DJ Spinbad ‎– "Rocks The Casbah!!..." The 80's Megamix

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A1 Hall & Oates* I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
Dialog ["Seven", Uncredited] – Kevin Spacey
A2 Simple Minds Don't You Forget About Me
Dialog ["The Breakfast Club", Uncredited] – Judd Nelson, Paul Gleason (3)
A3 Baltimora Tarzan Boy
A4 M (2) Pop Muzik
Rap [Uncredited] – Beastie Boys
A5 Eurythmics Sweet Dreams
A6 Rebbie Jackson Centipede
A7 O.M.D.* If You Leave
A8 The Human League Don't You Want Me
A9 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax
A10 Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
A11 Go-Go's Vacation
Dialog ["National Lampoon's Vacation", Uncredited] – Chevy Chase
A12 Toni Basil Mickey
Speech [Uncredited] – DJ JS-One*
A13 The Clash Rock The Casbah
Dialog ["Fast Times At Ridgemont High", Uncredited] – Sean Penn
A14 Thomas Dolby She Blinded Me With Science
Dialog ["Weird Science", Uncredited] – Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith
A15 Rockwell Featuring Michael Jackson Somebody's Watching Me
A16 Sheila E. Glamorous Life
A17 Prince And The Revolution Erotic City
A18 The Human League Human
Speech [Uncredited] – DJ Jazzy Jeff
A19 Men At Work Down Under
A20 Al Jarreau Moonlighting Theme
Speech [Uncredited] – Kevin Dubrow
B1 Queen Another One Bites The Dust
Dialog ["A Nightmare On Elm Street", Uncredited] – Heather Langenkamp, Ronee Blakley
B2 Michael Jackson Billie Jean
B3 David Bowie Let's Dance
Speech [Uncredited] – DJ A. Vee
B4 Harold Faltermeyer Axel F
B5 Madonna Physical Attraction
B6 Eddy Grant Electric Avenue
B7 Madness Our House
B8 Mary Jane Girls In My House
B9 David Lee Roth Just A Gigolo
B10 Falco Rock Me Amadeus
B11 Culture Club Karma Chameleon
B12 Nena 99 Luftballons
B13 Soft Cell Tainted Love
B14 Devo Whip It
B15 Michael Sembello Maniac
B16 Hall & Oates* Maneater
Dialog ["Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 1983", Uncredited] – Anson Williams, Lydia Cornell
B17 Tommy Tutone 867-5309 / Jenny
B18 The Romantics Talking In Your Sleep
B19 The Cars You Might Think
B20 Dexy's Midnight Runners* Come On Eileen
B21 Men Without Hats Safety Dance
B22 Olivia Newton-John Physical
Dialog ["Revenge Of The Nerds", Uncredited] – Anthony Edwards (7), Robert Carradine (2)
B23 Duran Duran Hungry Like The Wolf
Speech [Uncredited] – Simon Le Bon
B24 Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters
B25 Phil Collins Against All Odds (Hip Hop Remix)
B26 DJ Spinbad Spinbad's Cry For Unity

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B26 is a remix of USA For Africa - We Are The World.

Includes uncredited guest appearances from DJ JS-1, DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ A.Vee of the Cold Cutz Crew, Kevin Dubrow (Quiet Riot), and Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran).

Includes uncredited dialogue from the films "Seven" (1995), "The Breakfast Club" (1985), "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983), "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" (1982), "Weird Science" (1985), "A Nightmare On Elm Street" (1984), and "Revenge Of The Nerds" (1984), and the television programme "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 1983".

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theREALdjELITE

theREALdjELITE

November 11, 2020
🙏🏽 RIP DJ SPINBAD (Oct 1974 - Nov 2020) ✊🏽
Big-Beat-Beddy

Big-Beat-Beddy

July 24, 2020
edited 13 days ago

In 1995, the man with the best DJ name in the business laid down an innovative, entertaining and hugely influential mixtape at the age of just 20. Ironic and humorous, with cleverly-placed cultural samples to tie-in with the music, it was the first mix to cut up '80s pop in a hip hop style, and an early proponent of the mash-up genre that was to explode in the 2000s.

The quality of the '80s pop is generally strong, with well-known classics (e.g., Simple Minds' "Don't You Forget About Me", Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean", Soft Cell's "Tainted Love"), lesser-known gems (e.g., Go-Go's "Vacation", Michael Sembello's "Maniac", The Romantics' "Talking In Your Sleep"), cheesy pop-rock (Devo's "Whip It", Nena's "99 Luftballons"), and only a few weak tracks (The Cars "You Might Think", Al Jarreau's "Moonlighting Theme", Men Without Hats "Safety Dance").

Spinbad's fast and furious cutting and scratching breathe new life into several of the songs, the highlight being his ingenious deconstruction of Dexy's "Come On Eileen". His quick-mixing helps to maintain the energy, with the set perfectly-paced despite the 46 records it packs in. Spinbad occasionally throws in samples from '80s films (e.g., the 1984 horror "A Nightmare On Elm Street" is used to introduce Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust") and TV programmes (e.g., a clip of '80s actors introducing Hall & Oates "Maneater") to add humour and recreate the '80s vibe. However, the jibes of "Bitch!" and "Fruitcake" over Cyndi Lauper and Boy George respectively will be a turn-off for many.

Spinbad's five mash-ups are basic, and whilst his blend of Phil Collins with Chubb Rock's strangely works, he uses the same tedious drum loop to spoil three songs in a row (the Human League, Men At Work and Al Jarreau sequence). However, for the vast majority of this mix, there's no finer example of how a good DJ can improve even the cheesiest of music.

PS. Beware this shortened version of the mix that omits the final 11 tracks to fit onto one CD.
JohnnyScratch1970

JohnnyScratch1970

October 21, 2014
edited over 6 years ago

still stands the test of time as a great mixtape...it`s cleverly mixed..scratches are fantastic..it`s funny in places and the fact that you`re dancing round the room to cheesy 80`s music is a testament to Spinbad`s skill as a DJ.
Fantastic stuff :)