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Knock Out Eileen
July 17, 2010 7:22 PM   Subscribe

"Knock Out Eileen," a rather cool mash-up by Thriftshop XL of "Come On Eileen" (Dexy's Midnight Runners) and "Mama Said Knock You Out" (LL Cool J). (slyt)
posted by WCityMike (47 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
There's 80,000 mashups on youtube. Why is this one special?
posted by empath at 7:30 PM on July 17, 2010



Its kind of uncanny how I never heard the similarity before and now when I listen to the original LL Cool J version.... Come on Eileen is all I can hear in the background.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 7:33 PM on July 17, 2010


empath: There's 80,000 mashups on youtube. Why is this one special?

Because one of your fellow Mefites with a particular affinity for mashups listened to it, and thought it to be particularly good and worthy of highlighting as an FPP.

There's 80,000 Obama-impersonator YouTube videos. Why was this one special? Because a fellow Mefite watched it, and thought it to be particularly good and worthy of highlighting as a FPP.
posted by WCityMike at 7:39 PM on July 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


That last comment would've been better had I pasted the correct link, but que sera, sera.
posted by WCityMike at 7:41 PM on July 17, 2010


There's 80,000 mashups on youtube. Why is this one special?
There's 80,000 Obama-impersonator YouTube videos. Why was this one special?

Guys, guys, come on. Enough of this; it's "there are."
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 7:53 PM on July 17, 2010 [6 favorites]


This mashup is quite good.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 7:55 PM on July 17, 2010


There's 80,000 mashups on youtube. Why is this one special?

Two words; it's awsome.
posted by nola at 7:57 PM on July 17, 2010


I'll use this opportunity to once again remind the internet that it's a bit odd that there's no comma before "Eileen" in the song title.
posted by Doug Stewart at 7:57 PM on July 17, 2010 [17 favorites]


There's 80,000 mashups on youtube. Why is this one special?

Because it's freaking amazing and made me giggle like a schoolgirl?
posted by Dr.Enormous at 7:59 PM on July 17, 2010


Haha, I love this. It works beautifully.
posted by Nedroid at 7:59 PM on July 17, 2010


I'm just not feeling it either. It's pasting one song on top of another. Much of the time "mashup" is just a code word for "craptastic lazy remix where the minimum possible was done and no one was surprised and/or delighted."

Sorry to pee all over the corn flakes. I'll try to be more upbeat from now on.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:14 PM on July 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's just perfect. I couldn't stop smiling the whole time.
posted by Clamwacker at 8:19 PM on July 17, 2010


The first time I heard "Mama Said Knock you Out" was around age 14 in a car full of dudes who were about to cause the car to swerve off the road with all the head bobbing. The first time I heard "Come on Eileen" was seeing the video on MTV when it originally aired. The reaction was, "oh, that's nice".

This mashup does a disservice to both, and really loses the plot in the middle.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:19 PM on July 17, 2010


Loved it.
posted by stargell at 8:21 PM on July 17, 2010


I approve. (Not worth a post, but I approve).

I also don't trust any mashup DJs who don't offer free downloads. Triplets of Belleville vs. Hot in Herre was cute, tho.
posted by mrgrimm at 8:29 PM on July 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Its kind of uncanny how I never heard the similarity before and now when I listen to the original LL Cool J version....

What similarity? You can pretty much put any hip-hop a capella over any song and it works. You don't even need to match keys.
posted by empath at 8:38 PM on July 17, 2010


Ehhh sorry. Aside from being done by someone with a reasonable understanding of time signature (which is certainly a plus), it seemed sort of superfluous.

Loved the Belleville vs Hot in Herre, though, mrgrimm!!
posted by desuetude at 8:48 PM on July 17, 2010


This confused me, so I'm going to point it out... The music mashup is by DJ Lobsterdust*, the video is by Thriftshop XL.

*I love me some DJ Lobsterdust
posted by drezdn at 8:51 PM on July 17, 2010


What the hell are those guys in overalls doing to Eilleen?
posted by ennui.bz at 8:53 PM on July 17, 2010


I found Muppet Show vs. Gay Bar to be the most amusing of the lot.
posted by homuncula at 9:07 PM on July 17, 2010 [4 favorites]


I'd like to recommend: "Party and Bullshit (In the USA)" [Miley Cyrus & Notorious B.I.G.] by Hathbanger, which has actually made it onto my running mix.
posted by sharkfu at 9:32 PM on July 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


This was a crappy mashup. 2 songs I could stand to never hear again. Together.
posted by Catblack at 9:43 PM on July 17, 2010


This mashup makes me want to dance insouciantly through the street, punching out everybody I run into.

So, I like it!
posted by washburn at 10:17 PM on July 17, 2010


I preferred the Smiths/Housemartins mashup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4wLY1VYvqw
posted by ericthegardener at 10:58 PM on July 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


I preferred the Smiths/Housemartins mashup:

It reminded me to go dig out the Housemartins CDs that have sifted to the bottom of the stack. Maybe a bit too easy of a mashup, though it did work beautifully.
posted by desuetude at 11:02 PM on July 17, 2010


Two words; it's awesome.

