the court may have thought that it was a bass riff, but I think it's important to know that it's not :Submersible wrote:The 2 Live Crew case is as close I think you're going to get. Supreme Court justices aren't exactly known for their golden ears, so the riff in Oh Pretty Woman is referred to as the "bass riff" by the Court. You can debate whether it really was a bass riff, but the Court thought that it was.Chris J wrote: So, any case of bass considered as central in a court case ?
It actually starts on guitar alone, the bass doubles it later on, as does another guitar, so that really is a guitar riff not a bass line. (a bass riff in the sense that it's in a low register)
So I insist again in saying that this is not a case of plagiarism of a bass line.