Whilst in the car on the way to school this morning I happened to play Elastica by Elastica. Some way into the first track my 12 year old daughter picked up the case and glanced at the track listing on the back. She quickly put it back down with a disgruntled "Uhh?"
Imagining that she was going to make a scathing remark on my musical choice I asked her what the matter with it was.
"Nothing...." She replied "..er but isn't this a cover?"
I told her that no it wasn't, but maybe she had heard someone covering it.
"No" she insisted, "isn't it the one that goes "I am the fly. I am the fly"
And that is exactly the same conclusion that Wire themselves came to when they made an out of court settlement with Elastica for Line Up's potential plagiarism of I Am The Fly. …