The most famous thing Eddy Grant’s ever done is sing Electric Avenue. What a moment. But now, he’s gone and accused Damon Albarn and everyone in the band Gorillaz of stealing music from him.
Grant says: “I am outraged that the Gorillaz have infringed the copyright of my song Time Warp claiming their song Stylo to be an original composition. My song sits almost note to note with their release and is a blatant rip off.”
Oh really Eddy? Let’s have a look.
Here’s Stylo by Gorillaz:
Here’s Time Warp by Eddy Grant:
If Grant is referring to the high-pitched synthy sound going on behind the meat of both songs, he has a point. Excellently, Grant doesn’t seem to want any cash. But he “would like the outcome to be that the band admits that they have lifted my song, that I have a full credit for the song and an apology from the band.”
Go on Damon, be a gent.