Posted by
Arv
• 03.31.09 12:00 pm

I was driving home from my girlfriend’s place a few nights ago when the song “Six Months in a Leaky Boat” by Split Enz came on the radio.

I was driving home from my girlfriend’s place a few nights ago when the song “Six Months in a Leaky Boat” by Split Enz came on the radio. Listening to it, I couldn’t help but notice its similarity to Cut Copy‘s “Feel the Love.” I got home, did a little research, and all the pieces began to fall in place. Try to follow me here: Split Enz are from New Zealand, which is very close to Cut Copy’s homeland (i.e. Australia). This means Cut Copy probably knew Split Enz’s music when they began producing their own. Also, whereas Cut Copy try to have that whole ’80s vibe, Split Enz are actually from the motherfucking ’80s. Do you see where I’m going with this? Cut Copy jacked Split Enz! It was a devious plan, Cut Copy. I’m sure you thought no one would catch on because, well, who really gives a fuck about New Zealand? But now you’ve been ousted. In the end, I suppose it doesn’t actually matter because Split Enz still comes out on top. Try as they might to “copy” (haha, get it?) Split Enz’s sound, Cut Copy still haven’t managed to produce a mildly racists music video that serves as a metaphor excusing homosexual experimentation in the prolonged absence of women.


Cut Copy – Feel the Love

-ARV
@ArvSux


Comments
  1. Cap'n Glitterfuzz says:

    This is like a magic trick that turns your mouth into an asshole.

  2. Jergen Sauce Funk Deposit 6 says:

    doesn’t everbody jack everything… fuck cut copy but uh don’t misplace your rage… your favorite band jacked somebody too… the blacks.

  3. vocoder says:

    what band doesn’t rip off other bands?

  4. the sky is blue says:

    this post does nothing to address the real question, which is: why would a band rip off one piece of shit in order to create another?

    discuss.

  5. Vane$$a says:

    Would you quit giving all credit for music to black people. For the sake of SHIT! Can we enter reality and proclaim that American popular music is a collaborative effort? That music is something innate to all of us? The fucking guitar originates in the middle east of all places. I don’t see you attributing any credit to bedouins for leading us to this point. Do you really need to assuage your white guilt by telling yourself, beyond the realm of all reality, that black people actually invented everything, only to have their ideas stolen by stupid, greedy white people? I also get the distinct feeling that the whole “black people invented everything” argument makes untalented white people feel better about themselves. That way they can just blame their stupidity on their whiteness instead of having to blame themselves. What I’d really like to know is who the fuck jacked your brain and why did you let them get away with it? Try reading the book “Not Out of Africa.”

    Hey Cap’n Glitterfuzz! I think your interest in assholes may have officially become an obsession. Think about it.

  6. haze says:

    black people invented Vane$$a first.

  7. Vane$$a says:

    Black people invented peanut butter.

  8. Fido says:

    Peanut butter invented beastiality.

  9. jean-luc picard says:

    comment sections created assholes

  10. Jergen Sauce Funk Deposit 6 says:

    uhhh… i’m black… and i was referring to the band: http://www.theblacksarehere.com/

  11. lester bang bangs says:

    It’s all a riff on “friggin’ in the riggin’,” ain’t it? Despite the subtext “Six Months in a Leaky Boat” is by far the catchier ditty.

  12. Ted Dancin' says:

    Did someone say peanut butter?!!! :)

  13. zunny flap says:

    Vanessa thinks she’s a street boners writer. but really she’s a street boners toilet.. ARE YA WITH ME ON DIS?

    schmeckels

  14. Cap'n Glitterfuzz says:

    Who doesn’t enjoy a good anus here and there? I can’t commit to something so taxing; like your passion for dorm room psychology.

  15. Vane$$a says:

    Oh no I’m gonna cry! Stretch and Shorty are tag teamin’ me like nobody’s bidness!

  16. bunny says:

    we’ve got some REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAL musicologists on our hands.

  17. turdler says:

    the vocal hook is ripped from ELO’s “Confusion”, the arpeggiating synths sound just like any 70s new age music. IT ALL COMES FROM SOMEWHERE. this is why it is POPULAR music.

  18. Benji says:

    It does all come from somewhere, Africa you douchebag.

