Tom Petty v. Ducktails: Total Rip Or What?

In my latest post on a current indie song that sounds eerily like an awesome classic, I present Ducktails “Letter of Intent” versus Tom Petty and the HB’s “Don’t Come Around Here No More.”    

The Ducktails song is really gorgeous (thank you to Stephen Crump for Spotifying me this song, I had almost dismissed the album).  But we all know Tom Petty is my all time favorite so I’m on Team Petty RIDE OR DIE.  You can’t get a more beautiful and nostalgic sound than that of “Don’t Come Around Here No More.”

Take a listen to both.  What do you think?  Is a lawsuit afoot?  

 

 

BFK

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Tom Petty v. Ducktails: Total Rip Or What?

  1. Yeah it is similar! But I think its different enough that its flattery not infringement. Just thinking…I haven’t heard any covers of Petty songs…have you? Weird right? He has so many hits.

  2. Unmistakable thieves!

    What did Martin Luther say? something like “if you’re going to sin, sin boldy.”

    They must be following Jim Jarmusch’s rules for film.
    Rule #5: Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. . . Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery—celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from—it’s where you take them to.”

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