Yesterday, Gillis released a new mashup album called All Day as a free-to-anyone-who-wants-it download, and, as his fans flooded to the site hosting the album in attempts to get it, he pretty much crashed the Internet in the process. Gillis jokingly apologized for as much today, but he won't likely need to apologize to those whose songs he included on the mashup album --
three four five of which have area ties.
Opening track "Oh No" alone boasts two such cuts -- the panda-adored, area-indebted "Teach Me How To Dougie" from Cali Swag District comes over a beat that samples Jane's Addiction's "Jane Says," and not longer thereafter, Dallas' Own Dorrough and his familiar "Ice Cream Paint Job" vocals make a cameo. Later, the fifth track, "This Is The Remix," finds Atlanta rapper B.o.B.'s vocals bolstering the Toadies' "Possum Kingdom." Meanwhile, the seventh track, "Get It Get It" features the intro laser sounds of Steve Miller Band's "Jungle Love," and the tenth track, "Steady Shock" features vocals from local rappers Party Boyz's "Flex," as well as, we think, a sample of Dorrough saying the word "remix."
Anyway, word out of Toadies camp this morning is that the band's pretty stoked to be included.
Seems guitarist Clark Vogeler was the first to discover the band's part in the disc, which features a whopping 373 samples over its 71-minute run-time, and, yesterday, he excitedly passed the album along to his bandmates and management at Kirtland Records over email.
Lest there was any doubt, no, no one in the band or at the label had any heads up about the song's inclusion. Nor, for that matter, do they plan on arguing about its legality, says Tami Thomsen, the band's rep at Kirtland.
"They're just really excited about it," says Thomsen. "It's pretty cool! Anything that can help expose the band to a new, younger audience is obviously great."