When I hear a sample that I recognise in a peice of music it feels a bit like I’ve got a deeper connection to the tune. It’s like you’ve worked out a secret about it… It’s even better when you hear a sample that you don’t recognise, then later you hear it in a film or something, and then you can say to anyone who’ll listen “shpongle (or whoever) sampled that!” and feel like you’ve got a connection from “real life” to the music…. words are kinda hard to get the feeling across, but I like it.
Also, samples from films come with a sort of emotion/feeling attached to them from the source they originally came from. Many other people when hearing the sample, will recognise the source, and so attach that sentiment to the tune as well. Created samples, although original, more “pure” and so on, have to work a lot harder in order to capture that.
Have I just written a load of crap, or do you get what I’m trying to say?