Friday, June 27, 2008

Kid Rock doesn't steal, but is there anything original about him?

Speaking of Kid Rock, of course, brings to mind his own appropriation of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama, Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London, and Bog Seger's Night Moves, which can't help but bring back a fond nostalgia for the much maligned decade of my teens (the '70s). I have no doubt, of course, that Kid Rock paid big bucks to the copyright holders of the songs he appropriated (though, perhaps, not to Seger, from whose Night Moves there isn't quite copying), but I'm sure he's made far, far more than he paid.

And could there possibly be a more fitting instance of The Manual's principles in action?

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