The Top 10 Rip-Offs In Music History

by (@unclegrambo)

Did Elastica Rip-Off Wire?

5. The Accused: Elastica, “Connection”

The Original: Wire, “Three Girl Rhumba”

The Case: Elastica frontwoman Justine Frischmann is known for two things, primarily: her super sexy sneer and the way she shamelessly raided the catalog of 70s post-punk icons Wire for her band’s debut album, one of the most popular albums of the BritPop era. Wire took her to court, but in a weird twist, didn’t receive any compensation for this thievery. That’s what you get for hiring a lousy barrister, we guess!

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