Waking Up

Album: Elastica (1994)
Charted: 13
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  • This song about being an underachiever prompted a lawsuit from the publishers of The Stranglers. It was claimed that Elastica took the song's riff from The English band's 1977 hit "No More Heroes." The case was eventually settled out of court. Drummer Justin Welch recalled to NME May 11, 2013: "I had this bassline that was on another planet to everything else. We were really into the Stranglers then, so that keyboard line was lifted from then and popped into our own song."
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