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The Boys are Back in Heaven
July 13, 2011 9:41 AM   Subscribe

The Boys Are Back in Heaven. SLVimeo. An excellent mashup depicting Phil Lynnot of Thin Lizzy fronting the Pixies.
posted by anazgnos (25 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's how you do a mashup. Well done. The guitar mix is great.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:50 AM on July 13, 2011


Also, the Song to the Sigur video is pretty sweet.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:52 AM on July 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


That is really well done, especially the video.
posted by drjimmy11 at 10:12 AM on July 13, 2011


Lynnot ?
posted by Webbster at 10:25 AM on July 13, 2011


One of the basic laws of the universe is: Anything with Kim Deal is good.
posted by Bonzai at 10:28 AM on July 13, 2011 [6 favorites]


This works and all that, still I can't help thinking this is doing it backwards. If you want to take the best parts of both bands you take the guitar riffs from Thin Lizzy and the vocals and lyrics from Frank Black and Kim Deal.
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:30 AM on July 13, 2011


Lynnot ?

At least I spelled it right in the tags.
posted by anazgnos at 10:36 AM on July 13, 2011


If man is five and the devil is six then this mashup is really hard to wrap my head around. I think it's awesome but my brain refuses to not play two songs simultaneously. Really cool though.
posted by hypersloth at 10:44 AM on July 13, 2011


I agree with hypersloth- I've been listening to doolittle now for over 18 years. I went down on a girl for the first time to that song and so hearing it any other way was just... not right, but not in a bad way.
posted by TheBones at 10:46 AM on July 13, 2011


Rock me Joey. This is great.
posted by Elmore at 10:47 AM on July 13, 2011


Fantastic. Thanks for posting this.
posted by Outlawyr at 10:49 AM on July 13, 2011


God, I hate mashups. This one is good, though.
posted by Ironmouth at 10:53 AM on July 13, 2011


Another mashup I had a lot of trouble wrapping my head around in much the same vein: Easy Heaven.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:58 AM on July 13, 2011 [3 favorites]


I went down on a girl for the first time to that song and so hearing it any other way was just... not right

Wow you go down on a girl every time you hear that song?
posted by Hoopo at 11:23 AM on July 13, 2011 [2 favorites]


I guess I'd take any excuse to share the Mountain Goats cover of The Boys are Back in Town so there you go.

(loved the mashup too)
posted by troubles at 11:48 AM on July 13, 2011


I love It's Gigantic (Pixies v Run DMC).
posted by Infinite Jest at 12:11 PM on July 13, 2011


I've heard that song so many times over the years that I actually think I prefer this version. It gives the song a really different edge. Thanks for posting this.
posted by wittgenstein at 2:18 PM on July 13, 2011


Wow. I did not expect that. I was certain that the creative well of mashups had run dry long ago. This disproves that completely.

Moving and strange and fits together perfectly, oddly enough.
posted by svenni at 7:28 PM on July 13, 2011


I'm diggin' it. Thanks for reminding me of the ultimate 70's mid-summer song, "the boys are back, the boy's are back.
posted by incandissonance at 8:34 PM on July 13, 2011


The boys are back in town, baby.
posted by Loki's Thunder at 9:24 PM on July 13, 2011


I'm far more familiar with the Pixies song than the Thin Lizzy, which I know in a heard-it-on-the-radio-a-million-times-but-never-really-paid-attention sort of way. Can someone tell me: Are the whispering and the guitar solo from "The Boys Are Back In Town"? It almsot sounds like they may have been added after the fact (the whispering especially).

Oh, and, this is definitely one of the better mash-ups I've heard. Thanks for posting!
posted by eric1halfb at 6:42 AM on July 14, 2011


Are the whispering and the guitar solo from "The Boys Are Back In Town"?

Yeah, and that's what really puts this over the top - pulling out these elements of Thin Lizzy that sound like something the Pixies would have done.
posted by anazgnos at 7:48 AM on July 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Thanks, anazgnos. That's crazy.
posted by eric1halfb at 8:17 AM on July 14, 2011


Joy Division + Nancy Sinatra = Nancy Joy

NSFW.
posted by homunculus at 9:19 AM on July 14, 2011


And while on a technical level this is pretty impressive - he obviously had access to fully isolated multitrack elements (leaked from the Rock Band game, I wonder? I know some of the Doolittle multitracks circulated for that reason) and I'm sure massaging the Lizzy tracks into place took a lot of finesse and elbow grease, but 90% of the effect is just from how sheerly well the two songs turned out to complement each other tonally, emotionally and otherwise.
posted by anazgnos at 11:11 AM on July 14, 2011


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