Friday, January 6, 2012

Music video: Isosine "Psychosocial Baby" (Justin Bieber / Ludacris / Slipknot mashup)

This was put on YouTube in March, but I'm only finding out about it now.

I don't know that I like it exactly.

Frankly, I'm not sure what the hell I think of it, but -- it's definitely the acme of whatever the fuck it is.

It's also a fairly good example, I'm pretty sure, of a mashup being significantly better than either of the component tracks (Slipknot: "Psychosocial;" Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris: "Baby"), though more research is needed before I can say for sure. And the research would likely destroy my brain, so we will probably never know.

In case you were wondering -- and why wouldn't you be wondering? -- Slipknot's lead vocalist and lyricist Corey Taylor has heard the mashup, and approves of it.

I couldn't find any evidence on YouTube that Justin Bieber knows about the mashup, but one supposes even if he did, he probably isn't free to comment. If he says he likes it, that's bad for his squeaky-clean non-threatening boy image, and if he says he hates it, he risks the wrath of a thousand rabid Slipknot fans.

Poor Justin Bieber.


Liza said...

Aaaaahhhhhh! My ears! My ears! Someone help me unhear that, please!

Steven said...

Thanks for listening!

mr_subjunctive said...

(To clarify: Steven is not responding to Liza; neither one saw the other's comment because they were approved at the same time.)


It's possible you're not seeing the funny. Or hearing, I guess, in this case.

Liza said...

Nah, I thought it was funny. I was just teasing.

Anonymous said...

Great interview with Corey Taylor! Thanks so much for including that in the post. Love love love this blog.