Gnarls Barkley (a reference to irascible NBA great-turned-lovable TV bloviator Charles Barkley) isn't just a pop klepto's nod to ripping off one last piece of private property before going fully legit. It's his copyright-wars-era take on the pop notion that a bent identity is the only identity worth having—it's all free, so take it, content not included.The "pop klepto" is none other than DJ Danger Mouse, the brains behind the at-times mindblowing "Grey Album", (the mash of Jay-Z's Black with the Beatles White) for which my praise has been consistent and effusive.
The album "St. Elsewhere," is the rare combination of music I dig and represents something that Represents Something I Like - the usage of new distribution channels to break down the traditional expolitive stranglehold oligopolists such as the RIAA have over art - see here:
The lead single, "Crazy," off their album St. Elsewhere, topped the British pop charts on Sunday, making history, as it became the first song to reach #1 solely off online sales.Word. Check it out, says Pooh.