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Mashin on the Motorway /... [12" VINYL] [Single, EP, Maxi]

DJ Shadow Vinyl
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Vinyl (23 Jun 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Single, EP, Maxi
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B00009OOKP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 669,090 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mash it up 9 Aug 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
this four song EP has a second disk with two videos of mashin and walkie talkie. The videos are excellent with mashin on the motorway appearing to be like grand theft auto on speed.
Obviously bang up to date the videos capture the spirit of the songs perfectly and actually improve your enjoyment of one of the least "DJ Shadow"esque tracks on Private Press.
The audio tracks are the Right thing, a reworking of the track of the same name off the album, nicely eclectic and different enough to warrant a listen. The excellent six days pushed up a gear with a fantastic B52's riff in the background, and GDMFSOB, which im afraid isnt one to play when the folks are around ;)
In summary for DJ Shadow fans and/or fans of excellent design and videos, this is a must buy. do enjoy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential purchase 1 July 2003
By Matt
Format:Audio CD
I only bought this single because it is by DJ Shadow, and I would have to say that it is, for a Shadow fan, an essential purchase. Ok, so you may have the two title tracks on The Private Press, and they are sort of the same here (although with some extra scratches and bleeps), but you should buy this single for the very good Six Days remix, and the awesome Right Thing tune, which takes most of the songs from the private press, and condenses them into a tune that is six minutes long. The videos (one of which had me breathing into a brown paper bag (because of the humour, not because I was being violently sick)), add to this impressive single (although mini album would be more appropriate). Worth the money, and a good introduction to DJ Shadow.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything the last LP wasn't 17 Nov 2003
By Alan Moore VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
DJ Shadow is an amazing producer. Endtroducing and Pre-Emptive Strike are bona-fide classics. What a lot of people didn't realise was that while his LPs carried the Shadow mantle, he is also a DJ.
Following the success of Brainfreeze, he began to believe his own hype and co-produced the less-than-great Product Placement. Shadow wanted to be Hip Hop again, not (ugh) Trip Hop.
Unfortunately, Shadow's not the true Party-meister. Private Press was technically great but uninspired and uninteresting Instrumental Hip Hop. 3 good tracks does not a classic make.
This EP shifts the balance and injects a party atmosphere into the music. Track by track:
Right Thing -- a master mix of Shadow material that turns sh*t into gold at every turn. Throws in a lot more tracks than the title track. Does for this song what Cut Chemist did for Number Song. Z-Trip remixes up a storm.
Six Days -- Fans of 2 Many Djs will not be disappointed as Soulwax paste the Six Day War vocal to a B-52s song. Only question is, is there any of Shadow's music left in? Great fun.
GDMFSOB -- UNKLE electro beat with Roots Manuva lazily rapping in a _very_ British style. The refrain that makes up the chorus is disgusting but addictive. Avoid if you dislike swearing, but play it at a party and everyone will be giggling. Inspired.
Walkie Talkie -- As he did when he overhauled Organ Donor, Shadow extends the length of the track and adds some extra samples, converting it from a throw-away interlude to a great song in its own right. Brilliant.
Mashin' on the Motorway -- This simply has most of the swearing cut out. But since the language on the LP was more annoying than amusing, that's a good thing.
As a bonus, there's a DVD attached too. Mashin' on the Motorway is much better once you've seen the GTA-Vice City style video!
Overall, a recommended purchase that's restored my faith in DJ Shadow.
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Shadow reinvented 17 Aug 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album is slightly different to shadows most well known album, pre emptive srtike. Much darker but still just as intelligent as his his other work. Tracks 4 and 7 are my personal favourites, really letting what Shadows all about. The music is still very percussion based but with heavier flatter baselines, giving it a slightly more underground sound. I gave it 3 because I don't rate it as highly as shadows previous albums, but still a must if your a fan of this sound.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty great remixes, fun videos 21 Jun 2004
By jose_monkey_org - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
i actually don't watch videos on cable, i just don't have the time to wait around for them to show up. as a result, i hadn't seen the videos for "walkie talkie" and "mashin ..." until now. they're pretty good, sufficiently different in style that you'll not be bored, and do justice to the music.
the music itself, a set of remixes, is really well done. i really liked hearing the music thrown in new directions, great job to the teams that did the work.
all in all a blast, definitely good to have for a serious dj shadow fan, but probably not worth $16 or so new. see if you can pick it up used for less.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing and unheard 5 Dec 2009
By Joseph D. Lucier - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
An amazing serving of turntablist skill and classic hip-hop feel, cementing the skill of Shadow in the history books.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is why I walk and talk this Way! 6 Nov 2003
By John Wieser - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The z-trip remix is good, the six day remix sucks(b-52s sample!), the gdmfsob remix is sketchy, the radio version of walkie talkie is actually better than the lp version(how come every single from the private press uses this beat one way or another?-treach battle beat, six days remix w/mos def, this mix) and mashin on the motorway still sucks(should've been an instrumental). The videos are pretty cool though(dvd! hooray!)so buy this only for a)right thing remix or b)you are a dj shadow completist.
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