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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Borrowed Melodies: Je Porte Plainte by Tunisiano

I didn't put this under the title "Come cover me" because this song contains only the main melody of Ever Dream by Nightwish which is repeated throughout the song and the lyrics are different. So it's actually not a cover. Je Porte Plainte - This is a complaint - is a rap song by French rapper Tunisiano. The song was released in 2008 and straigh away Nuclear Blast opened a lawsuit for plagiarism since the melody had been taken without their consent.

Since I am not a fan of rap music there is really nothing to say about it. It's just a broken Merry-Go-Round blah blah for me. Same annoying music as the one which comes from this carousel. Just wanted to let you know that song like this exists out there.


In case that you are interested in the lyrics.

10 comments:

CanuckFan said...

Holy shit, what a travesty!

What ever came of the lawsuit?

Lizzie said...

NB wanted Tunisiano to pay a million Euros but that was back in 2008. As for now I don't know. I searched for some more news, but there is nothing about it.

Natalia said...

Actually I like this given that I have been in a Ever dream mood for some weeks now but I must say this guy is an asshole! To take such a famous song and not pay for it!

you should also listen to this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKRfmdqPD3A

Cumbia is a popular genre is Latin America but it is associated somehow with low classes. I was surprised when I heard this because I never expected a cumbia to sound like NW... of course NW fans who listened to this got pissed off and they considered it a lack of respect but I thought it was funny..

Eric James said...

Canuck is right! What a travesty! I mean, my god! How uncreative is this!! What a horrible way to ruin a masterpiece in music... god....

Eric James said...

BTW, here is another song that ripped off a melody from Nightwish:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drUMucmSb_4

This one actually is from Amaranth! And this is NOT a cover as some ppl claim it to be. And if you listen closely, it also rips off Alice Cooper too (Poison)!

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CanuckFan said...

@ Natalia: I'm just listening to that Cumbia link right now...WOW. That is a very strange sound...

Stargazers!!!!! Noooooooooooooo!!!

:P

Almagest said...

Eric James: That one's got official blessing from Tuomas (if it's the Baracuda one - can't check the video because it's blocked here). But there was a popular German rapper called Bushido who ripped off "Deep Silent Complete"! He also stole from Dimmu Borgir's "Mourning Palace" and "Alt lys er svunnet hen" and various other bands from the darkwave/gothic rock scene, namely Dark Sanctuary, Nox Arcana, Antimatter and even Sopor Aeternus. Also from Samael. What an asshat! Just because those bands are underground and far away from his style he seems to have thought he could get away with it.

Almagest said...

Has my previous comment come through?

CanuckFan said...

Almagest: comments on posts over 2 weeks old automatically go to comment moderation for spam protection, so I have to approve them first. Luckily I was on at the same time you were!