Looking for a song that samples "Love Cats".
April 7, 2006 1:52 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a song that samples "Love Cats".

One of my spin instructors played a great song the other week that samples The Cure's "Love Cats" (not the lyrics, just the tune). I asked her a couple of days ago what the song was, and she can't remember (she has a ton of mixes). I've searched the web with no luck, although I did find a pretty neat cover by Tricky.

Any ideas? It was a female lead singer. I have trouble classifying songs by genre, but I would guess hip hop.
posted by Evangeline to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
Cambridge, MA's own Mighty Casey samples the song in "Liquorland Part 2."
posted by Mayor Curley at 1:57 PM on April 7, 2006

Oh Jesus Christ-- just bothered to see the second paragraph. Mighty Casey's a man. Sorry! (but the song's totally worth looking up).
posted by Mayor Curley at 1:59 PM on April 7, 2006

"Crabbuckit" by K-OS has the exact same bassline as "Love Cats". Not a sample, but it's startling how similar the two beats sound.
posted by sellout at 2:11 PM on April 7, 2006

The Kleptones used "Love Cats" in a mashup track that appeared on their new 24 Hours release.

PS> That mix is too good for words anyway.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 2:13 PM on April 7, 2006

Oops, missed the note about the female lead singer. Disregard my suggestion, in that case. (Though it's still a fun song and worth a listen.)
posted by sellout at 2:16 PM on April 7, 2006

Whenever I hear the beginning of that k-os track about buckets, I rejoice because I think Love Cats is being on the radio, but then am inevitably disappointed.
posted by lemur at 2:20 PM on April 7, 2006

Are you sure it was Love Cats? Don't hit me, I'm sure you know your Cure songs. The reason I ask, though, is that there was a "riddim" based on "Close To Me" that, for whatever kooky post-globalist reasons, swept through the pop reggae world a few years ago.

Cecile's "Rude Bwoy Thug Life" and Tanya Stephens' "Need You Tonight" both feature female singers. (And the Cecile track is my favorite of the bunch.)

Search here or here for "Cure" and find loads more. Sturgeon's Law applies, however.
posted by Ian A.T. at 2:41 PM on April 7, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks Ian. I'm pretty sure it was "Love Cats", unless I'm misremembering. I think I've heard the riddim you're talking about.

You should listen to the Tricky cover if you get a chance. There's a sample on Amazon.
posted by Evangeline at 5:18 PM on April 7, 2006

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