The first time I heard "Dead Sound" by The Raveonettes my initial thought was "Blimey, that's Suicide. How can they so blatently rip off my favourite Suicide song?!"
After a fashion, and a few more listens (to both tunes) I decided that lifting one bit from a song and incorporating it into something new IS FAB.
Talent borrows, genius steals, in this case.
Maybe we are living in post-modern times, where all we can do is endlessly recycle the past, and is this such a bad thing?