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Old 05-21-2014, 05:49 PM
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Default Re: Led Zep Vs Spirit issue

Sampling?

No thievery there. The vast majority of the time, samples are cleared by licensing.

If you want to hear parody of the sampling technique, Aphex Twin's '28 Mixes for Cash' is hilarious. He uses millisecond samples of other pieces in most of the 'remixes' that are imperceptible.

As long as it's done legally, I have absolutely no issue with sampling whatsoever. Sampling is a tool like any other and can be done well and can be done badly. It's an absolutely valid artistic decision - whether or not you like it is irrelevant.

As for the tune? Similar chord progressions are definitely apparent and Zeppelin were known to use other peoples' music as inspiration for their own but this lawsuit is really spurious.
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