Sliced American Pie

By 2008.01.10 tags: , . 4 Comments»

CD coverAttached to an email from a friend from Panama, Blake Simpson of Juventud Con Una Misión, was the following file. Blake sez:

“In ’84 Dr. Demento aired someone’s tape montage of ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ with many key words borrowed from other songs. I thought “American Pie” would have make a better victim, so with digital advances (i.e., no more razor blades, online music, etc.) I was able, over several months and two countries, to make it happen.”

So with all due respect to Don McLean, here’s a heapin’ helpin’ of Blake Simpson’s “American Spliced Pie” (8:59 mp3):

Following along with this list of artists spliced:

Don McLean
Barry Manilow
Waylon Jennings
Steely Dan
The Carpenters
Johnny Cash
Peter, Paul and Mary
Beach Boys
David Bowie
The Beatles
Carly Simon
Neil Sedaka
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Dire Straits
Bing Crosby
Pink Floyd
Leslie Gore
Louis Armstrong
The Police
The Rolling Stones
Barbra Streisand
The Who
Buddy Holly
The Doobie Brothers
Neil Young
The Everly Brothers
The Guess Who
Elton John
Led Zeppelin
Byrds, The
Memphis Minnie
Cooper, Alice
Kelly, Gene
Ronstadt, Linda
Monotones, The
Frampton, Peter
Michael, George
Lovett, Lyle
Paycheck, Johnny
Lovin’ Spoonful, The
Donald Fagen
Golden Earring
Proclaimers, The
Howard Keel
Jackson, Joe
Bad Company
Berry, Chuck
Kinks, The
Robbins, Marty
Coe, David Allen
Mitchell, Joni
Paper Lace
Reddy, Helen
Larry Groce
Isley Brothers
C.W. McCall
Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley
Lynard Skynard
Yankovic, “Weird” Al
Price, Ray
Yardbirds, The
Eagles, The
Dylan, Bob
Joplin, Janis
James Gang, The
Essex, David
Wonder, Stevie
Mothers of Invention, The
Miller, Roger
Jethro Tull
Townshend, Pete
Page, Patti
Simon, Paul
Merman, Ethel
Newman, Randy
Mike Sammes Singers, The
Springsteen, Bruce
Grant, Amy
B-52s, The
Krause, Allison
Siouxie and the Banshees
Cray, Robert
Fleetwood Mac
ZZ Top
Kingston Trio
Manfred Mann
Fitzgerald, Ella
Nystrom, Marty
Gene Autry
Green Day
Williams, Hank
Anderson, Lynn
Talking Heads, The
Cheap Trick
Zappa, Frank
Idol, Billy
Bob McGrath
Marshall Tucker Band, The
Shannon, Del
Rogers, Kenny
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The
Rundgren, Todd
Justo Almario
Zevon, Warren
Black Sabbath
Starland Vocal Band, The
Merle Haggard
Julie Andrews
Hall, Tom T.
Roberta Flack
Margaret, Anne
Greenwood, Lee
Diamond, Neil
Band, The
Travolta, John
Left Banke, The
Men At Work
Huey Lewis and the News
Martha and the Vandellas
Lennon, John
Thin Lizzie
Stevens, Cat
O’Connor, Donald
Monkees, The
Procol Harum
Band of Gypsys
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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Comments (4)

Don McLean is the correct spelling

Comment added by Ron on 02.03.08

corrected. thanks, Ron.

Comment added by Barrett Golding on 02.03.08

Oh, Boy, Blake! Bob McGrath!?! How completely amazing! Ha, ha, ha! Couldn’t find any place for Mister Rogers or Kermit the Frog, eh? This song has that certain “jen e siquah”. . . Um, I just don’t know. . . Can’t quite put my manier on it. . .
And a Giant Thank you to whomever published this in HEARING VOICES.

Comment added by Marishka K Simpson on 05.25.10

Ok, I finally enured it. I feel like I deserve a free hat or something now.

Comment added by Phil on 04.06.19

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