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Whenever life gets you down, Mrs. Brown,
And things seem hard or tough,
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft,
And you feel that you've had quite eno-o-o-o-o-ough,
Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at 900 miles an hour.
It's orbiting at 19 miles a second, so it's reckoned,
The sun that is the source of all our power.
Now the sun, and you and me, and all the stars that we can see,
Are moving at a million miles a day,
In the outer spiral arm, at 40,000 miles an hour,
Of a galaxy we call the Milky Way.
Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars;
It's a hundred thousand light-years side to side;
It bulges in the middle sixteen thousand light-years thick,
But out by us it's just three thousand light-years wide.
We're thirty thousand light-years from Galactic Central Point,
We go 'round every two hundred million years;
And our galaxy itself is one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe.
Our universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding,
In all of the directions it can whiz;
As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is.
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth;
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth!
-- Monty Python
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There's a million versions of the story (it's the KLF, after all) but the basic crux is that ABBA sued them over a record that would otherwise have sold about 12 copies. It was a pretty shoddy thing to do but the irony is that it played a large part in bringing the Justified Ancients/KLF to fame.
It's well worth a listen, there are few things in life that beat a good Bill Drummond rant!
I had to look that up too. As far as I am concerned, the KLF were treated exactly as they deserved, possibly even better. This episode gave me an even greater respect for ABBA than I had previously. I already had a minuscule opinion of those who think sampling the work of others constitutes original music and think they are somehow deserving of respect for it and this definitely reinforced that.
Well, from a legal point of view ABBA probably had every right to take action regarding copyright etc, but on the other hand my thoughts are: didn't they make enough money already to bother about small time crooks, or pirates if you prefer, like the KLF ?
As far as I am concerned, money had/has absolutely nothing to do with the matter.
It's kind of like trademark laws in the USA. Unless you enforce your trademark rights you can lose them. For ABBA, as soon as they open the door to people sampling their work then there will be a flood of it.
I've known Amorphis for quite some time (they've been around almost as long as me!)
Used to listen to it once in a while back in high school, but then developed a different musical taste.
Until I saw them live a few years ago.
They're now releasing a new album soon and The Bee is the first available preview track.
It's pretty neat, looking forward to the entire album.
But until that's released (next month) I guess we'll have to settle with this track