Another great tip from Mike for an entry into the Songs Not On Spotify series is The Grey Album. Not only did Danger Mouse only use samples from one album, but thematically matched the song to the sample. And some of the songs sound better than the original (sorry for that one, Rick).
If I remember correctly, Mike heard about this first, we immediately went to the record store and bought 3 copies of the promo (what was produced before the cease and desist was instated). We then opened one to listen to and create cdr copies of while keeping the other two sealed. I still hold hope that one day Uncle Mike will find our copies in his office basement.
I’m going to post the entire album as a YouTube playlist, because I can’t pick one (I think I’ve always listened to it straight through).
Thanks to Mike for the heads up on this: I haven’t gotten excited for a Record Store Day release in a while, but that all changed with this:
From the site: “The group started to hit it big when they were forced to change their name to Electric Six after a rap group, The Wildbunch, threatened legal action.” “During The Wildbunch’s existence, they recorded one studio album, Rock Empire. Pressed on vinyl for the first time, and its first release since its local CD-R only release.”
As a person who scoured Napster and Limewire for these songs and might have a few disk somewhere in the house (they are definitely not on Spotify), I am very exited to hear a pressing of these songs.
Thank you to some even more persistent nerds for posting a bunch of Wildbunch songs to whet the appetite while we wait for Record Store Day:
To piggyback off the previous post, before a great part on Netflix’s Glow, Kate Nash made a fun album called Made of Bricks back in 2007. Not sure how I came across this or what it was for, but she did a cover of the Arctic Monkey’s Fluorescent Adolescent. Can’t find it on Spotify, but once again, YouTube comes in great here.