and say "Lets steal this song" but i think they were influenced by it however they went about recording it the wrong way. Dani California is a poor attempt at remaking, tirbutizing, etc maryjane. the song isnt even that good. Last dance is a classic and this RHCP song falls short of even a good song. I cant believe they let this be their single. that should piss people off more.
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    regrhcp Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2006 at 3:19 pm
    drat all of you hating on RHCP, they have been through more poo in their life than Tom Petty will ever begin to imagine. they did NOT copy off of Tom Petty, im pretty sure they would have said something about it if they did. there is no need to say RHCP suck and that Tom Petty is better than them, no one has said that Tom Petty sucks now have they? Tom Petty and RHCP are some of the biggest artists in the world today, they both deserve the same amount of respect for each other, they have both changed the world with their music and dont need to be dissed and put down the way you people have been putting RHCP down.
  80. Profile photo of joece
    joece Male 18-29
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    June 12, 2006 at 3:57 pm
    alright ladies and gentlemen. let me lay this down for ya. First thing first, the Tom Petty song was sped up for that to make it sound more alike, when in truth it`s much slower.

    The chords are different. Mary Jane goes to D minor as it`s last chord, and Dani C goes to D Major, giving them a totally different feel.
    They never showed the chorus of Mary Jane, which is absoloutely nothing like Dani C at all.
    The chord progression that both songs use is common, and the 4/4 beat is EXTREMELY common, both of these chord progressions are used in SO MANY EFFING "rock" songs today, you hear them everywhere. Final Thoughts: The peppers said before the album was released that it sounded a lot like `sweet home alabama` and they go the idea for the drumbeat from a wutang song. you get the idea. its easier for me to judge this song UNBIASED because i absolutetly love both groups. Now, does anyone know of anywhere I can get an embeddable player of this?!?!
    -Joe Coe

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    klkl Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2006 at 4:23 pm
    YOYOYO HOLD THE PHONE!!!
    nobody can charge them for plagerism because im watching it a second time and they switched the lines ALL AROUND in the red hot chili peppers song but im not sure about the other song cause i dont really like it
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    kakashiy Male 13-17
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    June 12, 2006 at 4:44 pm
    who dont like red hot chili peppers they are or "red hot" but thes ong does sound the same but they are too smart to copy a song so i say they just used the same tune
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    mystreT Male 30-39
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    June 12, 2006 at 5:12 pm
    Wheter it was intentional or not, they made a very similiar song. I dig both TP and RHCP, but I must side with TP on this one.
    This happens a lot. It`s not that big a deal. So RHCP will have to pay TP some royalties...big whoop. I`m pretty sure they have enough money to spare.
  84. Profile photo of StarMeKitten
    StarMeKitten Female 13-17
    49 posts
    June 12, 2006 at 5:22 pm
    Chili Peppers rock even if they were "infulenced" I don`t think they`d rip anyone off though.
    Nothing goes better with a summer day than an RHCP cd.
    And, yeah, Dani California is a great single; I cant get it out of my head (not as much as "She`s Only 18" now that is some good stuff)
  85. Profile photo of johnnycade
    johnnycade Female 13-17
    7 posts
    June 12, 2006 at 6:56 pm
    Dunno. It`s weird, definitely, but I don`t think they `copied` the song. I think RHCP are more talented than that. Probably just a coincidence.
  86. Profile photo of bigoldjeffry
    bigoldjeffry Male 70 & Over
    594 posts
    June 12, 2006 at 7:12 pm
    I`m a big fan of both groups. Personally, though, I think the Peppers have been headed south ever since Mother`s Milk. And Tom`s yet to top Full Moon Fever.
  87. Profile photo of snottydyck
    snottydyck Male 40-49
    695 posts
    June 12, 2006 at 7:51 pm
    face it pinheads...the song sucks either way.
  88. Profile photo of FLIPZ
    FLIPZ Male 18-29
    203 posts
    June 12, 2006 at 8:50 pm
    Its music, its meant to be listened to and enjoyed, not to be picked apart. I dont think anything will come of this and if it does, none of you will be on the jury, so your opinions dont matter. (stfu)
  89. Profile photo of FLIPZ
    FLIPZ Male 18-29
    203 posts
    June 12, 2006 at 8:57 pm
    I think all of you should go AGAINST Tom Petty`s advice, and "BACK THE F**K DOWN"
  90. Profile photo of PG29
    PG29 Male 18-29
    1 post
    June 12, 2006 at 9:35 pm
    although i`m an rhcp fan it seems like they did copy it a bit. in tom petty`s song he talks about indiana at the beginning of the song, and rhcp talks about indiana as well at the beginning of dani california. it just seems like too much of a coincidence. theyre both great songs either way.
  91. Profile photo of redx34099
    redx34099 Male 18-29
    19 posts
    June 13, 2006 at 12:15 am
    same thing only driffrent
  92. Profile photo of redx34099
    redx34099 Male 18-29
    19 posts
    June 13, 2006 at 12:16 am
    o yeah they suck too
  93. Profile photo of kylethehappy
    kylethehappy Male 13-17
    601 posts
    June 13, 2006 at 12:31 am
    rchp=awesome
  94. Profile photo of kylethehappy
    kylethehappy Male 13-17
    601 posts
    June 13, 2006 at 12:33 am
    600TH POST! AH YEAH! GIVE IT UP!
  95. Profile photo of EisforPANTS
    EisforPANTS Male 13-17
    615 posts
    June 13, 2006 at 11:33 am
    lol they do sound similair, but not like its a blatant copy
  96. Profile photo of bigoldjeffry
    bigoldjeffry Male 70 & Over
    594 posts
    June 13, 2006 at 1:22 pm
    "Its music, its meant to be listened to and enjoyed, not to be picked apart. I dont think anything will come of this and if it does, none of you will be on the jury, so your opinions dont matter. (stfu)"

