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14th Aug '16 12:15:30 PM nombretomado
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** Likewise, the developers of ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'' have happily stated they were just out to make a ''DivineComedy'' version of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', essentially.

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** Likewise, the developers of ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'' have happily stated they were just out to make a ''DivineComedy'' ''Literature/DivineComedy'' version of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', essentially.
7th Aug '16 10:23:11 AM Malady
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* ''Fanfic/FluttershysNightOut'': WordOfGod in the comments states that the fic was inspired by John Steinbeck's The Crysanthemums.
9th Feb '16 10:19:35 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/TonyBanks has described playing back a recording of Music/{{Genesis}}' "Afterglow" and realising to his horror that he had just rewritten "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".

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* Music/TonyBanks has described playing back a recording of Music/{{Genesis}}' "Afterglow" and realising to his horror that he had just rewritten "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". From the same band, Music/PhilCollins admitted to stealing the EvilLaugh in "Mama" from Music/GrandmasterFlashAndTheFuriousFive.
9th Feb '16 10:09:09 PM CassandraLeo
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** "Music/BrianWilson Said", as might be expected from the title, is a Music/TheBeachBoys pastiche (it also alludes to Music/VanMorrison's track "Jackie Wilson Said", which appears on Saint Dominic's Preview, though if there is any other Morrison influence on the track, it's oblique at most).

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** "Music/BrianWilson Said", as might be expected from the title, is a Music/TheBeachBoys pastiche (it also alludes to Music/VanMorrison's track "Jackie Wilson Said", which appears on Saint ''Saint Dominic's Preview, Preview'', though if there is any other Morrison influence on the track, it's oblique at most).
9th Feb '16 10:08:42 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/TearsForFears have done this a lot:
** WordOfGod admits that "Sowing the Seeds of Love" and "Schrödinger's Cat" are both pastiches of "[[Music/TheBeatles I Am the Walrus]]" (main songwriter Roland Orzabal also notes that the piano break on "Schrödinger" is "reminiscent of [Thunderclap Newman's] 'Something in the Air'"). These were far from the only Beatles pastiches the group recorded; large parts of ''The Seeds of Love'' and ''Everybody Loves a Happy Ending'' bear clear Beatles influence (although maybe not quite this clear). "Everybody Loves a Happy Ending" and "Who Killed Tangerine?" could almost be lost Beatles tracks, for example.
** "Music/BrianWilson Said", as might be expected from the title, is a Music/TheBeachBoys pastiche (it also alludes to Music/VanMorrison's track "Jackie Wilson Said", which appears on Saint Dominic's Preview, though if there is any other Morrison influence on the track, it's oblique at most).
** With "Lord of Karma", Orzabal says the group were "trying to get somewhere between the Music/HappyMondays and Music/JimiHendrix's 'Crosstown Traffic'".
** "I Believe" is such a clear Robert Wyatt homage that the band covered his track "Sea Song" for the B-side. The album's liner notes further lampshaded it by stating "Dedicated to Robert Wyatt (if he's listening)", referencing the song "Dedicated to You But You Weren't Listening" by Soft Machine, which Wyatt was previously a member of.
** Orzabal admitted that he was listening to "too much Art of Noise" when "Empire Building" was recorded.
9th Feb '16 10:02:18 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/TonyBanks has described playing back a recording of Music/{{Genesis}}' "Afterglow" and realising to his horror that he had just rewritten "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".
4th Feb '16 12:46:56 AM CassandraLeo
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* Music/DavidBowie admitted that the chorus of "[[Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars Starman]]" is basically a rip-off of "[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Somewhere Over the Rainbow]]".
21st Jan '16 5:13:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{AirMech}}'''s developer Carbon Games have never been shy about their game being a tribute to ''VideoGame/HerzogZwei''. In addition, the {{Steam}} description of the game describes the gameplay as "[[VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]]-style", acknowledging the game's other main influence.

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* ''VideoGame/{{AirMech}}'''s developer Carbon Games have never been shy about their game being a tribute to ''VideoGame/HerzogZwei''. In addition, the {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} description of the game describes the gameplay as "[[VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]]-style", acknowledging the game's other main influence.
15th Jan '16 5:19:29 PM Josef5678
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* When ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' was first announced, many people were quick to point out the similarities between the eponymous celestial super-structure and Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}''. {{Bungie}}'s public liaison actually went on record as saying that the fortress worlds in ''Halo'' have more in common with the orbitals in ''Literature/TheCulture'' than they do with the Ringworld of Niven's ''Literature/KnownSpace''. Granted, this statement may have been done to deliberately distance Bungie's creation from Niven's for legal reasons (a Ringworld game already exists under copyright) but the depiction of The Covenant in ''Halo'' partially mirroring the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Idirans]] in ''Literature/ConsiderPhlebas'' seems to lend further credence to this particular inspiration.

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* When ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' was first announced, many people were quick to point out the similarities between the eponymous celestial super-structure and Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}''. {{Bungie}}'s Creator/{{Bungie}}'s public liaison actually went on record as saying that the fortress worlds in ''Halo'' have more in common with the orbitals in ''Literature/TheCulture'' than they do with the Ringworld of Niven's ''Literature/KnownSpace''. Granted, this statement may have been done to deliberately distance Bungie's creation from Niven's for legal reasons (a Ringworld game already exists under copyright) but the depiction of The Covenant in ''Halo'' partially mirroring the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Idirans]] in ''Literature/ConsiderPhlebas'' seems to lend further credence to this particular inspiration.
18th Dec '15 5:04:06 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/NobuoUematsu acknowledged lifting the intro riff of Music/JimiHendrix' "Purple Haze" for "One-Winged Angel".

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* Music/NobuoUematsu Creator/NobuoUematsu acknowledged lifting the intro riff of Music/JimiHendrix' "Purple Haze" for "One-Winged Angel".
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