Friday, December 05, 2008

I want you back...

I got the CDs, thanks PeeBoo.

Of course that makes me a music pirate (as if Symo's DVD of eels and Beatles didn't already make me so), something I've been against; since I know what it costs to pay for a recording session. BobSpeaking is an inveterate pirate.

Hmmm. Do you ever listen to a song and think "I've ripped that off" ? Possibly you have to have written a song.

Anyway, I'm sure I have a song that has the lyric "I want you back" repeated randomly throughout. It seems I ripped that off from "Man O'Sand to Girl O'Sea".

I remember once realising that I'd ripped off a song from the Undertones' "Sin of Pride" album. I can't remember the song or the bit I ripped off now, but when I listened to that album again, I thought "Hmmm..." I think it was a guitar line that went "da-dah da-dah da-dah-de-dah-dah".

By the way, my neighbour two doors down is an Irish woman and one of her dogs is named "Feargal".

Oops the boss is home, better go now. One final thing - "People Say" ? I always liked the B-side "Don't Let Him Come Back". My sister Annie had the original single. Or was that the B-side to "Lee Remick" ?



Peeboo said...

I recall...a lot of ripping off.

'under the iron bridge we kissed'

or was it paying homage to?

Peeboo said...

But then again, listen to 'Hitch Hike' off the Rolling Stones 'Out Of Our Heads' album. Then listen to the Velvet's 'Pale Blue Eyes'...think to yourself, wow that's similar. Then throw on 'There's a light that never goes out'.


Syme said...

I remember getting George Harrison drunk and letting him write "My Sweet Lord" I laughed all the way home.