Monday, January 26, 2009

Girl Talk's Feed the Animals

This album is entertaining the hell out of me. I am going to try to review it later this week. It is a cento, or something in the vein of Kill Bill. For now, check it out. The end of the "No Pause," in which cute jewish Yael Naim plays under Eminem after being introduced by Hendrix, is one of my favorite bits.

1. "Play Your Part (Pt. 1)" - 4:45

This track samples from:

0:00 Roy Orbison - "Oh, Pretty Woman"
0:01 UGK featuring OutKast - "International Player's Anthem (I Choose You)"
0:01 The Spencer Davis Group - "Gimme Some Lovin'"
0:03 TTC - "J'ai Pas Sommeil"
0:42 DJ Funk - "Pump That Shit"
0:55 Cupid - "Cupid Shuffle"
1:08 Pete Townshend - "Let My Love Open the Door"
1:19 Unk - "Walk It Out"
1:59 Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It"
2:04 Huey Lewis and the News - "The Heart of Rock & Roll"
2:13 Lil Mama - "G-Slide (Tour Bus)"
2:29 Ludacris featuring Shawnna - "What's Your Fantasy"
2:36 Jurassic 5 - "Baby Please"
2:36 Temple of the Dog - "Hunger Strike"
2:48 Birdman featuring Lil Wayne - "Pop Bottles"
3:01 Rage Against the Machine - "Freedom"
3:02 Aaliyah featuring Timbaland - "We Need a Resolution"
3:02 Birdman and Lil Wayne - "Stuntin' Like My Daddy"
3:05 T.I. - "What You Know"
3:17 Edwin Starr - "War"
3:41 Sinead O'Connor - "Nothing Compares 2 U"
4:13 Shawnna - "Gettin' Some" (which samples "Blowjob Betty" by Too Short, which samples "Ring the Alarm" by Tenor Saw)
4:32 Jay-Z featuring UGK - "Big Pimpin'" (which samples "Khosara" by Abdel Halim Hafez)
4:33 Kelis featuring Too $hort - "Bossy"
4:34 Southside Movement - "Save the World"

6. "No Pause" - 3:12

This track samples from

0:00 Faith Evans - "Love Like This"
0:00 Tom Tom Club - "Genius of Love"
0:00 The Crooklyn Clan featuring Fatman Scoop - "Get Your Hands Up"
0:00 Missy Elliott - "Work It"
0:01 Full Force - "House Party"
0:18 Nu Shooz - "I Can't Wait"
0:58 Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force - "Looking for the Perfect Beat"
0:58 Led Zeppelin - "The Crunge"
0:59 Kid n' Play - "Gittin' Funky"
1:00 Run-D.M.C. - "Sucker M.C.'s"
1:01 Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force - "Who You Funkin' With?"
1:01 Heart - "Magic Man"
1:02 DJ Khaled featuring Paul Wall, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Fat Joe and Pitbull - "Holla at Me"
1:04 Public Enemy - "Rebel Without a Pause"
1:07 Thin Lizzy - "Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed"
1:31 Andrea True Connection - "More, More, More"[12]
1:32 Ol' Dirty Bastard featuring Kelis - "Got Your Money"
1:32 Young Leek - "Jiggle It"
1:33 Len - "Steal My Sunshine"
1:33 Spank Rock - "Put That Pussy on Me"
1:35 E-40 featuring Keak da Sneak - "Tell Me When to Go"
1:46 Tears for Fears - "Head over Heels"
1:49 Cheap Trick - "I Want You to Want Me"
1:49 Missy Elliott - "Ching-a-Ling"
2:08 Bob James - "Take Me to the Mardi Gras"
2:09 Young Jeezy featuring Bone Crusher - "Take It to the Floor"
2:22 Jimi Hendrix - "Purple Haze"
2:26 Yael Naim - "New Soul"
2:37 Bubba Sparxxx - "Heat It Up"
2:37 Eminem featuring Nate Dogg - "Shake That"
3:03 Beyoncé - "Get Me Bodied"
3:03 Swizz Beatz - "Money in the Bank"
3:13 Jay-Z featuring Pharrell - "La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss)"


ba said...

