Finally a video for this mashup, from 2008’s Mashopolos II – The Mashening album. I always thought this would make a fun video, what with AC/DC and Van Halen being the greatest rock’n’roll bands of all time and all.
The Devil’s Highway: Van Halen – Runnin’ With the Devil + AC/DC – Highway To Hell
A Hotel Full of Secrets : The Eagles: Hotel California – Pink Floyd: A Saucerful of Secrets
Pink Floyd live at Pompeii has always been one of my favourite live concert films. I’m such a fan I even visited the Amphitheatre of Pompeii while I was traveling through Italy many years ago, just to sit there and listen to Meddle and Saucerful of Secrets on my discman.
Decades later I’m sitting in my kitchen playing the climax of Saucerful (Celestial Vocies) on my iPad… and I start singing Hotel California over the top (always the masher).
And whaddaya know it just worked, every line. Perfect. But are the two songs in the same key? What the hell? They are!!
This could be heaven or this could be hell.
As always, you can listen to, share and download the audio track on Soundcloud:
Goth-pop icon Robert Smith dreams of being devoured by a giant spider. No wonder he needs a place to hide away as he longs for Yesterday.
Yesterday’s Lullaby: The Beatles: Yesterday + The Cure: Lullaby
Audio track available on Soundcloud:
One of my favourite mashups from the original Mashopolos way back in 2007 gets a long overdue video treatment it’s been screaming “diiieee” for.
Bang that head that doesn’t bhangra.
Metallica Goes To Punjab: Metallica: The Four Horsemen + Panjabi MC: Mundian To Bach Ke
Here’s the original mashup on Soundcloud:
In 1970 Robert Plant wanted to give you “every inch” of his.
In 1990 Madonna demanded you justify hers.
In 2015 Wax Audio combines both approaches in:
Justify a Whole Lotta Love: Madonna: Justify My Love + Led Zeppelin: A Whole Lotta Love
And here’s just the audio track:
My mashup of The Crystal Method’s ‘Jupiter Shift’ and Iron Maiden’s ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son’ finally has a video treatment.
I was actually never an Iron Maiden fan as a kid or teenager. I hated them in fact (thought they were a bit on the puny side of metal, love their artwork though). It was only once I grew up and should have known better that I became a fan, and it was the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son album that sealed the deal for me.
Maiden mashups tend to piss off their die hard fans and I trust this will be no exception.
So it shall be written, so it shall be done…
Here’s a brand new mashup to kick start the new year. Enjoy!
Iron Maiden: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
The Crystal Method: Jupiter Shift
Check it out. Motley Crue have plugged “A Hard Girls’ Night” on their Facebook page. Cool!
Motley Crue co-founder Nikki Sixx seems to approve of my re-working of one of his bands best known tracks. The bassist has posted a link to it on the Facebook page for his radio show Sixx Sense. Thanks Nikki!
Now compare the comments to those posted by disgruntled Van Halen fans at the Van Halen News Desk after they recently discovered my AC/DC + Van Halen mashup.
And cheers to the rest of the websites and bloggers giving the mash a good run:
From Ultimate Classic Rock
In a moment that has to be heard to believed, John Lennon‘s unforgettable vocal on the Beatles‘ ‘Hard Days Night’ fits perfectly into the crunchy riff of Motley Crue‘s ‘Girls Girls Girls’ from nearly 25 years later. One of the more amazing moments comes when George Harrison‘s original riff is melded with Mick Mars‘ molten solo.
From The A.V. Club
It’s amazing, at this rate, that every possible mash-up hasn’t been made already. And yet, new and fairly excellent combinations of two totally disparate songs continue to emerge, ready to stun and mystify the masses… “A Hard Girls Night” works surprisingly well, especially if you think about how the teens in the Beatles clips were perhaps the mothers of the gyrating ladies in the “Girls Girls Girls” footage. Feminism!
And Laughing Squid – who always get the ball rolling.