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C&L's Late Nite Music Club: Friday Night Ripoffs With Jawbreaker And Husker Du

We're not trying to start any lawsuits here, but let's face it; some songs just sound too much like other songs to be a coincidences. Or do they? Musi

We're not trying to start any lawsuits here, but let's face it; some songs just sound too much like other songs to be a coincidences. Or do they? Music doesn't usually come with footnotes or bibliographies, so on Friday nights we engage in wild speculation about where our favorite songwriters might have owed someone a hat tip. Welcome to Friday Night Ripoffs (?) at the LNMC.

It pains me to pit two of my favorite songwriters against each other, especially ones that I have lifted a riff or three off of for one band or another, but I just can't see any way that Blake Schwarzenbach of 90's melodic punk gods Jawbreaker wasn't bowing directly toward Bob Mould of 80's melodic punk gods Husker Du when he wrote "Ache". Schwarzenbach has always been a gifted and original songwriter, but it's time he fess up to this here theft (and also high time that he release the supposedly finished album by his new band Thorns of Life, come to think of it.) What do your ears say?

What are some other ripoffs (that don't involve Coldplay) that come to mind?

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