First, let me say I like both these songs a lot. What can I say? I’m a sucker for bubblegum! Naturally in the interest of cosmic justice Avril should cough up a big wad of cash just because she’s so incredibly lucky and the Rubinoos never got their due. Seeing the Rubinoos at Maxwell’s a decade ago is on my list of all time greatest rock shows. It was a comeback tour that should have cemented their reputation as the world’s greatest pop band. The endless hooks and note perfect harmonies were mind-blowing enough, but the sheer straight head driving power – yes, they in fact ROCKED. Better than anything they ever recorded. Who else could do that twenty years after their heyday? But on to the current controversy:
And back to the title of this post: Can you say it’s stealing if Avy left out the best parts of the tune? Looking for a little of the old tension and release and I’m not finding it in her chorus. Avril should pay the money and in return Tommy Dunbar and Jon Rubin should give her some lessons in composition. I, Solomon, have spoken. Any musicologists want to weigh in?