Sunday, August 12, 2007

Paralyzer Guitar Rip

I'm sorry, it's a sickness I can't help. It bothers me to see the Finger Eleven song "Paralyzer" at the top of the charts when the soul of the song is ripped off straight from a better band. Here is Paralyzer:

Compared to Led Zeppelin's "Trampled Underfoot":

Yes, all rock is ripped off from old school blues and jazz but Zeppelin at least established themselves as having actual talent for songwriting. I have a very strict rule about avoiding bands that have their first hit song be a cover song or obvious theft.

Paralyzer is as original as the idea of playing on a rooftop. It feels good to have that out of my system.


Anonymous said...

Dude, you shouldn't complain. At least they put you in their video.

Native Minnow said...

And just think of how many hit songs are rip-offs from those of bands that never made it big. Those are a lot worse. At least Zepellin got their recognition.