Etrigan Scoops Salon
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By etrigan - Last updated: Sunday, August 10, 2003 - Save & Share - 5 Comments

“Salon.com”:http://www.salon.com runs, not just “one”:http://www.salon.com/ent/music/feature/2003/08/09/mashups_taylor, but two “articles”:http://www.salon.com/ent/music/feature/2003/08/09/mashups_cruger/ today about a cutting-edge music scene called “mash-ups”! Techinically I didn’t scoop Salon, but my generic Christmas present this year was a double-CD of mash-ups songs — and while I was making it I felt like the mash-ups fad was already passing it’s prime like a browning avocado.


For the uninitiated, though, here’s a track list from my Christams CD with samples included.

h3. Disc 1

# “Rabbit to Rabbit”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu101.mp3 – _Peter Rabbit vs Looney Tunes vs Unknown (osymyso)_ – this lead track is my favorite all-time mash-up; a driving beat with a banjo picker and singer (who sounds a lot like Mel Tillis) mixed with cartoon rabbit voices. I wrote _osymyso_ to ask who the banjo and singer was and he’s drawn a blank. If anyone can ID it, send me an email to spamaway^at^rollerfeet.com.
# “Christmas on the Block”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu102.mp3 – _Wings vs JLo (Go Home Productions)_ – my second favorite, is more of the traditional mash-up made from the three primary mash-up ingredients: vocal track from one song, music track from another, plus a synthesized drum track.
# “Stoned”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu103.mp3 – _Stone Roses vs Aaliyah (Go Home Productions)_
# “Ziggy at Da Party”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu104.mp3 – _David Bowie vs Pink (dsico)_ – this is an example of a great idea that seems to only mildly work. Some tunes just don’t mesh well with others
# “Work It Out With A Foxy Lady”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu105.mp3 – _Jimi Hendrix vs Beyonce (Go Home Productions)_ – this works on two major levels: the music fits together like it was originally produced that way, and having Beyonce sing over _Foxy Lady_ is “apropos”:http://halloweenscene.safeshopper.com/35/573.htm?914.
# “Kelly’s Lazy Papa”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu106.mp3 – _Xpress2 ft David Byrne vs Kelly Osbourne (Go Home Productions)_ – this was included because of it’s timeliness. I don’t think it will survivie the test of time.
# “Girls Don’t Stop ‘Til They Get Enough”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu107.mp3 – _Michael Jackson vs The Beach Boys (Go Home Productions)_
# “I Wanna Dance With Some Bono”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu108.mp3 – _U2 vs Whitney Houston (Go Home Productions)_ – I put this song on the compilation for two reasons. (1) the wordplay in the title is funny and in this context seems a little naughty; (2) I would never listen to Whitney Houston normally, but mixed with U2 she seems pretty good.
# “Slave It”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu109.mp3 – _Yes vs Britney Spears (Stark Effect)_ – almost a straight copy of Yes’s _Leave It_ but as a Louisiana man I melt when I hear Britney moan “…slave for you…” — I can’t help it.
# “Day Trip to Heaven”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu110.mp3 – _The Beatles vs Belina Carlise (Go Home Productions)_
# “You 2 in a Bottle”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu111.mp3 – _U2 vs Christina Aguilera (dsico)_
# “I Don’t Need You Tonight”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu112.mp3 – _INXS vs Madison Ave (dsico)_
# [ bonus track ] “Song Clones”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu113.mp3 – _Unknown_ – This is a side project of mash-ups. Songs that sound alike placed seperately in the left and right channels. This is the only stereo sample I provided. Take advantage and slide the L-R channel mixer back and forth.

h3. Disc 2

# “Under Ice”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu201.mp3 – _Queen vs Vanilla Ice (Stark Effect)_ – (following up on the song clones concept) If you were the right age in the 80’s you remember the controversy when VIce said that his bass line was different than Queen’s. Here’s a mashup to address that issue.
# “Turntables Are Ice”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu202.mp3 – _Beck vs Ice (dsico)_
# “Hey Pop Slut (Su** My Co** Mix)”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu203.mp3 – _Police vs Mandy Moore (dsico)_ – The title of this song indicates the professionality of the people creating mash-ups. This is a geat mash-up, though, and the pitch-shift on Mandy Moore’s voice makes her a little sexier.
# “Sweet Dreams Without Me”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu204.mp3 – _Eurythmics vs Eminem (unknown)_
# “MorZeppelin”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu205.mp3 – _Led Zeppelin vs Morcheeba (Go Home Productions)_
# “Making Plans for Vinyl”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu206.mp3 – _XTC vs Tweet (Go Home Productions)_ – Another excellent example of a great mash-up that crosses boundaries and will sure introduce fans of one music genre with another. I love XTC and would never have heard this awesome Tweet song otherwise.
# “Work It”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu207.mp3 – _Missy Elliot (Chad Jackson)_ – Ok, this is not technically a mash-up. It’s just a good DJ adding some cool samples to an existing song.
# “Ain’t No Sunshine in my Closet”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu208.mp3 – _Will Young vs Eminem (Go Home Productions)_ – Classic perfect soul track mashed with the white prophet of rap.
# I Dream of Pu*** – _I Dream of Genie vs Khia_ – this song is for adults only. hence, if you want to hear an extermely overt description of a s*x act you will have to click “here”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu209.mp3.
# “Bumrush My Love”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu210.mp3 – _Madonna vs Public Enemy (dsico)_ – I think I regret including this one. It’s really not that good, but I love PE.
# “Love Will Freak Us”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu211.mp3 – _New Order vs Missy Elliot (dsico)_ – just great
# “The Weather Episode”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu212.mp3 – _Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre vs Crowded House (Go Home Productions)_ – Return to a theme: Crowded House was something I would listen to on the radio, but never choose to listen to purposely. This song changes that. (Maybe they should use a programmed drum track?)
# [ bonus track ] “Pop-Chop-Comp-Elation”:/backporchbeer/archives/jrmu213.mp3 – Not a mash-up, per se, but a side effect. Songs that can be chopped together based on their lyrics.

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5 Responses to “Etrigan Scoops Salon”

Comment from jank
Time August 11, 2003 at 9:40 am

Cool, cool, cool –

Good links in the Salon articles; way too much of a time kill for today…

Comment from Richard
Time November 5, 2003 at 5:44 am

Are any of these mash-ups gonna be released commercially? The U2 vs Whitney track is large in the UK at the moment, and I love it. Anywhere I can get hold of your amsh-up compilation CD?

Comment from Richard
Time November 5, 2003 at 5:44 am

Are any of these mash-ups gonna be released commercially? The U2 vs Whitney track is large in the UK at the moment, and I love it. Anywhere I can get hold of your mash-up compilation CD?

Comment from Richard
Time November 5, 2003 at 5:44 am

Are any of these mash-ups gonna be released commercially? The U2 vs Whitney track is large in the UK at the moment, and I love it. Anywhere I can get hold of your mash-up compilation CD?

Comment from chris
Time December 3, 2003 at 10:13 am

how cool is mashups, whitney vs U2 take me to the clouds above

round of aplause for that track

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