Mashup music Wikipedia. A mashup also mesh, mash up, mash up, blend, bootleg12 and bastard poprock is a song or composition created by blending two or more pre recorded songs, usually by overlaying the vocal track of one song seamlessly over the instrumental track of another. To the extent that such works are transformative of original content, in the United States they may find protection from copyright claims under the fair use doctrine of copyright law. SynonymseditMashups are known by a number of different names Bootlegs mostly in Europe, not to be confused with unofficial remixesBoots but not booty which is a branch of electroMash ups. Mashed hits. Smashups or smash upsBastard pop as in the combined songs are unofficial this term is rarely used anymoreBlends. Cutups or cut ups, a term originally coined by William S. Burroughs to describe some of his literary experiments that involved literally cutting up different texts and rearranging the pieces to create a new piece. Powermixing usually the pace has to be sped up to allow for more song to be played and thus cannot play any single blend for the full length of the songCrossovers, but it is in a form of mashup, or version vs. In addition, more traditional terms such as edits or unauthorized remixes are favored by many bootleggers also known as leggers. HistoryeditThe practice of assembling new songs from purloined elements of other tracks stretches back to the beginnings of recorded music. If one extends the definition beyond the realm of pop, precursors can be found in musique concrte, as well as the classical practice of re arranging traditional folk material and the jazz tradition of reinterpreting standards. In addition, many elements of mashup culture have antecedents in hip hop and the DIY ethic of punk as well as overlap with the free culture movement. PrecursorseditThe Flying SaucereditIn 1. Bill Buchanan and Dickie Goodman released what they called a break in song, i. The Flying Saucer. The track, a reinterpretation of Orson Welles celebrated War of the Worlds mock emergency broadcast interspliced with musical snippets comically dramatizing the portentous patter of the announcer, spawned a raft of imitations. I56n65LLzng/Tk98ShuAemI/AAAAAAAADIA/j1kY2yUVW2Q/s500/HYF-Invisible_Forces-Back.jpg' alt='Rush Bootlegs' title='Rush Bootlegs' />Goodman had several other similar hits in the 1. Novelty recordseditThere have been a number of novelty records and one off hits that have included uncleared samples. The song Your Woman by White Town features an uncredited sample from a 1. My Woman by the Lew Stone Band taken from the soundtrack of the Dennis Potter series Pennies From Heaven. Other notable one off bootlegs include DNAs dance remix of Suzanne Vegas Toms Diner 1. You Got The Love by The Source featuring Candi Staton 1. Vega received quite a few unsolicited mixes of her a cappella song, and eventually issued an entire CD of Toms Diner mixes, one notable example being Jeannies Diner, in which a resung verse based on Vegas composition describes the premise of the situation comedy I Dream of Jeannie. Toms Diner is likely to be the first song that was mash mixed as we now know the process. One series was John Morales later one half of M and M productions Deadly Medleys, in which he mixed up disco hits of the moment to form beat consistent collages. In the late 1. 97. Molecules That Changed The World'>Molecules That Changed The World. Dutch producer Jaap Eggermont produced the Stars on 4. These records attempted to cram as many hits as possible into the space of a three and a half minute pop song, and are more accurately described as medleys. A similar series by Mirage in the late 1. Jack Mix records so that these were very close to later mashups. Singer producer Jonathan King anticipated the mashup genre with several novelty singles. In 1. 98. 7, King accused the Pet Shop Boys of plagiarizing the melody of Cat Stevens Wild World for their song Its A Sin. To prove the point, King recorded a version of Wild World with an arrangement virtually identical to that of Its A Sin. King performed an analogous stunt with a version of Hes So Fine by The Chiffons arranged in the style of George Harrisons My Sweet Lord, making a cheeky reference to the plagiarism suit over the similarities between the two songs. WVh7wA2kaMs/UVtxRm-0h4I/AAAAAAAAADU/XHDkz9a_I6A/s1600/Bad_Boys_Front.jpg' alt='Rush Bootlegs' title='Rush Bootlegs' />Little Roger and the Goosebumps released their single Gilligans Island Stairway, later renamed Stairway to Gilligans Island in May 1. Splash Records label. The song combines the lyrics to the theme song of the television show Gilligans Island with the music of Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin. Later in 1. 97. 8, Damaskas and Barnes Barnes were inspired by Little Roger and the Goosebumps to record A Day in the Life of Green Acres, a song that combined the music of The Beatles A Day in the Life with the lyrics to the theme song of the television show Green Acres. The Red Army Choir Cd 1 Rare'>2002 The Red Army Choir Cd 1 Rare. Frank ZappaeditIn the 1. C_fZbXMec/UV9ppG8njBI/AAAAAAAAAFU/diiQe99tppI/s1600/AWAS-By-Tors_Battle-V2.01-Front.jpg' alt='Rush Bootlegs' title='Rush Bootlegs' />Frank Zappa developed a technique he called xenochrony in which a guitar solo was extracted from its original context and placed into a completely different song. His recording engineer referred to this as the Ampex guitar. In his rock opera Joes Garage 1. Zappas xenochrony can be heard on every track apart from Watermelon in Easter Hay. Rubber Shirt from the album Sheik Yerbouti consists of a bass track and a drum track taken from two different live performances melded together in the studio. John OswaldeditJohn Oswald has been devising illegitimate compositions since the late 1. His 1. 97. 5 track Power married frenetic Led Zeppelin guitars to the impassioned exhortations of a Southern American evangelist at the same time that hip hop was discovering the potency of the same and related kinds of ingredients. Christian Devotional Videos Free Download more. Similarly, his 1. Hey, why cant I vote on comments Cracked only offers comment voting to subscribing members. Subscribers also have access to loads of hidden content. Vane, which pitted two different versions of the song Youre So Vain the Carly Simon original and a cover by Faster Pussycat against each other, was a blueprint for the contemporary mashup subgenre, glitch pop. Oswald coined the term plunderphonics to describe his illegitimate craft. In 1. 99. 3, he released Plexure. Arguably his most ambitious composition to date, it attempted to microsample the history of CD music up to that point 1. The ambition of this piece would later be recalled by the British bootlegger Osymyso, whose Intro Inspection captured the pop junkie feel of Plexure. Osymyso, who at the time was unaware of Oswalds work, used the same structure of an accelerando arranging his source material in order from the slowest tempo to the fastest to link a few bars each of 1. Plexure. Pink ProjecteditIn 1. This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Lossy Audio Bootlegs MP3s and other lossy formats go here. Italo disco composer and producer Stefano Pulga, under the name Pink Project, had a substantial hit with Disco Project, a completely re recorded version of The Alan Parsons Projects instrumental track Mammagamma from the album Eye in the Sky, using Sirius from the same album as an intro, and featuring the schoolchildrens choir vocals also entirely re recorded by female session vocalists from Pink Floyds Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 on top of the Parsons track. Technically more similar to a medley of cover versions as it did not include any elements directly taken from the original records than to a mashup, the record was nevertheless identified with the nascent genre by Italian radio DJs.
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