Excel - Tapping Into the Emotional Void
Da Cashman, 13 нояб. 2012 г.
Typically I don't upload songs straight up to my YouTube Channel, but this is something that needs as much exposure as it can. In my searches, I found this song. Apparently the LA Times covered it, and the band Excel has even taken legal action (though the court did not recognize the suit.) This song, Tapping Into the Emotional Void, was copyrighted in 1986 and released in 1988 on The Joke's On You, track # 4, although some sources claim it was released in 1989. The Black Album, featuring the song Enter Sandman, was released by Metallica in 1991. Notice the similarities. I don't intend to diss Metallica in any way, but...hot damn.
Since the song's release, there have been claims that the main riff was taken from the song "Tapping into the Emotional Void" by Excel. "Tapping into the Emotional Void" was released originally on their 1989 album The Joke's on You. In 2003, it was reported that Excel members were considering legal action against Metallica due to the similarities between the songs.
 "METALLICA Threatened With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit". Blabbermouth.net. November 22, 2003. Archived from the original on January 14, 2004. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
Last Updated: 1/13/2004 8:13:37 PM
METALLICA Threatened With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit - Nov. 22, 2003
Metallian.com is reporting that the members of the defunct punk/metal fusion band EXCEL are considering legal action against METALLICA over the latter's song "Enter Sandman" (Windows Media, Real Audio), which they claim borrows heavily from the EXCEL track "Tapping Into The Emotional Void" (Windows Media, Real Audio).
"Tapping Into The Emotional Void" was originally included on EXCEL's "The Joke's On You" LP, which surfaced in 1989 — two years prior to the release of METALLICA's self-titled CD.
"Enter Sandman" currently stands as the biggest hit of METALLICA's career, having peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart back in August 1991. METALLICA's self-titled "black album" has sold more than 13 million copies in the U.S., according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Ещё про плагиат в музыке можно посмотреть тут - откуда я и взял эту историю про Металлику: