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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Let's listen through the Night Ripper catalog

This is a free crash course in music education from the last 40 years, courtesy of Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk. It goes by really, really fast.

My blogger pal Bruce (of Some Velvet Blog hotness fame) came up with an idea to do a massive joint post of all the songs from the ADD-inducing, mile-a-minute mashup disc Night Ripper (previous post), which uses over a hundred original songs to make the 42 minutes of party goodness on this album. We both logged several (very, very enjoyable) hours trying to pick out as many of the original songs that were harmed in the making of this disc.

AND THEN we found the massive list already in progress from our good friend, the Wiki. I was simultaneously elated & deflated because I was having so much fun on the musical scavenger hunt myself. After being momentarily thrown off-course, we decided to finish what we could piece together on our own, checking the Wiki for reference. It's more fun that way.

When it came to posting the songs, we didn't post 'em all, just our favorites or notable tracks that we thought should be included. There were some songs that I just could NOT bring myself to post. An example of this would be "My Humps" (ah, it's in your head now) or, perhaps, 2 Live Crew's "We Want Some Pussy" (because, from time to time, my mom reads this blog).

So for you younguns who may have never heard, say, Hall & Oates (I would say "consider yourself lucky," others I respect would beg to differ) or for the elders who wouldn't know Eminem from Snoop Dogg, these are the songs you can use to inform yourself -- and have fun hearing how Girl Talk blends all these together in mad fun.

All the goods for songs 1-8 are on Some Velvet Blog, and 9-16 are right here. And to lessen the likelihood that we will be sharing a jail cell somewhere, please remember that these tracks are only up for a few days.

Have at it.

09. "Friday Night"
0:00 The Notorious B.I.G. - "Hypnotize"
0:39 Billy Squier - "The Stroke"
0:39 Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg - "Nuthin' But a G Thang"
1:19 Black Sheep - "The Choice Is Yours"
1:40 Donnie Iris - "Ah Leah!"
2:05 The Waitresses - "I Know What Boys Like"
2:18 Lady Sovereign - "Random"
2:26 Nikka Costa - "Like a Feather"
2:51 TLC - "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"
2:51 Daft Punk - "Technologic"
2:54 Busta Rhymes - "Touch It

10. "Hand Clap"
0:16 Sir Mix-a-Lot - "Baby Got Back"
0:56 Gwen Stefani - "Hollaback Girl"
1:07 The Rentals - "Friends of P"

11. "Give and Go"
0:11 Hall & Oates - "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)"
0:45 Sonic Youth - "Schizophrenia"
1:15 Phil Collins - "Another Day in Paradise"
1:45 Black Box - "Everybody, Everybody"
2:14 Whispers - "Rock Steady"
2:34 Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze"

12. "Bounce That"
0:00 The Emotions - "Best Of My Love"
0:10 Purple Ribbon All-Stars - "Kryptonite (I'm on It)"
0:37 LCD Soundsystem - "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House"
1:06 The Breeders - "Cannonball"
1:14 Stevie Wonder - "My Cherie Amour"
1:20 Steve Winwood - "Valerie"
1:55 Britney Spears - "I'm A Slave 4 U"
1:56 Wreckx-N-Effect - "Rump Shaker"
2:08 Elastica - "Connection"

13. "Warm It Up"
0:15 Paula Abdul - "Cold Hearted"
0:29 Annie - "Heartbeat"
1:13 Kansas - "Carry On Wayward Son"
1:25 Boyz II Men - "Motownphilly"
1:27 Kelis - "Milkshake"
1:37 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - "The Tears Of A Clown"
2:00 MARRS - "Pump up the Volume"

14. "Double Pump"
1:03 Madonna - "Hung Up"
1:27 Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - "Good Vibrations"
1:29 Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock - "It Takes Two"

15. "Overtime”
0:00 The Smashing Pumpkins - "1979"
0:59 Fleetwood Mac - "Little Lies"
1:19 69 Boyz - "Tootsee Roll"
1:46 Folk Implosion - "Natural One"
2:01 Technotronic - "Pump Up the Jam"

16. "Peak Out"
0:15 Eminem & D12 - "Purple Pills"
0:30 Pavement - "Cut Your Hair"
0:46 Paul McCartney & Wings - "Silly Love Songs"

Now you want to go download Night Ripper for your next house party, don't you?



At August 15, 2006 7:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I crazy, or does the bass line to "Silly Love Songs" kick ass?

At August 15, 2006 9:47 AM, Anonymous Dan said...

Wow - amazing!

At August 15, 2006 10:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy s***-- thanks for this!

At August 15, 2006 10:55 AM, Anonymous Matt said...

Thanks..guilty pleasure downloading Phil Collins.

At August 15, 2006 12:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hall & Oates, as well as Phil Collins and Wings-era Paul McCartney, deserve your love and respect. Admitting they're more than a guilty pleasure doesn't mean that you require "hip" replacement surgery.

At August 15, 2006 12:51 PM, Anonymous Matt said...

anponymous very good you made me smile :)

At August 15, 2006 12:55 PM, Blogger Jonas G said...

ajajajaj this posting was great, sonic youth rules.

question. how do you attach a music file in to your blog, if you want to answer please write to vegetal82@hotmail.com

At August 15, 2006 5:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy cow patty!

nice work.

At August 15, 2006 6:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For doing this, you kick ass profoundly. Profoundly!

At August 15, 2006 7:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you!

At August 15, 2006 10:06 PM, Blogger merz said...

Excellent post!

At August 15, 2006 11:15 PM, Anonymous Natalie said...

Awesome post...Took me back :)

At August 15, 2006 11:23 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Girl Talk inspired me to write this post, which talks about "Music Trailers" (much like Movie Trailers).

At August 16, 2006 12:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

something for everyone; thanks

At August 20, 2006 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

amaziiing post

the annie link doesnt work though?


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