Kele Okereke has said that Coldplay should be ‘applauded’ for their re-working of Kraftwerk’s ‘Computer Love’, XFM reports.
Coldplay famously lifted the tune from one of the German techno giants’ most famous song and used it for their arena-filling hit, ‘Talk’. The song, which featured on Coldplay’s ‘X&Y’ album, drew high praise from Bloc Party’s singer.
Introducing Kraftwerk’s original, he said: “The next song is ‘Computer Love’ by Kraftwerk. You may recognise the melody because it was used in a recent Coldplay song called ‘Talk’. One really has to applaud Coldplay for making Kraftwerk sound like stadium rock. That’s one of my favourite achievements of theirs”.
In other news to be taken slightly less seriously, drummer Matt Tong alleged he barely knew the surname of his alleged ‘friend’ and band-mate. Talking about the benefits of co-hosting The Residency with Kele he said,
“I’ve become really accustomed to hanging out with you even thought I’ve been hanging out with you for five years. It’s amazing how you can hang out with someone on a tour bus and not now their surname”.
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