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(BBC)   I heard it through the grapevine that Marvin Gaye's family is suing Robin Thicke. What's goin' on?   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 35
    More: Followup, Robin Thicke, Marvin Gaye, Pharrell Williams, insurance claims  
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2013-10-31 08:25:07 AM
If it wasn't for Marvin Gaye's family Marvin Gaye could sue him himself.
 
2013-10-31 08:25:09 AM
You know you want it.
 
2013-10-31 08:35:13 AM
A local station played parts of both songs. I didn't hear a strong connection between the two.
 
2013-10-31 08:37:26 AM
two songs in question have been evaluated by a leading musicologist

I'm going to have to hold out for a ruling from a vibeologist.
 
2013-10-31 09:05:24 AM
They're running low on skrimps.
 
2013-10-31 10:25:19 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: If it wasn't for Marvin Gaye's family Marvin Gaye could sue him himself.


Came to say something to this effect,  leaving satisfied.
 
2013-10-31 10:27:59 AM
They Got To Give It Up...
 
2013-10-31 10:37:13 AM
They're similar enough to where you can tell it was an influence, but it's different enough so it's not a clear ripoff.

Let's put it this way: Paris Hilton didn't see any real legal action for taking the music from Kingston Town and setting her own song, Stars Are Blind, to it. A case was brought but never went anywhere. It's pretty bloody obvious that she "borrowed" the music, especially from the UB40 cover, as the only differences were mostly cosmetic.

Thicke's song is separate enough to where there's no basis for a lawsuit. I don't think that they really have a case: it's not like when the Rolling Stones sued The Verve out of existence for using "too much of" a small sample of their music, even though they were given permission to do so. (That killed a lot of my love for Rolling Stones right there- they essentially demolished an up and coming band just for the money.)

Thicke? He's an ass but he's not the one in the wrong here.
 
2013-10-31 10:39:35 AM
I'm gonna sue you.

What rhymes with sue you?
 
2013-10-31 10:41:47 AM

Giltric: I'm gonna sue you.

What rhymes with sue you?


Gonna eat some mu shu.
 
2013-10-31 10:44:45 AM
Copyright lawsuits are so Gaye.
 
2013-10-31 10:47:22 AM
i1.ytimg.com

That man is not Jamaican
 
2013-10-31 10:47:39 AM
they probly wouldnt have even considered sueing until Thicke launched his preventative suit.

/that boy is too white to rock
//same with mileytard
 
2013-10-31 11:03:57 AM

mcmnky: Giltric: I'm gonna sue you.

What rhymes with sue you?

Gonna eat some mu shu.



I'm wearin' all Fubu.
 
2013-10-31 11:08:12 AM

Battlestar Girlactica: They're similar enough to where you can tell it was an influence, but it's different enough so it's not a clear ripoff.



images4.wikia.nocookie.net : Public domain, biatches

Sybarite: two songs in question have been evaluated by a leading musicologist

I'm going to have to hold out for a ruling from a vibeologist.


blog.fabmagazineonline.com


Rev. Skarekroe: If it wasn't for Marvin Gaye's family Marvin Gaye could sue him himself.


Marvin Gaye & The Meddling Kids
 
2013-10-31 11:09:15 AM

give me doughnuts: mcmnky: Giltric: I'm gonna sue you.

What rhymes with sue you?

Gonna eat some mu shu.


I'm wearin' all Fubu.


Merci beaucoup.
 
2013-10-31 11:11:19 AM

ocendot: They Got To Give It Up...


Give up the toad now
 
2013-10-31 11:19:13 AM

Battlestar Girlactica: They're similar enough to where you can tell it was an influence, but it's different enough so it's not a clear ripoff.

Let's put it this way: Paris Hilton didn't see any real legal action for taking the music from Kingston Town and setting her own song, Stars Are Blind, to it. A case was brought but never went anywhere. It's pretty bloody obvious that she "borrowed" the music, especially from the UB40 cover, as the only differences were mostly cosmetic.

Thicke's song is separate enough to where there's no basis for a lawsuit. I don't think that they really have a case: it's not like when the Rolling Stones sued The Verve out of existence for using "too much of" a small sample of their music, even though they were given permission to do so. (That killed a lot of my love for Rolling Stones right there- they essentially demolished an up and coming band just for the money.)

Thicke? He's an ass but he's not the one in the wrong here.


Ok, other than Thicke suing first he also said this in an interview.

"Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give It Up.' I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.' Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it."

So bam, he admits to it.

Then he sues and gets countersued and he says "
"Q: So, so, when you, when you wrote ["Blurred Lines"], do you like think of Marvin Gaye like when you write the music?
A: No."


So Thick admits it, sues first, and then lies about it...
 
2013-10-31 11:33:23 AM
Repeat. Not even enough new info for a followup tag.
 
2013-10-31 11:56:52 AM
What's going on?
 
2013-10-31 11:59:03 AM
Can we file a class-action suit against Alan Thicke for subjecting us to Growing Pains?
 
2013-10-31 12:18:22 PM

clancifer: A local station played parts of both songs. I didn't hear a strong connection between the two.


You're crazy when the songs start people assume its the Marvin Gaye song until they start their "hey hey hey...." Crap.
 
2013-10-31 12:22:32 PM

steamingpile: clancifer: A local station played parts of both songs. I didn't hear a strong connection between the two.

You're crazy when the songs start people assume its the Marvin Gaye song until they start their "hey hey hey...." Crap.


Yeah, It sounds damn close .

Hell, when I first heard the song I just assumed that they sampled Got to Give it Up.
 
