That’s Where Beck Got Them….

historyofmelodynelsonThose funky string lines, that is. What’s that song by Beck with the wonderful string lines, from I think it was the Sea Change album? Oh, yeah, “Paper Tiger”. Well, anyway, the bulk of the good stuff was stolen from Serge Gainsbourg’s Histoire de Melody Nelson. Maybe that’s credited somewhere.

Actually, a little judicious Googling shows that Beck was pretty forward with the information, but still, it’s kind of a surprise and certainly, to me, a disappointment that so much of what I like about that particular song was simply a copy-and-paste job. Though, at least, it makes me think more highly of Gainsbourg.

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