Fat Beats For My Rhymes

April 18, 2009 12:21 pm Published by

Ya’ll heard about this?  Kevin mentioned that NPR ran a story about the most popular drum sample, but all I could find was this post.  Its kinda long but interesting.  The first ten minutes explain how a 6 second drum “break” from ’69 was so widely used in the age of sampling while the rest makes a good argument against current copyright law.

I’ve always enjoyed Tom Petty’s stance on infringement.  From an interview in Rolling Stone (which I also heard about from Kevin): “…I seriously doubt that there is any negative intent there. And a lot of rock & roll songs sound alike. Ask Chuck Berry. The Strokes took “American Girl” [for their song “Last Nite”], and I saw an interview with them where they actually admitted it. That made me laugh out loud. I was like, “OK, good for you.” It doesn’t bother me.”

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