Welcome to the Jam: Meshuggah vs. Michael Jordan

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Do you like Meshuggah? Do you like Space Jam? Then have I got the post for you.

In case you weren’t aware, there’s an online community composed of people who remix the theme song from Space Jam by the Quad City DJ’s. They call themselves slammers, and one of the best places to find these mashups is on the subreddit “Come On And Slam.”  You could easily get lost down that rabbit hole listening to remixes all day long. However, Papa Joe and I were chortling last week over a specific remix album called “slamZen” by one Analog Staple. This isn’t just a single remixed song, though; ol’ Analog Staple actually remixed the entirety of Meshuggah’s ObZen with the Space Jam theme song. Of particular note are the “Bleed Jam” and “Jammers to a Discordant Slam” tracks.

The whole album is free on bandcamp, so if you’re looking for just the thing to pump you up before your pick-up game of shirts’n’skins, pump up “SlamZen.”

PS: The old Space Jam website is still active, so if you’d like to see a relic from the days of internet past, check it out here.

(Photo VIA)

  • Scrimm

    There’s something creepy about Barkley’s head pasted on that album cover.

    • There are a lot of creepy things going on here imo.

      • Scrimm

        That’s a big part of why this place is so awesome.

        • Negrodamus

          Nic Cage?

          • Scrimm

            No all the creepy stuff. The only site Cage could make cooler is MS.

      • YourLogicSucks

        Nothin’ creepier than Nicola$ Cage

        • Incorrect. His son is way creepier.

          GL

          • The Satan ov Hell

            now that kid is kvlt

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            this is our black metal savior today. And before that he looked totally different again. Word on the street is he was roidin’ it up big time for years then blew up like a balloon, had a huge fight with his personal trainer, had a a nervous breakdown, in short the guy is a textbook hollywood brat headcase.

        • Scrimm

          ..

          • Xan

          • Scrimm

            I just spit my drink all over myself.

          • Scrimm

            ..

          • Tyree

            Here is a Nicolas Cage Grindcore band called CAGE Grind Noir.

            http://cagegrindnoir.bandcamp.com/

          • Scrimm

            Damn and I thought my band based on the phantasm movies was a little weird.

          • Xan

            That actually sounds interesting to me. I love those movies.

          • Scrimm

            Sometimes I think I like them too much. We recorded a 3 song demo a couple years ago, just throwing a few songs together in a couple weeks to see if what we were going for was worth pursuing. All things considered it turned out pretty well, though we never got around to putting the samples in. I am recording a full length with my main band, but the plan is to do something proper with this project as soon as we’re done with that.

          • Negrodamus

            Did you ever check out that Larry David grindcore band?

          • Tyree

            No, Hahaha. What!? I’m going to have to find this.

          • Negrodamus

            I saw an article on them / it on Metalsucks a while back. I meant to check that shit out but I never got around to it!

          • Call the Slambulance

            Pales in comparison to BRUCEXCAMPBELL

          • Negrodamus

            You have one of my favorite usernames, ever.

          • Call the Slambulance

            Thank you! I would decline the compliment by explaining that I stole it, but seeing as you’re “Negrodamus”, I don’t think you mind plagiarism for the sake of humor. Also, your username has always cracked me up.

          • Call the Slambulance

            Peep my slam article that is soon to be published. I explain the name’s origin.

          • Negrodamus

            Funny, I was just looking around in there and noticed you have an article on the way. I’m pretty new to slam but I enjoy what I have heard… sometimes the EXTREME violence / gore puts me off a little bit but I keep digging around.

            I want to keep writing. I have another pen name ready to go, I think some people may eventually get put off by this username but it’s the Disqus name I have used for some time so I don’t really know what to do LOL

          • Call the Slambulance

            I’ve included a bit of everything, except for really heavily produced slam (new Pathology, new Abominable Putridity) and slamcore. I think that stuff is generally garbage haha. I hope you find something to enjoy in the article!
            I say keep the name. It’s hilarious, and it’s become a commonality between all of us. If folks don’t get it, simply direct them to Chappelle.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Great idea, cool samples….but, I’m not really hearing the Grind in that Core. Just my .02

          • Tyree

            It’s Meh, but I get a good laugh out of it.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Agreed…

          • Xan

            That made my day. Thank you.

