A while back (on my birthday no less) my good friend RonBurgandy2010 demanded I make a new mash-up blog. Well...here ya go.
1. Walk Close To Me
The Bangles vs. The Cure
Let's start things off smooth shall we? I love this mash-up. It never ceases in making me feel good all over and even better you can't really ask for much better quality.
2. Sandopolis Inc.
Gorillaz vs. Hiroshi Kubota
I never saw this coming in a million years. The first time I wasn't too impressed but it really has grown on me. Especially after Plastic Beach came out and I started drawing similarities to the the 16-bit tunes of Sonic and the crew with the direction Plastic Beach went into.
3. Get It On My Mind
Marvin Gaye vs. The Pixies
How can you not like this!? I swear! Okay, so maybe the quality if a little iffy and the drums are a little awkward but it just sounds so good and infectious. This is another that I hated, mainly because the sound quality is so bleh, but I braced it once and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since.
4. Back to Life
Amy Winehouse vs. Stevie Wonder
Oh, Amy Winehouse. I'm so legitimately scared of you, yet I admire you so. And there's another guy in this mash-up too. He's okay too, I guess. Seriously, though this mash-up is awesome. Back to Black
has been put to a lot of blues and old R&B but for my money this is the best thus far.
5. Go It Alone Mercedes
Beck vs. Janis Joplin
You read that right. A mash-up with Janis F. Joplin. You're welcome.
6. Somebody Told Me Hollaback
The Killers vs. Gwen Stefani
Wow, how did this slip past the DJ Hero Hollaback Girl
lovefest? It's actually really good. Apart the songs are okay but together I can learn to love them both.
7. Shout "I'm Not Your Toy"
La Roux vs. Tears for Fears
I was soo close to featuring this the first time and now here it is. Some people say La Roux sounds 80s-ish. I still don't see it.
8. The Good, The Bad, Erase, Rewind
The Cardigans vs. Ennio Morricone
This mix is a bit subtle (if you ask me, others have said different) but I think it really works well.
9. 99 Scar Tissue Problems
Jay-Z vs. Red Hot Chili Peppers
First I will put the rumours to rest. Yes, I like Jay-Z. Not all of Jay-Z but a lot of his songs definitely stick out in mainstream hip-hop even if the radio tries to kill them by playing them every other song. I urge everyone though to give this mash-up a listen. It's such a clean mash-up with some high caliber quality as well.
10. I'm Only Happy In The Ring
Garbage vs.Jurassic 5
Why is it that every time J5 get remixed with something I never know what J5 song it is? Aw, fuck it. Garbage gets a lot of mash-up action but in my opinion it usually has very bad results. I can't tell you the number of times I've heard bad I Think I'm Paranoid mash-ups. This one I think ispretty damn good though. It's certainly not as unique or special as a good mash-up can be but I like it.
Bonus track: The Joker's 21 Guns
Steve Miller Band vs. Green Day
Let's go out on a good note. Not a big fan of either band but it sounds too good to ignore.
The best thing about the last track? You can download it right from the player. I might actually start using that player next time I do a mash-up blog.