Joined: May 2004
||Posted: July 23 2006, 11:15
|Quote (bee @ July 17 2006, 14:52)|
|[quote=hiawatha,July 17 2006, 16:31]|
I understand that sampling, is in a way some kind of respect to the original artist but in the majority of cases, for me , it kind of destroys what was good about the source. But then I am a paradox because I really, really liked the Madonna hit, Hung Up where she used Abba's Gimme etc; somehow that worked very well. I'm not a huge fan of hers but Abba I think will have a deserved place in popular musical history.
Didn't Mike use one of Abba's hits, Arrival, as well? Here is a quote from the "discography" page on QE2: "With QE2, Mike attempted to cooperate with his record company, Virgin, a bit more. His hope was that if he took their suggestions on board, they would promote his albums better, especially in the USA where they sometimes weren't being released at all. At their suggestion, he recorded covers of Abba's track 'Arrival' and 'Wonderful land', a piece made famous by The Shadows. He also took David Hentschel on board, who at the time was working with Genesis. Virgin still didn't promote the album in the way Mike would have liked, however, which caused further resentment."
IMHO it's sad that someone as talented as Mike (and now Chimpan A) would need to do a thing like this. I think music is limitless, and so is the human brain. Keep using it for goodness sake! (Besides that they get paid for it).
Am I rock? or what?! Oh..., wait a minute: Amarok!