"craptastic lazy remix where the minimum possible was done and no one was surprised and/or delighted."


It was better than craptastic and worse than awesome.
posted by mreleganza at 11:31 PM on July 17, 2010


Well, for kicks, I'll post one of my all-time favourite mashups, by pheugoo:

Coldplay vs that Austin Powers Madonna song becomes a very, very melancholy ballad. It is awesome.

Still really like the mashup in the post. Rock on.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 11:36 PM on July 17, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'd managed not to notice, until today, the whole "guys harrassing woman on street corner" bit of the video. Hum.
posted by rodgerd at 12:23 AM on July 18, 2010


Should have been Come On Eileen against Eric Johnson's Cliffs of Dover.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:46 AM on July 18, 2010


Coldplay vs that Austin Powers Madonna song becomes a very, very melancholy ballad. It is awesome.

Wow. That really works.

There is also Bad (Michael Jackson) vs Ghostbusters, and the existential horror of Super Mario Glos. (Lil Mama vs Mario Bros.).
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 2:35 AM on July 18, 2010


What similarity? You can pretty much put any hip-hop a capella over any song and it works.

I guess so, if you don't care about little things like rhythm.
posted by Edgewise at 8:42 AM on July 18, 2010


The OP mashup was jarring but the Smiths/Housemartins one is rather exce3llent.

However, this is possibly the best mash-up there is.
posted by mippy at 9:22 AM on July 18, 2010


I liked this, but I'm pretty easily impressed.

The Muppets reminded me of one of my favorite (non-mashup) YouTube moments: World Leader Gay Bar.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:22 AM on July 18, 2010


BigButtRoll: Sir Mix-a-Lot Meets Rick Astley.
posted by WCityMike at 10:30 AM on July 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Also by Thriftshop XL: Take Me Out for a Milkshake
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:48 AM on July 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Back in the day, one of my favorite mashups was Come On Eileen mashed with Bring the Noise by Public Enemy. Someone barely crapped out 30 seconds of it, and that's all there was, but it was so awesome to hear Chuck D sound SO HAPPY merely because Dexy's Midnight Runners were his backing band.

Someone find this for me.
posted by 23skidoo at 1:19 PM on July 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


23: I think it's on the girl talk Feed The Animals cd.
posted by empath at 1:28 PM on July 18, 2010


grapefruitmoon: Also by Thriftshop XL: Take Me Out for a Milkshake

Before I clicked on this, I expected a mashup of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "Milkshake" ...
posted by WCityMike at 1:29 PM on July 18, 2010


23skidoo: Back in the day, one of my favorite mashups was Come On Eileen mashed with Bring the Noise by Public Enemy. Someone barely crapped out 30 seconds of it, and that's all there was, but it was so awesome to hear Chuck D sound SO HAPPY merely because Dexy's Midnight Runners were his backing band. Someone find this for me.

I can't find the full-length version, but here's the clip you're speaking of, and the nom de plume of the person who mashed it up is Audio Shrapnel.
posted by WCityMike at 1:42 PM on July 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


empath: 23: I think it's on the girl talk Feed The Animals cd.

No, it's not. The CD features part of "Come On Eileen" in "Set It Off", but doesn't feature "Bring the Noise."
posted by WCityMike at 1:44 PM on July 18, 2010


Also, 23skiddoo, you might want to keep an eye on this thread. It looks as if as recently as July 14, someone asked a mashup forum for the very same song. If someone replies, you'll have your linkage. Also, back in '03, Cory mentioned it favorably.
posted by WCityMike at 1:47 PM on July 18, 2010


The Evolution Control Committee's By The Time I Get To Arizona (Whipped
Cream Mix)
remains the one true mashup for me.
posted by bzbb at 5:25 PM on July 18, 2010


The Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" + the Pendulum remix of The Prodigy's "Voodoo People" = Voodoo Sabotage by The Kleptones.

Their entire Uptime album is goddamn brilliant.
posted by rifflesby at 9:25 PM on July 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


... I don't get it.

Seriously. Can someone explain to me what the point of this was?
posted by kyrademon at 2:02 AM on July 19, 2010


Seriously. Can someone explain to me what the point of this was?

Dexy's Midnight Runners vs. L.L. Cool J?

Personally, one of my favorites has always been Love Will Tear You Apart (She Wants Originality). I like those mashups where the ripoff band (She Wants Revenge) is mashed up with the original (Joy Division), or with songs in similar genres.

Back in the day, one of my favorite mashups was Come On Eileen mashed with Bring the Noise by Public Enemy.

Yep. Along with Xtina vs. The Strokes and Smells Like Bootylicious, that was the start of the mashup era for me.

Someone find this for me.

Yeah, no. Sorry. But post it to YT or somewhere if you find it!
posted by mrgrimm at 6:15 AM on July 20, 2010


OK, way late but too good not to share:

Will Smith vs. pixel (Cave Story): Fresh Prince of Doukutsu

Radiohead vs. Dave Brubeck Quartet: Five Step
posted by homuncula at 8:34 PM on July 20, 2010


"No One Takes Your Freedom," of course ...
posted by WCityMike at 6:20 AM on July 22, 2010


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