By David Pescovitz at 10:28 am Tue, Mar 5, 2013
Carly Rae Jepsen x Trent Reznor = "Call Me A Hole," by pomDeterrific.
(shoop by Rob Beschizza)
A friend pointed out to me that David Ogilve did the mixing on ‘Call Me Maybe’ so these two songs were perhaps only separated at birth:
My background in industrial music definitely helped in achieving this. I was trying to get the same feel in ‘Call Me Maybe’ as in a Nine Inch Nails song, making sure it had a pop sensibility, but with people not even noticing how aggressive the kick drum is.
“The Rave”! Great catch.
Maybe that’s why I love the song so much and don’t care who knows!
The song is smarter than people realize, in my opinion.
Absolutely asdounding. I knew I heard some Skinny Puppy influence in “Call Me Maybe!” I now include this fact in a blog post I did with some artwork as a tribute to this: Call Me A Hole: Nine Inch Nails + Call Me Maybe = Awesome, with credit to this post as well.
And what an incredible look at Ogilve’s process in the soundonsound article. He’s a real craftsman.
Who was it who said that Trent Reznor brought the cheerleader aesthetic to nihilism?
I heard a nice NPR interview with Trent, and he was a real band camp/high school musical nerd.
Brings a new breathy, air-like quality to Trent’s searing social commentary.
I like this.
Ugh… I needed to clear my ears out by listening to the good version… and get my angry mojo back in order.
eh. kick drum’s not aggressive enough.
and look on the bright side — it’s still not the opal mix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQaOrNqYMs0
kick drum’s not aggressive enough.
I am so offended by this.
FU Carly Rae Jepsen
I really wanted to hate this more than I do. I just… can’t.
They go together surprisingly well. I always thought Call Me Maybe and Call Me Al would also work well together, and it seems that I’m not the only one who thinks so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCAM4a0XY5s
Can you mash that with You Can Call Me Ray?
The “Semi-charmed life” + “call me maybe” mashup works surprisingly well also. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfihF5BD1Rs
This and 19 other awesome mashups are available on the Best of Bootie 2012 compilation, which I highly recommend. I hand out CDs of it as New Year’s tchotchkes.
That’s like mashing up cyanide with arsenic.
That’s right. I went there.
You’re a gentle soul.
I expected more. Pretty disappointing.
That’s NIN for ya.
I can’t wait to hear this on Glee. It’s going to be awesome.
For beauty-and-the-beast mashups, it still doesn’t hold a candle to the Prodigy vs. Enya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLScpNjQbak
Hoo, that’s well done.
I shouldn’t like this. I *really* shouldn’t like this. Yet I do…
I remember my first reaction to NIN was that it was singalong pop music with distortion in some places. Which is fine, but it just makes this less surprising to me.
I dare someone to find a way to mash up early Swans with… anything. I can’t see how it could be done.
What is this I don’t even
needs more cowbell, hurr hurrr
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