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Thread started 11/18/22 2:16pm

PurpleKid

Daft Punk owes Prince royalties

Anyone ever hear the song "Robot Rock" by Daft Punk? It sounds an awful lot like "U" from Prince's Rebels outtakes. When I say awful lot, I mean exactly the same.

The video is even a throw back 80's vibe with Purple Rain-esque fonts used in their graphics. All I am saying is if Prince is not listed as one of or THEE writer of that tune, someone at the estate needs to serve Daft Punk.

They look at life through a pocket camera, what? No flash again?
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Reply #1 posted 11/18/22 2:51pm

bigtallwall

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It's well known they're Prince fans and it's very possible they were inspired by "U" but "Robot Rock" is not exactly the same and Prince doesn't deserve a writing credit. The only common thread between the 2 songs is the sampled stabbing guitar riff that has the same pattern. DP's song is in a different key and the notes are held just a touch longer whereas in the PA song the notes are short and punchy. Very very similar but not identical.

Think of ALL the times Prince coyly borrowed ideas from dozens and dozens of songs and artists. Compare "Cream" to "Bang a Gong" for example. All artists borrow from their heroes and get inspired.

“To create something from nothing is one of the greatest feelings, and I would – I don’t know, I wish it upon everybody. It’s heaven.” – Prince
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Reply #2 posted 11/18/22 3:17pm

LoveGalore

Bruh. Then Prince owes Jimi hella money.
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Reply #3 posted 11/18/22 3:18pm

PurpleKid

All you Orgers, you tube these tracks and listen back to back. Let's have a vote. If Paramore got royalites from Olivia Rodrigo for "Good 4 u" this Daft Punk song should give at least a credit to Prince, not for the whole song maybe but for a partial credit. Its more than a similar sound. It is the same notes, in the same pattern, with the same progression. Just slightly different key.

They look at life through a pocket camera, what? No flash again?
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Reply #4 posted 11/18/22 3:18pm

PurpleKid

LoveGalore said:

Bruh. Then Prince owes Jimi hella money.

Ok name a song where he rips off Jimi directly

They look at life through a pocket camera, what? No flash again?
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Reply #5 posted 11/18/22 3:52pm

funkbabyandthe
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they prob owe black sabbath more for that album.

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Reply #6 posted 11/18/22 4:22pm

LoveGalore

PurpleKid said:



LoveGalore said:


Bruh. Then Prince owes Jimi hella money.


Ok name a song where he rips off Jimi directly



Dreamer
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Reply #7 posted 11/18/22 11:26pm

funkbabyandthe
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PurpleKid said:



LoveGalore said:


Bruh. Then Prince owes Jimi hella money.


Ok name a song where he rips off Jimi directly



No Purple haze = no purple rain
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Reply #8 posted 11/19/22 2:22pm

nayroo2002

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LoveGalore said:

PurpleKid said:

Ok name a song where he rips off Jimi directly

Dreamer

Tick,Tick Bang

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #9 posted 11/19/22 2:54pm

nayroo2002

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They are very daft, and as much punk.

Fuckin frenchies!

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #10 posted 11/19/22 4:09pm

LoveGalore

nayroo2002 said:



LoveGalore said:


PurpleKid said:



Ok name a song where he rips off Jimi directly



Dreamer

Tick,Tick Bang



Well that's a sample. Dreamer, he just ripped off a classic riff and tweaked it ever so slightly (annoyingly slightly too, to this Hendrix fan's ears).

I actually love what he did with Little Miss Lover. But Dreamer is a bland and boring rip off of Voodoo Chile.
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Reply #11 posted 11/20/22 1:08am

TrivialPursuit

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LoveGalore said:

Bruh. Then Prince owes Jimi hella money.


And James.

And Sly.

And Carlos.

And George.

And Bootsy...


And why do fans think everyone owes Prince something, yet Prince can do no wrong, or not take something?

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #12 posted 11/20/22 5:05am

LoveGalore

TrivialPursuit said:



LoveGalore said:


Bruh. Then Prince owes Jimi hella money.


And James.


And Sly.


And Carlos.


And George.


And Bootsy...



And why do fans think everyone owes Prince something, yet Prince can do no wrong, or not take something?



Same shit prince taught them with him hating people's covers but loving to do them since before he was even signed. Go figure.
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Reply #13 posted 11/20/22 9:15am

bozojones

Nobody is gonna mention that the Daft Punk song is entirely built around a sample of "Release The Beast" by Breakwater from 1980? Maybe Prince should have paid royalties to Breakwater.
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Reply #14 posted 11/20/22 9:17am

LoveGalore

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Nobody is gonna mention that the Daft Punk song is entirely built around a sample of "Release The Beast" by Breakwater from 1980? Maybe Prince should have paid royalties to Breakwater.


No cuz U was written and recorded in 1979.
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Reply #15 posted 11/20/22 9:19am

bozojones

LoveGalore said:

bozojones said:

Nobody is gonna mention that the Daft Punk song is entirely built around a sample of "Release The Beast" by Breakwater from 1980? Maybe Prince should have paid royalties to Breakwater.


No cuz U was written and recorded in 1979.


And wasn't released in any form until years later, so how could Daft Punk owe him anything when they were sampling a song that Breakwater released long before "U"?
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Reply #16 posted 11/20/22 9:39am

LoveGalore

bozojones said:

LoveGalore said:



No cuz U was written and recorded in 1979.


And wasn't released in any form until years later, so how could Daft Punk owe him anything when they were sampling a song that Breakwater released long before "U"?


No clue!
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Reply #17 posted 11/23/22 4:10pm

LOSTPASSWORDMA
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Yes it doess have that 2 note stab riff, that has probably been used in other songs before 1979 - but I agree does sound like U by the Rebes/Paula Abdul (although her version cleverly mutates from rock to dance!).

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