Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Random Go Go Mash Up Revelations

Hey welcome to Lil Mike's Last Known Thought & Random Revelations..."straining the psyche of our country" since 2005...

As of today, in the past year we have had well over 140,000 visitors who've checked out over 400,000 pageviews. 62% of the visits originated from North America, and they've been looking for everything from tips on cleaning dog poop, to Don Henley's teen hooker scandal, to expanded info on the organic milk industry.

... and indeed, depending on where my head wuz at, you could find that type of info and tons of other topics here.

we are talking about my last known thoughts & random revelations after all...

But mainly , my real last known love is sharing noise... or at least the organized noise called "music" i suppose depending on your perspective...

here's some examples of the stuff you might find here if ya keep coming back...

I was trolling the web when I came across a coool asian website called Tofu Magazine, and even though I pertain to a vegetarian diet, the veritable soybean product had nothing to do with my discovery. Instead I found a vinyl sourced repository of old 60's era tuneage from the innocent heyday of the ol' school au go - go Asian rock n roll scene.

Here's a twist happy band from Singapore called Charlie & His Go-Go Boys doing a couple numbers for y'all

Charlie & His Go Go Boys - Woolly Bully

Charlie & His Go Go Boys - Let's A Go Go

Speaking of Go-Go...

Here's a track from spicy early 90's rappers Salt n Pepa, made all the more flavaful by the delicious addition of DC's most sucessful charting Go Go band E.U.

E.U stood for Experience Unlimited, which is something that band leader Suga Bear and his rhythmic gang all certainly brang to their legendary stage shows... Go Go never made it big outside of the mid Atlantic region, and that likely seems due to the fact that asssembling a talented 9 or 10 piece percussive based group, much less pay & travel with 'em proves to be a daunting task. Despite having some of the funkiest live shows going, even major label affiliated Go Go bands like E.U and Trouble Funk were not really radio ready, and could not translate their live appeal into airplay.

Instead, the popularity of rap music & it's canned beats which arose simultaneously to surpass Go-Go's thunder can easily be attributed to the simplistic personality driven tunes, performed against those prerecorded backing tracks.

At least Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor producer of the gals of Salt n Pepa acknowledged & exploited to good effect here the basic Go Go beat provided by E.U. Other tunes that Azor produced that took Go Go beats onto the charts were Kid-n-Play’s "Rolling with Kid-n-Play" as well as Salt n Pepa's "My Mic Sounds Nice"...

Other early Hip Hop artists to incorporate Go-Go beats included LL Cool J, Heavy D, Dougie Fresh & The Beastie Boys.

This Salt n Pepa cut here, Azor based off an old Isley Bros. tune and it was a club hit, but in my not so humble opinion deserved more play than it ever got upon release circa 1988...

Salt n Pepa - Shake Your Thang ( Herbie Luv Bug Re-Edit w/ E.U )

Hey I just found the video of the original mix on YouTube... so get ya 80's history buffs can get a visual as well y'all... we're talkin' italian biker/painters style caps, cameos of Kid n Play w/ Philly fades, and the gals with bad blonde dye jobs & conspicuous looking torn acid wash jeans...ya boyyyyyyeee!

"I can't tell ya how to catch a groove..."



This next tawdry tune was brought to my attention by the site Mashuptown...

It's an amalgamation by digital DJ Dangerous Orange combines some classic New Order, Nirvana, Blue Oyster Cult and even Johnny Cash doing his Trent Reznor impersonation...

Sure it's a bit of lo-fi overkill, but it's got so much going on, ya just gotta find something to like within...

Dangerous Orange - Hurts Like Teen Spirit


Anyhow onto the next contestant tune...

How about another strange Mash Up combining some already mutant Malcolm Mclaren material with The Zombies "She's Not There"

Holowach - Shocksoul vs Zombies

I guess I will throw up a lil' hyphy number, cuz pop yo collaz ya ballaz, datz jest how they do it in da bay these daze...

Federation - Hyphy Remix ( Keak da Sneak, San Quinn, E-40 , Turf Talk)

oh and please excuse my lack of proper punctuation for portions of this post tonight as Im getting strife from a Blogger vs Firefox browser error...if I reach for the comma or semi colon keys or what not I get crazy rejected...

here's an instrumental mix from a Talib Kweli track I came across... enjoy

Talib Kweli - Listen (Instrumental)


Back to the DC Go-Go I suppose...

I'm just gonna relink up a Trouble Funk tune I posted earlier this month that not enuf of ya saw the first time around...

get all 9 megs of it while ya can...

It's pretty much out of print again as far as I can tell, although a few old 12" records of it can be had on E-Bay for a pretty penny...

Trouble Funk - So Early In The Morning





anyhow...

that's all folks

except for this James Blunt Parody & a very special public service message from Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al - You're Pitiful

Weird Al - Don't Download This Song

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