2013-10-31 12:28:22 PM

theflatline: Battlestar Girlactica: They're similar enough to where you can tell it was an influence, but it's different enough so it's not a clear ripoff.

Let's put it this way: Paris Hilton didn't see any real legal action for taking the music from Kingston Town and setting her own song, Stars Are Blind, to it. A case was brought but never went anywhere. It's pretty bloody obvious that she "borrowed" the music, especially from the UB40 cover, as the only differences were mostly cosmetic.

Thicke's song is separate enough to where there's no basis for a lawsuit. I don't think that they really have a case: it's not like when the Rolling Stones sued The Verve out of existence for using "too much of" a small sample of their music, even though they were given permission to do so. (That killed a lot of my love for Rolling Stones right there- they essentially demolished an up and coming band just for the money.)

Thicke? He's an ass but he's not the one in the wrong here.

Ok, other than Thicke suing first he also said this in an interview.

"Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give It Up.' I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.' Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it."

So bam, he admits to it.

Then he sues and gets countersued and he says "
"Q: So, so, when you, when you wrote ["Blurred Lines"], do you like think of Marvin Gaye like when you write the music?
A: No."

So Thick admits it, sues first, and then lies about it...


Not close enough? They are so close I start to see the boogie nights scene when it first starts playing, its like saying ice ice baby didn't rip off Queen/Bowie.

They owe for blatantly lifting the bass line at the least, they should have settled since the song is so huge and his song was the sole reason.
 
2013-10-31 12:35:43 PM

steamingpile: theflatline: Battlestar Girlactica: They're similar enough to where you can tell it was an influence, but it's different enough so it's not a clear ripoff.

Let's put it this way: Paris Hilton didn't see any real legal action for taking the music from Kingston Town and setting her own song, Stars Are Blind, to it. A case was brought but never went anywhere. It's pretty bloody obvious that she "borrowed" the music, especially from the UB40 cover, as the only differences were mostly cosmetic.

Thicke's song is separate enough to where there's no basis for a lawsuit. I don't think that they really have a case: it's not like when the Rolling Stones sued The Verve out of existence for using "too much of" a small sample of their music, even though they were given permission to do so. (That killed a lot of my love for Rolling Stones right there- they essentially demolished an up and coming band just for the money.)

Thicke? He's an ass but he's not the one in the wrong here.

Ok, other than Thicke suing first he also said this in an interview.

"Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give It Up.' I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.' Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it."

So bam, he admits to it.

Then he sues and gets countersued and he says "
"Q: So, so, when you, when you wrote ["Blurred Lines"], do you like think of Marvin Gaye like when you write the music?
A: No."

So Thick admits it, sues first, and then lies about it...

Not close enough? They are so close I start to see the boogie nights scene when it first starts playing, its like saying ice ice baby didn't rip off Queen/Bowie.

They owe for blatantly lifting the bass line at the least, they should have settled since the song is so huge and his song was the sole reason.


Yep, it is real easy to write lyrics for a popular riff, especially one has heard for 30 years.
 
2013-10-31 01:12:30 PM
Whatever. Robin Thicke is a douche. One of his first failed attempts at musical success was simply him singing his crappy white boy soul over Walter Murphy's "A 5th of Beethoven".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7K7orMOHqY
 
2013-10-31 01:16:58 PM

clancifer: A local station played parts of both songs. I didn't hear a strong connection between the two.


I did. At first I thought maybe GTGIU was being played because it was featured in Paul. Then I heard the bass run from Funky Town mixed in and I knew this was coming.
 
2013-10-31 01:21:23 PM

devilskware: Whatever. Robin Thicke is a douche. One of his first failed attempts at musical success was simply him singing his crappy white boy soul over Walter Murphy's "A 5th of Beethoven".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7K7orMOHqY


How much more douche can you get?
 
2013-10-31 01:32:56 PM

theflatline: Ok, other than Thicke suing first he also said this in an interview.

"Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give It Up.' I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.' Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it."

So bam, he admits to it.


You hear a song you like, it gives you inspiration so you write a song, that's done every day in the music industry. So bam, it's no big deal.

There is a finite number of ways you can string notes together that will make something listenable, occasionally a few notes are going be similar to something else, that's not infringement.
 
2013-10-31 02:03:39 PM
Robert Johnson's family is going to sue


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2013-10-31 02:27:35 PM
If Gaye's family wins, then Motown is going to have to sue itself several dozen hundred times.
 
2013-10-31 08:04:06 PM

Sybarite: two songs in question have been evaluated by a leading musicologist

I'm going to have to hold out for a ruling from a vibeologist.



www.thereelbits.com
 
2013-10-31 09:26:23 PM

Battlestar Girlactica: . I don't think that they really have a case: it's not like when the Rolling Stones sued The Verve out of existence for using "too much of" a small sample of their music, even though they were given permission to do so. (That killed a lot of my love for Rolling Stones right there- they essentially demolished an up and coming band just for the money.)


Stones had nothing to do with it at all.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter_Sweet_Symphony
 
2013-11-01 11:55:12 AM
This came out after this...

And this came out waaaaaay after this.

And as far as I know, no lawsuits. Some people are just litigious pricks.
 
2013-11-01 01:07:16 PM
Is this the same Marvin Gaye family that let that shiatty remake of "What's Goin' On" be recorded after 9/11? The one that LEFT OUT THE FARKING LINE, "WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER?!"

Fark that talent-murdering family. Go get some jobs, the whole lot of ya, and quit whoring Marvin's corpse when one of you needs a quick buck.
 
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