A Madonna Amos Mashup Waiting To Happen

And so it begins.

I got two massive boxes in the mail today. They contained the 50+ records I bought in Oregon over Thanksgiving. I knew that was a lot of records, but seeing them piled up next to my feet right now (on top of the 8 billion other records I have yet to record) really drives the point of I have a lot of damn records in my home.

I’ve barely scratched the surface with them. I recorded three today, I had too much music to listen to for my actual job(s). I fear this pile will sit next to me forever. Although a lot of them are 12” singles, and those obviously take less time to record than, oh, lets say a collection of early 80s German electronic music (spoiler – that album is AMAZING).

Hung Up (SDP Extended Vocal)
Hung Up (Bill Hamel Remix)
Hung Up (SDP Extended Dub)
Hung Up (Chus & Ceballos Remix)
Hung Up (Tracy Young’s Get Up And Dance Groove)

I bought this 2×12” single at 2nd Avenue Records in Portalnd. To further illustrate my previous point about their odd pricing, this two LP set cost 10 bucks, while their Bjork 12” singles cost 25 bucks! Why? Sure, I guess Bjork has a following, but not a $25 worth following. I’m not knocking the store (that much), it’s a great place. But someone needs to even out their pricing big time.

These remixes kick ass. Of course, that’s not that surprising because “Hung Up” is totally one of the best songs ever. The best use of ABBA in history.

Tori Amos
Jackie’s Strength (Wedding Cake Club Mix)
Jackie’s Strength (Wedding Cake Edit)
Jackie’s Strength (One Rascal Dub #1)
Jackie’s Strength (One Rascal Dub #2)
Jackie’s Strength (Wedding Cake Meltdown Mix)
Jackie’s Strength (Bonus Beats)
Father Lucifer (Sylkscreen Remix)
Father Lucifer (Sylkscreen Instrumental)

So…funny story. After I got back from Oregon I started to organize my office/nerd den, going through the pile of records next to my desk so I could file and sort them. But then I realized that I hadn’t recorded over half those records! It was about 20 in all. These remixes are from a 2×12” single taken out of that pile. I guess my point is that I have a lot of fucking records.

Anyways, another Oregon story. One record I saw while crate digging in Portland was an original promo copy of Y Kant Tori Read, Tori Amos’ rarely heard debut pop album. I would love to own a real copy of that (I have a bootleg) but I was not going to pay the 90 bucks that dude was asking! That’s a fair price for that one I know, but I just can’t justify spending that much for a record that isn’t that good in the first place. The most expensive record I own is the original version of The Velvet Underground & Nico, complete with banana and the original back cover. That was worth the money. I guess I’m selectively stingy sometimes.

The “Jackie’s Strength” remixes are good, but the real highlight here is the awesome remix of “Father Lucifer.” That’s such an amazing song from such a great album. God, I’m having high school flashbacks now.

More Madonna and Tori Amos later this week. Why break the odd pairing now?

7 Responses to “A Madonna Amos Mashup Waiting To Happen”

  1. Homer J from UK says:

    What about the use of ‘Dancing Queen’ in KLF’s very soon withdrawn 12”(copies somewhere in the English Channel apparently) !!! d;0)>

  2. Lost Turntable says:

    That’s second place.

  3. Mark P says:

    Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more Tori remixes!

  4. Laura says:

    Dear Lost Turntable DJ,
    Thanks for the Madonna tracks!

    Ah shucks! I should have let you know about this fabulous Indian buffet to check out. (You do like Indian, don’t you?) Anyway, for those who are interested:
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  5. Lost Turntable says:

    Indian makes my stomach upset, but thanks for the tip!

  6. C says:

    Great mixes, loved the Tori tracks 🙂

  7. Jamis says:

    More Tori ploise!
    Big love

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