I promise this is my last Fergie post for awhile. This week my feminist hat has come off to cater to my current obsession with Fergalicious…(and retarded fish frogs, perhaps there’s a connection?) but the crazy love will pass, just as it did with Watching Xanadu by Mull Historical Society and N*Sync’s Girlfriend (yes Justin, when you ask like that, I’ll be your girlfriend – just don’t serenade me with anything from your new album, blech).
So, listening to my iTunes on random this morning I caught a mashup called “My Other Car Is A Beatle” – L’Trimm vs. Armand Van Helden vs. Beatles vs. Gary Numan. The L’Trimm sample perked me up. It took me a minute, but I connected it’s timing and style to Fergalicious.
Intrigued with the find, I did some investigating and sure enough, a few folks have made the comparison to L’Trimm but even more argue that Fergalicious is a direct ripoff of JJ Fad’s “Supersonic”.
I read a great mini-review at Stylus Magazine:
From hater to apologist in one single flat. The structure here is deceptively complex, building upon and then stripping down (what I’ve been told is) a sample of JJ Fad’s “Supersonic.” But any given hook could get stuck in your head/craw just as easily as “London Bridge.” Plus there are several indisputable moments of brilliance: “delicious/vicious/fitness/witness,” “T-A-S-T-E-Y,” a perfectly placed “My Humps” wink. The fact that these could also be considered egregious faults only attests to their greatness.
Well said. Like the reviewer, I don’t know the JJ Fad track but am intrigued by the unstoppable remixing and repurposing of old content for plug and play into the current popular culture. Sure, it’s been going on for decades and but it somehow remains a stealthy business. It’s fascinating to discover who’s building upon who.
The L’Trimm connection *is* subtle overall, have a listen, L’Trimm’s “Cars That Go Boom”, though it seems obvious to me that vocally Fergie mimick’s much on this track.
Now to find Supersonic…