[Produced By Daft Punk & Kanye West]
This dark, near-tribal tune features production from the French duo Daft Punk who worked with West on several of Yeezus' tracks. This was the first one that the French duo recorded for the album and it originated from some unused material recorded for the robots' own Random Access Memories. “The drums we had recorded earlier during the recording of our album, so we had those,” Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter explained to Vibe Magazine.
It was a great twist of pushing the envelope.
The drums are strikingly similar to those on the classic stadium song by Gary Glitter, “Rock N Roll Part II”, and while the track would certainly bump in the stadium, we could all understand how the lyrics might be a little too edgy for the NFL.
After West performed the song on Saturday Night Live, many reviewers cited its similarities to Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People.” or “Personal Jesus”. It was initially suggested that the tune sampled the Shock Rocker’s 1996 hit, but West clarified that the beat was made from scratch and it was him screaming and breathing on the track.
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