keenly Posted August 27, 2006 Share Posted August 27, 2006 Stuff Oasis "borrowed"… The T Rex thing is a perfect example. That riff is (when T Rex played it) a slowed down Chuck Berry guitar riff, right out of "Little Queenie," which Bolan quotes right before the fade-out ("meanwhile, I'm still thinkin'…") 1st "Street Fighting Man" lift — "The Hindu Times." Yes, I KNOW that slinky guitar line is from Stereophonics (with perhaps a little nod to ABBA's "Does Your Mother Know"), but that whole songs sounds like "Street Fighting Man" to me — the blend of acoustic/electric guitars; the beat; the big, ringing "B" chord (I think). It's "Street Fighting Man." Even the simple "boom boom boom" drum fills are similar. "Shakermaker" — obviously. Was it the Searchers who did this before it was a Coke commercial? And has anyone ever played Slade's "Take Me Back 'Ome" and "Some Might Say" back to back? The riff from "Morning Glory" sounds a bit like REM's "The One I Love." We could just go on and on…I think I've said this somewhere on this forum before, but if you think Oasis is the only one that "borrows" to huge commercial success, try playing (for example) the Kinks' "Picture Book" and Greenday's "Warning" back-to-back. That's just one example. (and I'm not slamming Greenday, by the way) Link to Post - Back to Top Logged chocolate st*rfishGlobal Moderatormember is offlineYou'll Never Get This Song Out Of Your HeadJoined: Apr 2003Gender: Male Posts: 3,080Location: cologne, germanyKarma: 19 Re: Stuff Oasis "borrowed"« Reply #4 on Sept 6, 2005, 10:59am » --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Stealography (note: some of the hints are more than vague!)Definitely MaybeShakermaker - Equal parts 'Flying' by The Beatles and the 1971 hit by The New Seekers.'I'd like to Teach the World to Sing' (or better known as a Coke commercial).Up In the Sky -- Similar melody to 'Rain' by the Beatles.Columbia -- R.E.M's 'Finest Workshop' in the verse and a slight hint of Status Quo'Rocking All over the World'.Supersonic -- Some say the guitar chord sequence is the same as The Smiths 'How Soon is now'.The Solo is the same as the solo on "My sweet lord", from George Harrison(which, on it's time, was also sued by someone else alledging that it was a ripoff.)(mentioned before) Cigarettes & Alcohol -- 'Get it On' by T-Rex. 'This Song' by George Harrison: similar beginningSlide Away -- Titled pinched from a song off the first Verve album (A Song in the Heaven).Also been compared to 'Cortez the Killer' by Neil Young.Married with Children - Apparently, the chords are the same as 'Lithium' by Nirvana.Sad Song - Title taken from The Beatles, 'Hey Jude' (*Sonic's note* although The Beatles didn'tcoin the phrase Sad Song...)Whatever -- Neil Innes: How Sweet To Be An Idiot. Beatles: Day In The Life & All You Need Is Love (cello lines)Monty Python: The Idiot Song. David Bowie/Mott The Hopple: All The Young Dudes.(What's the Story) Morning Glory?Hello -- Gary Glitter 'Hello Hello I'm back again' and obviously the guitar intro is 'Wonderwall'.Also musical similarity to 'Medicine Jar' by the Wings.Wonderwall -- The title taken from George Harrison. 'Homesick' by The Cure (similar piano part)Don't Look Back in Anger -- Piano intro is 'Imagine' by John Lennon. In the end of the songthere's a guitar doing the melody line for David Bowie's 'All The Young Dudes'.Here's a Noel quote on people's reactions to Oasis using that piano bit on the song:Quote:"I suppose 50% of that (stealing from the Beatles) is in there to wind people up and the other50% of it is saying look, this is how songs like 'Don't Look Back in Anger' come about is becauseof songs like 'Imagine'. It's also for the 15 year old who's never heard Imagine and he might goImagine? I've never heard of that and he might go out and buy the album." Hey Now -- Stone Roses, 'I wanna be adored'Swamp Song - Canned Heat's 'On the Road Again'.Some Might Say -- 'Ohh La La' by the Small Faces. chords similar to "Cigarettes & alcohol"She's Electric -- Refrain is taken from British TV program 'You and Me'. The vocal harmony onthe end echoes from The Beatles' 'With a Little Help from My Friends'Morning Glory -- the same chords as R.E.M's 'The One I love', beginning similar to "Soul To Squeeze" from RHCPChampagne Supernova -- similar guitar solo as 'Bring It On Home' by Led ZeppelinBe Here NowD'You Know What I Mean? -- Oasis rips themselves off on this one using the same chords as'Wonderwall'.Magic Pie -- 'Cry Baby Cry' by The BeatlesStand By Me -- Chorus melody is Mott the Hopple's (Bowie) 'All the Young Dudes'The Girl In The Dirty Shirt -- 'Cry Baby Cry' by The Beatles. 