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Thread started 12/13/20 7:44pm

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"Loose" vs "Tekken 1: Chicago Theme"

Look it up on youtube.... what????

Did they change enough to pass by without a charge of copyright enfringment?

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Reply #1 posted 12/14/20 12:30am

Phase3

Never noticed that but yes they sound very similar
According to some comments on the YouTube page for prince's song Loose, the creators of the game were prince fans and got his permission to use a variation of "Loose" or copy it.
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Reply #2 posted 12/14/20 4:03am

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If I was Prince I'd have lawyered up. There are too many similarities for this to be coincidental.

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Reply #3 posted 12/14/20 2:31pm

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Known about this since the 90s when I was playing the game all the time. It was my favorite theme song to fight to.

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Reply #4 posted 12/14/20 4:35pm

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It does sound like Loose lol
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #5 posted 12/15/20 4:38am

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Haha I never played the first opus, but the 2 and 3 ad nauseam.
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The first Tekken was released on arcad in December of 1994, then on PlayStation inn march 1995.
Come was released in August of 1994.
The gap between the two seems short, but Loose came first,
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Reply #6 posted 12/15/20 5:32pm

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If I was Prince I'd have lawyered up. There are too many similarities for this to be coincidental.

Really now? Wouldja?

https://www.youtube.com/w...x3LccRvidg

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The Tekken song is clearly deeply inspired by Loose and the artist himself admits it... But it is a completely new composition that was rendered with unique synths and unique notes. Again, the game track is clearly inspired by Loose, but if enough notes are changed there's nothing that can be done unless you can prove the sales of the game were a result of your 1 BGM track.

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Especially since no vocals are present and the product is not released as a music product. This copycat style was rampant in video games of the PS1 era, especially fighting and pro wrestling games. In fact the WWF and WCW composed their own ripoff songs with notes changed. This was famous for many years where wrestlers had ripoff songs of Nirvana, etc.

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Throughout the 80's and 90's the WWF music had many Prince like characteristics. Prince sound alikes for wrestler entrances, or theme music for branded shows/events. (synths, horns, drum patterns, with a funky spirit.) This is either because the musician Jim Johnston was a Prince fan (very likely) or Prince's influence was just that vast on Pop music.

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Much like the Prince estate releasing remasters and vault tracks, WWE Uncaged has lately been releasing old vault music that was only ever available in poor quality through leaks. Reading people talking about replacing their bootleg files with high quality releases on a site other than this one... it's a trip

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Reply #7 posted 12/16/20 5:19am

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RODSERLING said:

Haha I never played the first opus, but the 2 and 3 ad nauseam. . The first Tekken was released on arcad in December of 1994, then on PlayStation inn march 1995. Come was released in August of 1994. The gap between the two seems short, but Loose came first,

Loose was in the Beautiful Experience TV special that first aired April 1994, so a little longer for it to be out there and heard.

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Reply #8 posted 12/16/20 7:16am

RODSERLING

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RODSERLING said:


Haha I never played the first opus, but the 2 and 3 ad nauseam. . The first Tekken was released on arcad in December of 1994, then on PlayStation inn march 1995. Come was released in August of 1994. The gap between the two seems short, but Loose came first,

Loose was in the Beautiful Experience TV special that first aired April 1994, so a little longer for it to be out there and heard.



Was it broadcast in Japan?
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Reply #9 posted 12/17/20 1:54am

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RODSERLING said:

NouveauDance said:

Loose was in the Beautiful Experience TV special that first aired April 1994, so a little longer for it to be out there and heard.

Was it broadcast in Japan?

Yes but later than that I think - April was in the UK. Maybe the composer of Tekken's soundtrack was a fan and had it on bootleg tape? razz

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Or maybe they both have a common influence that we haven't come across in the thread yet.

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