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November 5, 2012 5:29 PM   Subscribe

Stayin' Alive In The Wall In an attempt to distract myself from current events and tomorrow's election hilarity, I found this, which I now share with you.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies (66 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
By the title, I was half expecting a Cask of Amontillado sequel.
posted by sarastro at 5:38 PM on November 5, 2012 [17 favorites]


They've kept the leading notes in the backing track. The loop ends where the chord should change. It's driving me nuts.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 5:39 PM on November 5, 2012 [6 favorites]


It's a natural after Scissor Sisters and "Comfortably Numb," given the Sisters' BG-esque reading of that tune.

Thanks for posting.
posted by the sobsister at 5:39 PM on November 5, 2012


Careful with that jive talkin', Eugene
posted by hal9k at 5:48 PM on November 5, 2012 [7 favorites]


(A few clicks later...) You know something weird? I don't think I've ever read the lyrics to Us and Them before now. Interesting.

I still don't like saxophones much, though.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:49 PM on November 5, 2012 [4 favorites]


Sometime someone should do a study on why almost every Pink Floyd (after A Piper at the Gates of Dawn) song is in the second person.
posted by shakespeherian at 5:51 PM on November 5, 2012 [5 favorites]


That's most excellent. Nicely done mashup overall.

Is that really Waters' vocals being used? Or is it someone else, or maybe it's been processed a bit? It's not sounding quite right to my ear.
posted by hippybear at 5:53 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was captivated, entranced - it hit me like a thunderbolt! I had to ask the guy next to me to pinch me, to make sure I wasn't dreaming....
posted by mannequito at 5:55 PM on November 5, 2012 [9 favorites]


Funny, I've been reacting in the same way, except I keep finding more "Crazy" remixes.
posted by BungaDunga at 6:02 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


this is only slightly related, but it's another great mashup which somehow pushes similar buttons for me: Jacko Under Pressure.
posted by hippybear at 6:06 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh, and here is a rather creative meeting of Bowie/Elton John
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:09 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


If you run out, here's another hundred hours of mashups.
posted by jscott at 6:10 PM on November 5, 2012


In these contentious times, it's almost sadly appropriate that these mashups are usually listed as "Artist VS. Artist". Because when the Bee Gees battle Pink Floyd, nobody wins.

That said, here is "Nirvana VS. Europe" with "The Final Teen Spirit Mashup".
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:15 PM on November 5, 2012 [10 favorites]


This is much better than sitting here chewing my nails off!
posted by sallybrown at 6:16 PM on November 5, 2012


I'm going to link to this almost completely unrelated River Flows in You (Dubstep Remix) mostly because the top-rated comment on there is exactly what the media commentary in the US is going to sound like for the next fucking week.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:18 PM on November 5, 2012


Elton John vs. Will Smith-I'm Still Fresh!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:18 PM on November 5, 2012


Beatles vs. Beastie Boys vs. Boston - Come Again
posted by mannequito at 6:26 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


How can you have any jive if you haven't eaten your meat?!

Hurm. That doesn't sound quite right.
posted by smirkette at 6:38 PM on November 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


They've kept the leading notes in the backing track. The loop ends where the chord should change. It's driving me nuts.

Yeah, leading notes a.k.a. pickups, the curse of loops. Pretty good though on the whole.
posted by Rich Smorgasbord at 6:45 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is that really Waters' vocals being used? Or is it someone else, or maybe it's been processed a bit? It's not sounding quite right to my ear.

Sounds like its pitch-shifted and/or sped up. And I believe its Gilmour + Waters in unison.
posted by googly at 6:50 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Great!
posted by sfred at 6:54 PM on November 5, 2012


i think i may have latent hipster tendencies, because all i could think about was how much better-dressed the disco people were than those dreary pink floyds.
posted by facetious at 6:56 PM on November 5, 2012


I needed some Stayin' Floyd right about now. Thanks, Alia.
posted by Grlnxtdr at 7:00 PM on November 5, 2012


I have never considered Pink Floyd and the Bee Gees with the same part of my brain before...this was really enlightening!
posted by dabug at 7:01 PM on November 5, 2012


So this is the official election thread, yeah?
posted by Greg Nog at 7:11 PM on November 5, 2012 [15 favorites]


I quite like Beatles v Marley.
posted by unliteral at 7:12 PM on November 5, 2012


That said, here is "Nirvana VS. Europe" with "The Final Teen Spirit Mashup" yt .

How the hell does this work so well?
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:16 PM on November 5, 2012 [4 favorites]


I'm old enough to remember Terry Wogan playing this track from The Wall on his BBC Radio One morning show, but it's still weird for me seeing Pink Floyd when they weren't middle aged geezers.
posted by Flashman at 7:23 PM on November 5, 2012


We're no strangers to mashups...rock me Joe!
posted by vrakatar at 7:24 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Gonna go shave my eyebrows off now.
posted by nzero at 7:31 PM on November 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


If you play this at the same time as Dark Side of the Moon and The Wizard of Oz, then the world implodes.*

*Disclaimer: statement true only if you are smoking a lot of pot.
posted by not_on_display at 7:36 PM on November 5, 2012


It won't count unless you also shave off one of your nipples.
posted by hippybear at 7:37 PM on November 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


We're no strangers to mashups...rock me Joe!
posted by vrakatar at 7:24 PM on November 5 [+] [!]


As far as I am concerned that is a rickroll mashup.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 7:41 PM on November 5, 2012


How can you have any jive if you haven't eaten your meat?!

