November 13, 2009

Friday Musical Interlude - November 13, 2009

I remember when the song Paper Planes by M.I.A. came out last year, thinking 'that song sounds so familiar'. Of course that always sets off an alarm bell for me as far as an artist sampling another artist. Whether legally sampled or not (and I'm sure it was legal), it just seems less than a full effort nowadays.

The Clash's iconic album Combat Rock featured a lesser known track called Straight To Hell. Proof positive that older music, even those songs not destined for big notoriety in their day, still provide the shoulders of giants that so many of today's musical artists seem uninterested in learning from (preferring instead to ignore or merely sample). That's not a knock against today's artists, just a lament about the...wait, it is a knock. Quality today is much fewer and farther between, and there's no need for it.



The Clash. Sounds familiar.

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