Monday, September 12, 2011

Rapture Riders Mashup

If there is any cut that I’ve featured recently that fits the category of Mélange Monday, it is today’s feature – a mashup of Blondie’s “Rapture” and The Doors’ “Riders on the Storm.” Mark Vidler created the mix and it shows what can be done with two radically different tunes.

Jim Morrison’s vocal track over “Rapture’s” instrumentation creates a different flavor as the chord patterns are different – but it works. “Riders on the Storm” peaked at #14 in 1971, while its counterpart in this mashup was a number one single ten years later.

While I tend to find fault with the numerous mashups, this is one of the better contrived song versions out there.

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