Bet babe, slide a piece a da porter, drink si' run th' java.
posted by zippy at 7:42 PM on November 5, 2012


Nirvana vs Rick Astley. Now THAT is a rickroll.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 7:49 PM on November 5, 2012 [5 favorites]


Next best thing to mescaline. Thanks.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 7:56 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


While we're distracting ourselves, here's Alison Brie holding a kitten.
posted by BungaDunga at 8:08 PM on November 5, 2012


You have mescaline?

You know you're supposed to share, right?
posted by hippybear at 8:09 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wax Audio previously.

My favorite is still Whole Lotta Sabbath.
posted by and for no one at 8:09 PM on November 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


thanks for fixing the link, the edit window time expired

While we're on the subject how bout some Andy Rehfeldt Reggae Children of the Grave
posted by and for no one at 8:19 PM on November 5, 2012


Hard to believe there's only five years between Europe and Nirvana. It's not quite the gulf between, say, 1963 and 1968; but its pretty impressive nonetheless.
posted by professor plum with a rope at 8:25 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


This made me think of an idea for a mashup of Wish You Were Here and Muskrat Love. Both are in E minor, and well... frankly the idea scares me. Makes me feel as if I just realized how to create a mind poison that the world is just not ready for.
posted by chambers at 8:44 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Let's go with a classic. "Norwegian Wood/Mission Impossible" by The Unisounds, 1971.
posted by Joey Michaels at 8:47 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have nothing to contribute but to sing the Gilligan's Island Theme Song to the tune of 'Amazing Grace.'
posted by shakespeherian at 8:48 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


You have mescaline?

Had.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 8:52 PM on November 5, 2012


(sing to the tune of "Gilligan's Island")

Bee-cause I could not stop for Death - he kindly stopped for me
The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality

We slowly drove - he knew no haste - and I had put away
My labour - and my leisure too - for his civility
For his civility
posted by infinitewindow at 9:07 PM on November 5, 2012 [5 favorites]


Someone is going to hell over this.

And, ah, Johnny, I hardly knew ya.
posted by mule98J at 9:15 PM on November 5, 2012


Everyone calm down and get ready for tomorrow night's longboat.
posted by vrakatar at 9:26 PM on November 5, 2012


This isn't a mashup. It's not new. It's the Clash in Japan in 1982 doing Mitt Romney's favorite song, Charlie Don't Surf.

actually, that's a lie. Mitt prefers Clampdown.
posted by philip-random at 9:29 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Longer boats are coming to win us, they're coming to win us..

...hold on to the shore.

They'll be taking the key from the door.
posted by hippybear at 9:31 PM on November 5, 2012


Here's a nice cooldown.
posted by vrakatar at 9:40 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


You had to mention the Gilligan's Island Theme, didn't you?

At this rate, I fear that before the polls close we ARE going to be doing Gangnam Mashups, AND I'M NOT TAKING THE BLAME FOR IT.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:52 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


DJ Earworm: United State of Pop:2009, 2010, 2012.

autotune is your friend.


'Mash Together' - Beatles, Joan Jett, Cypress Hill, House of Pain, RATM.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:55 PM on November 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Speaking of Gilligan's Island, I remember in youth group we used to try and find songs that "Amazing Grace" couldn't be sung to. I don't remember if we ever found any.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:33 PM on November 5, 2012


That said, here is "Nirvana VS. Europe" with "The Final Teen Spirit Mashup".
This is truly awful, thus utterly brilliant. I saw Kid Koala last night and he played a Raining Blood/drum and bass mashup thing which was a bit too messy to work but was great in a similar way.

Recent mashup favourite which somehow works perfectly: Elvis Presley & The Wailers - Crying in The Chapel
posted by Erberus at 10:52 PM on November 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


Well, that's ruined one classic song for me because now I won't be able to hear it without hearing this mashup version in me head. I leave it to the gentle reader to decide which song is the ruined one.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 1:28 AM on November 6, 2012


They've kept the leading notes in the backing track. The loop ends where the chord should change. It's driving me nuts.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 5:39 PM on November 5 [5 favorites +] [!]


I love it, only now listening to it did I realize that I hate that chord change.
posted by From Bklyn at 1:29 AM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Here you go, oneswellfoop.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:30 AM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Finally reached a point in my life where I don't have to kill when I hear Robert Plant sing, only to discover that wonderful Zeppelin/Sabbath mashup. Yes they would have been a much more entertaining band with Ozzie.
posted by evilDoug at 8:02 AM on November 6, 2012


Man, The Wall really is one of the most humorless, heavy-handed, self-important things ever committed to film.
posted by nanojath at 8:35 AM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


That works so much better than it ought to. It's like the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of Internet Mashups.
posted by chavenet at 9:32 AM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've tried and tried, but I still can't show my upper teeth like the bee gees do.
posted by leo_r at 1:29 PM on November 6, 2012


How can you have any jive if you haven't eaten your meat?!
Hurm. That doesn't sound quite right.


If you don't move your feet, you can't do any grooving!
How can you do any grooving if you don't move your feet??
posted by Atom Eyes at 3:05 PM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


reminds me of my favorite Outkast lyric:

See, at the end of the week I live by the beat like you live check to check
If you don't move your feet than I don't eat so we like neck and neck

posted by mannequito at 6:26 PM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


infinitewindow, that's nothing. You can sing the beginning of Paradise Lost to the tune of the Flinstones theme song.

Of MAN's first - DISobBEdience - AND the fruitofthatfor bi dden treeeee ...
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 7:30 PM on November 7, 2012


Of course, I meant The Flintstones. The Flinstones was also a fine program, though.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 7:36 PM on November 7, 2012


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