Dude, you know I'm down with girl talk, but that Yael Naim song needs to be wire hanger aborted from the pop culture landscape.

Christian O. said...

I like No Pause, but I still don't think you, or rather Wikipedia, should refer to Girl Talk as a musician. He's a DJ. An excellent one and an artist, but there's a difference.

Then again I think Lichtenstein should be forced to repay all the comic book artists he's plagerized over the years, so I have ambivalent feelings towards "remixing" and getting paid for other people's work.

Mainly I'm just getting really tired of people not at least trying to produce something new. I don't mind riffing off old stuff, but I'd prefer people actually contributing something instead of just changing the definiens instead of the definiendum.

PS. I hate that we can't even think of a decent, new, term for eras anymore. It's all post-something or other.

jennifer said...

i love it when we have a good dj at work & they twist together these masterpieces. but since that only happens occassionally i telling them to download this.
you also just put names to a lot of songs that i know every lyric to, but not the artist.
perfect timing - i've been needing some new music.

sidenote: the dj at work last night played...
don cha wish yer girlfriend was hot like me...

oh. and nice imagery BA.

jennifer said...

i have to disagree with you christian. i think that girl talk has created an entirely new product.
artists always work with pre-existing material. all artists draw upon what other artist have done before them. it is our cultural continuity.
the raw material can be anything. clay, paint, piano chords, voice, body.
audio recordings are just a new raw material for artist to use.
but i do agree he should be called a dj, not a musician. they are two different, but equally valuable artistic endeavors.

Geoff Klock said...

I am with jen on this one -- Even Homer rearranged countless numbers of stock phrases in his work (Ancient Greek meter is complex and so when a few adjectives are placed in front of a persons name for example, and the meter works, that becomes the phrase that always describes them -- homer draws on that tradition in a major way, and many of his best lines cannot be attribiuted to him in a way that would satisfy us.)

I mean I appreciate what you are saying -- the movie Wanted is just the Matrix and that is really lame cause that movie came out 10 years ago. But Girl Talk, and Kill Bill and Samurai Jack and Planetary are all drawing on tradition to create something with a unique texture.

Unknown said...

Plus - and this is important - Girl Talk takes all these tracks and, unlike on the first album, isn't just mashing up the obvious hooks, plugging this chorus into that beat etc. The other songs become tools, instruments to make new sounds with. The 'texture' that Geoff mentions also creates certain through threads, narratives (ideologies?).

In 2006 I was laid up in hospital for a few weeks and had his first album (Nightripper) to keep me company. It's great enough - talented - but totally exhausting - it's so dense, y'know? And NOT really party music (so not the case of DJ-as-party-provider) - no one parties to mash ups because they're confusing, and once the novelty wears off not so interesting either.

Girl Talk elevates this to something else, something interesting.

Unknown said...

PS - Kelis rules, huh?

ba said...

Mikey - saw Girl Talk in '07, and believe me, people dance.

And agreed about Kelis.

Unknown said...

Man, see I'm curious about that - was he doing more work as a straight selecter dropping records? Or playing Girl Talk tracks? Doing live mashups? A mixture of all three?

I think I should've qualified that by saying - nobody parties if just anybody drops a couple of mashups but I can see people bringing their game and their dancing shoes to a Girl Talk gig. The alternative - everyone standing around playing "spot the sample" or chinstroking as if it's a noise show or something - is too horrible and tragic an image to bear.

Christian O. said...

I think you guys are right, my comment should really be more geared towards other artists than Girl Talk in particular.

And speaking of untraditional mash-ups, in this case pair the visuals with the audio:

Christian O. said...

And for laughs:

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