U-S-A! U-S-A! Sample #1:"U", Sample #2:"S", (record scratching), Sample #3:"A"!
August 1, 2010 2:39 PM   Subscribe

DJ/musician Mr. Fab and RIAA (no, not them) have released USA, a four-hour-long mix album with 335 different sources, many of them fairly unusual and most of them previously unused. It's ... fairly brilliant.

MP3s for download: Parts 1-3, Parts 4-6, Parts 7-9, Part 10.

Online streaming.

Sample sources include: "10.5 Apocalypse", "Altered Nixon Tape", "Beats, "Bess Rothman's Charm With Cents", "Capitalism", "Charleston", "Christopher Recordings on Sex Education", "Design For Dreaming", "Dialect of the Black American", "Don't Know Much About History" audio book, "DuBarry Makeup Routine", "Elvira's Theme", "gandy dancers", "Henry and Mom", "I Love Little Pussy", "Jurassic Soundscapes", "Moulin Rouge theme", "My Own Private Idaho", "Negro Prison songs", "OM:10 a Decade of Future Music", "Perversion For Profit", "Ragtime", "Raw Drums" by Tortoise drummers Bitney, "Ross' 21st Birthday", "Standard Oil: Our Nation's Heritage", "Take Me Out To The Ball Game", "Trading Spouses" tv show, "Where Was God on Sept. 11?" audio book, "Wild Angels", "Your Living Constitution", 2 Live Crew, 2pac, 13th Floor Elevators, 808 State, A Tribe Called Quest, AC/DC, Afrika Bambatta, Air, Al Trace, Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, Allman Brothers, American Quartet, Anthony Braxton, Anti-Pop Consortium, Art of Noise, Arthur Collins, Arthur Lymon, Audio 2, Ayers-Mitchell, B-52s, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Bad Religion, Barret Strong, Barry Manilow, Barry McGuire, Beastie Boys, beats from drum machines, Beau Jacques, Bessie Jones, Bill Cosby, Billie Holiday, Billie Lee Riley, Black Flag, Black Sabbath's manager, Blondie, Bo Diddley tribute: The Smiths, Bob Thompson, Bobby Darin, Body Count, Bomb The Bass, Boris Karloff, Boston Typewriter Orchestra, Bow Wow Wow, Breaks, Brian Eno, Britney Spears, Brooks and Dunn, Bruce Springsteen, Buckwheat Zydeco, Buddy Holly, Buffalo Springfield, Buzzcocks, Byrds, Byron G. Harlan, Cal Tjader, Carl Kassel, Carl Perkins, Chic, Cilvaringz, Civil Defense Department, Clash, Creed Taylor, Daniel Johnston, Das Racist, David Bowie, David Byrne, David Peel & The Lower East Side, Dean Martin, Dennis Kamakahi, Descendents, Desi Arnez, Devo, Dianna Ross, Dick Dale, Dickie Goodman, Dixie Cups, DJ Foundation, Doc Severinson, documentary audio of singing hobos, Donna Summer, Doobie Brothers, Doors, Dorothy Maddox, Edward Meeker, Edwin Starr, Electronic Concept Orchestra, ELO, Elvis, Ennio Morricone, EPMD, Eric B & Rakim, Ernest Borgnine, Esquivel, Esther Lee, Eurythmics, factory sound fx, Fall, Fatboy Slim, Fear, Floyd McClellan, folk musicians from an album called "Authentic USA", Frank Sinatra, Fred Phelps, Fred Schneider, George Carlin, George Gershwin, George W. Bush, German Shepherds, Germs, Geto Boyz, Glenn Beck, Gloria Gaynor, Gnawledge, Green Day, Griz Green, Groucho Marx, Gun Club, Guns 'n' Roses, Hal Lindsey, Hard Fi, Harry Partch, Herndon, Hilton Sutton, Hunter S. Thompson, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Ice Cube, Iggy Pop, Immortal Technique, Jack Henry, Jack Nitzsche, Jack Webb, James Brown, Jeru the Damaja, JFK Singers, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Carrol, Jimmy Castor Bunch, John Barbour, John Wayne, John Williams & The Boston Pops, Johnny Cash, Johnny Mann Singers, Johnny Rebel, Jonathan and Darlene Edwards, Joseph Byrd, Keith & Rusty McNeil, Kiowa war dance, Kobe Bryant & Tyra Banks, Kraftwerk, KRS-ONE, Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Paul Simon, Last Poets, Led Zeppelin (ripping off Muddy Waters), Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Lemon Jelly, Limewax, Los Del Rio, lots of scratchy old thrift-store records, Louis Armstrong, Marilyn Manson, Mark Farina, Martin Denny, Martin Luther King, Mason Adams, Mavis Staples, MC Hawking, MC5, Meat Puppets, Mercyful Fate, Michael Jackson, Mike Bozzoli, Mike Huckabee, Miles Davis, miscellaneous sound effects, Mojo Nixon, Monkees, Monty Python, Moody Boyz, Mr. Rogers, Murs & Slug, Musical Betts, Neil Young, Nelson Riddle, New Christie Minstrels, newsreel/news reports, NPR stories, NWA, O'Jays, other home recordings, Patti Smith, Paul Simon, Paul Whiteman and His Ambassador Orchestra, Phil Collins, Portishead, Prairie Fire, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Pretenders, Prodigy, Public Enemy, radio ads, documentaries, preachers and scanning, Ralph Nader, Ramones, Ray Charles, Ray Kroc, Reba McEntire, Revolting Cocks, Richard Rodgers, rioting fans, Rodd Keith, Ronald McDonald, Run-DMC, Samuel Barber, Scott Joplin, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Shirley Temple, Shriners (not a band), Silhouettes, Simon & Garfunkel, Slayer, Sly & the Family Stone, Snap, someone else reading from the Bible,, someone reading from the Bible, Sonny & Cher, Soup Dragons, Spanky and Our Gang, Spike Jones, Stanley Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Stooges, Strangeloves, Talking Heads, Tartaglia, They Might Be Giants, Toby Keith, Tom Hartman, Tom Jones, Tom Tom Club, Tom Waits, Tony Bennett, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air Force Band, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U2, Undisputed Truth, various radio hosts, Vera Hall, Vic Mizzy, Victor Lundberg, Village People, Wayne Newton, Wee Willie, Westboro Baptist Choir, Whitney Houston, Wilco, Will Smith, William Shatner, X, Yma Sumac, YouTube audio, and the Zazu Pitts Memorial Orchestra.
posted by WCityMike (16 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
This is better than licorice.
posted by Mike Mongo at 2:46 PM on August 1, 2010

