Plagiarythm Nation Some blame "The Whipped Cream Mixes" -- ECC's 1993 7" that fused Public Enemy with Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass -- for spawning the… Plagiarythm Nation Some blame "The Whipped Cream Mixes" -- ECC's 1993 7" that fused Public Enemy with Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass -- for spawning the… 2003-04-15 Evolution Control Committee
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Plagiarythm Nation (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Apr 15, 2003; Lead Performance: Evolution Control Committee

Some blame ''The Whipped Cream Mixes'' -- ECC's 1993 7'' that fused Public Enemy with Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass -- for spawning the computer-collage ''mash-up'' movement. But Committee spokesman Mark Gunderson, a record geek from Columbus, Ohio, is less interested in Frankenstein popcraft than in culture-jamming slapstick. Exhibit A: his follow-up single ''Rocked by Rape,'' which arranged countless Dan Rather sound bites into an apocalyptic rap riding a sample from AC/DC's ''Back in Black.'' It's the money shot on this long-brewing second album, which turns garage-sale detritus, voice-mail jabber, and pop shrapnel into a musical comedy record where the absurd and the sophomoric duke it out. EMBED MATES We hope ECC are working on a postwar ''Rocked by Rape'' sequel, featuring CNN's Aaron Brown.

Originally posted May 07, 2003 Published in issue #709 May 09, 2003 Order article reprints