I heard the latest single off of Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” EP and I was struck (like, Looney-Tunes-frying-pan-over-the-head struck) at how very similar it sounded to that song.
You know…that song in Trainspotting where Renton and Spud are running through the streets of Edinburgh and dodging cars? Yeah. That hyper little number that was the epitome of dance music circa 1996.
As soon as I heard “Teardrop” I just knew that they had sampled “Born Slippery” and I’d be able to Google it and find out the details. Well, I googled and googled and still haven’t come up with anything.
Therefore, I submit to the court, Exhibit A: Underworld’s “Born Slippery”.
And if it may please the court, I also would like to admit Exhibit B into evidence: Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop is A Waterfall”.
Thoughts? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Choose your future.
John Hodge – Trainspotting