Come As You Are vs Eighties

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  1. thunderbyrd

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    yes! among other things. I just wasn't pretty enough and couldn't play shred guitar. hair metal seemed so very elitist and I wasn't the elite, therefore I wanted to burn it down. so I was glad when it went under.
     
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    Discussion. Thank you for your input.
     
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    I'm not TB, but I never got the appeal of men in drag playing bubblegum pop songs with can-of-bees guitar tone and aimless shredding. Guns 'n' Roses deserves a lot of credit for killing that music, too- I don't know how well middle America would have accepted Nirvana without GnR as an intermediate step.
     
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    As a hack songwriter, it's not unusual for me to realize after the fact that I've pretty much lifted or very directly quoted a specific riff from some pre-existing work.

    And when I find this, if it's not like, something that's very commonly heard repeated in say traditional blues, country or AC/DC songs :), I'll change that part, post-haste.

    Obviously other songwriters, including people who've made piles of money at it, don't feel the need to do this

    But i don't really see how they can claim integrity in doing so

    zeppelin and beetles are pretty notorious for this kind of stealing
     
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    I’d never heard the tune “80’s” before, but yes it it really similar to the Nirvana tune.

    Much closer than Ray Parker Jr’s “Ghostbusters” is to Huey Lewis’ “I want a new drug” yet Huey won in court.
     
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    ...but as far as spandex, i could never get the cucumber to stay in place. I finally just gave up. there were some embarrassing incidents.
     
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    Just glad I clicked this thread to hear The Dammed Life goes on. How did I miss them back in the day? That's what my 80s "college" band was trying to sound like.

    Nirvana disrupted the scene for sure. Not just hair metal. Anything fun and polished with chops and style seemed not cool anymore... And the audience got uglier
     
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    That is interesting.

    The Garden of Delight song and the Killing Joke song both came out in 1984, so it's hard to say which came first.

    https://www.discogs.com/Garden-Of-Delight-22-Faces/release/940702

    https://www.discogs.com/Killing-Joke-Eighties/master/16742

    However. the Damned song came out in 1982 on the Strawberries album, so technically they could sue Killing Joke.

    https://www.discogs.com/The-Damned-Strawberries/master/19069
     
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    Garden of Delight came out a few months after the KJ’s Eighties. April vs October, according to this source.

    https://rateyourmusic.com/release/single/garden-of-delight/22-faces-lilies-on-a-g-string/

    https://rateyourmusic.com/release/single/killing-joke/eighties/

    I’m betting GD was browsing the section of the record store KJ was found in, but only conjecture :)
     
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    Or maybe they were Damned fans, except Phantasmagoria came out a year later, which was their definitive gothic album.
     
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    well i was once a huge nirvana fan and kurt knew he ripped eighties off and was worried about putting it on the album, killing joke then sued.
     
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