Throwback Thursday: The Knife

May 21, 2009


It’s that time of the week again when we take a look back at songs that you forgot your affection for, and we grasp backwards into time to remember what has outlived its hype. So stop hitting refresh on elbo.ws and take a minute to look back, but not too far.

This week’s selection is perhaps the most true of this segment’s intention; the mostly meteoric rise and fall of Girl Talk remixes and his attention-deficit recordings has become so 2008. While mash-ups and electronic remixes are the dominating medium of Hype Machine tracks today, we’ve started to move away from the name-as-many-samples-as-you-can ephemeral novelty of Girl Talk. They’re fun, but did you really expect to still be listening to Feed The Animals with the regularity of last Fall?

The hundreds of remixes of “Lisztomania” and “The Reeling” are great for squeezing more juice out of already great summer tracks, but will these archetypes outlive their originals?

Grizzly Bear – The Knife (Girl Talk Remix)

CSS – The Knife (Grizzly Bear Cover)

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One Response to “Throwback Thursday: The Knife”

  1. Ke Says:

    Is it sad I like both these more than the original? The original is still amazing and there would not be the others without it but the CSS cover is just so my type of music!

    All I have by Grizzly is Yellow House and bits of Horn of Plenty, which is why I am so clueless about the remixes. Time to get Friend now lol


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