Monday, August 24, 2009


When you can use others.

Heidi Montag uses Yaz' "Move Out" for her song "Body Language"

Aubrey O'Day uses New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle"

Lady Sov used the Cure's "Close to Me" for "So Human" (which I may or may not be semi-responsible for):

and hopefully you remember when Rihanna used "Blue Monday" on "Shut Up and Drive":

Which song from the 80s or 90s would you sample if you were a pop artist?

Here are my picks from the 80s (which are probably obvious):
Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart"

The Smiths' "William It Really Was Nothing"

Plastic Bertrand's "Ca Plane Pour Moi"

From the 90s:
Spin Doctors - "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"

Sponge - "Plowed"

Seriously? That guitar riff is pretty great.

as is this guitar riff from Bush's "Machine Head"

of course James' "Laid"

and Harvey Danger's "Flagpole Sitta"

Pulp's "Common People"

and lastly, i think: Elastica's "Connection"

can i be in elastica now?


Anonymous said...

elastica "connection" = wire "three girl rhumba." it's science.

Lawrence said...

"Ca Plane Pour Moi" is really one long sample of Elton Montello's "Jet Boy Jet Girl":

I can't stand any of these b.s. celebrities recording songs and talking about themselves and how famous they are. And Gurj better not end up recording an album unless she goes by "D.I.A." (Douchebag in Action).

Lawrence said...

PS: I love how young Peter Hook looks in the "Love Will Tear Us Apart" video (yeah, Gurj. I went thee. Ouch! I just tripped over a name). Note that it's the original video and "Permanent" remix of the song.

And, as for Elastica, you can't join 'cause Stefanie apparently is already the lead singer.

nick snow said...

"Lady Sov used the Cure's "Close to Me" for "So Human" (which I may or may not be semi-responsible for)"


*Kozziosko* said...

I'd have to steal Van Halen's Aint Talking Bout Love!

Anonymous said...

Funny thing.... if you knew anything at all about music you would realize that "Connection" is Wire's "Three Girl Rhumba." How could you not know that? It's as standard as the Rolling Stones.

BESTEST said...

not so sure

Michael Fans said...

I am looking forward for a new release, I am not pretty impressed with the latest they have now, perhaps they can do better!

Lead Aggregation Software said...

Cool group! - though I would not expect too much.