  19. newborn nubian says:

    I was invented by black people

  20. The AIDS Virus says:

    I was also invented by black people

  21. Reality says:

    Also, the songs don’t really sound all that similar. The Joe Satriani/Coldplay thing? Yeah. This? Not so much.

  22. vegan jules says:

    the Cut Copy version is 6 million times better.

  23. spotty says:

    “6 months” is based on english sea shanty tunes so yes they ripped it off in the first place, BUT, there’s no such thing as original australian music, at all , ever. (with the exception of indigineous “music” which captures the sound of hitting sticks together and farting thru a 5 foot tube perfectly. australian music has shown itself over the years to be slavishly obsessed with kissing american arse and shows no signs of changing that policy in the near future

  24. enzfan says:

    split enz are the truly greatest band ever

  25. Books & Backpacks says:

    Original Delta Blues is boring as fuck. Thank you Keef, Clapton, and Jimmy Page.

    Everything gets stolen and then made better. Just like the stereo I have now.

  26. Vane$$a says:

    speaking of being jacked, none of the above assholes using my name are actually me.

  27. Homo Police says:

    Are cut copy relevant anymore?

    “Sailor” is a good look. Don’t tell Jen Hanley.

  28. badg says:

    The two bands have different momentum. Split Enz tend to tread water for the verses then have a big sing-along chorus; Cut Copy seem to go the other way, with a catchy verse and then mournful, slow down chorus (cf Feel the Love)

  29. WORLD WAR DREW says:

    everyone knows the guitar we know today originated from SPAIN!!! duh. so the blacks jacked my peeps.

  30. Vane$$a says:

    Not true. Those assholes are definitely me.

  31. HOMO says:

    their name is fucking CUT COPY! they based their name on what unimaginative designers and musicians do, they cut and paste from whatever they feel like, is this really a surprise? I’m gunna start COPY CUT COPY and I’m going to release 100% replicas of their albums, artwork and everything..

  32. beej says:

    haha, black people invented shitty pop music, i love it.

    who the fuck even knows about this band?? before i clicked play on the little pink thing up there i’d never heard ‘cut copy’ before and now i wish i wish i could go back in time to when id never heard them before, bout 5 minutes ago.

    split enz were fucking average too.

    and wasnt 6 months in a leaky boat about the falklands war?? fuck off

  33. Vane$$a says:

    Crowded House weren’t exactly geniuses either.

  34. CUT COPY says:

    Crowded House weren’t exactly geniuses either.

  35. CUT COPY says:

    haha, black people invented shitty pop music, i love it.

    who the fuck even knows about this band?? before i clicked play on the little pink thing up there i’d never heard ‘cut copy’ before and now i wish i wish i could go back in time to when id never heard them before, bout 5 minutes ago.

    split enz were fucking average too.

    and wasnt 6 months in a leaky boat about the falklands war?? fuck off

  36. CUT COPY says:

    Original Delta Blues is boring as fuck. Thank you Keef, Clapton, and Jimmy Page.

    Everything gets stolen and then made better. Just like the stereo I have now.

  37. CUT COPY says:

    this post does nothing to address the real question, which is: why would a band rip off one piece of shit in order to create another?

    discuss.

  38. Liquor Store says:

    this post does everything to address the real question, which is: why wouldn’t a band rip off one masterpiece in order to create another?

    nevermind.

  39. sacha says:

    boring and homo. (both the music AND the comments).

  40. Jakobi says:

    I fail to see the mild racism.
    It’s just a bunch of maori’s doing trible dancing. Shit, they do that before every sporting event they play in!

    Split Enz are great by the way.

  41. Maori says:

    I’m an actual maori, this isn’t racist. Case closed.

  42. Douchenozzle says:

    Apperently they are stealing everywhere, this guy posted something too
    http://musformation.com/2009/04/sample-spotter-cut-copy-uses-lime.php

  43. rocky_raccoon says:

    man, that’s crazy. musformation.com rules, BTW.

  44. CUT COPY says:

    boring and homo. (both the music AND the comments).

  45. vegan jules says:

    If you can’t get into the last Cut Copy album then you’re most likely dead inside. It might be the best album ever.

  46. ted leo says:

    they ripped me off first

  47. Chachi and the MS-13 says:

    I just saw Cut Copy about a week ago and I’m convinced they’ve also ripped off The Bad News Bears, but I don’t care.


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