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April 20, 2009 8:35 AM   Subscribe

"Smells Like Sloop John B", a mashup of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and the Beach Boys' "Sloop John B".
posted by rageagainsttherobots (35 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm a fan of both songs, but I never thought they would work together.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 8:36 AM on April 20, 2009


lame
posted by the cuban at 8:42 AM on April 20, 2009


See also, Songsmith Sloop John B which I ripped to MP3 and am fond of putting on at parties. It's actually pretty good.
posted by GilloD at 8:42 AM on April 20, 2009 [2 favorites]


I've been listening to modern remixes / recreations of "SMiLE" recently, and despite the mixer's best efforts, it always sounds kind of incomplete. Makes me wonder what would happen if they filled in all the gaps in those recordings from the smile sessions with stuff by other artists. It could turn out really well, maybe.

Anyway, neat video.
posted by Rinku at 8:43 AM on April 20, 2009


lame

The contructiviest criticism ever.
posted by billysumday at 8:43 AM on April 20, 2009


Er, constructiviest - I hate misspelling made-up words.
posted by billysumday at 8:44 AM on April 20, 2009 [2 favorites]


It's OK billysumday. Consider the whole matter extirpigated.
posted by Mister_A at 8:46 AM on April 20, 2009 [2 favorites]


Cute mashup, but it's pretty ancient in internet terms. I've got an MP3 somewhere if anyone wants a higher quality
posted by meta_eli at 8:46 AM on April 20, 2009


It's OK billysumday. Consider the whole matter extirpigated.

I appreciate your benefosity.
posted by billysumday at 8:50 AM on April 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm glad you two could come to a mutuositous agreeal.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:02 AM on April 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is the worst trip I've ever been on.
posted by Lotto at 9:02 AM on April 20, 2009 [4 favorites]


A perfectly cromulent mashup. It's no oblateeth though.
posted by nomisxid at 9:03 AM on April 20, 2009


Lotto, it's what you make of it. You just need to be more incongruvisational.
posted by Mister_A at 9:03 AM on April 20, 2009


I'm not an expetantrist, but I'm pretty sure this post is a bifurnaculism.
posted by Jofus at 9:04 AM on April 20, 2009


Entertain us.
posted by box at 9:06 AM on April 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Mister_A, my comment is what you make of it. I make it to be a quote from the lyrics. You need to be more obsaudilyricavant.
posted by Lotto at 9:15 AM on April 20, 2009


I love it, but I think it took hearing the Patti Smith cover to see the SLTS as the big joke of a self-indulgent wank that it is.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 9:16 AM on April 20, 2009


I always wished someone would do a mashup w/ Snoop Dogg and Sloop John B to make.... yeah, you guessed it. Snoop John B.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:26 AM on April 20, 2009 [4 favorites]


It sounds like the Kings of Leon!
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 9:31 AM on April 20, 2009


that shouldn't work - weird harmonic stuff going on there
posted by pyramid termite at 9:37 AM on April 20, 2009


Needs more More Than A Feeling.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:48 AM on April 20, 2009


Sounds like Weezer.
posted by elwoodwiles at 10:20 AM on April 20, 2009 [3 favorites]


I like how the Beach Boys are drunk and slurring throughout.
posted by fire&wings at 10:52 AM on April 20, 2009


I always wished someone would do a mashup w/ Snoop Dogg and Sloop John B to make.... yeah, you guessed it. Snoop John B.

The poor cook he got the fizzle
And threw away all my grizzle
posted by Horace Rumpole at 11:07 AM on April 20, 2009 [5 favorites]


to see the SLTS as the big joke of a self-indulgent wank that it is.

I don't think Nirvana ever took it as seriously as their fans did.
posted by spiderskull at 11:19 AM on April 20, 2009


Not the worst trip I've ever been on. Nor did it entertain us.
posted by grounded at 11:39 AM on April 20, 2009


I don't think Nirvana ever took it as seriously as their fans did.

Definitely not - they considered it a last minute pixies rip-off
posted by thetruthisjustalie at 11:48 AM on April 20, 2009


I learned recently that the riff at the beginning of Smells Like Teen Spirit is basically lifted from Boston's More Than a Feeling. Nirvana knew this.
posted by Zed at 11:49 AM on April 20, 2009


The best Teen Spirit mashup has to be the one where they do it with 'Bootylicous'; here it is "Smells Like Booty'
posted by daHIFI at 11:56 AM on April 20, 2009


I heartily approve of this spontaneous outbreak of neolologisms!
posted by Kattullus at 12:07 PM on April 20, 2009


neololgism

Excellent. Its unpronounceability makes it all the sweeter. May I suggest a variant!

neolojism: a word made up either a) by someone who is clearly a wanker, or b) in a fit of wankery.
posted by sixswitch at 12:51 PM on April 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Eh, I prefer Okkervil River's interpolation of SJB on "John Allyn Smith Sails."
posted by Rangeboy at 1:12 PM on April 20, 2009


This is not good. Hippocamp's version was better.
posted by joelf at 2:54 PM on April 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


I would have called it "Smells Like Sloop." Why didn't they?

Also: meh.
posted by davejay at 5:45 PM on April 20, 2009


Oh MYGOD! mind is blown... too many crazy made up wordszzzzz - i need to lie down
posted by Jeremy at 9:52 PM on April 20, 2009


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