In 1972, “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas was a monumental hit. I was 10 years old, and to my great dismay, it was very easy to replace Kung Fu with Sung Koo. The white kids, jagoffs, each and every one of them, would taunt me with their off pitch caterwauling. It would have been charming if I was capable of actually fighting. I am pretty sure life would be very different today if I knew a martial art.
On February 16th, 2019, Ken Nordine, word jazz maestro, passed away. He was 98 years old. I’d like to think that if he was into disco and/or mash ups, he’d appreciate this. He was a great influence on my life and perhaps the reason I create mash ups. He opened my eyes up to the possibilities of aural landscapes. May he rest in peace.
Now a mash up medley featuring “Le Freak” by Chic, “Without Me” by Eminem, “Walk” by Pantera, “Fuck The Pain Away” by Peaches, “Hello I Love You” by The Doors, and “Don’t Stop The Music” by Rihanna.
The following is a mega-mash up atop Chic’s “Good Times”. It includes Rilo Kiley’s “Portions For Foxes”, David Bowie & Queen’s “Under Pressure”, Pixies’ “Here Comes Your Man”, Men At Work’s “Down Under”, Taylor Swift’s “Our Song”, Alec Baldwin from Glengarry Glen Ross, Hall & Oates’ “Maneater”, Blondie’s “Rapture”, and T. Rex’s “Bang A Gong (Get It On)”.