Ash Lipstick (Wolf Alice vs Slowdive)

tbc aka Instamatic - Ash Lipstick (Wolf Alice vs Slowdive) mashup bootleg bastard pop ambient

And another entry for the When We Were Young competition. Wolf Alice are another band on the When We Were Young bill that I’ve heard – and played on the podcast recently. I love the singer’s voice, it reminds me of shoegaze bands.

So here is a shoegaze version of Wolf Alice’s ‘Lipstick on the Glass’ via Slowdive’s 2017 closer, ‘Falling Ashes’. Very emo/goth to reflect the lineup, and it gives me shivers. This came 3rd in the challenge out of 35 entries! I was surprised about that as it’s quite different.

It’s not my first rodeo with mashing Slowdive, back in 2004 I did one of my best mashups with Nina Simone for the Parkspliced Blur album ‘Golden Beard’

Ash Lipstick (Wolf Alice vs Slowdive)

GOh Beat! (The Linda Lindas vs The Go Go’s)

GOh Beat! (Linda Lindas vs Go Go's) mashup instamatic bootleg bastard pop new wave punk

Probably the first Linda Lindas mashup?

This was done for this week’s Crumplbanger’s Challenge which was from Will Battle – and he challenged us to use a track from a band on the When We Were Young festival. A lot of bands I am not into, but at the bottom is The Linda Linda’s which I LOVE.

Listening to their last but one single ‘Oh!’ I was reminded of the Go Go’s and We Got The Beat, so I mashed the two together. A short pop punk gem, if I say so myself.

This was awarded 4th out of a massive week of 35 entries! Very proud of that.

GOh Beat! (Linda Lindas vs Go Go’s)

A Message To Artists (In The Middle Of The Crowd) (Jimmy Eat World vs Etherwood vs Charles Bukowski)

A Message To Artists (In The Middle of the Crowd) (Jimmy Eat World vs Etherwood vs Charles Bukowski) tbc aka instamatic mashup bootleg remix bastard pop drum and bass poetry
Original drawing of Bukowski by Graziano Origa under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.

A message of support to all artists out there – especially those who feel they don’t fit in, they suffer from the ‘wisdom’ of the crowd, and worry that their art isn’t perfect in an imperfect world that really doesn’t get what they do.

This again is very personal, and is as much a message to myself.

Hey, don’t write yourself off yet
It’s only in your head, you feel left out
Or looked down on
Just do your best
Do everything you can
And don’t you worry what their bitter hearts
Are gonna say

Jimmy Eat World – THe Middle

Not many mashups include Charles Bukowski’s poetry (any?) – especially The Genius of the Crowd, nor do I think many combine Jimmy Eat World with Drum and Bass? I’ve always loved ‘The Middle’ and it’s message of not conforming and worrying what people think, but when combined with Etherwood’s Amongst The Crowd and his poetry it gets a totally different take of artistic defiance.

Not Being Able
To Create Art
They Will Not
Understand Art

They Will Consider Their Failure
As Creators
Only As A Failure
Of The World…

And Their Hatred Will Be Perfect

Like A Shining Diamond
Like A Knife
Like A Mountain
Like A Tiger
Like Hemlock

Their Finest
Art

Charles Bukowski – The Genius of the CRowd

Originally done for the Crumplbangers ‘When They Were Young’ challenge – incidentally two of my tracks came 3rd and 4th, I will post those shortly.

A Message To Artists (In The Middle of the Crowd) (Jimmy Eat World vs Etherwood vs Charles Bukowski)

Run The Jungle (Run The Jewels vs Dwarde & Tim Reaper)

Run The Jungle (Run The Jewels vs Dwarde & Tim Reaper) mashup bootleg drum and bass bastard pop

Another lost mashup – this Jungle/drum and bass remake of the then current Ooh La La by RTJ got played on the podcast in demo form in 2020 but never released.

Here is the updated and tidied up version, it’s a lot cleaner and has an ending, of sorts!

instamatic – Run The Jungle (Run The Jewels vs Dwarde & Tim Reaper)

Over Reckoning (Fleetwood Mac vs Radiohead)

tbc aka Instamatic - Over Reckoning (Fleetwood Mac vs Radiohead) mashup bootleg bastard pop ambient AOR

A mashup I started and pretty much finshed in 2021 for a Crumplbangers Challenge and never released. I rediscovered it yesterday on my backup MP3 player and went ‘why did I never release this?!’

It’s not the first Radiohead vs Fleetwood Mac mashup I’ve done, not even the first vs Christine McVie (Surprise Daddy is the first)! But it’s my first using Reckoner and Over and Over, and has a real vibe.

I even snuck in the Tusk dog on the artwork 😉

tbc aka Instamatic – Over Reckoning (Fleetwood Mac vs Radiohead)