Girl Talk is stage name for Gregg Gillis. He's a musical mixologist who blends together samples of music to create new compositions, compositions that span genres and generations. Take this virtual duet from rapper Young Joc and the Band.

(Soundbite of song)

Mr. YOUNG JOC: (Singing) Can you tell where the man (he's going down). He's the man who shook my hand (anywhere you need to guarantee, to go down). (unintelligible).

NORRIS: You can hear a lot more mixes like that on Girl Talk's new album. It's called "Feed the Animals." Critic Robert Christgau has this review.

ROBERT CHRISTGAU: Gregg Gillis plays no instruments. Mixologists create all their music from other people's records. It's an esoteric art requiring encyclopedic grave digging, lapidarian editing, and precise pitch and tempo shifting skills. Often, their music sounds pretty esoteric as a result. But that could hardly be claimed of Girl Talk's latest mashed up album, "Feed the Animals," downloadable for free if you want at IllegalArt.net. For starters, here are a few climatic seconds of a record that shows up in very few DJ craves, Roy Orbison's "You Got It."

(Soundbite of song "You Got It")

Mr. ROY ORBISON: (Singing) Anything you need, you got it. Anything at all, you got it. Baby!

CHRISTGAU: And now, here's the first section of Girl Talk's instep. Listen close, and you'll hear "You Got It" from the very beginning.

(Soundbite of song "You Got It")

Mr. ROY ORBISON: (Singing) Anything you want, you got it. Anything you need, you got it. Anything at all, you got it. Baby!

CHRISTGAU: Tracks one and three on "Feed the Animals," "Play Your Part" part one and "Still Here," begin with two of the most recognizable and sacrosanct organ rifts of '60s rock, from the Spencer Davis group's, "Give Me Some Lovin'" and Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale." But because Girl Talk mixes those rifts under blatantly obscene hip hop hits, I can't play them on the radio. So here's something a little subtle.

(Soundbite of song)

Unidentified Woman: (Singing) Damn, you got me wide open, and I know you see that I'm joking. (unintelligible) just don't wanna walk away. Just hold me tight.

CHRISTGAU: That's a mash up of Daft Punk and Fleetwood Mac, beefing up a romantic sex round by the former exotic dancer, Trina. There's plenty of sex on "Feed the Animals," and Gillis is proud of it. There's gender equality, too. Female rappers definitely get their say. But those two songs I couldn't play are about a kind of sex I'd call women servicing men. And by yoking them to totemic '60s music, Girl Talk is making the implicit claim that these are simply two competing generational normalities, that what older people define as obscene, 20 somethings like himself regard as good, dirty fun. The argument is strong musically, too. But I still have my doubts. So, to prove we can all get along, let's go out on fun week and all share. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Michael Jackson, Sly and the Family Stone, the Gap Band and Edgar Winter.

(Soundbite of song "Dance to the Music")

SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE: (Singing) All we need is a drama for people who only need a beat.

NORRIS: Girl Talk's latest album is called "Feed the Animals." Robert Christgau writes the consumer guide to CDs at msn.com.

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