Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Adrian sings 'Crimson & Chanukkah'

Adrian from the world's premier mashup club Bootie (Mr Fab has spun at the LA branch on occasion) also sings in the live mashup band Smashup Derby. We had only just posted this Adam Sandler vs Tommy James mashup, and in days Adrian learned it and sang it live at Bootie SanFran and, as you can hear, did a great job:

Yep, that's a karaoke backing track. They didn't have time for the band to learn it, but he assures me they will next year. Looking forward to it already!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mr Fab & His Bag O' Toys

10-count-'em-TEN! Christmas (and one Hannukah) mashups, cut-ups and remixes, from 2004-2008. Listen to the whole thing streaming and/or download individual tracks here.

Or get 'em all in this
zip file.

Includes such festive carols as: "Little Saint Grinch," "G-L-O-RIAA," "The Chipmunk Song (remix)," "The Six Million Dollar Man & Santa Claus Fight Global Warming," and "Santa's Acid Hawaiian Space-Disco." Also! The previously-unreleased "Slay Ride," "Crimson and Chanukah," and "Black X-Mas."

Monday, November 23, 2009

RIAA Sells Out

Started a new Fairtilizer playlist for streaming listening/downloading of RIAA mashups using songs that people have actually heard of. No weird thrift-store records! Well, not that many at least! Pop! Trendy!

Only three tunes up so far:

"Come As The Eighties" - Nirvana vs the song they ripped off by Killing Joke; one of our more popular numbers, especially after the Bootie crew posted it on their sites as one of their fave songs of the month; sightings of this track include: a "dodgy" video (not crediting us); "Ashes To 80s", a much better video, using footage from the show "Ashes To Ashes;" and a merci to Totom for some radio play in France.

"Shut Up And Take The Night" - Chelley (a big hit on LA hip-hop radio this past summer) vs The Ting Tings; by RIAA (Rosemary’s Inspiration: Aerobic Activity), so named because Mrs Fab heard the Chelley tune in her workout class and came up with the idea for this combo her own self.

"I Found That Jesus Rare" - speaking of Bootie, this previously unreleased one features Adrian from Bootie (and Smashup Derby, his live mashup band) singing Depeche Mode over Gang of Four.

Friday, November 20, 2009

RIAA: Reality Is An Accident

RIAA's new album is some of the weirdest, wackiest stuff that we've recorded in the last year or two. You can grab the whole thing here:

Dead Like Me - Pussycat Dolls song “Don’t Cha,” The Cyrcle/Paul Simon’s “Red Rubber Ball,” some L.A. Dream Time (” in the house”), a goofy version of Blood Sweat & Tear’s “Spinning Wheel,” the robot from the ‘50s film “Colossus: The Forbin Project,” Spike Jones' version of Raymond Scott’s “Powerhouse,” and lots and lots of wacky! comedy! samples! (Originally appeared on DJ Useo’s comp “It Is 2 Laff.”)
2. King of Rooque - RunDMC vs Les Hauts de Plafond “Ca M’est Completement Egal”, plus a bit of the Finnish Screaming Men’s Choir “Star Spangled Banner”
The Crafty King of Carrowocky - Neutral Milk Hotel vs Beastie Boys vs Sean McGaughey reading Lewis Carroll
4. Debasement a Go Go - The Pixies vs Roger Roger “Gags a Go-Go” vs The Specials “Concrete Jungle”
5. KKK (Kooky Komedy Kut-Up) - Sources: lots of stuff, inc. old records, new music, movies, tv, radio, speeches, sound effects
6. I Saw Her Things - Dean Martin & Nancy Sinatra vs dogs singing the Beatles, with a bit of Beach Boys. And beatz. Originally appeared on the Mashup Industries various-artists Dino tribute album “King of the Road.”
7. Eraserhead Serenade - Peter Ivors’ “In Heaven” (from the film “Eraserhead”) vs Crystal Method “Ready for Action” with a bit of Geza X: “Mean Mr. Mommy Man”. Originally appeared on the David Lynch tribute album “Mashed in Plastic.” Check the video.
8. Chicken Slacks - Sam Cooke vs Ray Stevens/Henhouse Five “In The Mood,” Soft Cell “Tainted Love.”
9. El Psycho Watusi - Ray Barreto, The Sonics, Bernard Hermann, The Beatles, Lords of the Underground; originally appeared on the “Bride of Monster Mashup” various artists comp in 2008
10. KKK2 (She Hates The Jonas Brothers) - David Rose & His Orchestra, Kelis, eminem goes to the circus, lots of funny little clips.
11. Some Assembly Required - The theme to the mashup/sound collage radio show “Some Assembly Required” vs a country song “Only in America” + wacky sound effects
12. Youre Pootyful - James Blunt vs Ming & FS “Madhattan Bound,” with Mickey Avalon “My Dick”, and rude sound effects.
13. A Golden Induction Is A Gust of Brown Air - RIAA mixed People Like Us’ poem cut-up contribution to WFMU’s Inaugurable Poem Remix challenge with The Stranglers’ “Golden Brown.“
14. Babar's Tusk - Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” vs a ‘Babar’ kiddie record, and some David Lee Roth; originally appeared on Radio Clash’s “Fleetwood Mix” mashup collection.
15. Spinning Rubber Sing Thing - Big Bird vs Ernie vs The Shaggs vs Cale & Eno; originally appeared on dj BC’s “Muppet Mashup” collection. (Thanks to BC for the Autotune!)

