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ElectroSound — Back to the '80s (Huey Lewis vs. INXS vs. Lipps, Inc. vs. Ray Parker, Jr.). (via Bootie Blog) (artist's FB)
posted by WCityMike (23 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
My adolescence in four and a half minutes.
posted by mark7570 at 2:22 PM on July 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Listened to this with my husband, who had no idea of what I'd cued up, and he agreed: very 80stastic.
posted by immlass at 2:23 PM on July 21, 2013


my 1985 sounded a little more like this ...
posted by philip-random at 2:24 PM on July 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


This is the mashup equivalent of Jell-O salad with pineapple and olives.
posted by jocelmeow at 2:55 PM on July 21, 2013


Bootie mixes are god's gift to working out.
posted by sacrifix at 2:59 PM on July 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Why-why would you sample Lipps, Inc which is far more 70's in spirit when you had Pseudo Echo reaching number in 1986 with "Funkytown" just sitting there, all ready to be used?
posted by sourwookie at 3:03 PM on July 21, 2013 [7 favorites]


Do you have a license for that?
posted by localroger at 3:05 PM on July 21, 2013


Good point. I was too busy thinking of product rather than logistics. Still-I'd have left Funkytown out then. I think to most people it's doesn't have the flavor the rest of the 80's stuff in that recording did.
posted by sourwookie at 3:11 PM on July 21, 2013


In the 80s US, we missed most of the truly important stuff going on in the rest of the music world (including most of the decent long-tail synth and dance music) while we tuned into decaying FM rock sensibilities and MTV's mostly-US narcissism.

I'm not sure why we'd want to stick our heads into that isolationist sudsbarrel again. Maybe Gen-something nostalgia rearing up?
posted by Twang at 3:23 PM on July 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


In the 80s US, we missed most of the truly important stuff going on in the rest of the music world

With Huey Lewis and the whole Michael J Fox Back To The Future connex pretty much the nadir, particularly that point where Marty McFly teaches Chuck Berry (by way of his cousin) all his essential moves. The audience howled with delight. I bit my lip, waited until I go home, then put on some proper noise.
posted by philip-random at 3:46 PM on July 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


In the 80s US, we missed most of the truly important stuff going on in the rest of the music world

They really should teach post-punk/new wave in junior high history classes, so we don't repeat these same horrible mistakes every generation.
posted by planetesimal at 3:56 PM on July 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


Another reminder, as if we needed one, for why Huey Lewis sued Ray Parker Jr over the "Ghostbusters" theme.
posted by chavenet at 3:58 PM on July 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


In the 80s US, we missed most of the truly important stuff going on in the rest of the music world (including most of the decent long-tail synth and dance music) while we tuned into decaying FM rock sensibilities and MTV's mostly-US narcissism.

Who’s we? Lately I keep hearing about what "everyone" listened to in the 80’s, and no one I know listened to those things. Most of the people I know had a slightly less opinion of Huey Lewis and Ray Parker Jr. than most people do now, and paid about as much attention.
posted by bongo_x at 5:11 PM on July 21, 2013


I had high hopes for this, but as mashups go, this was kind of fail. Too many competing beat lines, for one. I predict this will not make it to the Best of Bootie compilation.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 7:21 PM on July 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


On the other hand, this post reminded me to look at the Bootie Blog, which features the much better Slim Shady Time mashup, so thanks!
posted by DiscourseMarker at 7:24 PM on July 21, 2013


MetaFilter: It's hip to be square
posted by not_on_display at 8:30 PM on July 21, 2013


fuck that shit, pabst blue ribbon! er, i mean dead kennedys
posted by readyfreddy at 8:49 PM on July 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


So clunky my 13 year old self's dance moves might have been in sync.
posted by benzenedream at 11:12 PM on July 21, 2013


Inspired by the post title: Back to the Future by Futuristic Sex Robotz.
My flows hit you at straight eighty-eight
Miles per hour that's enough to generate
One point twenty-one jigawatts son
And I'm on the run, from the Libyans
It was a straight-jack move for plutonium
And when the van rolls up it's pandemonium
One eighteen AM at Twin Pines Mall
Is when I can pinpoint my total downfall
Now they say Doc Brown, he was a lonely man
But his time machine was a DeLorean
posted by alby at 7:31 AM on July 22, 2013


In the 80s US, we missed most of the truly important stuff going on in the rest of the music world (including most of the decent long-tail synth and dance music) while we tuned into decaying FM rock sensibilities and MTV's mostly-US narcissism.

Do you mean Italian borderline softcore porn music videos, one hit wonder gay icons and the associated Italodisco trend? Because really, aside from camp value and the associated nostalgia we didn't miss much there until the 90s when the decent Eurodance started. Real McCoy, 2 Unlimited, N-Trance etc. Unless you're talking about Frankie which eventually made it to the states and maybe Underworld. Big Beat didn't start in earnest until the mid 90s.

There's only so many times you can listen to early '80s SAIFAM stuff feeling superior before you get sick of how slow it is.
posted by Talez at 9:06 AM on July 22, 2013


One of the better mash-ups I've heard in recent times. Everything meshes well, and the mix is good.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 9:07 AM on July 22, 2013


Wonderful mash-up, but one thing: I loves me some In the Air Tonight and nearly everything Genesis did, but... man, Sussudio was possibly the nadir of music in the entire history of recorded music.

Jesus, Phil, really? Really?
posted by gern at 8:50 AM on July 23, 2013


... all the worse when you realize the main riff (the only good thing about it it) was basically a straight rip-off of Prince's 1999 .
posted by philip-random at 11:19 AM on July 23, 2013


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