Monday, August 16, 2010

MASHUP: Beastie Boys vs. Nine Inch Nails - Ghost Word

To wash the taste of entry-level political commentary out of your mouth, here's one of the mash-ups I've been working on.

The generosity of the Beastie Boys and Trent Reznor with regard to their multitracks -- proportional to the lack of other artists' multitracks in general -- dictates much of my output.  But hey, you work with what you've got.  This one uses the vocal track of the Beastie Boys' "Oh Word?" (from To The 5 Boroughs) and NIN's "7 Ghosts I" (from Ghosts -- they're all titled like that).  The instrumental track has been rearranged in various ways for structure and length.

The NIN track is under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share Alike license. The Beastie acapella track falls under what appears to be a less formal "just don't sell it" dealie.