Kid Rock vs. The White Stripes

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Kid Rock takes a cue from The White Stripes.

Kid Rock - "Born Free" (2010)
The White Stripes - "As Ugly as I Seem" (2005)

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30 thoughts on “Kid Rock vs. The White Stripes

  1. avatarMarc Hodgkinson

    There is a London, Ontario band called Bobnoxious that uses the same melody line in a song called “Big Cannons.”
    Their song pre-dates both of these. Interestingly, they shared their first demo tape (which includes this song) when they opened for Kid Rock at a festival. No evidence he lifted it from there – but it is suspiciously similar.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vziD7-_Bn9A

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    Keith Reply:

    Thanks for the story. That’s kind of amazing.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    I consider a story linking the two as evidence, and if this could be proven, I think it would be accepted in court.
    Anyway, here’s another: Spark by The Church (1988).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF7f7iHPYTw#t=49s

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    I consider a link between the two as evidence and if it could be proven, I think it would be accepted in court.
    Anyway, here’s another: Spark by The Church (1988).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF7f7iHPYTw#t=49s

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    Sorry about the double-up. I was counting on the website to tell me if the first comment had gone through, but I guess it didn’t because I used different words the second time.

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  2. avatarbigbill

    absolutely – he just took the main guitar riff and pretty much the tune/title from ‘Born to Run’. I ain’t a springsteen fan but kid rock – jesus, what a fuckin crock ‘a shit that guy is. and jack white is no prolific original either – he lifts a LOT of stuff, but i’m disappointed that he’d rip from Simon + Garfunkel like that. one of their best tunes.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    He probably didn’t think of it that way. After all, if you’re going to steal music, why not steal from the best?

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  3. avatarNick Cobel

    Seems like S&G have the earliest version. Homeward Bound was released in February 1966, while “Stand” was released in May, 1969.

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  4. avatarMark Adams

    Also Thin Air by Pearl Jam (2000).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aflh3rV5IjU

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    And When by Shania Twain (1998).

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    Never Be You by Guy Sebastian (2009).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W7bT2DdH5E#t=17s

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    And maybe Without Love by Bon Jovi (1986).

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    And the piano lines of Burned by Buffalo Springfield (Dec 1966).

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    Sorry, Burned was recorded in Aug and released as a single in Nov ’66, but even the recording date is six months after Homeward Bound.

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    And Ride the Night Away by Jimmy Barnes (1985).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aOsTftr6JA&feature=kp

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    And Barnesy’s Out in the Blue (2007), which also sounds like Country Comforts by Rod Stewart (1970).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB2rdEHjQRM

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    Mark Adams Reply:

    I Think I Found the Culprit off of Jack White’s new album sounds like The Real Thing by Russell Morris (1970?). I think we’ve found the culprit too.

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