bizarre sample choices

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which songs, of any genre, use frankly bizarre samples, be they musical or dialogue based?

springing most readily to my mind:

the 2 step version of 'behind the wall' by tracy chapman... a potentially harrowing song about domestic violence is remixed into a potentially harrowing dancefloor troubler??

uk garage really has a thing for TV too - first casualty, then the weakest link, wiley did pingu and now countdown...

bogo (bogo), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 00:27 (fifteen years ago) link

Dungeon Family sampling Tomita's "Snowflakes are Dancing" for "White Gutz" from "Even in Darkness..."

jawdroppingly odd and great.

Shakey Mo Collier, Tuesday, 1 March 2005 00:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Saso - "Bloodbath". wtf is with the long Seinfeld sample? this always perplexed me.

echoinggrove (echoinggrove), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 00:38 (fifteen years ago) link

That 2-step version of "Sometimes It Snows In April" aswell... It's not a bad track though. I actually think it does manage too keep *some* of the original's ultra-melancholy, which of course only makes it more bizarre.

Kornél Kovács (Kornél Kovács), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 01:29 (fifteen years ago) link

I like "Gimme Some More" by Busta Rhymes, which uses the theme from "Psycho" by Bernard Herrman.

Daniel Peterson (polkaholic), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 16:19 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm still puzzled as to how The 45 King got the idea for sampling Dido on "Stan".

JoB (JoB), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 17:03 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm still puzzled as to how The 45 King got the idea for sampling Dido on "Stan".

Allegedly, he first heard it in a TV promo for the movie Sliding Doors.
He couldn't source the song, so he waited until the ad was broadcast again and then sampled that, which would account for the slightly grainy sound quality.

Tantrum (Tantrum The Cat), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 17:57 (fifteen years ago) link

he first heard it

By "it" I mean the song "Thank You". I need more coffee.

Tantrum (Tantrum The Cat), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 17:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Willus Drummund sampling Uilab??? Cutty what was that track??

pher (pher), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 18:14 (fifteen years ago) link

The Roots' "Water" samples a Flying Lizards track, but I'm not sure which one.

Stupornaut (natepatrin), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 18:34 (fifteen years ago) link

Well, back in '88 it SEEMED bizarre of the Wonder Stuff to sample the voice of Jerry Garcia ("Nobody wants to get hurt. Nobody wants to hurt anybody,") for "Poison", but much less so as the years passed.

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 19:42 (fifteen years ago) link

DJ Shadow's "Right Thing" from "The Private Press" samples "Disco Duck" by Rick Dees

neil tacus (tacit), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 20:40 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah it was willus drummund sampling uilab's "st. elmo's fire"!

i forget the name of the willus drummund track, though.

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 03:49 (fifteen years ago) link

It's not exactly on point, but can I just mention that vomitastically horrendiferous sax squawk loop that drives J.Lo's new single?

joseph cotten (joseph cotten), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 03:53 (fifteen years ago) link

Dungeon Family sampling Tomita's "Snowflakes are Dancing" for "White Gutz" from "Even in Darkness..."
jawdroppingly odd and great.

-- Shakey Mo Collier (audiobo...), March 1st, 2005.

Anti-Pop Consortium samples the same track for very positive results for "Driving In Circles". I love both songs and swear by Ceelo's verse on it when his ability is challenged.

Rollie Pemberton (Rollie Pemberton), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 03:58 (fifteen years ago) link

...vomitastically horrendiferous sax squawk loop that drives J.Lo's new single...

which sounds IMPOSSIBLY awful when played on a small radio, as in our office. i thought single choices were partially dictated by how they'd sound on a cheap radio.. apparently not in this case.

bogo (bogo), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 08:50 (fifteen years ago) link

..vomitastically horrendiferous sax squawk loop that drives J.Lo's new single...

Which is by Maceo Parker, btw. From "Soul Power '74," in case you wondered.

jdconsidine, Wednesday, 2 March 2005 21:57 (fifteen years ago) link

The Roots' "Water" samples a Flying Lizards track, but I'm not sure which one.

On another song from Phrenology, they sample Swing Out Sister's "Break Out"!

JoB (JoB), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 23:12 (fifteen years ago) link


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