For this episode, the TSOM panel search deep and wide, and sift through hours of terrible mashups to bring you the five worst mashups we could find. A “mashup” is when elements from multiple songs (typically vocals from one and instrumental from another) are mixed together to create a new song. Different from a “remix,” the mashup is largely absent of any original material or artistry and relies almost solely on the creations of other musicians. They were brought to popularity by the work of Danger Mouse, who nearly a decade ago, mixed the vocals from Jay-Z’s Black Album with the chopped up elements from the Beatles’ White Album to create, cleverly, the Grey Album. But, alas, not everyone is Danger Mouse. So, we present to you, our five worst mashups. Guest Carl from Impossible to Say joins us.
Voices: J. Wyrick, S. Bennett, C. Allred, the Dirty Deacon, Blake Collier, and Carl Laamanen.
Intro music contains elements of M.Barnacle’s “Erase That” (used with permission), contains some Bostonian finding a new species in the Boston Harbor, the Fat Boys, Kid Koala, Johnny Adams, Biggie Smalls coughing up something nasty, Larry and Tommy. Arranged by TSOM’s Jeff.
3:32: There is no such thing as preparing way too long for a TSOM episode.
3:48: Astro Kid “Neutral Skrill Hotel” (Soundcloud, 2014)
6:31: The TSOM Panel discusses “Neutral Skrill Hotel.”
7:28: Sam gets way too damn technical.
8:17: Not impressed, but not offended…the TSOM way.
8:43: No offense to Van Halen.
8:51: Actually, “Jigga that Nigga.”
9:00: Rock Mashups “Before I Forget that Pop Rocks” (Soundcloud, 2015)
13:04: The TSOM Panel discusses “Before I Forget that Pop Rocks.”
14:19: Carl was holding onto this joke for three weeks.
14:44: Blake tries to sneak a Peter Brady by the Panel. Post-production catches it every time.
15:40: ???? “Rascal Shakur” (Soundcloud, 2012)
19:04: Jeff has had enough, damn it.
19:55: Blake likes Tom Cochran, Chris Ledoux, but not Rascal Flatts.
21:51: Offense intended to Mike Seaby.
23:02: Mixes and Mashups “Somebody to Lean On” (Soundcloud, 2011)
26:40: The Panel discusses “Somebody to Lean On.”
28:02: Sam drops “gilding the lily” and has the whole Panel searching.
28:26: A-Ha vs. Beatles “Take All of My Loving.” (Youtube, 2013)
31:04: The Panel discusses “Take All of My Loving.”
31:30: If you want nightmares, Google Image search “Uncanny Valley.”
33:12: The panel discusses the Stinky Pinky picks. Once again, Cray continues his dominance with the “Rascal Shakur” pick because of its undeniable atrociousness.
35:28: Cray gets dark with a confession.
36:46: Cray goes further with a bonus confession.
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