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(TMZ)   Ray Parker, Jr. sues for royalties for his Ghostbusters song, says he would have tried to claim them earlier but didn't know who to call   (tmz.com) divider line 21
    More: Interesting, Ray Parker, Jr., Ghostbusters, Huey Lewis  
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2013-10-01 11:11:53 AM  
4 votes:

Sybarite: Does Huey Lewis still get a chunk of that?


He don't need money...
2013-10-01 09:26:21 AM  
4 votes:
Ray Parker Jr.'s early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Ghostbusters came out in '84, I think he really came into his own, commercially and artistically. The song has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the chorus a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Ray has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.
2013-10-01 08:48:26 AM  
4 votes:
Does Huey Lewis still get a chunk of that?
2013-10-01 12:31:25 PM  
3 votes:
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/admins need to delay greenlighting GB threads until afternoon :P
2013-10-01 09:18:47 AM  
3 votes:
I want a new duck
One that won't try to bite
One that won't chew a hole in my socks
One that won't quack all night
2013-10-01 02:02:54 PM  
2 votes:

DjangoStonereaver: He just wants to work with Cindy Harrell again:

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2013-10-01 09:54:11 AM  
2 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I like how Fark is basically becoming a word-association game for mouth breathers.

Ray Parker Jr...

Huey Lewis!!!!!


Parker Lewis Can't Lose!!!!
2013-10-01 09:42:25 AM  
2 votes:

ristst: Would Led Zepplin get a cut too?

Whoa there, sorry...Zep was the band ripping off OTHER artists!


Nancy Wilson once told a story that Iggy Pop came up to her and Ann after a Heart show and accused them of ripping him off with the song "Baracuda". Nancy told him no, they ripped off Zeppelin.
2013-10-01 09:36:05 AM  
2 votes:

Primitive Screwhead: Ray Parker Jr.'s early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Ghostbusters came out in '84, I think he really came into his own, commercially and artistically. The song has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the chorus a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Ray has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.


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2013-10-01 09:24:41 AM  
2 votes:

THX 1138: I'm surprised nobody's mentioned that the song is a rip-off of Huey Lewis.  I guess that must not be widely known.


Actually, I didn't know. But now I know several times. No details, of course, cuz' who needs those.
2013-10-01 09:07:02 AM  
2 votes:
Done in one. Thread over. Shut down like the government. Someone turn out the lights and lock the door.

Sounds like Ray Parker, Jr. needs a new drug
2013-10-01 04:17:12 PM  
1 votes:

doctor wu: THX 1138: ristst: Would Led Zepplin get a cut too?

Whoa there, sorry...Zep was the band ripping off OTHER artists!

/wonder if I'll get any bites for this one

If by bites, you mean "people who totally agree", then I guess you got one from me.

/i do like zeppelin but yes, they were sometimes stealing stealers who stealed.

Ah, more idiots with the absurdly selective fixation on Zeppelin and the erroneaous idea that they somehow borrowed more freely or gave less credit than 99% of the rest of the entire rock and roll genre. Nobody with any real knowledge of music history believes it, boys, only losers like yourselves. And I'm not even a huge Zeppelin fan.


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2013-10-01 11:23:50 AM  
1 votes:

Combustion: No, but your post would have been relevant like...35 years ago.


I forgot to mention to everyone that the Beatles broke up.  Damn, I'm bummed on that one.

Did anyone see the Brady Bunch last nite?  Good episode...
2013-10-01 11:11:41 AM  
1 votes:

durbnpoisn: Thank goodness for this thread, or I would have never gone to research what really happened with Huey Lewis.  This is the story, as it turns out.

Huey Lewis sued Ray Parker Jr for stealing "I Want a New Drug".  Huey Lewis was sued by M for stealing "Pop Muzik".

Ray Parker ended up suing Huey Lewis for breaking confidentiality after it came out that Huey, in fact, won his case.

So it seems everyone was ripping off Huey Lewis the whole time.  Who knew?


I never heard anything about Lewis being sued for ripping off Pop Muzik.

jbtilley: I don't know all the details but I never understood the whole Huey Lewis thing.  So it sounds similar, most music does.  Is the first ska band entitled to sue everyone after them because they sound similar?

/Metallica patents E and F chords


To be fair, Lewis had been approached to compose the theme of Ghostbusters first. I suspect when he turned the filmmakers down because of scheduling conflicts he was bitter that they then (allegedly) asked Parker to come up with a Lewis-sounding song.

/"Get me Huey Lewis's non-union African-American equivalent!"
2013-10-01 10:19:16 AM  
1 votes:
RAY PARKAR JR PLEASE MAKE GOSTBUSTERS THREE! THANK U!!!1
2013-10-01 10:04:33 AM  
1 votes:
I don't know all the details but I never understood the whole Huey Lewis thing.  So it sounds similar, most music does.  Is the first ska band entitled to sue everyone after them because they sound similar?

/Metallica patents E and F chords
2013-10-01 09:38:15 AM  
1 votes:
Ray Parker, Jr. sues for royalties for his Ghostbusters song, says he would have tried to claim them earlier but didn't know who to call

Saul?
2013-10-01 09:26:17 AM  
1 votes:
I like how Fark is basically becoming a word-association game for mouth breathers.

Ray Parker Jr...

Huey Lewis!!!!!
2013-10-01 09:22:03 AM  
1 votes:
I'm surprised nobody's mentioned that the song is a rip-off of Huey Lewis.  I guess that must not be widely known.
2013-10-01 09:19:53 AM  
1 votes:
I guess Ray forgot all about Huey Lewis.
2013-10-01 09:06:12 AM  
1 votes:
ironicironies.com
 
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