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Too Young to Steal?

First, in the interest of full disclosure, I didn't single-handedly discover this topic. Still, the comparisons are so striking, I feel the need to share with you dear readers.

It seems pop band Finger Eleven has stolen from Motley Crue.

Listen to "Paralzyer" then listen to "Too You To Fall In Love."

Yes, the main riffs are the same.

Here's Finger Eleven "Paralyzer."

Now, here's Motley Crue "Too Young to Fall In Love."

So, what do you think? Are the riffs the same, or is it just an odd coincidence? I'll await your thoughts.

Reader Comments (15)

Yeah, I think that they sound very similar. They tryed to rip the Crue off!
November 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I've seen all the 'metal that sounds like other metal' series, and the simple fact is that more often than not, it's simply the case that rock riffs are simple enough that there's bound to be some crossover. In addition, who knows where a riff comes from ? I've 'written' songs in the past then realised later that I'd stumbled across a song I kind of knew, but not well enough to recognise what it was right away.

I'm talking blind here, the video isn't available anymore, but that was my reaction to the 'metal that sounds like other metal' stuff, by and large. I mean, some of the riffs he was highlighting were a single note played at a steady beat and a single chord stab. That sort of stuff sounds great, but it's not hard to write, or come up with again.

On the other hand, that song that Avril Latrine stole was a total rip off, that's another thing entirely.
November 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Similar maybe, but I don't think they are the same at all. Finger Eleven's is quite up beat and kind of jangly.

Motley Crue's is way toned down.The rhythm is the same, but the songs sound totally different to me.
the top video is no longer avaliable
November 4, 2007 | Unregistered Commenteriheartglam
Everyone, both videos are playing just fine for me.


November 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
actually that song is more so a rip off of the song youth gone wild
November 4, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdiskreet
i see alot of similarities but I'd also throw in a subtle Franz Ferdinand Take Me Out rip off. Seriously if you slow it down a bit it's similar
November 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJay
Nah. don't hear it... Finger Eleven is so boring though.
November 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTyk
November 6, 2007 | Unregistered Commentersleazyrocker
Actually, the song is an even more blatant rip off of Led Zeppelin's "trampled underfoot".
November 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
I don't really hear it. Similar maybe, but still different. Not a blatant rip off in my opinion.
November 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJason
Yes they are the same. it just sounds like finger 11 just used a different tuning on the guitar and a different kind of guitar. But the riff is the same. not a fan of finger 11 but i love Motley!!!
November 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChey
its also faster than Motley's
November 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChey
It's actually a lot closer to Led Zep..."Can't stop talkin bout love". But I see the resemblance here, too, so Motely originally ripped it from Zep.
November 28, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRich
Go and listen to "Youth Gone Wild" by Skid Row and then tell me that the chorus isn't exactly the same as the chorus in the Finger Eleven song. Not even a question where they got that one. The beat, the notes, the vocal inflection, everything. It was kind of annoying at first when everyone was saying that it was the greatest song. My response was "Yeah, I bet Skid Row thinks so too..." At least Finger Eleven was able to come up with lyrics and a few verses on their own.
December 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBryant

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