'Heart Of Stone' by Neil YOung (similar intro)Don't Go Away -- similar intro as in 'One' by U2.All Around the World -- The ending is similiar to The Beatles' 'Hey Jude'The MasterplanAcquiesce -- same vocal meldody as in the verses of 'I Only Want To Be With You' by Dusty Springfield.Underneath The Sky -- Blondie: Call Me - The Kinks: ...StreetTalk Tonight -- Nirvana: 'On a Plain' inspired lyrics 'Sleeping on a plane, you know you can't complain/I'm on a plain, I can't complain'.Going Nowhere -- 'Comfortably Numb' by Pink Floyd has the same pre-chorus (bridge) melody.Fade Away -- 'Pretty Vacant' by the Sex Pistols. Wham: 'Freedom'- Part of the melody is the sameHalf the World Away -- The chords are the same as 'This Guys in Love with You' by Burt Bacharach,only Noel plays them backwards.Headshrinker -- The Small Faces 'Stay With Me' !!The Masterplan -- Taurus: 'Spirit' (note Led Zeppelins Stairway To Heaven was based on this song)SOTSOGFuckin In The Bushes -- 'Little Miss Lover' by Jimi Hendrix: drum intro is direct borrow. 'The Knock On Effect'by U.N.K.L.E. (note: Noel plays lead guitar on this song)Go Let it Out -- similar mellotron on 'Strawberry Fields Forever' The Beatles.'Book of Rules' by Bob Weir & The Midnites: a blatant lift of the lyrics'Walk On Gilded Splinters' by Duane Allman & Johnny Jenkins: Jenkins is co-creditedPut Yer Money Where Yer Mouth Is -- The Doors, 'Roadhouse Blues'(both the resemblance in lyrics, vocal line and music)Little James -- vocal melody similar to 'More Than Us' by TravisGas Panic ! -- 'When The Levee Breaks' - Led Zeppelin: Noel said this has a heavy Led Zeppelin feel to it'Sunflower' - Paul Weller: chorus melody is similar. 'Pictures Of Lily' - The Who: music is uncannily similarWhere Did It All Go Wrong? -- 'Sunflower' by Paul WellerRoll It Over -- 'Live And Let Die' - Paul McCartney: pre-chorus melody is similarHeathen ChemistryThe Hindu Times -- Guitar from 'Same Size Feet' by Stereophonics.Does Your Mother Know - ABBA: similar guitar riff at the beginning.Force of Nature -- 'Nightclubbing' by Iggy Pop is used in the opening.Hung In A Bad Place -- 'No Fun' - Iggy Pop & The Stooges: main riffs are very similarSongbird (Demo) -- 'I Should Have Known Better' - The Beatles: harmonica is uncannily similarLittle By Little -- Ending is similiar from the Oasis song 'Champagne Supernova'.(Probably) All In The Mind -- 'Rain' - The Beatles: heavily based on this Beatles classic'Waterfall' - The Stone Roses: bass lines are similarBorn on a Different Cloud -- Borrows from 'Working Class Hero' by John Lennon and has similiarstructure to The Beatles' 'Happiness is a Warm Gun'.'Drive' - REM: similar guitar fills on the outroBetter Man -- Opening is similar to 'Cold Turkey' by John Lennon. 'It's So Hard' -John Lennon: guitar intro is similar. 'Don't Want To Be A Soldier Mama' - John Lennon: music and chorusuncannily alike. 'Love Spreads' - The Stone Roses: music is similarThe Cage -- Black Sabbath - 'War Pigs': similar musicDon't Believe The TruthTurn Up The Sun -- intro from the movie Midnight CowboyMucky Fingers -- "Waiting For My Man" by Velvet Underground.Lyla -- vocal melody from "Street Fightin Man" by the Rolling Stones.Guess God Thinks I'm Abel -- Verse melody stolen from "I Wanna Be Your Man" written by Lennon/McCartney.The Meaning Of Soul -- shares vocals with Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash"Part Of The Queue -- "Golden Brown" by The Stranglers.A Bell Will Ring -- similar drum pattern as in "Tomorrow Never Knows" by The Beatles.other & b-sidesAlive -- Guitar solo is said to be the same as 'Girl Afraid' by The Smiths.(As Long As They've Got) Cigarettes In Hell -- 'Dear Prudence' - The Beatles: similar guitar solosCloudburst -- 'Standing Here' by The Stone Roses. 'You Sexy Thing' - Hot Chocolate:riff is uncannily similar to the outro of the demo versionRound Are Way -- this song is said to bear resemblance to 'Lazy Sunday' by The Small Faces. I'vealso read that it's been compared to Solomon Burkes 'Everybody Needs Somebody to Love'.Step Out - 'Uptight' by Stevie Wonder, the chorus is exactly the same, even the "Alright!" atthe end of the line is repeated and 'Rosalee' by Thin Lizzy (Bob Seger), one of the members ofThin Lizzy is also credited.Take Me Away -- Man On The Moon - REM: outro is uncannily similarPurple Parallelogram - Evan Dando -- 'Take It Easy' - The Eagles: Noel co-wrote this song; chorus is similarSetting Sun - The Chemical Brothers -- Tomorrow Never Knows by The Beatles: based around on this song;thus working title 'Tomorrow Never Noels'.Scorpio Rising - Death In Vegas -- 'Pictures Of Matchstick Men' - Status Quo: based around on this song;Status Quo is co-credited. i FOUND THIS THEN CHECKED EVERY SONG! I downloaded all the songs, put them on windows media player and compared the original to oasis. As a huge oasis fan i have to say i'm very dissapointed how unoriginal they are. i know everyone takes inspiration and ideas from certain songs BUT GOD DAMN THIS IS OBSURD. Nearly every song on every album takes something from someone else! They are worse than Zeppelin. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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