Lithium Spanish Flea

October 27, 2009 11:08 PM

A mashup of Nirvana's "Lithium", and Herb Alpert's "Spanish Flea."

Made in about 20 minutes with Ableton.
Came home to find my wife humming "spanish flea." I started humming the bassline and realized the first 2 bars of "spanish flea" are quite similar to "Lithium." I had to cut 'n paste to make it all fit, but not too much.

And so here it is. I hope it makes you smile.

posted by onehalfjunco (6 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

Ha! I wish you'd had the isolated vocal track from "Lithium"--the shift in harmonic context with the verse vocal line is really interesting, but the guitar and bass sort of get in the way. I also really liked the transition from the end of the bridge back into the verse. Really neat.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:41 AM on October 28, 2009


You bastard! Making me like a Nirvana song...what a dick.

Seriously...not fair...Effing brilliant, though!
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:15 PM on October 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Definite smile-inducer. The guitars from the Lithium chorus can get pretty overpowering, but then there's the cowbell, and the perky brass comes back in, and all's well in grungeland once more.
posted by cobwebberies at 2:36 PM on October 29, 2009


I have empirically determined this doesn't get less awesome after the 5th listen in a row. Bravo.
posted by potch at 8:25 PM on November 3, 2009


Super duper love it.
posted by iamkimiam at 4:36 PM on November 7, 2009


And over a year later, whenever I think of either Spanish Flea or Lithium, I think of this song.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 3:45 PM on February 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


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