By Chris Parker
We're knee-deep in the age of re-appropriation.
Call it a passion for post-modern pastiche, or a rebellious DIY culture-jamming reaction to a diet so heavy in processed media junk that we need a multimedia form of Lipitor.
But from the hilarious YouTube "Shreds" videos in which rock legends are expertly overdubbed to sound like hacks to breathless hit-popping mash-up artists like Girl Talk, there's a whole generation of musicians, dabblers and goofs slicing and dicing without benefit of a Ronco cooking utensil.
Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pa., Girl Talk creator Greg Gillis is one of America's best known mash-up musicians thanks to 2006's sensational third album, Night Ripper. Full of adventurous, incongruous combinations (Lil' Wayne's "Go DJ" backed by Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4," Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's "Nuthin' But a G Thang" crossed with Billy Squier's "The Stroke"), it's a head-spinning tour-de-force that ignited on the music blogs like napalm and spread from there.
Now he's back with the follow-up, Feed the Animals (out Oct. 21) which ups the ante further on his populist sound.
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Girl Talk plays a sold-out show tonight at the Variety Playhouse.
(Photo by Andrew Strasser)
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