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the appeal of girl talk




















I remember reading in one review that Girl Talk basically makes music for drunk sorority girls to dance to. which I feel is true and has perhaps forever tainted my view of Girl Talk, because I just see these sweat/beer-covered sorority girls with their arms up at some kegger in Anywhere, USA. "OMG STACEY I JUST CAME OUT TONIGHT SO I CAN SO I CAN DANCE, YOU KNOW?" in about 12 hours, these girls will have embarked the walk of shame back to their dormitories, where they will order Chinese and contemplate their beautiful hangovers. which Gregg Gillis is indirectly responsible for. and probably a lot of date-rapes. you evil, evil man. (thank you)

Pittsburgh has been redeemed for me by this genius. I know he's sort of one trick pony, but the shit he is doing is fun and enjoyable and at least you kind of know what to expect at this point. plus there will always be new songs to disembow and turn into Frankensteins of pop culture. and at least what he's doing, he's offering for free in legal means. hats off, Gregg!

I guess All Day is not that different from his other stuff. but I don't care. I think it's because of the people he sampled. here is a list I compiled of songs/artists I recognized:
- Portishead
- KE$HA
- Lady Gaga
- Neil Diamond
- Madness
- Jay-Z
- Phoenix
- Beyonce
- Modern English
- Young MC
- HOLIDAY INN
- Soulja Boy
- Iggy Pop
- Black Sabbath

AND MOAR

so besides the fact people like to dance and Girl Talk really, really, really enables that, I feel another aspect of his popularity is just the mosaic-like quality of his music. it's just this trip through pop culture of the past 30/40 years, this breakneck roller coaster ride. there are these moments where you listen to him and you're like OH SHIT, I HAVEN'T HEARD THIS SONG SINCE 10TH GRADE. sort of like only wanting to eat the marshmallows in your breakfast cereal or open gifts on Christmas Eve as opposed to Christmas (if you're American AND GOD BLESS US).

Well go on and download it if you haven't yet!

Girl Talk will be in Pittsburgh December 3rd and 4th. I so want to go, it's just the matter of getting to Pittsburgh. boy I can't imagine what it's like to not have to travel for a decent show, Jesus.



rating: A-
favorite: "This is the Remix" or "Triple Double"

Comments

  1. Aside from the rape, I don't see anything negative about that characterization.

    Here is a more-complete list of the samples.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Day_(album)#Track_listing

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  2. thank youuuuuuu. I forgot about Rihanna! DUH

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