Peak mashup attained as Motley Crue face off against cast of Dinosaurs

Dr Dinosaur graphic
(Image credit: DJ Cummerbund)

The mark of a truly great mashup artist is found not in the choice of songs they work with, but in their skill putting them together. The successful mashup should work in such a way that the listener can a) barely spot the join, and then b) begin to doubt the nature of any previous actual reality. We'll explain.

One of the masters of the format is the great DJ Cummerbund, whose latest adventure in sonic skulduggery finds Motley Crue's Dr Feelgood wedded to Was (Not Was)'s Walk The Dinosaur, with The Gap Band's legendary I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops Up Side Your Head) tossed into the mix

Throw in snippets of Pantera's Walk, Soundgarden's Spoonman, a bit of Jeff Goldblum, the cast of the film Dinosaurs, plus "some jerks from Miami Vice", and the end result is Dr Dinosaur, a mashup that isn't so much the sum of its parts as it is something thrilling and danceable and possibly revolutionary and also entirely ridiculous. It all sounds like such a natural fit that we're having trouble remembering the originals without the new parts attached. See what we mean about reality? 

"I'm playing God," says Cummerbund, "and I like it."

So do we, DJ. So do we. 

Previous bootleg brilliance from the bafflingly talented Cummerbund includes Metallica vs Stevie Wonder, Rammstein vs Beyonce and Tool vs Justin BieberOld Staind Road featuring Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Staind, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nirvana, Alice In Chains vs Katrina & The WavesRammstein vs Wild CherryKiss vs B-52'sEagles vs Dragonforce with bonus Beyonce, Zeppelin vs Greta Van FleetMetallica vs Earth, Wind & FireOzzy Osbourne vs Earth Wind & Fire, the Foo Fighters vs funk king Rick JamesTwisted Sister vs Blind Melon, and Rush vs R&B superstar Kelis

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.