The Gorrilaz have been accused by Eddy Grant of plagiarizing a keyboard riff from his 1983 hit ‘Timewarp’ on their recent single ‘Stylo’. Eddy Grant is far from a nobody with his 1983 album reaching number 2 in the UK and US charts. Strangely EMI is the publisher for both artists and has yet to come out and comment. It is also unclear if Eddy is making a grab for some cash as he has only asked for an apology and written credits on the track. Have a listen to Stylo here and Timewarp here and make up your own mind. There are some big similarities but in this day and age with so much music out there can you really pick apart such a simple combination of notes as plagiarism?
April 2, 2010
Gorillaz vs Eddy Grant in plagiarism row.