Friday, September 5, 2014

Go Home Productions -- "(I Am The) Trampolene (To The Other Side)" (2012)

Loves my baby
She gets high
Goo goo g'joob

Each of the two previous Go Home Productions mashups featured on 2 or 3 lines combined two songs.  This one is a little more complicated.

"(I Am The) Trampolene (To The Other Side)" begins with a sample of the very familiar opening measures of the Verve's huge 1997 hit, "Bitter Sweet Symphony."  (We'll have more to say about that song in a future 2 or 3 lines.)  

About ten seconds in, Vidler adds a sample from "Trampolene," which was released on Julian Cope's third solo album, Saint Julian.  (No, I don't know why he spells "trampoline" that way.  If you want to know, get on your computer and do some research.  And if you're reading this, you're already on your computer, aren't you?   So you don't really have an excuse for asking me to do all the work, do you?)

At the 0:22 mark, Vidler works in Jim Morrison's opening lines from "Break on Through," the first track on the Doors' eponymous debut album:  

You know the day destroys the night
Night divides the day 

Vidler teases us a little, looping those lines so they are repeated four times before he lets us hear what comes next:

Tried to run
Tried to hide

Jim Morrison
(Say what you will about Jim Morrison's excesses, but I can't think of a singer whose very first recorded lines top his on "Break on Through."  That's a pretty insane song to kick off your first album with, and Morrison absolutely nailed it.) 

About a minute later, Vidler brings in Cope's vocals from "Trampolene," and there's a nice little passage where Cope and Morrison go back and forth.  

At 2:08, we hear the inimitable John Lennon singing "Goo goo g'joob" as Vidler adds the fourth and final component of this mashup, which is the Beatles' "I Am the Walrus" -- surely the strangest song they ever recorded.  (You think Finnegan's Wake is hard to figure out?  Riddle me this: what the hell does "I Am the Walrus" mean?)

Here's the official video for this mashup, which incorporates videos of all four of the component songs being performed by the original artists.  It is really, really good:

Click here and you can download "(I Am The) Trampolene (To The Other Side)" for free.

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