    That`s exactly what people like you want. We`re all to be nice little sheep and never question a thing. Too bad, Conformist Boy, I`ll question all I want. So, make me STFU, you status-quo whore.

  97. Profile photo of juddy
    juddy Female 18-29
    91 posts
    June 13, 2006 at 1:39 pm
    I don`t think I can really say anything that will make anyone more/less aggrivated. But the response to this link is absolutely phenominal. There`s definately a lot of love (and hate) flying around. These people can really rely on their fans.
  98. Profile photo of yuly
    yuly Female 18-29
    670 posts
    June 13, 2006 at 6:58 pm
    rhcp are better no matter what
  99. Profile photo of kylethehappy
    kylethehappy Male 13-17
    601 posts
    June 14, 2006 at 12:05 am
    juddys a bitch i like to do her. ahem.
  100. Profile photo of cheeseboy
    cheeseboy Male 13-17
    452 posts
    June 14, 2006 at 4:23 am
    they are both very much the same.... yet Dani California is 10 times better
  101. Profile photo of um4224
    um4224 Male 18-29
    3 posts
    June 14, 2006 at 9:18 pm
    )-|dumb man. Dani California is a tribute song. have you not seen the video?! i don`t think you know anything about music. learn chord progression, stanza forms, etc. then try to say the chili peppers copped a tom petty song. the chili peppers have more musical talent than most bands out there today. go ahead and email and tell me some bands you like so i can tell you that they suck and why they suck. ]
  102. Profile photo of um4224
    um4224 Male 18-29
    3 posts
    June 14, 2006 at 9:28 pm
    oh and the guy that said they took the drum beat from another song... i myself sir, am a drummer. maybe you have to be a drummer to understand it, but there`s only so many base beats you can roll with. a lot of songs have the same beat, it`s the fills, the solos, the interpretation that changes to make it sound different and make it unique.
  103. Profile photo of Joesus
    Joesus Male 18-29
    197 posts
    June 15, 2006 at 12:19 pm
    the fact is everything the chillis have done from califournication onwards is poor
  104. Profile photo of regrhcp
    regrhcp Male 18-29
    47 posts
    June 15, 2006 at 6:14 pm
    like i said, they said in the interviews on the DVD that they took the beat from a Wu-Tang Can song, youi cant argue w/ what they say now can you?
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    regrhcp Male 18-29
    47 posts
    June 15, 2006 at 9:27 pm
    Clan**
  106. Profile photo of elyse_42
    elyse_42 Female 18-29
    344 posts
    June 16, 2006 at 10:21 pm
    THAT WAS FREAKING okay ;P
  107. Profile photo of iambored0123
    iambored0123 Female 13-17
    1 post
    June 16, 2006 at 10:23 pm
    A no they sound nothing alike. Anthony Kedis is my cousin ( lead singer of red hot hili peppers) and he says its just a way 4 this site to get attention! [email protected]
  108. Profile photo of elyse_42
    elyse_42 Female 18-29
    344 posts
    June 16, 2006 at 10:23 pm
    The vid kicks serious As..butt
  109. Profile photo of nicholelibra
    nicholelibra Female 18-29
    663 posts
    June 16, 2006 at 11:15 pm
    Even though sampling does happen often in the Hip Hop/R&B industry, it doesn`t make it right. To take credit for someone else`s work or even a sample of their work, and claim it as your own without asking for permission and giving them credit it illegal. To be more specific the term is COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.
