Rocktober – Monster Mashup
Some truly monster-ous mashups for your Halloween.
One of the first mashups to go big was Steely Dan’s “Do It Again” crossed with Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” circa 1983 –
By the 90s, mashups were becoming quite the thing, and during the 2000s (especially with everyone having a computer and YouTube coming online), mashups exploded. Most are crap, but some are really good, such as this Daft Punk/Adele mix –
DJs and home remixers began digging up old classics to mix with more modern songs –
Nirvana is one of the more popular bands for mashups…. consider this mix with Amy Winehouse or this even better mix with No Doubt, both based around Nirvana’s “About A Girl.”
A Korn song was massively improved by combining it with a Cure song –
There was a real video for that song, but it’s gone now. Had a neat Escher ending, not to mention Robert Smith getting slowly eaten by the Spider Man (no, not that Spider-Man).
Disco is a prime fountain of pure unrefined mashup material. Especially when mixed with the most incongruous types of music –
Speaking of incongruities, this takes the cake right out of the rain –
It works so well!
Dance music goes well with more classically-influenced works –
Who knew Enya could spit rhymes like that?
If you feel like your childhood has been violated, your teen years touched inappropriately, your college years…. well, something involving microaggressions and a rape hoax, I’m sure… then this song is dedicated to you.
Posted on October 31, 2016, in ...The Hell Is This?, ♫ ♪ ♫, Fun Stuff and tagged ...the hell?, 80s, 90s, fun stuff, music, radio, Rocktober. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Mashup is the highest form of humor. But musical mashups are new territory for me. Nice roundup, there.
OK, I sometimes used to hum to myself an endless (in theory) loop of the Rocky One theme and The Final Countdown, where the end of one leads in to the beginning of the other, over and over and over again.
But I can’t find this one on the T’Oobs.
That would be kinda cool.
I’d like to hear the vocals from “Final Countdown” laid over the Rocky theme.