Proof that The Beatles traveled through time, from 1964 to 1994
February 9, 2015 2:24 PM   Subscribe

Over 50 years ago, The Beatles arrived in New York for their first US visit, but what if ....
Having departed Heathrow on the 7th February 1964, John Lennon, in a playful mood, ordered the pilot to divert the plane via the Bermuda Triangle. Newly declassified documents reveal that Pan Am Flight 101 disappeared from US radar screens shortly after midday, local time. At great expense we have obtained – from reliable Russian mafia sources – an MP3 copy of the black box recorder of that ill-fated Boeing 707. This indicates that as far as those aboard the plane knew, after experiencing severe cyclonic turbulence over the Atlantic Ocean, they re-routed towards New York, believing themselves to have narrowly avoided aeronautical disaster. But on arriving at JFK airport, they were stunned to learn that they had arrived in the year 1994.
That's the premise of An Adventure To Pepperland Through Rhyme & Space, a two-hour ill-trippy musical adventure with golden era hip-hop musicians, from P.E. to Spoonie Gee, Tha Liks to Hieroglyphics and Large Professor to Salt n Pepa, courtesy of Tom Caruna, also the artist behind Enter the Magical Mystery Chamber (previously, and still online)
posted by filthy light thief (14 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
posted by GallonOfAlan at 2:25 PM on February 9, 2015

posted by overeducated_alligator at 2:33 PM on February 9, 2015 [1 favorite]

Lunacy in losslessness (or MP3 and M4A, if you prefer), both vocal and instrumental, plus some digital "booklets" (PDFs) and 18 photo(shop)s for more irrefutable proof that this happened.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:36 PM on February 9, 2015

I like this thing.
posted by box at 2:46 PM on February 9, 2015

That Rakim track oh my goodness. Never will get tired of albums like this. From Dangermouse to my last dying day, 90s Hip Hop + redone classic samples = me happy.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:00 PM on February 9, 2015

Nice work on those tags, flt.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 3:14 PM on February 9, 2015 [1 favorite]

I just want to listen again and again to that 1964 Beatles newsreel clip "Narrated by Ed Herlihy" Why do I suddenly have an urge for Velveeta?
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:33 PM on February 9, 2015

EtMMC is still on the rotation.
posted by Chuffy at 3:40 PM on February 9, 2015

This is surprisingly good.
posted by Catblack at 9:56 PM on February 9, 2015

This seems appropriate.
posted by nonasuch at 9:41 AM on February 10, 2015 [1 favorite]

A few more links: here's Wu vs Beatles on Soundcloud, if you're looking for another source to stream prior mashup.

Tom Caruna has also produced for Professor Elemental, as covered three times before on the Blue.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:59 AM on February 11, 2015

I'm most of the way listening to the instrumental version (yes, they offer that and both versions LOSSLESS too!) and can report it's really great.
posted by Catblack at 8:33 PM on February 11, 2015

On the instrumentals, there are a few bonus tracks (48 tracks, including two intro tracks, in the vocal version, versus 54 in the instrumental pack).
posted by filthy light thief at 9:42 AM on February 13, 2015

I'm on my fourth or fifth listen now - great stuff!
posted by Harald74 at 4:27 AM on February 17, 2015

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