Thursday, December 1, 2022 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

Transformative ‘rama-lama-ding-dong’

MANHATTAN — Two founding members of the post-punk rock band Le Tigre want a federal judge to shield them from copyright claims over their most popular song, “Deceptacon.”

This past July, Kathleen Hanna and Johanna Fateman received a cease-and-desist letter from Barry Mann, whose 1961 doo-wop style novelty song “Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" is "turned upside down" in the 1999 punk-pop feminist anthem.

MANHATTAN — Two founding members of the post-punk rock band Le Tigre want a federal judge to shield them from copyright claims over their most popular song, “Deceptacon.”

This past July, Kathleen Hanna and Johanna Fateman received a cease-and-desist letter from Barry Mann, whose 1961 doo-wop style novelty song “Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" is "turned upside down" in the 1999 punk-pop feminist anthem.

Read the complaint.

Read the Top 8

Sign up for the Top 8, a roundup of the day's top stories delivered directly to your inbox Monday through Friday.

Loading
Loading...