Producer Mark Vidler is a known master of the mashup, a mix-and-match savant who for years has released whole albums of material under his Go Home Productions banner. His latest such album, Spliced Krispies Vol. 2, doesn’t disappoint, and one of the standout tracks is a brilliant, propulsive mashup of “Paperback Writer” and “My Sharona.”
It’s not an intuitive pairing: in particular, that circular, distorted “Paperback Writer” riff is so familiar that it’s somewhat disconcerting to hear McCartney’s vocal without it. But Vidler masterfully matches the Knack’s power-rock hook and heavy beat to the Beatles’ soaring melody, creating a whole that is perhaps greater than the sum of its already great parts.
(via Dangerous Minds.)
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