Sunday, February 11, 2007

Girl Talk is Live

Okay, so I've got my hands on this fantabulous live recording of Girl Talk (aka Gregg Gillis) that went down on January 27 at Chop Suey in Seattle. The only snag is that I don't have any official titles for most of the tracks, assuming that they do have official titles. Many DJ sets are pretty much a musical free-for-all, and Girl Talk is no exception. If anything, he's the rule.

So to make up for that, I'm going try my best to point out the samples that each track is made of. I recognize many of the samples but I just can't put my finger on some of them. If you're good at music trivia or love to play name that tune, please help me fill in the blanks. If you thought Girl Talk's 2006 release Night Ripper was an instant classic like I did, then you'll love this stuff.

Girl Talk - Live One (2:48)
Ciara - "Goodies"
Boston - "Foreplay/Long Time"
Beyonce - "Ring The Alarm"
Rich Boy - "Throw Some D's"
Ginuwine - "Pony"

Girl Talk - Live Two (2:16)
Ciara - "Goodies"
Ying Yang Twins - "Jigglin"
Jackson 5 - "ABC"
*Cat Stevens - "Here Comes my Baby"

Girl Talk - Live Three (2:50)
* The Game - "One Blood"
Girl Talk - "Unnamed Original Track"
* Ludacris- "What's Your Fantasy?"
Wu-Tang Clan - "C.R.E.A.M"
Birdman & Lil Wayne - "Stuntin' Like My Daddy"
Manfred Mann - "Blinded by the Light"

Girl Talk - Live Four (2:24)
Clipse - "Wamp Wamp"
* Fine Young Cannibals - "Good Thing"
The Verve - "Bittersweet Symphony"
Kelis - "Bossy" (Feat. Too Short)

Girl Talk - Live Five (2:43)
DJ Cerla - "Yo DJ"
Neutral Milk Hotel - "Holland, 1945"
Soul II Soul - "Back to Life"
* Cream - "Sunshine of Your Love"
E-40 - "Tell Me When To Go"
Digital Underground - "The Humpty Dance"
Technotronic - "Pump Up The Jam"

Girl Talk - Live Six (3:10)
Technotronic - "Pump Up The Jam"
Pras/Ol' Dirty Bastard/Mya - "Ghetto Supastar"
* Amerie - "1 Thing"
Missy Elliot - "Work It"
* Beck - "Cell Phone's Dead"
Lakeside - "Fantastic Voyage"
E-40 - "U and Dat"
Zhane - "Hey, Mr. DJ"

Girl Talk - Live Seven (1:58)
INXS - "Need You Tonight"
Young Gunz - "Set It Off"
Keak Da Sneak - "That's My Word"
Lil Scrappy - "Money in the Bank"
Styx - "Renegade"

Girl Talk - Live Eight (1:41)
Lady Sovereign - "Love Me or Hate Me"
*The Beatles - "Lady Madonna"

You can click over to Good Weather for Airstrikes and Each Note Secure to read a couple of live reviews, and hear a couple of the most recent remixes Girl Talk has crafted below:

Peter Bjorn & John - Let’s Call It Off (Girl Talk Remix)

Grizzly Bear - Knife (Girl Talk Remix)

Girl Talk Tour Dates:

Feb 14 2007 Aladdin Theatre - Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb 16 2007 Michigan League Ballroom - Ann Arbor, Michigan
Feb 17 2007 Mercy Lounge - Nashville, Tennessee
Feb 24 2007 MX Festival Guadalajara - Zapopan Jalisco
Mar 2 2007 Casa Nueva - Athens, Ohio
Mar 3 2007 Buskirk-Chumley Theater - Bloomington, Indiana
Mar 11 2007 Markham Park (Langerado Music Festival) - Sunrise, Florida
Mar 16 2007 Emos - Austin, Texas
Mar 17 2007 Elysium - Austin, Texas

Mar 23 2007 Stonefly Brewery - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mar 24 2007 Union South - Madison, Wisconsin
Mar 30 2007 Andy Warhol Musuem - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Apr 13 2007 Soundlab - Buffalo, New York
Apr 28 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio, California
May 4 2007 The Living Room - Providence, Rhode Island



johngross said...

good god man. what a nice little find.

thanks for sharing!

Sean said...


Mr. Curiosity said...

Yer welcome's.

If you happen to be more familiar with any of those samples than I am, clue me in so that I might fill the blanks. =]

Anonymous said...

Thanks! You missed The Game - One Blood in #3

Brie said...

#2: Here Comes my Baby by Cat Stevens

Gaspar L. said...

The vocal piece after Missy in #6 is Beck- "Cell Phone's Dead".

The "yeah, give it to me now" connecting #3 & #4 is Ludacris- "What's Your Fantasy?"

More if I can think of them.

Excellent score, friend!

Mr. Curiosity said...

Thanks for contributing Gaspar

peter said...

track five - that is not iron butterfly - in a gadda da vida, but instead cream - sunshine of your love

just sayin'!

Mr. Curiosity said...

Right you are.

Nice call.

Anonymous said...

these are amazing!
you missed amerie 'one thing' in #6.

Mr. Curiosity said...


Finally figured out that other sample on #4 as well, good 'ole Fine Young Cannibals.

Anonymous said...

I taped this show.

For those of you want the show in lossless (FLAC), you can download it from my site:



Kevin said...

incredible stuff, i just snagged this from someone (possibly you, brian? tons and tons of lossless radiohead?) off of indietorrents the other night, everyone should seriously check out the full recording and what an amazing mic job it is for an audience taper..

Anonymous said...

is that Run DMC's "Peter Piper" on track 5, or was the riff part of one of the other songs you listed?