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World Party — Another Thousand Years
Album: Dumbing Up
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5.3

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Total ratings: 75









Released: 2000
Length: 5:27
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meloman wrote:
Sorry, but replying to this is difficult. How shall I put it? It's as if you'd said that masturbation is better than sex with another person.
Are you kidding me? Nothing is better than the REAL thing! Meaning, masturbation.
Gryn wrote:
I like this song.. a lot. I dislike the Beatles. These guys are better than the Beatles.
Sorry, but replying to this is difficult. How shall I put it? It's as if you'd said that masturbation is better than sex with another person.
One of the worst album cover arts ever!
jeffhtuner wrote:
This is "Baby You're a Rich Man" no?
Si. World Party is without shame, lifting from the greats. Strictly homage.
love 'em or hate 'em WP has always lifted bits and pieces of pop history and incorporated them into their (his) records. Every WP record wears its influences on its sleeve.....
This is "Baby You're a Rich Man" no?
Monkeysdad wrote:
..and your taste for music is in your shoe!
I suppose this is why my taste for music kicks ass!
I can't help liking songs sounding beatlesk.
Gryn wrote:
I like this song.. a lot. I dislike the Beatles. These guys are better than the Beatles.
..and your taste for music is in your shoe!
I like this song.. a lot. I dislike the Beatles. These guys are better than the Beatles.
This could be a show: "Dumbing up with Dubya". Oh wait, it is already on primetime. :mrgreen:
Yes, definitely Beatles-like.
Marley wrote:
Sounds like the Beatles, if they were produced by Jeff Lynne
:yes: "ELO meets the Beatles"! :lol:
Keep wishing you had something to say, moron. this doesnt belong on record, it belongs at some open mike night. "Now that you know the score, How could you need some more? You've taken over and we want to have a word When you come round How did you come to be? Why don't you ever say "I see"? You stole the fire, Now there's no one round to put you out"
Like these guys (KW) but I'm not really into lifting entire melodies from Baby, You're a Rich Man. Just under half pleasant. Just over half irritating.
Started out as a 6, finished with a 7. :bounce:
Good to hear World Party on RP! :sunny: cesare wrote:
I hear it too. I can't decide if it's lame or a legitimate tribute. It's definitely not original enough to stand on its own. I gave it a 2 but because I like those two songs I can't stop listening.
You gave it a 2??? Huh? So what if it's Bealte-ish or Lennon-ish. Bands like World Party should at least get the recognition for being influenced by and liking a style of music and trying it for themselves. What's wrong with that? Do you want to keep everyone in a box? Groups are always influenced by someone.... Unless your BECK of course!
Obvious Lennonist leanings in their policies! (boom-tish!) :drummer:
This group -- they sound familiar. I thought they broke up in 1970!
Um, shouldn't they write their own hooks? Freakin thiefs All the good hooks are stolen, the non-stolen stuff is blah...
Sounds like the Beatles, if they were produced by Jeff Lynne
re: Beatles, how about, "heavily influenced by the style of. . . ?"
ChardRemains wrote:
Wow man. Groupthink.
I hear it too. I can't decide if it's lame or a legitimate tribute. It's definitely not original enough to stand on its own. I gave it a 2 but because I like those two songs I can't stop listening.
Beatles guys again. funny. I'm actually liking it.
gjeeg wrote:
Never an insult to copy the Beatles.
I agree
... :music: ...
bbHappy wrote:
I believe the word you're looking for is "imitation", and in the music industry I think that leads to getting permission to use the material, paying royalties or, more likely, both. Otherwise it's considered plagiarism and you end up in court just like George Harrison did.
Thanks for correcting me, bb. I did mean to say "imitation". I guess it comes down to whether you think the song was imitation or plagerism ... as we all recognized, it was definitely an imitation of the Beatle's style on "Baby, You're a Rich Man" and "Dear Prudence". Where Harrison got into trouble: "My Sweet Lord" does not stylisticly sound like "He's So Fine", but the chord progression, melody line and even the arrangement (substitute "hare krishna, hare rama" for " do-lang, do-lang, do-lang" in the back-up vocals) is "He's So Fine" with different words. I believe, as the Court did that George didn't do this purposely, it was an honest (subconscious?) mistake, but never the less they had to find for Spector because of the musical mirror image. As far as "Another Thousand Years" goes I thought it to be more of a stylistic "rip-off" if you will and since style can not be copywrited more of a musical nod to Lennon and McCartney than plagerism ... but hey ... what the hell do I know ... maybe this is a matter for "Dewey, Cheatham and Howe, esqs."
PopKombo wrote:
What is the saying ... "Plagerism is the sincerest form of flattery." ?? something like that ...
I believe the word you're looking for is "imitation", and in the music industry I think that leads to getting permission to use the material, paying royalties or, more likely, both. Otherwise it's considered plagiarism and you end up in court just like George Harrison did.
PopKombo wrote:
I have no doubt that World Party fully realized what they were doing ... it's more of a tip of the hat than a rip off ... again ... quoting the masters
No doubt they realized what they were doing. And no doubt they are huge Beatles fans. And no doubt they wanted to quote The Masters... but I just think this is not a smart way to do it, it's so literal. I mean, for years many bands have wisely used lots of Beatles' musical techniques. Blur, Radiohead, Supergrass, I don't know, lots of bands. But this is way too obvious, which makes it silly and ordinary, thus, insulting.
deepfatfried wrote:
What a blatant rip-off. :grumpy:
I have no doubt that World Party fully realized what they were doing ... it's more of a tip of the hat than a rip off ... again ... quoting the masters
What is the saying ... "Plagerism is the sincerest form of flattery." ?? something like that ...
What a blatant rip-off. :grumpy:
gjeeg wrote:
Never an insult to copy the Beatles.
But I agree with gjeeg, it's more a complement to the masters than an insult.
PopKombo wrote:
That's funny ... we all had the same thoughts!!
It's soooo obvious!! I was ready to groove to the Beatles then.. OH NO!!
gjeeg wrote:
Never an insult to copy the Beatles.
Depends.
Umm...Does anyone else hear the Beatles' "Baby You're A Rich Man" riff in this song? "Now that you know the score.." = "How does it feel to be.." Edit: I guess so!
That's funny ... we all had the same thoughts!!
nick_valensi wrote:
This is a very insulting mix between "Baby You're A Rich Man" and "Dear Prudence".
Never an insult to copy the Beatles.
How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people, dear Prudence?
nick_valensi wrote:
This is a very insulting mix between "Baby You're A Rich Man" and "Dear Prudence".
Wow man. Groupthink.
Do they know it's Baby You're A Rich Man ?
How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?
Dear Prudence: Baby, You're a Rich Man. Love, World Party posing as the Beatles
This is a very insulting mix between "Baby You're A Rich Man" and "Dear Prudence".