This is excellent! And I was just sitting here mulling over a playlist to put on as I start the laborious task of bottling all this homemade cider .... problem solved, thanks WCityMike.
posted by mannequito at 3:21 PM on August 1, 2010

I just can't believe how more and more brilliant it's getting as I'm getting into the later part of it.

There are some truly hysterical moments in p2p, the track I'm currently on ...
posted by WCityMike at 3:23 PM on August 1, 2010

Pleasantly surprised with how good this is.

Also, not to be confused with Mistah F.A.B.
posted by prunes at 3:35 PM on August 1, 2010

Yeah. This is pretty great.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:48 PM on August 1, 2010

Downloading as I write this. I'm mildly disappointed that Laurie Anderson isn't credited in the mix. Or maybe that would have been too easy.
posted by ardgedee at 3:54 PM on August 1, 2010

If you like this, you might also like 2005's Sounds For the Sun-Set.
posted by box at 5:19 PM on August 1, 2010

So, is this in the same vein as The Avalanches' Since I Left You?

because I could get on board with that.
posted by ArgentCorvid at 5:51 PM on August 1, 2010

ArgentCorvid: So, is this in the same vein as The Avalanches' Since I Left You? because I could get on board with that.

I've not heard that, but I've heard "Frontier Psychiatrist", and it definitely shares similarities.
posted by WCityMike at 6:00 PM on August 1, 2010

yeah, Avalanches was the first thing that came to mind when I started listening, especially in the way it skips along to its own wacky beat and regularly veers off in new directions.
It's certainly less ADD than Girl Talk, who I find changes too often for my tastes.
posted by mannequito at 6:04 PM on August 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

And can I just say that mixing Mr. Rogers' "I'm Angry" with Glenn Beck's "Kathy, you pinhead!" explosion is (around the 12:50 mark of pt. 6, "p2p") ... stop the Internet, we hit the apotheosis.
posted by WCityMike at 7:09 PM on August 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

"I Shot You", awesome. Thanks for this.
posted by stinkycheese at 10:55 PM on August 1, 2010

If you, like me, hear about some awesome new mashup/dj thing on mefi, and think, oh, that sounds great but I'm exhausted just thinking about it... you might just want to give this one a chance. I've listened to less than a third of it, but I think it's freaking brilliant! Maybe you'd have to like oldskool punk and rap, and random americana and recordings of drunk John Waynes all super-arfully spliced together... but hey who doesn't? So yeah- not sure I'll listen to it *often*, but this really is one of those Whole Damn Point of the Internet moments.
posted by hap_hazard at 11:39 PM on August 1, 2010

Oh, my. I'll be going off to download for a while now.
posted by immlass at 11:53 AM on August 2, 2010

Hooray for long-form mashing up of sounds! I like this flavor.
posted by not_on_display at 11:17 PM on August 2, 2010

The total war/macarena mix around 3:45 on part 4 just blew my mind.
posted by ChrisHartley at 9:06 AM on August 3, 2010

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