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Another Yamamoto "plagiarism" claim?

Postby Big Boss » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:39 pm

I was searching around YouTube for a few Budokai songs, and you know that incredibly funky level up song in Budokai 3? I knew it sounded familiar, and I was right. It's a cover for Chic's "Everybody Dance".

Level Up song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y6CuqV9Eec&feature=related

Everbody Dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOx81aG-EN4

Notice the base line, and sing the lyrics to yourself while listening to the level up song. It took me a while to get, but it's uncanny.


Yamamoto seems to have a tendency for making covers of other songs and turn them into something even more awesome than before. :D

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Re: Another Yamamoto "plagiarism" claim?

Postby Rory » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:40 pm

Big Boss wrote:Yamamoto seems to have a tendency for making covers of other songs and turn them into something even more awesome than before. :D

This is why Yamamoto's the best composer of'em all :)
But yeah, I see where you're coming from here.

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Yet ANOTHER music homage

Postby RoarkVegeta » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:40 pm

So, I just found YET ANOTHER music homage song from DBZ.
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Everybody Dance Now

Just listen to the opening beat. It's obvious.
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Re: Yet ANOTHER music homage

Postby UristtheGreat » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:53 pm

I heard Boogie Wonderland in the karaoke of Ikusa. I had to replay it a few times to make sure I was hearing right.
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Re: Yet ANOTHER music homage

Postby Makaioshin » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:21 pm

It's probably just a coincidence.

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Re: Yet ANOTHER music homage

Postby UristtheGreat » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:30 pm

Makaioshin wrote:It's probably just a coincidence.

Even if it is, it's a pretty cool coincidence.
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Re: Another Yamamoto "plagiarism" claim?

Postby linkdude20002001 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:30 pm

You mean best arranger of all time! :mrgreen:

I also love his compositions too. Hmm... I'll probably have more to say on the subject later.

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Re: Yet ANOTHER music homage

Postby linkdude20002001 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:53 am

Kenji Yamamoto's arrangements are filled with stuff like this. I'm sure there's tons more that we just don't know about yet. I mean, he arranged nearly every DBZ song there is, so this is probably but I tiny fraction.

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Re: Yet ANOTHER music homage

Postby Piccolo Daimaoh » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:57 am

Sorry, posted in wrong topic. Mods delete this post.
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Re: Another Yamamoto "plagiarism" claim?

Postby Piccolo Daimaoh » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:00 am

.... not the most convincing plagiarism claim.

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Re: Another Yamamoto "plagiarism" claim?

Postby Big Boss » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:36 am

Piccolo Daimaoh wrote:.... not the most convincing plagiarism claim.


That was my first thought, but you REALLY have to listen. The jazz guitar in the level up song, is basically the same rhythm as the lyrics in Everybody Dance. And the "OoohhOOOOHHHHohhhhh" in the song is at the same time as the synth horns in the level up song, then it goes back to the main lyrics and the jazz guitar.

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General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby Rory » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:21 pm

Post any songs you know of which our good'ol Yamamoto has "arranged". It's a nice way to keep these kind of threads contained. :)
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Re: OK Yamamato, it's not even FUNNY anymore

Postby Big Boss » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:30 pm

Yeah, this has been known for a while know.

How about this and this?

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Re: OK Yamamato, it's not even FUNNY anymore

Postby linkdude20002001 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:25 pm

Why are there three new topics about Kenji Yamamoto? :?: Shouln't this've been posted in one of the two other identical topics? :|

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Re: OK Yamamato, it's not even FUNNY anymore

Postby TripleRach » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:37 pm

linkdude20002001 wrote:Why are there three new topics about Kenji Yamamoto? :?: Shouln't this've been posted in one of the two other identical topics? :|

Now there's only one. Three threads about the same subject in the span of two days is kind of silly.

Did someone recently upload a bunch of comparison videos about this on Youtube or something? Or is it a complete coincidence that a lot of people are suddenly noticing this stuff?
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby penguintruth » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:37 pm

These are somewhat similar, but don't seem that much more than other music of their type.

This is almost as lame as the plagarism "case" against Yoko Kanno.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby bkev » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:00 pm

Listen to the "Battle Point Unlimited" one again, at least. That one has the most validity I would argue.
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Re: OK Yamamato, it's not even FUNNY anymore

Postby Shiyonasan » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:13 pm

Rory pointed out one of them, but as far as I know, three songs from Budokai nearly replicate Stratovarius songs:

Challengers>>>Hunting High and Low (The Featured Video on that Challengers video is actually Hunting High and Low too ironically.)

Move Forward Fearlessly>>>Glory of the World

Warrior from an Unknown Land>>>Infinity.

This video points it out a little better, but you can pretty much hear the resemblance.

I've also heard people compare Thrilling Time to Black Sabbath's Iron Man. I guess Kenji Yamamoto just loves Stratovarius and Black Sabbath. You be the judge on that claim.

EDIT: Edited this post over a year later because I now realize that "Believe in the Supreme Power" and "Zero the Hero" don't sound alike at all. Also, I fixed the link for Thrilling Time, since the previously posted video link was removed.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby MCDaveG » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:42 pm

This is what I really don't like about Yamamoto and my most favourite of DB composers is Kikuchi.
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Re: General Yamamoto Rip off thread

Postby Piccolo Daimaoh » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:36 pm

MCDaveG wrote:This is what I really don't like about Yamamoto and my most favourite of DB composers is Kikuchi.

His music in Dragon Ball Kai seems pretty original so far.


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