Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Song Sampled in Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy"


Believe it or not, DangerMouse and Cee-Lo weren't playing every instrument you heard on "Crazy." The song depends as heavily on a sampled bassline as it does on a drum machine and Cee-Lo's incredible voice.

The source song is called "Nel Cimitero la Tucson," a song from Gianfranco Reverberi's soundtrack to a 60's-era spaghetti western called "Preparati La Bara!" Before you go thinking I'm some kind of mystical genius, remember that I obsessively surf the web more than you do.

Prometheus may have brought fire to man, but he didn't invent it.

I learned about this via Stereogum and a blog called The Splendida Project (thanks, guys!)

You can download the tune here, thanks to my man Eric Bryant:

Here it is --> "Nel Cimitero la Tucson," by Gianfranco Reverberi


At 12:36 AM, Blogger Soulfull said...

WOW! Great job! I love being able to pay homage to the folks behind the music of today!

At 7:29 AM, Blogger sammygeerock said...

I love playing sample detective! Good work!

At 11:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

not only is the bassline lifted, it seems like they matched the vocals as well (to the trumpet) in some parts. i dunno


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