Sunday, March 05, 2006

American Edit - Dean Gray

Element 1: American Idiot - Green Day
Element 2: Various songs by various artists (including Oasis, U2, Aerosmith, etc.)
Equals: American Edit
Artist: Dean Gray

Dean Gray calls the songs on American Edit "reinterpretations of the Green Day band's hot new album American Idiot" (I love the cover art remix too). Each song off the original Green Day album is remixed with samples of songs from many different artists (for a track and sample listing check the Wikipedia entry) as well as snippets of speeches by George W. Bush and John F. Kennedy. Needless to say the mash up album has a decidedly political bent to it (as did the Green Day album). The album is pretty good on the whole but I found it a little bit bulky, perhaps because of the sheer amount of material he used, but really, who cares what I think? Download it (try here) and judge for yourself. Similar to Danger Mouse's Gray Album, American Edit has sparked lawsuits from record companies and such which has in turn triggered Dean Gray Tuesday, the Save "American Edit" protest held on December 13th, 2005.

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