Did April Wine have to pay royalties Beatles and Stones?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by DaleClark, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. DaleClark

    DaleClark Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bexley, Ohio
    just curious.

    I Like To Rock

    Pretty long break in song with Day Tripper and Satisfaction riffs overlapping.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2017
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  2. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

    Rahway, NJ, USA
    For most people who might not know which song it is, it's this one and at the end they simultaneously fit Day Tripper and Satisfaction riffs together which I always thought was pretty damn cool.
    Not sure about royalties though. You gotta think if Keith Richards and John Lennon heard the song they would probably give it the thumbs up for being pretty creative in doing that imo

  3. krlpuretone

    krlpuretone Forum Resident

    Grantham, NH
    Sorry, changed a note in the Day Tripper riff (and different keys), so no royalties...
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  4. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

    Greater St. Louis
    I doubt it. I don't think anybody cared. Great song, album, and band, though. One of my all time favorites.
  5. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

    Skyhooks did it before them with "Million Dollar Riff", and even managed to work in "Smoke On The Water."

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  6. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    Oh man, thanks for posting that. Just before I left England to move back home 6 years ago I bought a Skyhooks compilation and I totally forgot I had it. I haven't even listened to it yet. I'll have to get it out this weekend.

    Great April Wine tune as well.
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  7. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    An amazing underrated band. I was listening to Harder Faster and I saw this thread. I recently tried to play many of the guitar parts from this album and realized how inventive they were. Why are there no bands like this anymore?

    I agree with your take on how KR and JL would react.
    This guitar arrangements in this song are top notch.

    Say Hello - April Wine
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  8. Galley

    Galley Forum Resident

    While we are on the subject, is there a musical term to describe completely different melodies blend together perfectly?
  9. zphage

    zphage Beatard

    Bucks County, PA
  10. dewey02

    dewey02 Forum Resident

    The mid-South.
    Isn't a segue about transition? One seguing to another?
    I think galley is asking about melodies at the same time.
  11. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Interpolating? That's when they fly in a completely separate melody in the middle of the song.
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  12. mrpleasant

    mrpleasant Forum Resident

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  13. Jose Jones

    Jose Jones Outstanding Forum Member

    Detroit, Michigan
    Skip Spence put the "Sunshine Of Your Love" riff into the ending of "War In Peace". Unknown if he had to pay royalties...

    Yes put the "Daytripper" riff into their cover of "Every Little Thing", before Skyhooks did it.
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  14. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    Can guitar riffs be copyrighted? If not, then there is no copyright problem.

    Or maybe they are considered okay to copy as they fall under "Fair Use".
  15. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Ah yeah...I think this is the winner.
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  16. GroovyGuy

    GroovyGuy Forum Resident

    Halifax, NS Canada
    That's the ticket - even IF The Beatles or The Stones would have bothered. FWIW, April Wine was a great Canadian band
  17. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Nazareth did it with Satisfaction on Shanghai'd in Shanghai

  18. majorlance

    majorlance Forum Resident

    Collingswood, NJ
    By itself, merely changing keys would offer no protection in a copyright infringement suit, if one were to be brought. Unless Vanilla Ice is the presiding judge...
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  19. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Sugarloaf used The Beatle's I Feel Fine on Don't Call Us We'll Call You

  20. DaleClark

    DaleClark Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bexley, Ohio
    The Spirit -LedZeppelin suit went to court (although Spirit did not win) with way less similarities
  21. John Porcellino

    John Porcellino Forum Resident

    Beloit, WI
    Before corporations took over the music industry this was called "homage" and was a time honored tradition in song writing (and the other arts). Now that that money is the bottom line of everything in our society it's called "copyright infringement."
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  22. violetvinyl

    violetvinyl Forum Resident

    April Wine was a staple growing up in Nova Scotia. They played here constantly in the mid 70s, as they started off here in Halifax. Very talented band. My Mum's friend is even related to Myles Goodwyn.
  23. Malina

    Malina Forum Resident

    I too picked up that cd years ago for whatever reason and was surprised at the quality of the songs and the guitar players. Tasty solo here at 2:08 and lengthy Freebird style outro starting at 3:58. These guys were really good.

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  24. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    In Roxy Music's "Re-Make/Re-Model" the bass player quotes "Day Tripper" in his break late in the song. Probably too quick a reference to cause any copyright worries.
  25. vinyldreams

    vinyldreams Forum Resident

    Main St.
    EC plays the Day Tripper riff at 3:33 -
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