(15 MP3s in this post)
Here's the second installment of Ergo Phizmiz' continuing series of MP3 albums based on the last ten weeks of the best mixes from his weekly show The Phuj Phactory, complete with a CD cover (jpeg) for download. Ergo's first Phuj Phactory collection is here. Heeere's Ergo:
Another ten weeks, times for another selection of mp3 files of choice cuts of Phuj. Just remember to brush your teeth afterwards. (Links are all MP3s for download)
For William McGonagall - One of my favourite poets, the poet-laureate of appalling verse, but I find appalling more appealing than, say, Wordsworth. This is the Kings Singers doing Loch Lomond, collaged with an accordion version of Erik Satie's Gnossienne No 1, with a little interjection from a Scotsman talking about fossils.
I Got Black Bottom - Spike Jones' Black Bottom (the song, not actually his dark hued buttocks), collaged with the mysterious Paul Lowry tape, and multiple versions of Maple Leaf Rag, then a few other things besides.
Jew's Harp Mambo - A Phun Size Phuj mash-up of various elements of the related Phuj Phactory broadcast. Incorporating Johann Georg Albrechtsberger's Jew's Harp Concerto, the Blue Parrots' One Note Samba, Carl Stalling, Erik Satie/Willem Breuker, and more odds and sods from throughout the show.
Culinary Philosophy - The episode was a demonstration of what happens if you get drunk with some artists and talk about food. Ahem. This section incorporated Peter Sellers, Lionel Bart, Julie Andrews, the New Beats, Eloise Trio, and The Wiggles.
Booshka - A tribute of sorts to a nipple-rubbing, bottom-spanking dance performed by comedian Rich Fulcher in a UK TV show called The Mighty Boosh. 10CC collaged with disco Beethoven.
Sexy Party - A remarkable piece of music by Asa Chang and Junray, collaged with various beats from a Music of India 12 inch. With a bit of Spike Jones' Laura thrown in for good measure.
Can Tomita Fly - Much of the mixing in Phuj Phactory is sort of improvisational and stream-of-consciousness. This is one of my favourite bits. Renaldo & the Loaf, mixed with Kecak, mixed with Tomita doing Stravinsky's Firebird, segueing into and then mixing with Can's Moonshake.
Christmush - An extract from the Christmas episode, in which it transpired that if you fragment Charles Dickens a bit it starts to sound like Samuel Beckett. With added Wham!
The Fly and the Spy - The James Bond theme, Allen Ginsberg doing William Blake, Lee Scratch Perry, and so on.
Frankie Got a Sting in His Tail - A podcast about the life of Frank Sinatra, mixed with Sting & The Police. I had lots of fun editing The Police to the rhythm of the text. Which is one way to pass the time of day when it's raining outside.
Guardian Angles - My favourite bit of 'pure' mash-up in the whole of the series so far. Both sounds here are completely unedited and unprocessed, just slapped over the top of each other and they work a treat. It's Mario Lanza singing Guardian Angels over the top of a piece of Latin music called Brasil Fusion (for which I couldn't find the artist name).
The Love Phactory - Multiple versions of the Gershwin track Our Love Is Here to Stay.
Nuts on Boxing - UK comedians The Two Ronnies collaged with Harpo Marx, and a BBC announcer collaged with the Swingle Singers. But not necessarily in that order.
Dragon in the Frame - A mix of sections from the Sounds of Soviet Animation show.
Rawp Hour - This is what you get if you mix Spike Jones with a Velvet Underground demo.
CD Cover Art (jpeg for download)