Musical Cutups by DixonD

Champion(s):

MassogliaB


Runner(s)-Up:

SusannahBrooks
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever. --David St. Hubbins

Matto
i'm so tired


Quiz Description

Whether it be accomplished by the slice of a razor blade or the click of a mouse, the musical "cut-up", where a new work is created by chopping up an extant recording, has been a tradition in experimental music for decades.

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Questions:

Give the title of the early-90's hit chopped up here by Bit_Meddler (excerpted from "ShitMix 2000").

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"Ice Ice Baby"

The Carl Stone track "Flint's", excerpted here, extensively samples an international hit by what Danish band?

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Aqua

One of the earliest examples of musique concrete that used a recording of a popular song as source material was this 1961 piece by James Tenney. Name the rocker who wrote the original song.

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Carl Perkins

The late Don Joyce, who passed away this summer, was a member of the influential audio collage group Negativland. One of his roles in the band was to make "razor tapes" such as this one, which cuts up a song from what musical?

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The Sound of Music

Name the rap classic being severely messed with in this track by The Flashbulb.

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"Mama Said Knock You Out"

Name the minimalist composer of this piece, created in the late 60's, which is probably the first instance of an R&B song ("You're No Good" by The Harvey Averne Dozen) being used as source material for a cutup. Around the same time, he recorded the album A Rainbow in Curved Air, and its use of electronics inspired many rock musicians, including Pete Townshend, who named one of his most famous tracks partly after this composer.

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Terry Riley

John Oswald created this piece of "plunderphonics" from what 1987 hit song?

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"Bad"

In this track, Neil Cicierega cuts up a repeated phrase from a mid-80's hit song which was written for the soundtrack of what movie in which the lead singer makes a cameo as a talent-show judge?

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Back to the Future

DJ Lance Lockarm produced this glitchy remix of an easily recognizable 90s hit song, whose title was inspired by the title of the debut solo album by what British singer/songwriter?

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George Harrison

This track by Big City Orchestra, from the album "The Beatlerape", samples the much-debated opening chord of what Beatles song?

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"A Hard Day's Night"

Name the producer who created this track as part of a concept album which, upon its release and subsequent suppression by copyright holders in 2004, inspired the organized act of internet civil disobedience known as "Grey Tuesday".

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Danger Mouse (Brian Burton)

As a satire of "backmasking", Thomas DiMuzio reversed each individual note (while preserving the melody) of what song to create this track?

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"Stairway to Heaven"