Monday, October 19, 2009

Music Mashups


Flyer for Bootie, the first bootleg mashup club in the United States, launched in San Francisco in 2003.

I am addicted to mashups. I pretty much only play mashups when I've got iTunes going in the studio and house. We have a few mashup cds and I always look around on the internet for more mashups.

A mashup is a song or composition created by blending two or more songs, usually by overlaying the vocal track of one song seamlessly over the music track of another.

Here is a really good mashup with John Cougar Mellancamp and 50 Cent.



And here is a really smooth very effective mashup of Jimi Hendrix and Snoop Dogg...I LOVE it!





I was looking for the mashup of Steppenwolf and Madonna...and I found this whack video. someone calls it the worst video ever, but I thought it was really funny.


No images here but this is an awesome mashup of Wu Tang Clan and Johnny Cash.

Related Links:

1) Mashups...bastard or "bastard pop" history at wiki
2) team 9
#) Good Blimey

7 comments:

mister anchovy said...

geez, I can hardly cope with one song at a time. I guess a mash-up is kind of like a "round" for the new century. I always got all mixed up when we had to sing those in public school. I was always singing the row row row part when I should have been on the merrily merrily merrily part.

To be fair, though, I haven't listened to very many of these things. I can see why they would be popular though.

Four Dinners said...

not a great fan meself. If I love a Bowie song - or whoever - I don't want it messed with.

I must be an old fart I suppose...

word veri thingy is 'INDIE' - now that IS spooky

Candy Minx said...

Mister Anchovy, yeah, I think these songs were genetically created for someone like me. Or vice versa. They totally satisfy my ADHD. I get mad love for them. Also, they are usually all about the dance..really good beyond loud at a nightclub.

4 Dinners, there are some really good Bowie mashups. But I know, it's personal taste. I find them exhilarating for some reason. That is funny about the word verification. (I have a lot of trouble with word verification usually have to do it several time over...)

Beej said...

Hahahaha!!! Candy I love these! I have never heard of musical Mashups before. How very interesting. You always post the neatest, coolest stuff.

Candy Minx said...

Gee, thanks Beej. You know in a way these mashups remind me of when djs on the radio used to find songs that had similar melodies...and I mean way back in the 80's. They would play them next to each other and discuss the dates the songs were written. I think it's also kind of funny because sometimes a lawsuit arises when someone writes a song and it sounds like they have stolen a riff. There was even a lawsuit at George harrison. I forgot what song but someone sued because he allegedly ripped off a riff. These mashups...to me...are really cool because they are the very act of a kind of "universal" connection between genres and forms. I wonder what Carl Jung would think of mashups?

Beej said...

Speaking of Jung, Candy, I picked up a copy of 'Memories, Dreams, Reflections' today. I won't be starting it yet but lert me know when you're ready to read it.

After I finish it, I will let you know what I think he would think of mashups.

Have you taken ever taken his personality test? According to him, I'm a total sentimental mess. Hahahaa!1 How dead on is that, mama??

cappy/barnsley sime said...

i have a few of these things...

blondie/the doors - raptures on the storm
nelly/lynard skynard - down down alabama
missy elliott/Q.O.T.S.A. - (not usre)
beastie boys/dandy warhols - itergalactic bohemian
nelly/green day - country basket
faithless/eurythmics - sweet insomnia
the beatles/shaggy (oh yes!)- let it be me
snoop dogg/G'n'R - paradise dogg

love em!