Posts Tagged ‘mash-up’
“I didn’t have to work anymore in life when the rappers started sampling… I’m the most sampled artist in history”*…
A big part of making music is the discovery aspect, is the surprise aspect. That’s why I think I’ll always love sampling. Because it involves combining the music fandom: collecting, searching, discovering music history, and artifacts of recording that you may not have known existed and you just kind of unlock parts of your brain, you know?
From Jonny Wilson– aka Eclectic Method…
* Rick James
As we muse on mash-ups, we might recall that it was on this date in 1878 that the modern music business was effectively born: Thomas Edison was awarded U.S. Patent No. 200,521 for his invention, the phonograph.
“Risque, Illicit and Adult” is RIAA’s 2007 collection – single tracks, compilation cuts, and miscellany, including such nuttiness asThe Violent Femmes “Blister In The Sun” mixed with “Smoke on the Water.” Not the Deep Purple original, but Senor Coconut’s kooky electro-Latin version.
RIAA: “Risque, Illicit and Adult”
(After clicking the above link, scroll down for a choice of downloading options. You may have to wait a few secs.)1. I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend
2. Smoke on the Sun
3. Smells like your Muddah
4. Sexy Pipeline
5. sshhaakkee yyoouurruummpp
6. Everytime You Touch Titties
7. Pacifica Fish Dance
8. Revelation Fever
9. Down at Mississippi
10. The Harder They Party
11. Candy Enema Shok
12. (Models Gotta) Fight For Their Right (To Mambo)
13. Coming To Get Bloodstains
14. Wake Me Up When Sept 11 Ends
15. Mind Control CIA
16. Guess I’m Falling Into Bubbles
17. Walking on the Moog
18. Gristle Calypso
19. Lord Only Knows (with People Like Us)
TRACK SOURCES: 1. Avril Lavigne vs The Rubinoos 2. Senor Coconut vs Violent Femmes 3. Alan Sherman vs Nirvana 4. Lords of Acid vs The Chantays 5. Beastie Boys vs Reuben Wilson 6. Gravy Train!!! vs Moby vs Rusty Warren 7. Chemical Brothers vs Los Straitjackets 8. Peggy Lee vs Son House 9. Howlin Wolf vs. Violator & Doughbelly Stray 10. Manu Dibango vs Rocker’s Revenge 11. Village People vs Wayne Newton (title is an anagram of “Danke Shoen” and “YMCA.” ) 12. Beastie Boys vs Tito Puente vs Kraftwerk 13. Agent Orange vs The Who Boys 14. Rudolph Giuliani vs Green Day vs Nader (winner of the Remix Rudy contest!) 15. Stone Roses, Curtis Mayfield, The Last Poets vs tv documentary “Mind Control: America’s Secret War” 16. Velvet Underground vs U.S. Army Airborne 17. The Police vs Fred Weinberg 18. Throbbing Gristle vs Kon Tiki steel drum band 19. George Harrison vs Beach Boys vs My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult (with People Like Us)
Additional beats and sounds: RIAA
As we march to a different drummer, we might recall that it was on this date in 1996 that ”Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” began its record-setting run (14 weeks) at #1 on the pop charts. Still a favorite at weddings and parties-of-a-certain-sort, “Macarena” is the #1 “Greatest One-Hit Wonder of all Time” (per VH1), ranks at #5 on Billboard’s All Time Top 100, #1 on Billboard’s All Time Latin Songs, #1 dance song, and is one of only five foreign language songs to hit #1 since 1995′s modern rock era began.
From our friends at Coudal Partners (they of “Who Owns the Fish?” fame), another play-along delight: “Booking Bands.” The idea is to mash up the name of a book with the name of a band. Here, few of Coudal’s examples to get one started:
The Things They Might Be Giants Carried
The Who Moved My Cheese
The Old Man and The Sea and Cake
Charlie Daniels and the Chocolate Factory
Horton Hears a Hoobastank
Of Mice and Men at Work
Bare Naked Lunch Ladies
The Agony and the XTC
Many more inspirational examples here.
As we reorder our library shelves, we might wish an extraordinarily-accomplished Happy Birthday to folklorist, anthropologist, and author, Zora Neale Hurston; she was born on this date in 1891. She studied anthropology at Barnard with Franz Boas, then collected folklore and made recordings in Florida and other areas of the South in the late 1920s. During the Depression, she helped Alan Lomax, the son of pioneer folksong collector John Lomax, document the folk music of Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas. She also had short stints as a manicurist, a librarian, a dramatic coach with the Federal Theatre Project, a story consultant at Paramount Pictures, a maid, and a teacher. She published folklore collections, an autobiography, and several plays; but she is best remembered for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God– or as Coudal might have it, “Their Eyes Were Watching Godsmack.”