          • Tyree

            Any time some one references Nicolas Cage I post CAGE Grind Noir. Lol

          • Lacertilian

            NOOOO

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            that planned superman with cage playing the man of steel as a burned out alcoholic would have been awesome, no shit. It could have been called Leaving Metropolis.

          • I would watch the hell out of that.

          • TrickleDownTacoRiff

            Instead we got Hancock…

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            Is it just me or are almost all of will smith’s movies really, really bad ?

          • Scrimm

            I am legend especially.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            i saw omega man first , then i saw the original with vincent price , which was far and away the best. The smith movie was just a bunch of CGI thrown at the screen.

          • Scrimm

            I want a poster of the last man on earth just like that. Badass.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            I was looking on ebay for it, but i think it is a limited run poster from a special screening. I have a couple from deep red & one from suspiria that were especially commissioned for one off theatre showings. I agree, great looking poster.

          • Scrimm

            I am severely lacking in movie posters. All I have left is a trashed Phantasm III poster. At least it is autographed

          • Scrimm

            It certainly would be better than this.

          • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

            you really frightened me with this one man, you are hitting below the belt brother ! hhahahahhaha

          • Scrimm

            It hurt to post that. I love Conan.

          • LAMENTATIONS OF THE WOMEN

            Face off!

        • Guppusmaximus

          Nicholas Cage as Marilyn Manson:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K79gA7YZCNE

          • Scrimm

            HAHA he looks like the real thing!

  • Between The Buried & Smee

    This is beautiful.

  • Guppusmaximus

    What’s with the obsession with Space Jam? Maybe I’m old & grew up w/ the WB classics,but, that movie was F’ing terrible…

    • I thought the movie was terrible as a child. I’m kinda blown away by the weird nostalgia subculture for it now though.

      • Guppusmaximus

        Yea, I really think it’s because the kids that grew up with this had never watched the original cartoons…

        • Sight Vnseen

          It’s just the brony effect. Trolling is pop culture now. Pretty sad.

          • Guppusmaximus

            You may be right, though, if it is trolling then I don’t have that much of an issue with it. If they are actually serious? Then Sucking must be pop culture now:)

          • Sight Vnseen

            I just don’t get it I guess. Why pretend to like something just for kicks? It was fun for awhile. Gonna go hampster dance.

          • Guppusmaximus

            For shock value, possibly? I hear what you’re saying. Trolling does get tiresome.. Although,the Rick Roll still makes me smile,but, then again I like the song (yes, I love the 80s).

          • Sight Vnseen

            Yeah. I guess I should have elaborated. It’s fun on an individual basis, but when it gets to the point that it’s a setup and not a joke, that’s when it gets dumb. Maybe I just don’t understand the difference between sarcasm and irony.

    • RuIN?

      The only thing not terrible about that movie was the Epic cameo by Rome. OUT!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUtjKwtSahg

    • Poop Mango

      So then I guess I can’t interest you in Barkley Shut Up And Jam: Gaiden, a roleplaying game that is a sequel to both Space Jam and Barkley Shut Up And Jam?

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      my take on it – 3 super cool characters/actors/individuals that when combined all become equally lame as fuck. I mean who is cooler than bill murray and bugs in their respective industries.

  • You can basically mix Meshuggah with anything and get glorious results.

    • see: “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga.

      last post about Gaga for today, fingers crossed.

  • J.R.

    I have no idea what to say, but I am moved by forces greater than my understanding to respond.
    This is a culmination, an apex, a crescendo, but of what, I cannot fathom.

  • Mother Shabubu III

    inb4 live action SpaceJam remake with CGI Monstars.

  • anyone else find it funny (and somewhat comforting) that the guy on the obZen cover has a healthy beer belly? i don’t feel so bad.

    excellent post W!

    • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

      you know what i find comforting, those shows where fat guys like kevin james on king of queens get sexy little wives. I’m always like, yea brother, there is hope for me.

      • Cock of Steele

        I actually have several friends with that same situation. Their logic for working out was “Well if she married me, then I must not be that ugly,”

  • Further Down the Metal Hole

    That ancient website hurt my eyes. It’s good to remind yourself from time to time just how awful some things used to be.

    • W.

      Yah, it’s definitely a blast from the past.