I don’t usually do tribute mashups but was wanting to do something for the podcast to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of John Lennon, something with ‘In My Life’ and this popped out with Mogwai’s New Paths To Helicon 1 live at the BBC. Also includes clips from John Lennon RKO Interview on December 8, 1980 and a recording of NY FM radio the next day when his death was announced.
Very ambient, reflective, deep and very much me. And I don’t really care if anyone likes it, it needed to be done. This is for me.
The cover image is the death of Orpheus, killed by the Thracian Maenads for refusing their advances. Apparently “the river Helicon sank underground when the women that killed Orpheus tried to wash off their blood-stained hands in its waters…so as not to lend it’s waters to cleanse manslaughter.” – seemed oddly appropriate, but Mount Helicon is also the famous home to the Muses.
Yo! Yo! Yo! Ere iz mah new mashup, a funkee lil gully numbah which is reet clart, m8. I took mah home-boy Hugo Montenegro (in da hizzle!) n’ mixed im wiv Aphrodite, drum & bass GOD(ess?) and a little known grime GANGSTAH! groop called The Osmonds? Nevah heard of ’em but dey are super-smart funky m8, gr8 bassline. Not so shure aboot dose haircutz an flares, but who knose. Oh an’ it reminded meh of dem liverpoolian scouse gits the Beatles so I dropped in somefink direct from the street, totally bangin’ m8, the Swingle Singers doing Daytripper. PROPAH JOKES!