Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The 11 Best Samples Used in Girl Talk's Night Ripper CD

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Scrap booking is the "in" thing right. It's taking images and items that we have collected in our lives and slathering them up with Elmer's glue and sticking them into a book. By placing hundreds of items on page and adding shinny colorful stickers we can look back at our mundane lives through revisionist goggles. "Wow, wasn't Thanksgiving 1997 fun? I have no idea what happened that year but here's a sparkly turkey sticker here to prove it must have been a blast!" Well, now scrapbooking has transcended into the world of music in the form of mash-ups. Leading the pack is an artist known to the collective world as Girl Talk. His newest CD (Night Ripper) boasts over 150 samples smashed together to create some of the most exciting music you've heard in awhile. Part of its addicting appeal is that you've heard it all before and most importantly you love all the songs. Well, most of the songs. If you like 50 Cent's "In Da Club" and you like Pixies "Where Is My Mind?" you'll love them mashed together. You know that's got your attention.

Night Ripper is an 80s ADD kid's dream. It's like an audio treasure hunt. Every spin unlocks a new hidden sample treasure from Pilot's "Magic" to Weezer's "Say It Ain't So." Not since the Beastie Boys "Paul's Boutique" has their been an album to masterfully exhibit the art of sampling. So in honor of the good work, here's a list of the 11 best use of samples (not the actual samples or songs themselves) on the Night Ripper CD. I've listed the band and song used with the song where it's found in parantheticals.

1. "Little Lies" Fleetwood Mac (Overtime)
2. "Tiny Dancer" Elton John (Smash Your Head)
3. "Valerie" Steve Winwood (Bounce That)
4. "Round the Way Girl" LL Cool J (Minute By Minute)
5. "Where Is My Mind?" The Pixies (Hold Up)
6. " Regulate" Warren G (Minute By Minute)
7. "Heartbeat" Annie (Warm It Up)
8. "Magic" Pilot (Summer Stroke)
9. "I Can't Go For That" Hall & Oates (Give and Go)
10. "25 Or 6 To 4" Chicago (That's My DJ)
11. "We Want Pussy" 2 Live Crew (Peak Out)

For the thieves...

1. The Pixies "Where Is My Mind?" (Live in Los Angeles 2005)

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