Chillwave Hipster Builds Career On Stealing Todd Rundgren Song

26 Oct

Come on Pitchfork. Get the fuck outta here with that shit. They recently reviewed a song by the San Diego band TV Girl called “If You Want It” that samples totally rips off the Todd Rundgren classic “Hello It’s Me.” P-Fork wrote: “Sampling Todd Rundgren is a pretty ballsy move, but San Diego’s TV Girl manage to pull it off.” Pull off? WTF? What the heck is there to “pull off?” There isn’t one ounce of originality on this song. I mean, it’s almost as bad as critics claiming how brilliant Puff Daddy’s rip of this song was. The Todd rip aside, I do like the some of the other tracks on TV Girl’s EP which you can download for free here. I’ll give em points for being a Todd fan, though. Below, listen to the TV Girl song via P-Fork and then go and clear your head and listen to the original “Hello, It’s Me.”

Download: If You Want It – TV Girl

3 Responses to “Chillwave Hipster Builds Career On Stealing Todd Rundgren Song”

  1. lesley October 27, 2010 at 12:15 am #

    oh i forget which todd rundgren song i absolutely adore! i know there must be one. i like his original. this tv girl is just ok for me. catchy, but i follow what you’re saying about being unoriginal. i was just so so.

  2. Gary November 25, 2010 at 9:11 am #

    Being a lifelong Todd fan, i was worried as soon as I heard the opening of the TV Girls song, then realized quickly, they are actually being open and honest about lifting the music from the song. The melody is COMPLETELY different.

    I doubt Todd would have a problem with this at all.

    As far as Chillwave goes, this is pretty mediocre. There are better bands out there.

    Washed out
    Neon Indian
    Passion Pit

    They are far better than this band, from what I’ve heard.

    Nice attempt, not a terrible song, just “meh”.

  3. D August 3, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    “get off my lawn!”

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