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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:40 am 
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I just discovered a Motorhead album titled Overnight Sensation with a song on it called Overnight Sensation. It appears to be a nod to FZ but no interferrence from GZ and the ZFT...I wonder why, as they have gone after much less.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:11 am 
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eric hasler wrote:
I just discovered a Motorhead album titled Overnight Sensation with a song on it called Overnight Sensation. It appears to be a nod to FZ but no interferrence from GZ and the ZFT...I wonder why, as they have gone after much less.


Maybe because it has nothing to do with Zappa and the spelling is different? Where are you getting that it's a "nod to FZ"?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:30 am 
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Not much Gail could have done about it even if she wanted to. You can't copyright a title. The Raspberries had a hit record called "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)" in 1974, only a year after FZ's album. It's doubtful whether either the Raspberries or Motorhead were inspired by FZ, as "overnight sensation" was a term in popular use long before 1973.

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