Crash Into Mr Xcitement

July 22, 2007 3:45 PM

Mashup I made for fun, had laying around on my hard drive, and remembered while reading this thread. The tracks are "Crash" from Gwen Stefani's "Love. Angel. Music. Baby." (written by her and Tony Kanal) and "Mr. Xcitement" from They Might Be Giant's "Mink Car" (and featuring Mike Doughty on vocals.) What I like about it is that neither track is an acapella track, and that both singers (like both music tracks) are overlapping throughout, but it still works -- other than a tempo (but *not* pitch) change to speed up "Crash" and a few measure movements/cuts, no other changes were necessary. Note that release of the TMBG/Doughty track predates the Stefani track, and that I cut off the spoken word intro and painfully long musical ending of the TMBG track (which the Stefani track did not overlap) to save you all download time.

posted by davejay (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Nice! "Mr. Xcitement" is the only TMBG song I skip when it comes up, but this mashup makes it good.
posted by tepidmonkey at 4:02 PM on July 22, 2007

I don't know enough about the intricacies of mixing to say anything really intelligent, but I can say that this is really good to listen to. Thanks.
posted by snsranch at 4:49 PM on July 23, 2007

posted by buriednexttoyou at 1:23 PM on July 24, 2007

I don't know enough about the intricacies of mixing...

That's actually the beauty of this one; no mixing was required, nor was it necessary to obtain an acapella track for one of the songs. They were already in the same key, about the same length, and the overlapping vocals/breaks/whatnot lined up almost perfectly; I just needed to speed up "Crash" a bit and extend/cut a measure here and there to keep 'em sync'd.

So the only inspired thing I did here was listen to "Crash" and immediately think "That sounds exactly like Mr Xcitement." I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
posted by davejay at 2:31 PM on July 24, 2007

Awesome. I likes.
posted by jeffamaphone at 2:48 PM on July 24, 2007

This is really interesting. And quite a bit of fun. I'm surprised they overlap so well.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 10:38 PM on July 24, 2007

That made for some serious butt shakin' laundry foldin', nice!
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 7:37 PM on August 5, 2007

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