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!