Artwork: "The Ecstasy of Caroline" by Mark Ryden, additional graphics from DJ Useo

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mashed in Plastic: the DVD

WOW. Big ups to Reborn Identity for making an 82 minute full length mashup movie (the world's first?) to accompany last year's "Mashed in Plastic," the David Lynch mash-up tribute album, which features RIAA's "Eraserhead Serenade." Check the 'Videos' link to the right if you just want to see "Eraserhead Serenade" but, really, the whole thing's quite stunning.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Thanks to DJ Useo for asking RIAA to contribute a song to

a various-artists collection of funny mashups, the sequel to last year's original "It Is To Laff." Our tune (recorded under an assumed name) "Dead Like Me" features our revenge on that horrible Pussycat Dolls song "Don't Cha," mixed with The Cyrcle/Paul Simon's "Red Rubber Ball," some L.A. Dream Time (" in the house"), some goofy version of Blood Sweat & Tear's "Spinning Wheel," the robot from the '50s film "Colossus: The Forbin Project," Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse," and lots and lots of wacky! comedy! samples!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

RIAA: "Debasement a GoGo"

The Pixies vs wacky '60s library music legend Roger Roger “Gags a Go-Go” vs The Specials “Concrete Jungle.” You'll LAFF!

Though I did get this comment: "Blimey - that's really quite scary!"


No new Bag O' Heads tune this year, but Cheekyboy has graciously re-upped all the old various-artist "Monster Mashup" collections, going back to 2004:

Monster Mashup page

Some boo-tiful stuff here.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

RIAA: The Crafty King of Carrowocky

Audio surrealism! Neutral Milk Hotel vs Beastie Boys vs Sean McGaughey reading Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky". Get it here:

The Crafty King of Carrowocky



All fan-made. Thanks, you geniuses! Scroll down to the video, click on song title to find the mp3.

- Guess I’m Falling Into Bubbles” ( U.S. Army Airborne/Don Ho vs The Velvet Underground) video by Marc Campbell
- It's Whisky (Run-DMC vs. The Dubliners and The Pogues) video by ShortyLongstrokin
- Come As The Eighties (Nirvana's "Come As You Are" vs Killing Joke's "Eighties") video by draxenato

- Eraserhead Serenade (David Lynch/Peter Ivors vs Crystal Method vs Geza X) video by Reborn Identity
- Kraftplay (Coldplay vs Kraftwerk) video by EliteLatteMac
- Thereming (original tune) - "Monsters By Mail" draws nice spooky artwork
- Intergalactic Centerfold (Beasties vs JGeils Band) - Spaceman Sam dances, lip synchs
- Thereming (original tune) - "Monsters By Mail", different drawing
- OK Robot (Bruce Haack remix) - Spaceman Sam again, lipsyching, dancing, acting out song
- Come As The Eighties (Nirvana's "Come As You Are" vs Killing Joke's "Eighties") video by LittleMissGrunge

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fleetwood Mac vs Babar the Elephant

A very silly RIAA track, "Babar's Tusk," is featured on the "Fleetwood Mix" various-artists collection of Mac mashes and remixes, organized by Tim from RadioClash. Bits of David Lee Roth's whoopin and a-hollerin' are in there, as well. Thanks to for the Babar action.

Also featured: DJ BC, Celebrity Murder Party, LeeDM101, DJ FOX, 10000 Spoons and Tim himself aka Instamatic.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

People Like Us end of season album download

London UK's legendary sound collage-ist People Like Us often features RIAA recordings in her WFMU radio show "Do or DIY," and this new best-of collection is no exception. "Spinning Rubber Sing Thing" is featured (towards the end).

"Awful Fun"

"It's the end of the Summer Season and so time for DO or DIY to unplug the ethernet cable, give the ol' modem a bit of a dust and take the next season off. But before we go we haven't forgotten that it's somewhat a tradition to make a downloadable collection of the best of all things avant retard for your ears and eye-pods, you lucky people - complete with downloadable artwork. So here it is. I always say there's nothing like art, and this is nothing like art."



Mashups, remixes, and covers of music from The Muppet Show and Sesame Street. Compiled by Boston's djBC.

Features RIAA's "Spinning Rubber Sing Thing," which features "Sing," "Rubber Duckie," The Shagg's "Shaggs Own Thing," John Cale/Brian Eno's "Spinning Away."

Also: great tunes from Martinn, ATOM, Dunproofin, and bc hisself.

Oooh, That New Blog Smell...

This will be the new portal for all the latest news and sounds from Mr Fab and RIAA. That old index page was a pain, everything took forever to load. So here we are.