Monday, March 25, 2013

Music Mashup and Fun with Numbers

Dangerous Minds never fails to disappoint, but they definitely made my Sunday with this post.

The concept is a musical spin on Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Fun With Shorts: Dubbing over some old footage of L7s in the 50s to create a universe of subversively clever possibilities.

The soundtrack they chose for this project is way on point:

Run, Run, Run - The Velvet Underground
Rule The Nation - U- Roy
DJ’s Choice - Dennis Alcapone
Warm Leatherette - The Normal
Why Can’t I Touch It - The Buzzcocks
Too Many Creeps - The Bush Tetras
Love Song - The Cure
B.O.B. - Outkast
America Drinks And Goes Home - The Mothers Of Invention

The 1956 video comes from 'Seventeen,' a central Iowa teen dance show that was aired by WOI-TV. It's refreshing to see teenagers on a show that has nothing to do with unplanned pregnancy. Still, watching 22 minutes of awkward, middle-class white kids cutting a rug in Nowheresville can get old fast. Luckily, the audio is perfect as seamless background noise.

For some more seventeen fun, check out this gem:

(She's) Sexy & 17 - Stray Cats

If you're sick of the number 17 by now, chill out to this: 

I'm Eighteen - Alice Cooper

Numbers, bitches! 1-2-3-4!

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