Monday, December 5, 2011

Crimson & Chanukah 2011

"Crimson & Chanukah" was a Tommy James & the Shondells vs Adam Sandler mashup from 2009 included on my holiday music collection "Mr. Fab His Bag O' Toys." Adrian from the globe-spanning mashup nightcub event Bootie covered it live by singing over a karaoke version of "Crimson and Clover," based on the Joan Jett version. He promised to record it. I saw him at Bootie a year ago and asked him about it. He forget! But here 'tis at last, track #6 on Boston's dj BC's long-running series of various-artist Xmas comps, and it is a lovely thing indeed (Thanks, Adrian!):

Santastic Six

But, hey, it ain't all about me - lots of other great stuff on this collection: Martinn's mashing of two Brenda Lee songs and a Dixieland band is the kind of head-spinning nuttiness that only the likes of People Like Us can pull off. And my SoCal homie Voicedude's "You're A Loser, Newt Gingrich!" oughtta get him on the Daily Show.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


They're not exactly "videos" since there's nothing to look at except the album artwork, but the entirety of RIAA's darkest, strangest album "Madnight" was put up a few days ago on the YouTubes thanks to nice peoples named ZellChristensen. If you don't want to download the album, kick back and listen to it streaming here:

RIAA "Madnight" YouTube Channel

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


...I'm gonna post an album's worth of leftover RIAA tracks when I get a new computer and all technical difficulties are resolved. Maybe 15 tracks or so. Featuring: some songs already released that were "singles," or contributions to various-artists collections, Such as:

- Split Myself And Go (Yaz vs Meat Puppets)
- Surf Tricks (Phantom Surfers vs Kelis)
- Surf Riot (Dick Dale vs Sonic Youth)

and some unreleased songs that were intended for unrealized projects, as well as a 15-minute mix called "The Wonderful World Of Noise" that I think was originally done for WFMU, and a piss-take called "Porn Again Christian." Among other - I'll have to scroll thru the harddrive and see what other wonders await. Plenty of crap and unfinished tracks clog up my drive, but I'll be sparing you those. One of these days...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Every mashup sounds like a dare..."

That nice Ken The Station Manger at WFMU played one of my tunes on his show this morning, and someone posted a comment on the station message board that I thought was pretty funny:

"RIAA is amazing. Every mashup sounds like a dare and often he pulls it off, leaving your jaw to hit the table."

Haven't made anything because of a dare (tho I guess you could say I dare myself sometimes) but, hey, the highly entertaining "Manos: The Hands of Fate," one of the worst films ever made (if not THE worst) was made as a result of a dare. Maybe it's a ploy that should be used more often...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

USA: The Singles

To celebrate the first anniversary of "USA," I finally got around to posting all the radio-friendly "singles" on (formerly known as Fairtilizer), so if you don't want to download the one-CD sampler of the 4-hour "USA", you can just listen to the songs streaming. (Or you can download 'em, gives you that option, too.) Just in time for July 4th - Independence Day, America's most patriotic holiday.

USA - The Singles

Okay, back to (musical) retirement. Waitress, another drink please?

Monday, March 7, 2011


A collection of G.W.Bush/Iraq war related mashups and sound collages first released in 2004 is unexpectedly back on-line, courtesy of it's compiler twinkleboi.


RIAA's contribution is an otherwise uncollected track called "O.I.L. (Operation Iraqi Liberation)," which features The Misfits "Die Die My Darling", Jello Biafra "Die For Oil, Suckers," Big Black "Kerosene," Jimi Hendrix "Voodoo Chile," Black Sabbath "War Pigs," and Congressional sound effects. Technically, this antique is a bit crude. (Hey, I meant well, right?)

Fortunately, there's lots of great stuff from talents like Wax Audio, Osymyso, Eve Massacre, Instamatic, Don Amott, Earworm, Gordyboy, and RX, the mad genius who re-edited speeches to make it appear as if Bush is singing/reciting songs like U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday."

Friday, January 21, 2011


I think I'll try to migrate my "Albums" page to here, thus saving me more bandwidth. If there's not much info on each album, or links are dead, please be patient. This is a work in progress.

RIAA: "The Wonderful World Of Sound" - Unreleased and uncollected mashups 2007-2010 (2012)

a four-hour-long "mix-album,"  in 10 separate mixes. The history, geography, culture, and politics of the United States is all fair game for RIAA's musical collages, incisive observations, and cheap jokes. (2010)

RIAA: "Reality is An Accident" -
some of the weirdest, wackiest stuff that we recorded in 2008/09. Features collaborations with People Like Us, and dj BC. 15 tracks (2009).

