Today, Gordon has news that Yusuf Islam has suggested that Coldplay have lifted the song they supposedly pinched from Joey Satriani:
Yusuf explained: “There’s been this argument about Coldplay stealing this melody from JOE SATRIANI, but, if you listen to it, it’s mine! It’s the Foreigner Suite, it is!”
Gordon, shocked that anyone might think Martin more than a talented hack, offers up an explanation:
Unconsciously stealing musical ideas has a name. My experts say it’s a condition called cryptomnesia.
Your experts? What experts would those be, Gordon? Your forensic psychologists department, or Wikipedia.
Still, good work on finding a defence. Even if...
I bet Chris regrets what he said to Rolling Stone mag in 2005: “We’re good, but I don’t think we’re that original. I regard us as being incredibly good plagiarists.
... you then destroy it.