Thursday, May 24, 2007

RIAA: "Sounds For The Space-Set"

A mashup tribute to the pioneers of electronic music...A glamorous excursion thru the solar system...RIAA (Robotic Intergalactic Astro-Artists) presents a 22-song free download album of Moogs, children's records, ill beats, Salvador Dali, lounge, disco, a robot narrator, surf, scientists, scratchy old novelty records, and at least one theremin. Robot servants mix cocktails for Sun Ra, Esquivel, and Bruce Haack in the observation deck of the space cruise ship heading towards the domed city of Las Vegas, Mars.

And in the most ludicrous example of pitch-shifting abuse in mashup history, Joe Meek stretches Celine Dion on the rack to get her to sing "Telstar." At least De
vo and The Dazz Band come along to get everyone on the dance floor.

"Sounds For The Space-Set"

               "If you find Earth boring..."

1.Lift Off: Sun Ra "Outerspaceways, Inc," Four Tops "I Can't Help Myself," David Bowie "Space Oddity," Sun Ra Moog solo

"Our first stop will be the International Space Station..."

Follow The Planet Man: Mort Garson "Walking In Space," Eric B & Rakim "Follow The Leader," "Planet Man" (old-time radio)

"Be sure to visit the Meatier Steakhouse..."

3. Shining Sun Flash: Moog Machine "Jumpin' Jack Flash," Tom Glazer "Why Does The Sun Shine?," Earth Wind & Fire "Shining Star"

.Telstar Will Go On-Let It Whip It: Joe Meek & The Tornadoes "Telsar," Celine Dion "The Heart Will Go On," Devo "Whip It," Dazz Band "Let It Whip"

Antenna Rock/StroboNews: Kraftwerk "Antenna," Queen "We Will Rock You," Dick Hyman "Strobo"

"There is a rave in the discotheque..."

Why Don't You Psych-Out?: Pierre Henry "Psych Rock" (Fatboy Slim remix)," The All-Night Workers "Why Don't You Smile Now," radio ad

ttiippssyy: Tipsy "Hey!" (Messur Chups remix) vs "Tipsy" by J-Kwon

. Salvador Dali Teaches Rex Harrison How To Say 'Butterfly': Dick Hyman "The Moog and Me," Salvador Dali interview, Chicks on Speed "Wordy Rappinghood"

"We have planned a Lunar Party..."

Pon de Re-Entry to the Moon: Jean Jacques Perrey and Harry Breuer "Re-Entry To The Moon," Rihanna "'Pon De Replay," "Bobby & Betty go to the Moon"

Mechanical Robot Man: Bent Bolt & The Mechanics "Mechanical Man," Daft Punk "Robot Rock"

Robo-Spies Must Die!!: Forrest J. Ackerman "Music For Robots," Los Straightjackets "Squad Car"

Lunar Luau: Marty Gold/Walter Sear "Good Night," Frank Sinatra "Fly Me To The Moon," Portishead "Wandering Star," drums: John Bonham, fake Portishead bass synth: Mr Fab

Sexy Caravan: Three Suns "Caravan," Justin Timberlake "Sexy Back"

Bonnie & Clyde In Orbit: Jean Jacques Perrey "E.V.A." (Fatboy Slim remix), Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg "Bonnie & Clyde," tbc!

Put Your Miniskirt On: Esquivel "Miniskirt," Schooly D "Put Your Filas On"

"...the domed city of Las Vegas, Mars..."

Intergalactic Centerfold: John Keating's Space Experience, Beastie Boys "Intergalactic,"
J. Geils Band "Centerfold," beats: Mrs. Crackburn!

Head Like a Moog: Mocha Beans "Hot Dog," Mr Fab & His
Bargain Slacks "sing" Nine Inch Nails!

OK Robot (remix)/Wendy and Delia: Bruce Haack "OK Robot,"
Wendy Carlos "Musique Concrete plus synthesizer," Delia Derbyshire
"Chromophone Band," "Moogies Bloogies"

Virginia's Tears: Roxy Music w/Brian Eno "Virginia Plain," Smokey Robinson "Tracks of My Tears,"
Eno synth: Nico "Innocent and Vain"

The Wonder Is All Around Us: Vangelis "Alpha," Dr. Michael Shermer and James Randi interview
("Skepticality" podcast interview), Ken Nordine "Satellite"

Rewind Lady Rewind: Claude Denjean "Lay Lady Lady," Cylob "Rewind"

"We now blast off into Deep Space..."

Star Trek To Nowhere: Universal Robot Band "Disco Trek (Star Trek theme)," Ella Fitzgerald "Out Of Nowhere," Cosmos "Summer In Space"

robo-narrator, additional beats and fx: RIAA


mrdantefontana said...

Super great stuff. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

great trek and ella is to die for

solcofn said...

Nice one Mr Fab!

OddioOverplay said...

Fab! Congrats on this one. Saw the write-up in Boing Boing!

greg said...

Hi, look at this collection of videos from outer space

Alan said...

Some of these are great, and some are just brilliant.

Currently about half way through, hearing "Mechanical Robot Man", and can't wait for the rest !

The best mash has (so far) come in the first minute, Bowie not being able to help himeself (Four Tops ?) just fits so beautifully.

And so many great songs I don't know - gotta go buy some CDs

Mr Fab said...

Thanks Alan, but plenty of recordings that were never released on CD were used - just took 'em straight off the vinyl.

Ha ha, nice one Greg - love that stuff, thanks.

ufo hawaii said...

love you guys! dali's words don't leave me a-starvin'...

Kekoa said...

Wow! A whole mashup album. Thanks! I'm currently listening to "The Telstar Will Go On". Hilarious stuff. Excellent voice for the Captain when he says "our first stop will be the international space station." I think I'll checkout Sun Ra now.

Thanks again! Vinyl rocks!

Jumpthesnark said...

Great stuff! I'm going to listen to them in my flying car's quadrophonic system.

Nancy Thomas said...

whats up with the SHAG art rip-off on the "cover"?

licorice pizza said...

WoW! You are out there. Nice work. May I link you at the Kitchen? LP

Mr Fab said...
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Mr Fab said...

By all means, link away!

Oooh, checking out your site now - hey, hope those percussion albums are still up, they look, er, delicious.

Licorice Pizza said...

Great! All links are working for every page. Thanks, LP

Anonymous said...

and the Beatles? nothing with the "space" sound?
Albert Winfred

yesyesyes said...

Thank You for everything - esp the zip including all

Altaïr said...

Amazing trip !
Great, space feeling


andrea gabriele said...

it's great. it's about 2 year i listen to it now :)

Konrad Useo said...

I know this record well!
Great to see it return.
Someone plz thnk this DJ!!! ;)

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