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Old 05-08-2020, 02:06 PM
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Artists that sampled themselves


Just listened to Robert Plant's 1988 solo song Tall Cool One, which features samples from several Led Zeppelin songs.

Reminded me of Mick Jones' post-Clash band Big Audio Dynamite's The Globe, which sampled The Clash's Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Who else has sampled themselves or an act they were previously part of?

And, no, despite what people were saying at the time, George Harrison did not sample any Beatles material in When We Was Fab. That was just Jeff Lynne indulging his life long Beatles fetish.
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Old 05-08-2020, 02:29 PM
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Not exactly a sample, but John Fogerty was sued by his previous record company for writing a song that they felt sounded too similar to a CCR song.
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Matthew Fisher (ex- Procul Harum) wrote "Going for a Song," singing about a song he was tired of playing all the time. It shouldn't be hard to guess which song he sampled.

The Beatles sampled "She Loves You" in "All You Need Is Love."
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This was before sampling was a thing (but AFTER the Beatles had made music that used a primitive kind of sampling in "Tomorrow Never Knows"), but there's the chorus of "She Loves You" in the outro of "All You Need Is Love".

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Got another one: in the fade-out of "Helpless Dancer" on the Who's "Quadrophenia", there's the start of "The Kid's Are Alright" as played on a radio.
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On the live "How The West Was Won", Led Zeppelin play the intro riff from Out On The Tiles that blends into Black Dog.
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Just to be clear here: Sampling was invented around 1980. Sampling is digitally recording something and playing it back.

Musical quotes and references are not sampling. Replaying a tape is a kind of proto-sampling, but is still not sampling.

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Just to be clear here: Sampling was invented around 1980. Sampling is digitally recording something and playing it back.

Musical quotes and references are not sampling. Replaying a tape is a kind of proto-sampling, but is still not sampling.
Strongly disagree. Sampling is the contemporary term for a type of synthesis that's as old as musique concrete.

Digital recording is not essential: hip-hop deejays used turntables to play looped breakbeats at parties. Hip-hop producers used this technique with multi-track tape recorders to build up songs using turntablist techniques like scratching.

"Sampling" comes from the frequency at which A/D converters record/play samples of audio. The compact disc had a sample rate of 44100 Hz. The essential element of sampling is the artistic non-linear manipulation of recorded audio.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Schaeffer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mellotron
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Kiiara's Gold samples its own pre-chorus in the chorus itself, which is probably some kind of self-referentiality record
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