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Re: <nettime> Project for a New Atlantis [pt 1&2]
David Mandl on Sat, 17 Sep 2005 18:58:35 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Project for a New Atlantis [pt 1&2]

True, of course, but the word "cover" is a bit tricky with Led
Zeppelin.  They famously stole dozens of old blues songs songs, in
some cases almost note-for-note, and simply credited them to
"Page/Plant," collecting all the royalties for themselves.  Nice work
if you can get it.

There are tapes floating around with forty minutes of "Led Zeppelin"
songs recording thirty years earlier, some of them virtually identical
to LZ's version.  It's amazing how nervy they were.  They were
actually sued successfully in at least one or two cases.



Dave Mandl
dmandl {AT} panix.com
davem {AT} wfmu.org

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