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Feed The Animals

Feed The Animals

Girl Talk released a new album, Feed The Animals a few weeks ago. And it filled a serious void in my summer iPod rotation. In case you’re unaware, Girl Talk is Gregg Gillis, a sort of wunderkind who specializes in sample-based remixes, which use dozens of elements of different songs of a extreme variety (the example I’ve youtube inserted below includes LCD Soundsystem, Britney Spears, Elastica, DJ Funk, Steve Wonder, The Breeders, Ludacirs and Steve Winwood).

Anyway.. their last album, Night Ripper, is largely responsible for my ability to spend an hour on a treadmill, or for about half of 2006, not getting bored on an hour long subway/bus/subway/bus combo. And Animals (which Pitchfork explains how to attain here – this can’t be iTunes’d or storebought), managed to exceed my expectations.

I’ve included the insane track listing of a few of the songs, with all the sample songs listed in order of appearance (it ruins a surprise if you haven’t heard it yet.. half the fun is trying to get all the titles down while listening to it), so check it out after the jump if you’d like.

But below.. I was randomly looking for a video of sorts to post as proof of my compliments, and what found was a video created by a the Open Source Cinema Project, which is based in Montreal and out of Concordia University, the school I’m currently desperately trying to graduate from. Matt Soar, a professor in my department, teamed with his students and spent what he describes as (according to YouTube) “three very intensive weeks rotoscoping a concert video” of Girl Talk. They were, he says, “inspired by Bob Sabiston’s digital rotoscoping, and by Christine Harold’s OurSpace: Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture, a textbook used for his communications course.

Its called “Bounce That,” and its on Night Ripper.

And seriously, if you ever get a chance, check out Gillis’ live show. Some dates (none of which are near me) are listed on the Pitchfork link above.


An incomplete list of sampled tracks is included under each song. However, the CD will include a list of every sample used in the album.

“Play Your Part (Pt. 1)” – 4:45

0:01 UGK with OutKast “International Player’s Anthem (I Choose You)”
0:01 Spencer Davis Group “Gimme Some Lovin'”
0:01 Roy Orbison “Oh, Pretty Woman”
0:01 The Unicorns “I Was Born (A Unicorn)”
0:42 DJ Funk “Pump That Shit”
0:55 Cupid “Cupid Shuffle”
1:08 Pete Townshend “Let My Love Open the Door”
1:19 Unk “Walk It Out”
1:59 Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
2:00 Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Phenomena”
2:04 Huey Lewis & The News “The Heart of Rock & Roll”
2:13 Lil Mama “G-Slide (Tour Bus)”
2:27 The Rubinoos “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”
2:29 Ludacris “What’s Your Fantasy”
2:36 Temple of the Dog “Hunger Strike”
2:49 Birdman featuring Lil Wayne “Pop Bottles”
(which samples “Put Ya Hands Up” by Jadakiss)
3:01 Rage Against the Machine “Freedom”
3:02 Birdman and Lil Wayne “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy”
3:02 Aaliyah featuring Timbaland “We Need a Resolution”
3:05 T.I. “What You Know”
3:17 Edwin Starr “War”
3:41 Sinead O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U”
4:13 Shawnna “Gettin’ Some”
(which samples “Blowjob Betty” by Too Short)
4:32 Jay-Z “Big Pimpin'”
4:33 Kelis “Bossy”

“Shut the Club Down” – 3:07
0:00 Avril Lavigne “Girlfriend”
0:00 Jay-Z “Big Pimpin'”
0:12 Dolla featuring T-Pain and Tay Dizm “Who the Fuck Is That?”
0:12 Toni Basil “Mickey”
0:59 Rich Boy “Throw Some D’s”
1:10 Aphex Twin “Girl/Boy Song”
1:56 Jagged Edge “Where the Party At”
2:05 Butthole Surfers “Pepper”
2:08 Michael Sembello “Maniac”
2:08 Ray J featuring Yung Berg “Sexy Can I”
2:08 Rod Stewart “Young Turks”
2:31 Ahmad “Back in the Day”
2:55 The Cool Kids “Gold and a Pager”
(which samples “Fuck Tha Police” by N.W.A.)
2:59 Youngbloodz featuring Lil Jon “Damn!”

