... you should know by now that Gnarls Barkley's album St. Elsewhere is the best rap album since Adult Swim created an album last year that made twentysomething hipsters everywhere pretend that they've been into MF Doom for years. But what sets Elsewhere apart from Danger Doom is the infusion of rap and R & B and old school motown mellowness meets crazy out of control A.D.D. techno madness, as in the song Go Go Gadget Gospel.
The music is incredible. It's amazing genre-defying music. But what is really intruguing is that there were subtle changes made to a handfull of Gnarls Barkley songs between the much earlier UK release of St. Elsewhere and the much later US release. The changes that were made were small ones that made some of the music seem newer and fresher for their American audiences and in particular for people like me who pretty much downloaded all the UK songs but still wanted to buy the cd when it came out over here.
However, in one case the entire meaning of one song, including the song's title, was turned upside down.
Compare and contrast it for yourself ...
... and if you still miss the hyperactive infusion of mind blowing raps, bizarre backbeats and offensive cartoons characters, then AdultSwim.com is offering a brand spankin' new Danger Doom EP absolutely free to download right now! It's good stuff, too. Click here to get yourself Danger Doom's new EP "Occult Hymn"
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