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snowbars312
07-16-2010, 02:26 AM
Dear readers foum Offspring. I hasten inform you of plagiarism Preety fly by russian group "RANETKI".

By post enclosing video:

http://narod.ru/disk/22808751000/3c37a2555b(2).flv.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf2l9_8cvQ8

Free?
07-16-2010, 03:53 AM
http://offspring.com/forums/search.php?searchid=4465728

Gustavo
07-16-2010, 06:34 AM
http://offspring.com/forums/search.php?searchid=4465728

"Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms."

It doesn't work that way, Free?. You have to actually type down what you want to search and the key word is stored in your cache. So, unfortunately, you can't link pre-defined searchs.

Anyway, yeah, the song does sound familiar. Very.

Speaking of "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)", I know that maybe I shouldn't bring this up, but -- there's a punk rock band here in Brazil, "Raimundos", they were huge hee in the '90s and probably are the biggest punk rock band there's ever been around here. They've already toured with Ramones and Sepultura and they've recorded a live album with Marky Ramone. One of their most famous songs, that's on their first album from 1994, is "Puteiro Em Joćo Pessoa", and it also sounds similiar to "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)". After their breakthrough in 1994, in 1995, Raimundos went to California to record their following album, "Lavō Tį Novo", it was produced by the north-american producer Mark Dearnley.

And I heard some rumors that someone from the band met up with Noodles in '95 while they were recording in California and gave him a copy of the album that "Puteiro Em Joćo Pessoa" was on. And there are people out there who believe The Offspring might have ripped them off with one riff, I'm not saying I think they did, I'm just saying that some people think so. Besides, at the Greatest Hits Dual Disc interview, Dexter says that what inspired him to write "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" was the whole trendy thing, and that the "Uno Dos Tres Cuatro Cinco Cinco Seis" comes from when the band was in a radio station in Argentina, and the crew was checking and kept saying "Uno Dos Tres, Uno Dos Tres", so he thought he might add a Cuatro Cinco Cinco Seis. :P Anyway, so, there's at least some South American influence on the song.

I saw the band recently and I got to talk to them, and they did confirm to me that when they went to California in 1995, a copy of the album was given to Noodles. And they are Offspring fans, by the way. Actually, from 1999 to 2000, the band would play a riff off of "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" during "Puteiro Em Joćo Pessoa" and do the "Uno Dos Tres Cuatro Cinco Cinco Seis Thing", if you want more details, click here (http://www.offspring.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1374968&postcount=22).

Also, when I saw The Offspring in 2008 at Pop Rock Brasil in Belo Horizonte, during Charlie Brown Jr.'s performance, Digćo (Raimundos), Noodles and Andrew Freeman were at the side of the stage, having some beer and talking. I don't have any picture, but I was there and saw it with my own eyes. So, that does confirm that they at least know each other.

So, why don't you guys just listen to the song and take your own conclusions?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WGnoRKRGLY
Go straight to 1:12 if you want to hear the riff I'm talking about.

I'd like to emphasize the fact that I'm not saying The Offspring ripped them off, it all could be just a coincidence or you may not even think the song sounds familiar. So, don't kill me.