    There are dozens of lawsuits pending as we speak. J. Lo actually has numerous suits against her, (Ex. Flashdance ppl are suing for her copy of their dance moves in her video "I`m Glad", Debora Laws went after Jlo and LL after they remade Very Special.)
    Not to mention Truth Hurts. Her career is over after a $500 million dollar lawsuit against her, the record company, dr. dre, and dj quick (who is mostly responsible for stealing the music.)
  110. Profile photo of RedVampire
    RedVampire Female 13-17
    50 posts
    June 17, 2006 at 2:23 am
    ....very similar
  111. Profile photo of Olragix
    Olragix Male 18-29
    1080 posts
    June 17, 2006 at 7:51 pm
    INtresting. They should combine both songs together. That sounded nice.
  112. Profile photo of ethan3786
    ethan3786 Male 13-17
    75 posts
    June 18, 2006 at 6:07 pm
    its not COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, as someone above me said its a tribute song,the peppers are paying respect to not only tom petty,who is an amazing artist,but if you have seen the video he also elvis,beatles,sid vicious i think....,montley crue,and nirvana. all this is, is a tribute song not copyright infringement
  113. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
    1289 posts
    June 18, 2006 at 9:03 pm
    whatever....sounds good
  114. Profile photo of Murderxxx
    Murderxxx Female 13-17
    40 posts
    July 10, 2006 at 3:03 pm
    maybe thats the point.
  115. Profile photo of murphy2112
    murphy2112 Male 13-17
    55 posts
    July 16, 2006 at 7:13 pm
    Tom Petty said in Rolling Stone that he`s not gonna sue the Chili Peppers. He said that unless the songs were exactly the same he doesn`t wanna go through all the hassle.
  116. Profile photo of murphy2112
    murphy2112 Male 13-17
    55 posts
    July 16, 2006 at 7:14 pm
    Plus... It`s music... Let it go man.

    That being said, ethan who the eff is "montley crue"?

  117. Profile photo of forsbrookme
    forsbrookme Male 13-17
    3 posts
    August 22, 2006 at 5:18 pm
    i love the chillis and they were my favorate band for like two years. i rekon they are really talented and love like all there music, but i think it is a blatent copy and whoever says it is not isa poo:-)
  118. Profile photo of forsbrookme
    forsbrookme Male 13-17
    3 posts
    August 22, 2006 at 5:18 pm
    a po? i typed poo
  119. Profile photo of forsbrookme
    forsbrookme Male 13-17
    3 posts
    August 22, 2006 at 5:19 pm
    ahh whats going on
  120. Profile photo of stoopidkid
    stoopidkid Male 18-29
    13 posts
    August 28, 2006 at 3:29 am
    very similar
  121. Profile photo of Boman_05
    Boman_05 Male 18-29
    60 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 4:25 pm
    The chili`s have been going for 20 years, I think they are experience enough to know what they`re doing. By The Way RHCP Rocks C**K.
  122. Profile photo of brycewagner
    brycewagner Male 30-39
    2 posts
    May 31, 2007 at 8:01 pm
    The speed is different on both, but they are both good songs regardless.
  123. Profile photo of almightydean
    almightydean Male 13-17
    50 posts
    March 27, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Alot of songs have the same chord progression...

    http://i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?lin...

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