OK, so I was just discussing mash-ups with someone, and though the genre (or practice) of mash-ups is old and tired and done to death, by its very nature it can be limitlessly inventive. Over the years, I’ve heard some frankly awe-inspiring incongruities, and here are just a few of the ones I’ve loved best.
1. Nine Inch Nails – Hand That Feeds / Ghostbusters Theme
I don’t normally have a music post on a Sunday, but today I’ll make an exception, since it falls more into the “parody” frame of things. A few days back I linked to a Star Wars spoof of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know, and since then, spoofs have – as Wally “Gotye” De Backer puts it – taken over their own area of the internet. Thus inspired, Wally cut together the various covers, parodies and spoofs himself to create a “remix”, which he has now uploaded onto Youtube. He claims to have been directly inspired by Kutiman’s Thru-You project, which similarly creates collage mash-ups out of Youtube videos. Continue reading →
Oh, l’amour. We’ve been singing about sweet lurve for as long as there’s been music, and cdza has put together a mashup cover of love songs from the pop era, Evolution of Dance-style. Worth watching for 1994 alone.
The mashup is actually Wax Audio’s follow-up to Maiden Goes to Hollywood, a different mashup they did of Relax and The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, on an all-Maiden mashup album called Number of the Bootz.