Michael Jackson is Prince of Pop but he also earns the title, Prince of Thieves in this episode of Who Stole What. We talk about some of his biggest hits where he borrowed, stole and lifted from other artists. We also cover how Jackson wrote songs without knowing how to read music or knowing how to play an instrument.
Hat tip to our listener, Mark, who sent us these examples. If you have a suggestion, email us at shieldsbrothers at gmail.com.
This episode we talk about one of our favorite topics – ZOMBIES! The Living Dead wouldn’t be one of the most popular monsters in the world if not for a copyright error in 1968. Led to all kinds yummy stealing!
Now … we hugged Blake Shelton when we were on The Voice. We like country music – Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr, Garth Brooks, The Mavericks – but modern pop country music is all the same, and to us, that is worse than stealing.
Today we look at the viral video made by Grady Smith. It’s a super cut of big country artists that use the same of everything. All the songs involve dudes talking about their trucks, driving down dirt roads, asking a girl to get in your truck, girls with tight blue jeans, the river bank and alcohol. If you get on a dirt road, it’s going to end at the river bank with moonlight. So much drunk driving going on.
We live on a dirt road. Watch us cover Alabama Shakes song, Hold On, driving down our dirt road with Rory on the drums in the back of a pickup truck. We have PUPPIES!!
Amazing stolen riffs!! Sweet Home Alabama’s guitar rift stolen from Van Morrison and the band, Them. Green Day’s steal from The Kinks. So many steals we talk about — Jet, The Strokes, Tom Petty, Bo Diddley, George Thorogood and others. Also, why are there a million rock songs written in the key of E? And why does Bob Dylan steal from everywhere?