Vintage mash-up of NW rock song from E.P. archives

I’ve been shooting videos of bands that I loved for many years. Some of the video I’ve shot I’ve shared by incorporating into various projects, or by posting fun little YouTube clips. There’s a lot of material I’ve shot I’ve been sitting on for ages.

This week, I posted a 1992 clip of The Guttersluts to YouTube. They perform a unique mash-up, before the term was even used to describe the playful merging of musical pieces. One of the sampled songs was “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana, a track that some people have referred to as the “LOUIE LOUIE of the 1990s” because of the similiar 3-chord structure and the fact that it originally from the Pacific Northwest.

The other sampled song was “Godzilla,” a composition by Blue Oyster Cult.

Put them together, and you’ve got “Smells Like Godzilla” performed by the Guttersluts. This particular performance took place on January 11, 1992 at the Cactus Club in San Jose, California. This particular show also marks their first appearance with Viv Savage, original keyboardist with Spinal Tap.

I added some extra footage from some outside film clips. I hope nobody minds…

For what it’s worth, every member of the Guttersluts was a DJ at KFJC, the infamous radio station where the infamous “Maximum LOUIE LOUIE” 63-hour marathon took place. Keyboardist Jessica Madonna De La Slut was a DJ at that historic event, doing an airshift as Tera Paige of the Peabody & Paige team

Like Spinal Tap, the Guttersluts was formed initially as a joke, but tranformed themselves into an actual band. After 15 years of hibernation, the Gutterslults recently reunited for a special show a few months ago. They now have a MySpace page and a Facebook page.

If you’d like to see more videos from my archives, please let me know. Better yet, make a donation so I can buy more hard drives, as I keep running out of space….

You can also use this form to buy me a beer, which is also a nice gesture!


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