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Thicke's "Blurred Lines"

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Guitarzan, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Guitarzan

    Guitarzan Poster Extraordinaire

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    I never heard Blurred Lines until today. I read that it is at the top of several chart categories, and I looked it up on youtube.

    Different strokes and all that.

    And stay off of my lawn!

    Meh.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyDUC1LUXSU
     
  2. greggorypeccary

    greggorypeccary Friend of Leo's

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    I saw him play that on the Colbert Report. It didn't sound as good as it does in the video for some reason. ;)
     
  3. matt18

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    Its a great song
     
  4. Cooper Black

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    Have a really great wife. Said to me, "You should check out this video, honey". ;)
     
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    Hope Marvin's estate is getting some money...
     
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    not a bad little song if you break it down to basics

     
  7. Otis Funkmeyer

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    That would be nice but I think they made it JUST different enough from "Got To Give It Up" to not have to pay sampling or publishing royalties.
     
  8. Guitarzan

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    I knew that I had heard that melody somewhere before, but had long forgotten the Marvin Gaye tune until it was mentioned above.

    Sounds like a pretty good case for debate about copyright infringement.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRcVQDELAd4
     
  9. Otis Funkmeyer

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    You can copyright a specific recording, a melody, or lyrics. None of these are used in Blurred Lines, even though the beat, bass rhythm and overall groove are almost identical. It even has a different chord progression.

    If that's copyright infringement, then say goodbye to all blues, reggae and afrobeat!
     
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    Never heard of him.
     
  11. Martin R

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    Is this the nude video? Somebody had to do it.

    Bob Lefsetz had a piece about how women who watched it were more concerned if the boobs were real than if the music was good.
     
  12. Skully

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    Let's take a moment to celebrate the music of his mom and dad.



     
  13. Skully

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    As for "Blurred Lines"... an arrangement would be nice. Some dynamics. It just meanders. And, oh, it's so risque! :rolleyes:
     
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    Sure, why not?

     
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    It's not art, but it's a damn good pop song. Infectious!
     
  16. telefunken

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    Number one Sign of an awful song...."The women were the only reason I watched the entire video":D
     
  17. Del Pickup

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    As far as modern day pop songs go, it's one of the better ones. I first came across it when they performed it on the Graham Norton Show (UK tv prog) and it was shown here a month or so ago.

    It's a catchy sort of tune - and the 2 videos do go some way to making it entertaining to watch as well!!
     
  18. dmagalhaes

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    I have to agree. I think it's more Prince than Gaye though.
     
  19. Skully

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    I respectfully disagree. I think it sounds like a rough sketch for a damn good pop song. Even Prince at his most dashed-off and sloppiest put more dynamics into the arrangement.

    It's Gaye, specifically this:

     
  20. RubyRae

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    with a beat that good and that familiar it's easy to make it fun. Thicke is good and talented but a bit too full of himself. I guess I don't blame him with a wife that is thee most beautiful thing on earth. TI really helps make the song "work".

    Let's see if he can write any real songs, and time will tell...
    he's definitely laughing all the way to the bank tho.
     
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