Monday, July 26, 2010

RIAA: "USA" - A Four Hour Long Mashup

Mash-mavens RIAA present "USA": "a four-hour-long "mix-album," conveniently divided into 10 separate mixes. The history, geography, culture, and politics of the United States are all fair game for RIAA's musical collages, incisive observations, and cheap jokes."
Literally hundreds of sources were used. Any audio that has anything to do with the U.S. of A., from old educational records found in thrift stores, to today's tv hosts and talk-show ranters, were beat-matched, pitch-corrected and thrown into the mix.

Every section delves into a different area of the America experience - the concepts of freedom and revolution, the historical aspects of the black experience and Western expansion, war, leisure time, and as many examples of American music as you're going to hear in one mix - from Native American Indian chanting to a myriad of folk styles, right up to punk and hip-hop. And you'll hear plenty of offensive kooks like Klansmen and religious bigots. But, hey, it's a portrait: "
...A surreal, fun-house mirror portrait perhaps, but nonetheless, I wanted to just let everyone speak for themselves."

You can listen it streaming, download each of the 10 sections individually, or, if you plan on burning it to cds,
download four cd-length zip folders:


UPDATE 8-1-10: A separate collection of 18 radio-friendly "singles" in now available.

And it's all free! Gosh bless America.


Ivan said...

Mr. Fab, this is AWESOME, like a delicious dose of audio LSD (and I mean that in a good way). Holy moly, this is like a great modern novel: dense and rich.

The Deuce Project said...

Wow...this is mind blowing in concept. I can't wait to sit down tomorrow and listen to it all the way through.

I will definitely be featuring a spotlight on this on my blog soon.

I hope you and yours are well Fab.

J-unit 1

degraaff said...

This is a cathedral of sound, an encyclopedia, a work of art, a madhouse and a masterpiece all in one, AND it saves me a trip to America. Thanks Mr Fab!


(a grateful fan from Europe)

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DJ Useo said...

Massive congrats & thanks for this incredible project.
I wrote some words about it here-

Mr Fab said...

Hey useo, that's quite a list of "words used by listeners": "debonair,' eh?

Thanks a mil!