Pear Jams "Given to Fly", stolen from Led Zep, "Going to California"??

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Pearl Jams "Given to Fly", stolen from Led Zep, "Going to California"??

I don't hear it. Same rolling lyrics, but nothing close:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C2NiI4I4VE]YouTube - Given to Fly - Pearl Jam[/ame]
 
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TheScionicMan

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If they lifted it from Led Zeppelin, I think the charge would be more of a case of "receiving stolen property"...

There's a vague similarity but not a rip and doesn't carry the song, IMO.

When I read the first two words of your thread title I thought "Good grief, what's he into now? Stick with the midgets..."
 

Aaron

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It doesn't sound enough like "Going to California" for a lawsuit, if there ever was one.

FYI... Jimmy Page nicked the acoustic riff for "Stairway to Heaven" from a band called Spirit. The song was called Taurus.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czfI66yQUkk]YouTube - Led Zeppelin Totally Sounds Like Spirit[/ame]
 

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When I read the first two words of your thread title I thought "Good grief, what's he into now? Stick with the midgets..."

What's wrong with pear jam?

 

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Aaron said:
FYI... Jimmy Page nicked the acoustic riff for "Stairway to Heaven" from a band called Spirit. The song was called Taurus.

That doesn't surprise me. Just one more song in a long line of people that Zeppelin ripped off.
 

hyson

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O&A had a nice little rant a few weeks ago about L.Z. ripping off a lot of their hits.