Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] I like it

Beth Curran bcurran at columbus.rr.com
Sun Feb 22 15:46:24 MST 2004

Hmm.  What's involved in getting permission to record another artist's
song?  Clearly, this is different than asking to use the original Oils
recording.  I can't imagine the Oils' copyright attorney saying:  "you
suck as musicians and I wouldn't have your CDs within 500 meters of my
house, so you can't record this Oils classic."  I would think a more
likely scenario would be that anyone could record their own version of a
song so long as they didn't play fast and loose with the lyrics and so
long as the proper royalties were paid.  I would assume the copyright
lawyers would want a final review as to content - say for example
How can we fuckin' dance when our fuckin' beds are burning
would not pass muster, but so long as no "editorial" changes were made,
if the recording has no artistic merit - well, that's not the lawyers'
business to judge.
Or if I am completely incorrect - which I certainly can be since I don't
know anything about law - and the copyright holder does have the right
to reject accurate but lousy versions of his song, perhaps they recorded
this without getting the proper permission? - Beth
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Subject: Re: [Powderworks] I like it

Come on guys!  Shocking as it is, this just might help keep Pete in
hiking trails and public appearances, Rob in thrift shop drums, Jim and
Martin in tubes for some ancient funky tube amps, and Bones in bottles
of wine for the ladies for sometime to come.

And hey, who knows? When that tab of E wears off and the binky (paci,
dummy, sucker) is put away for the morning, some junior raver might just
go hunting for the original material.  Can't be all that bad.


 At 11:55 AM 2/21/04 -0800, Sebastian Balcombe wrote:

I have to admit, It was shocking to hear the classic in that techno
but reading all your guys hilarious comments, I was expecting much

Plus the amount of money the oils are probably getting from the
could fund future oil DVD's/CD's  or whatever

I'm all for it

I seriously might buy it

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