My teen son said, “That’s a cool riff.” I replied, “That’s the Munsters.”
You only have that conversation once in a lifetime. Here’s the background story. We were driving together and heard a new-to-us song by Fall Out Boy. I know this band from their song, Centuries. They definitely borrow, or sample, from classic rock liberally.
But I believe this is the first time I’ve heard a piece of a TV theme riffed into a song.
Personally, at first listen, my brain kept picturing The Munsters sitcom with that goofy Herman(stein) and rose-decapitating Lily instead of hearing to the song. Once home, I looked up the “Munster” song and found out it is called Uma Therman. I asked my older son if he knew who Uma Therman was. He replied, “Not really.”
Fall Out Boys are counting on the fact that a newer generation won’t be distracted by such details.
Do you notice music “sampling”? Please share some examples.What do you think of sampling? Does it enhance or distract from the song?
Where words fail, music speaks. (Hans Christian Andersen) ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc