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    Default Hammerhead breakdown = Nirvana "stay away"

    At 2:38 into Hammerhead if it werent for a few snare strikes, the songs would be almost identicle. I have been an offspring fan since 98, and I'm having a hard time adjusting to this one because of the simularities. you be the judge. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA5HbqgCIUE

    Also i'm new to the forum and wanted to stop by and say hello. It's nice that the guys still have a great fan base after all these years

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    Hmm, not quite the same chords. But it's possible Dexter was inspired by it subconsciously since he does really like Nirvana.

    EDIT: Oh, and brace yourself for shit flying- see the Offspring vs. MCR thread for details.

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    haha no I'm not saying that the offspring copied anyone. just pointing out somethin that i noticed between two bands i like alot. it seems like these days that its hard to make origanl stuff without sounding like somethin thats been done before. I havent seen the thread about the offspring copying mcr. there would be no way in hell they would take inspiration from such a shallow band

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbb22 View Post
    haha no I'm not saying that the offspring copied anyone. just pointing out somethin that i noticed between two bands i like alot. it seems like these days that its hard to make origanl stuff without sounding like somethin thats been done before. I havent seen the thread about the offspring copying mcr. there would be no way in hell they would take inspiration from such a shallow band

    By saying equals that means you are saying they are alike which means you are saying they copied it... hmm, interesting, file this guy into the "people that start threads about topics we've seen time after time" archive

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    Sounds similar, I didn't realize that until I read this thread. Don't forget that the beginning of "Self Esteem" is almost like that from "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
    And if this post offends you, just don't read it...

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    You can probably find hundreds of similarities to Hammerhead breakdown chords... seriously, did someone think The Offspring made the chords first to this date? It's 2008 and variations of new bar chords is tough times to find out. You make a punk song with bar chords and I'll find you a song which you stealed. The point is, who gives a fuck. The song is totally awesome and that's it. Besides, I don't like that Nirvana song at all.

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    It's not the same chords at all, it's the actual riff that's similar.

    BTW, Self Esteem doesn't sound like Smells Like Teen Spirit at all IMO o_O

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderPX View Post
    It's not the same chords at all, it's the actual riff that's similar.

    BTW, Self Esteem doesn't sound like Smells Like Teen Spirit at all IMO o_O
    Well, in my humble opinion, it does - especially I mean the beginning (compare 0:08-0.24 in "Smells Like Teen Spirit" to 0:18-0:26 in "Self Esteem", then the riff in the fist one changes while in the other it remains the same). But maybe that's just me....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    You can probably find hundreds of similarities to Hammerhead breakdown chords... seriously, did someone think The Offspring made the chords first to this date? It's 2008 and variations of new bar chords is tough times to find out. You make a punk song with bar chords and I'll find you a song which you stealed. The point is, who gives a fuck. The song is totally awesome and that's it. Besides, I don't like that Nirvana song at all.
    I was going to say the same thing, It's so true.

    It's not just the riff that makes a song either, Just because it's the same rhythm doesn't mean it's alike at all. The drums, Bass, lyrics, Vocals, other effects or instruments; they all come into play to make the song very, very individual.
    Quote Originally Posted by Come out and smash'em up! View Post
    lyrics are like millencollins mr.clean
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    Except for the little minor detail that Millencolin are fucking retarded and like to swim naked with guinea pigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    After J.S. Bach and Mozart, no new music has been done.
    Nah, Bach and Mozart weren't even the pioneers! There were much better composers before them! Bach sucked, anyway!
    But seriously, in the realm of such simplistic music (structurally), the stuff bands like Offspring, Nirvana, MCR, and Sum 41 write has SO LITTLE to work with that things will always sound similar to something else.

    In closing, the lyrics to a German pop-punk band, Wizo, come to mind.

    Hello, do you remember me? I'm a song that you maybe
    already heard from anybody else

    They took some other melody But it's still what it used to be
    Those same old boring three chords and a stupid melody

    There comes a middle part, this part will break my heart
    'cause I know that it used to be played so much better
    than they play it right now

    Hello, do you remember me? I'm a song that used to be
    already played by anybody else

    They changed some of the melody, but it's still
    what it's always been
    The same old boring three chords and a stupid melody

    There comes the middle part this part's gonna break my heart
    'cause I know that it used to be played so much better
    than they play it right now

    Hello, do you remember me? I'm a song you definitely heard
    already a hundred times before

    They stole some other melody but it's still what it used to be
    Those same old boring three chords and a stupid melody

    There comes a middle part (again) this time it makes me fart
    'cause I know that another band would play it so much better
    than they play it right now
    Quote Originally Posted by jsmak84 View Post
    I do not drink alcohol and coffee

    I do not smoke and do not do drugs

    I just do bumpin in my trunk

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