Stairway to Heaven
This after a similar law suite t'other year - a whole bunch of mediocre lawyers are now repositioning their business and buying audio comparison software ... kerching
Just been talking about this on the Barclay James Harvest forum. Us rock fans have known this for years so why would they do this now? Mind you, I
think Jimmy page summed it up by saying "its the most cliched chord progression ever".
Do yourselves a favour. Take off Stairway to heaven and put on Child in Time by Deep Purple instead.
Just thought. Copyright expires after 50 years. So sue now or forever hold your peace.
It's about inheritance for his family I think. There's something "missing" from the Spirit version and although 2 minutes seems like a long time
in modern songs, it was less than a quarter of this 8 minute track.
We went to see LZ in the early 70s but I actually bought DP as well as going to see them. I got a bit sick of Ritchie Blackmore when I saw him changing his guitar in the wings before the smash-it-all-up bit on stage. It took the shine off the so called rock and roll attitude.
I was at my first music practice in years tonight and our lead guitarist was playing a little riff he'd been mucking around with, and both I and our
other bass player both thought it sounded very much like "Eagle Rock". It wasn't, nor was it ever intended to be. Some riffs, just "have that
sound" If you play, say, a F#dim7 chord, someone will come up with "You stole my chord" because I used it in my song, "Legend in my own lounge
Yes, in this case the riff does sound similar to "Stairway" but, guess what, that progression has been used in many and varied ways since before Betthoven was born.
Sharpened 9ths are referred to as the "Jimi Hendrix" chord.
My point exactly.