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God Save The Thief -- Sex Pistols vs. Wolfmother
June 4, 2008 6:50 AM   Subscribe

God Save The Thief (automatic download) is a mashup of The Sex Pistols' "God Save The Queen" and Wolfmother's "Joker and The Thief" mixed by The Illuminoids.
posted by jason's_planet (23 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
If you like this mashup, make sure to check out The Kleptones who have several albums worth of material for download. And who can forget DJ Lobsterdust. Or read Mashup Town for the latest tracks.
posted by drezdn at 7:00 AM on June 4, 2008


If you don't like this mashup, make sure to check out some Mongolian music.
posted by tellurian at 7:16 AM on June 4, 2008


Why do people spend time on these? They are the musical equivalent of kindergarten collages.
posted by shagoth at 7:22 AM on June 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


D+. Not a whole lot of mixing going on there. Hint: everything goes better with Radiohead.

@drezdn: I too was hoping for a new Kleptones album mixing up the Sex Pistols and HTTT (though that doesn't sound up their alley - they depend heavily on rap lyrics over music)
posted by mrgrimm at 7:45 AM on June 4, 2008


Because collage is the art form of the 20th century...oh, right...
posted by cazoo at 7:46 AM on June 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think a good mashup can easily be better than the source material... For example, the Will.I.AM track used as the base for this track is pretty slow and boring, but DJ Lobsterdust manages to turn it into a really catchy song.
posted by drezdn at 8:14 AM on June 4, 2008


This isn't a bad mashup, but I can't help but compare it to "Ray of Gob" which is like a bajillion times better.
posted by 23skidoo at 8:31 AM on June 4, 2008


I don't like this. It's better than the Wolfmother track on its own, but not as good as the Sex Pistols track left unmolested. I have to say I prefer mashups that combine source material that is more dissimilar; everything in drezdn's link is better. Good stuff here, too.
Also, I loathe Wolfmother.
posted by nowonmai at 9:41 AM on June 4, 2008


I love mashups, and am happy that they are reaching a wider audience, but I am left underwhelmed by this particular track.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 9:56 AM on June 4, 2008


TWO WRONGS DO NOT MAKE RIGHT.

That is all.
posted by tkchrist at 11:22 AM on June 4, 2008


Oy. Tough crowd here today.

*shrugs*

Oh, well. On to the next one . . .
posted by jason's_planet at 11:24 AM on June 4, 2008


I love mashups, but I hate the way the original artists are "credited" as [artist] VS [artist]. That evokes imagery of an epic musical showdown for the fate of all of creation, when, in fact, the reality is more like two or more artists imprisoned and forced to each stamp the same license plate at the same time.
posted by owtytrof at 12:26 PM on June 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


That evokes imagery of an epic musical showdown for the fate of all of creation

In what way, exactly, is that not awesome?


Oy. Tough crowd here today.

Objectively, it's a single-link-mp3-post on MeFi, so you should set your expectations accordingly.

I like the occasional mashup post, since people make good recommendations in the comments, and I can kind of catch up with what's happened on the scene since the last mashup post a few months ago.
posted by blenderfish at 2:50 PM on June 4, 2008


about 3 years too late...
boring....
posted by mary8nne at 4:45 AM on June 5, 2008


oh wait actually its more like 5 or 6 years? When were Mashups big again? 2001-2002? this is really boring.
posted by mary8nne at 4:46 AM on June 5, 2008


Eh. I'm not a fan of The Illuminoids. Their (his?) only good track is Dead Mongolian Loser (Beck, Devo, and Bauhaus); the rest are just sloppy.

Mashups as a genre previously, with many examples in the comments.

(a note to the h4t3rz above: don't judge a genre by its mediocre artists.)
posted by flatluigi at 7:42 PM on June 5, 2008


Don't click flatluigi's link! Click mine!
posted by nowonmai at 7:45 PM on June 5, 2008


I argue that the posting of that link is more my right than yours, seeing as it's my post. *crosse arsms*
posted by flatluigi at 7:53 PM on June 5, 2008


Also, both God Save The Queen and Joker And The Thief have been mashed before with much better results.
posted by flatluigi at 8:03 PM on June 5, 2008


While my "meh" comment was the result of personal taste, I see that mary8nne has decided to use the well respected metric of hipsterism. I think the fact that mashups existed at some point in time before June 4, 2008 9:50 AM (EST) and that you apparently knew all about them at that time has little or nothing to do with the quality of the post. But thanks for playing.

Jason's_planet, sorry man, I didn't mean to rain on your parade, but it is just a link to a single mashup. Perhaps a whole compilation, or fleshing it out with similar/more mashups/links would have suited it better?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:06 PM on June 5, 2008


let's go over here and listen to girl talk
posted by p3on at 8:31 PM on June 5, 2008


Girl Talk is awesome. Here's a concert of his, here's him making a song, and here's a video for Summer Smoke, one of the tracks off of his album Night Ripper.
posted by flatluigi at 8:39 PM on June 5, 2008


Jason's_planet, sorry man, I didn't mean to rain on your parade, but it is just a link to a single mashup. Perhaps a whole compilation, or fleshing it out with similar/more mashups/links would have suited it better?

No harm, no foul. You were just stating your opinion. If I wanted only positive comments on the links I post, there are many fine blogging sites I could use. Thanks for the feedback.

While my "meh" comment was the result of personal taste, I see that mary8nne has decided to use the well respected metric of hipsterism.

Thanks for your kind words on my behalf but don't worry too much about her. About half of her comments on MetaFilter have been loud declarations of boredom and the other half have been formulaic America-bashing. So please don't take her too seriously because I certainly don't.

Thanks for the links, flatluigi. Ah 'preciate it.
posted by jason's_planet at 7:37 PM on June 6, 2008


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