Thursday, August 14, 2008

M.I.A. - "PAPER PLANES" cover-samples Clash - "Straight to Hell"

When I first heard this song, I thought it was an awesome mashup of M.I.A. and the clash. But it's not a mashup, this song is on her awesome album. In this video, two of beastie boys make a cameo, see if you can spot them.

I eventually listened to the Clash song "Straight to Hell" and the M.I.A. "PAPER PLANES" back to back, and realized that they did not sample the Clash, but covered the riff, so it's like a cover-sample.

Here is the original Clash song:

Now you can play them back to back in the comfort of your home or office.

Rock on!


Anonymous said...

two excellent songs. the clash song is depressing though, so make mine M.I.A.!

I also like these guy's acoustic cover.

Anonymous said...

Of course it is a sample. And not liking a song because it is "depressing" Well I guess that makes Johnny Cash's ring of fire a bad song too. Because his drug addiction is "depressing". Get a clue. It is too bad that 13 year old girls or those with that level of sophistication are on line.