"8:16: Coldplay does that song with the Kraftwerk sample, and Chris Martin's voice sounds straight busted. I like them better with a crazy light show. This show could really use a host; it's been crazy disjointed thus far."http://tinyurl.com/cgep4
COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN was so desperate to use a riff by German rockers KRAFTWERK - he wrote them a pleading letter in childish German.
The YELLOW singer recently admitted he was hooked on the electronic band's melodies, and that his new single TALK includes a Kraftwerk sample.
But he was only able to obtain the riff by writing to frontman RALF HUTTER and begging him to let Coldplay use it.
He admits, "The only thing I could think of was the pen pal letters I learnt in German lessons at school. I had no idea if they knew who Coldplay were so had to explain myself like a 15 year-old school-boy.
"Dear Ralf, I sing in a band called Coldplay, blah, blah. I drew a little picture. Everyone says it's extraordinary that they said yes.' http://tinyurl.com/b8rpu
"Sample"? Seems these guys have learned a thing or two from lazy, money-grubbing rappers. Instead of buying previous popular beats, they're just lazy plagiarizers. Some of the amazon.com reviews have called them on it. Hilarious.