“Still Here” – 3:57
0:00 Procol Harum “A Whiter Shade of Pale”
0:00 Kanye West ft. T-Pain “Good Life”
0:00 Youngbloodz featuring Lil Jon “Damn!”
0:23 BLACKstreet featuring Dr. Dre “No Diggity”
0:29 Michael Jackson “Stranger in Moscow”
0:34 Kanye West featuring Dwele “Flashing Lights”
1:17 Radiohead “15 Step”
1:28 Webbie “Independent”
1:38 The Band “The Weight”
1:41 Young Joc “It’s Goin’ Down”
2:08 Ben Folds Five “Battle of Who Could Care Less”
2:10 Ace of Base “All That She Wants”
2:10 Lil’ Scrappy “Money in the Bank”
2:10 Cassidy with Swiss Beatz “My Drink n My 2 Step”
3:03 Fergie “London Bridge”
3:03 Kenny Loggins “Footloose”
3:05 Gorilla Zoe “Hood Nigga”
3:35 Beastie Boys “So What’cha Want”
3:35 Beck “E-Pro”
3:35 Salt-n-Pepa “Whatta Man”
3:41 Audio Two “Top Billin'”
3:41 50 Cent “I Get Money”
3:41 Cat Stevens “Here Comes My Baby”

“What It’s All About” – 4:15
0:00 Beyonce “Ring the Alarm”
0:05 Beastie Boys “So What’cha Want”
0:18 Phil Collins “In the Air Tonight”
0:20 Busta Rhymes “Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check”
0:21 The Police “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic”
0:40 The Cure “Close To Me”
1:03 Ini Kamoze “Here Comes the Hotstepper”
1:05 Wilson Pickett “Land of 1000 Dances”
1:33 Rotary Connection “Memory Band”
1:35 Faith No More “Epic”
1:35 Mike Jones featuring Hurricane Chris “Drop and Gimme 50”
1:35 Kidz in the Hall “Drivin’ Down The Block”
(which samples “Born to Roll” by Masta Ace Incorporated)
1:57 The Game “One Blood”
1:59 Boogie Down Productions “Criminal Minded”
2:19 Paula Cole “I Don’t Want to Wait”
2:19 Tones on Tail “Go!”
2:29 Argent “Hold Your Head Up”
2:29 Wu-Tang Clan “C.R.E.A.M.”
2:43 Michael Jackson “Black Or White”
3:17 Genesis “Mama”
3:20 Bow Wow Wow “I Want Candy”
3:25 T.I. “You Know What It Is”
3:30 Outkast “Ms. Jackson”
3:32 Vanilla Ice “Havin’ a Roni”
3:33 Jackson 5 “ABC”
3:33 Rihanna “Umbrella”
3:54 Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody”

“Set It Off” – 3:42
0:00 Rihanna “Umbrella”
0:01 Ying Yang Twins “Jigglin'”
0:05 Swizz Beatz “It’s Me Bitches”
0:06 Eric B & Rakim “Eric B. is President”
0:18 Vanilla Ice “Havin’ a Roni”
0:20 Jay-Z “Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)…”
0:21 Radiohead “Paranoid Android”
1:25 Mary J. Blige “Real Love”
1:26 The Guess Who “These Eyes”
2:04 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five “The Message”
2:04 Aerosmith “Sweet Emotion”
2:09 Ice Cube “Check Yo Self”
2:09 Young Gunz “Set It Off”
2:11 Tom Tom Club “Genius of Love”
2:35 DJ Kool “Let Me Clear My Throat”
2:36 Mistah F.A.B. with Turf Talk and E-40 “Super Sic wit’ It”
2:38 The Spinners “The Rubberband Man”
2:38 Fine Young Cannibals “She Drives Me Crazy”
2:47 Bubba Sparxxx featuring Ying Yang Twins “Ms. New Booty”
2:55 Dexys Midnight Runners “Come On Eileen”
3:33 Eddie Floyd “Knock on Wood”

“No Pause” – 3:12
0:00 Fatman Scoop “Be Faithful” (which samples “Love Like This” by Faith Evans)
0:00 Missy Elliott “Work It”
0:18 Nu Shooz “I Can’t Wait”
0:58 DJ Khaled featuring Paul Wall, Lil’ Wayne, Rick Ross, Fat Joe “Holla at Me”
1:01 Heart “Magic Man”
1:04 Public Enemy “Rebel Without a Pause”
1:32 Len “Steal My Sunshine”
(which samples “More, More, More” by The Andrea True Connection)
1:32 Young Leek “Shake It and Jiggle It”
1:33 Spank Rock “Put That Pussy on Me”
1:40 E-40 “Tell Me When to Go”
1:46 Tears for Fears “Head Over Heels”
1:49 Cheap Trick “I Want You to Want Me”
1:49 Missy Elliott “Ching-a-Ling”
2:08 Run-DMC “Peter Piper”
(which samples “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” by Bob James)
2:22 Jimi Hendrix “Purple Haze”
2:26 Yael Naim “New Soul”
2:37 Eminem “Shake That”
3:03 Swizz Beatz “Money in the Bank”

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