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As far as mashups go, that first link is a masterpiece
posted by mcstayinskool at 12:36 PM on December 31, 2011 [7 favorites]


The first link is the strongest, in my opinion. Interesting work.
posted by elwoodwiles at 12:44 PM on December 31, 2011


Yay Brazil! Big FAROFF fan here, lemme just add the Walrus of Choice
posted by Tom-B at 12:47 PM on December 31, 2011 [3 favorites]


The Cypress Hill bassline is slightly flatter than the Joan Jett chords, so when they "come together" it sounds sludgy to me. Couldn't they have adjusted the pitch of one of them, or is that against mash-up rules?
posted by Beardman at 12:48 PM on December 31, 2011


Is it just me, or was Best of Bootie really weak this year?
posted by 1970s Antihero at 12:49 PM on December 31, 2011


Mash-ups are cool, but please leave the Ramones out of it. Guess I'm getting old.
posted by Ron Thanagar at 12:52 PM on December 31, 2011


That first link was kind of meh until Joan Fucking Jett showed up. Then it became great.

Getting added to my master playlist.
posted by Trurl at 1:19 PM on December 31, 2011


This guy's quite good.
posted by edheil at 1:29 PM on December 31, 2011


Joan Jett--I still love you, baby. Call me sometime, eh?

(If "I love Rock and Roll" came out today, there would be people suggesting she was a pedophile for singing about a 17-year-old.)
posted by maxwelton at 1:32 PM on December 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Brits Are Coming To My House : it's like an audio pb&j.
posted by HannoverFist at 1:57 PM on December 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


Thanks! I'm always on the lookout for great new mashups. The best ones, in my opinion, ante the ones where, when you start to listen to the original songs, make you want to switch over to the mashed version instead. My favorite mashups remain Wax Audio's Mashopolos series. His (?) mash of Miles Davis and AC/DC is transcendent. I also love DJ Lobsterdust (his Queen vs. Rev. Gary is surprisingly fun and danceable) and dj bc. I like Girl Talk on a technical level, but man do I get tired of the gangsta samples on top of everything.
posted by gern at 1:58 PM on December 31, 2011


Couldn't they have adjusted the pitch of one of them, or is that against mash-up rules?

That would probably be too close to actually making music for their comfort.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:07 PM on December 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


As far as mashups go, that first link is a masterpiece

It is pretty damn good, but wasn't it also already linked on the blue? I thought that's how I first found it.

Is it just me, or was Best of Bootie really weak this year?

For me it's felt downhill since 2006, or maybe even 2005. One of those was a mashup masterpiece, I forget which though.
posted by mannequito at 3:21 PM on December 31, 2011


>The best ones, in my opinion, ante the ones where, when you start to listen to the original songs, make you want to switch over to the mashed version instead.<

Sweet Home Country Grammar. Actually, all mashups have been a let down for me since then.
posted by bongo_x at 10:38 PM on December 31, 2011


Don't get me wrong, I will always have a girl crush on Joan, but I thought the klezmer GaGa thing was genius.
posted by dejah420 at 11:44 PM on December 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


The first one is awesome. And Joan Jett... *sigh*. So great.

Making sure she's part of the aural landscape in our home, because great rock and roll women aren't as common as they ought to be, and my daughter needs to hear them...
posted by rodgerd at 12:08 AM on January 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oooh, like the Stefani/Elastica/MIA/Smash Mouth combo, and that's saying something, considering how little I like the bulk of Stefani's post-No Doubt work.
posted by rodgerd at 12:15 AM on January 1, 2012


(But the best ever mash-up for me is still Metallica vs Panjabi DJ)
posted by rodgerd at 12:27 AM on January 1, 2012


I don't usually care for these mashups, but I thought The Brits Are Coming To My House was particularly well done.
posted by sbutler at 1:07 AM on January 1, 2012


When the first one finishes playing, up comes The Beatles vs Fatboy Slim - Walrus of Choice, which is the best of the lot.
posted by cincinnatus c at 9:50 AM on January 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have Metafilter to thank for the discovery that I love mashups. I think it was one of last year's Christmas mashup threads that sparked it but here I am a year later and I can't get enough of them.

Anyway, I came back to this thread even after closing it just to say that the Metallica/Stevie Wonder one second down on this page is great. Simple, but so catchy.
posted by pseudonymph at 5:55 PM on January 1, 2012


Holy fuck, that Klezmer/Gaga one is sheer, unadulterated GENIUS.
posted by 40 Watt at 8:30 PM on January 1, 2012


If you like Klezmer Gaga, you'll love Klezmer House of Pain!
posted by Tom-B at 6:57 AM on January 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


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