RIAA: "Sounds For The Swing Set" - A hallucinogenic trip thru vintage Vegas, timewarping into the Now. 16 tracks (2009)

"Madnight" - Inspirations: dreams, nightmares, Los Angeles noir film and literature, "lowbrow" and Surreal art, carnivals and sideshows, 78 rpm records, weird old black and white movies, autumn...21 tracks (2008),

"Risque, Illicit and Adult": RIAA's best mashups of 2007, 19 tracks (2008)

Sounds For The Space-Set": A mashup tribute to the pioneers of electronic music, a glamorous excursion thru the solar system, 22 tracks (2007)

RIAA: "Tech-xotica!!!" - Party-rockin' mashups and kooky comedy cut-ups; 26 tracks! (2006).

" Dirt Bacharach" - The lush, sophisticated melodies of Burt Bacharach's '60s classics vs the harsh sounds of modern music & life; 15 tracks (2006).

"Recording Industries Are Archaic" - RIAA's best/most popular mashups from 2005 (and a couple from 2004) Hard copies came in a recycled AOL tin, collage art included; 19 tracks.

Sounds For The Sun-Set" 2005 edition - Surf, Hawaiian, Caribbean beach party! 18 tracks.

Radical, Intense and Awesome!!: 10 song (69 sources!) summer beach party-a-go-go (2008).

Schizophonia Suite: Mashups/sound collages inspired by mental illness, 5 freaky tracks (2008).

MR FAB and His Bag O' Heads: Eleven slabs of spooky fun horror mashups and songs, some w/ original lyrics, vocals, instrumentation (2004-2007) [off-line]

Albums recorded mid-'90s to early '00s, mostly on floppy-disk sampler 8-track tape, w/analog synths:

MR FAB: "Dub and Dubber" - Famous rap and r&b intrumentals vs Mr Fab's mostly reggae (& some funk) live instruments

MR FAB: "Graffiti Beetles" - Fab Four instrumental tracks vs Mr Fab's spastic synth improvs

"Someone Can Kill This DJ Plz????" - Future-jazz from Hell: mind-bending synth work over hijacked beats; 11 tracks. [off-line]

"Jet-Set Discotheque" - Mash-ups/remixes & live instruments. An international dance party [off-line]

RIAA: "Horrorgasm!" [off-line] Audio surrealism; funky dance grooves meet bizarre thrift-store records

Contributions made to the following various-artist compilations:

"Interplanetary Materials" 2004 Space is the place for Otis Fodder's sci-fi themed compilation

"Bushwacked" 2004 sound-collages inspired by President Bush and the war in Iraq, compiled by Twinkleboi

"Monster Mash-Up" 2004 compiled by DJBC

"Merry Christmash" 2004 [offline] compiled by Cheekyboy

"Son of Monster Mash-Up"
2005 compiled by DJBC and Pilchard, hosted by solcofn

"Santastic: Holiday Boots 4 Your Stockings" 2005 compiled by DJBC

"Bride of Monster Mash-Up" 2006 by Mashup Industries

FOOLKLEGS Folkloric MashUps 2007 compiled by Funky Belek and Krazy Ben

Forgotten Hits 2007 mashups using obscure '60s intrumentals; compiled by Simon Iddol

BOOTWERK - A Bastard Pop Tribute To Kraftwerk 2007 compiled by Clivester

Mashing Pumpkins
- 2007 compiled by Cheekyboy

Calling All Fiends - 2007 original Halloween music, Mr Fab plays theremin, compiled by Oddio Overplay

Beat-Boot-ique Mashuptown Massacre" A halloween spook-tacular 2007

The Radio Clash File - James Bond/spy collection; 2007, compiled by TBC

It Is To Laff
- Comedy novelties; 2007 compiled by DJ Useo

KING OF THE ROAD - A Bastard Pop Tribute To Dean Martin - 2008, compiled by Clive$ter

Night of the Living Monster Mash-Up - 2008 compiled by Cheekyboy

"Mashed In Plastic," 2008 tribute to filmmaker David Lynch

Santastic Four - Christmas mashups, compiled by djBC - 2008

Café del Mash, 2009 a chill-out international comp; RIAA: "Happy Heart Of Home"

Muppet Mashup, 2009 djBC and friends saluting "The Muppets" and "Sesame Street."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Don Ho Mashup Featured On Comp

"Guess I'm Falling Into Bubbles," originally available on RIAA's 2007 collection "Risque, Illicit and Adult," is one of my strangest mashups. It features a U.S. Army Airborne marching cadence version of Don Ho's tiki lounge classic "Tiny Bubbles" over the instrumental of The Velvet Underground's "Guess I'm Falling in Love," with sound effects. Unexpectedly popular, it got lots of airplay on WFMU. And it's recently been included on a free on-line album compiled by Texas' DJ Useo dedicated to the more unusual ("off-kilter," as he says) mashups:

Mashups As Heard On The Qradips Show

A lot of these oldies-but-goodies are favorites of mine. Def. recommended, even if I wasn't included.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What The Duck?

Never heard of, don't know the nice people who uploaded my tunes, but there's a generous 53-track assortment of RIAA oldies streaming. Very nice if you just want to kick back and listen without going to the bother of downloading. RIAA playlist

Thanks to whoever!