Song of the day 8/31/10


Don't do it By Syl Johnson
Syl Johnson was the man and everything but, jesus christ, how is the NOT an Al Green song?
I get a lot of shit for sampling but this song is like when commercials don’t feel like paying for some famous song so they tinker with it and create something just different enough to avoid copyright laws. Kinda like that Outback steakhouse commercial that tweaked that Of Montreal song*.

That said, this is still a great song. I suppose, if you’re gonna plagiarize the style of anyone, Al Green is not the worst guy to choose.

*Now, I’m actually assuming Of Montreal re-did this song for the commercial but still, what the fuck?