I’ve Always Said Coldplay Were a Bunch of Hacks

So it seems that Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” has been plagiarized from guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani’s “If I Could Fly.”

“Satch” has filed suit against the members of Coldplay for copyright infringement, and I think that the suit has legs.

Listen to this youtube video that plays portions of both songs, then layers Coldplay’s vocals over Satch’s guitar.


Two things to note: the chord progression is the same and Coldplay’s rip-off is boring as hell.

Satch gets my support on this one because he’s right, a crazy guitarist, an excellent composer, and a fellow geek.

3 thoughts on “I’ve Always Said Coldplay Were a Bunch of Hacks

  1. I agree with both of your points…Coldplay’s is boring (though before I heard Satch’s, I thought it was OK).

    And yes, he crazy.

    I’ll take your word on the geek part.

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