I am looking for pairs of songs in which 1) one or both artists is a UK act that first rose to prominence in the punk era or later (say 1976 onwards; the other act can be any nationality or from time period),
2) one of the songs is either a music reworking or theft of the other. I am not looking for covers or samples. Several examples inside.
Saint Etienne have a few examples of what I'm looking for:
reworks Doctor Father's Umbopo
He's on the Phone
reworks Etienne Daho's Week-end à Rome
Like a Motorway
reworks the traditional Silver Dagger, performed here by Joan Baez
lifts from Wire's Three Girl Rhumba
Nirvana's Come as You Are lifts
from the Killing Joke's Eighties
So, in all the foregoing, there is a song that either re-works (with permission, or a public domain song) or plagiarizes (Nirvana, Elastica), and one or both of the two bands (St. Et, Elastica, Wire, Killing Joke) is a UK act that came to prominence in the punk period or later.
Two examples that don't fit my criteria:
Rollings Stones' Anybody Seen My Baby
lifts from K.D. Lang's Constant Craving
. Neither the Rollings Stones nor K.D. Lang is a UK act that came to prominence in the punk period or later.
The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony
samples Andrew Loog Oldham's symphonic setting
of the Rolling Stones' track of the same name
. While the Verve are a post-punk UK act, I'm not looking for samples. I'm looking for melodies that have been lifted and reworked (with permission or otherwise).
We've had a few threads about plagiarism
on the Blue and on the Green
. Again, I'm not looking for samples, and I'm not necessarily
looking for plagiarism. All of the Saint Etienne stuff was with permission (and they also recorded with Etienne Daho).
So, both more narrow and more broad than what has come before, and your ears can help me get around samethattune