Vancouver hip-hop group shouts out to Bill Murray with new track

The Sweatshop Union, who tromp around the same streets I do, here in Vancouver, have released a new EP – The Bill Murray EP. The title track, as you may have guessed, Bill Murray, in which the group covers the life and times of Bill F’in Murray.

What struck me right away is that the video, in grim and gritty black and white, looks the part of New York, but is actually filmed here in Vancouver. The Murray Hotel is for reals! But wait, there’s more – while putting the video together, director Stuey Kubrick reached out to Ghostbusters fans, looking for a Proton Pack to borrow or rent. When it was discovered the Ghostbusters of British Columbia were in the same city, problem solved – and GBBC honcho Todd Whalen ended up appearing in the video; that Ghostbuster Bill is him!

Check out the video and you can buy the track through iTunes and BandCamp

http://itunes.apple.com/album/the-bill-murray-ep/id423285948
http://urbnet.bandcamp.com/album/the-bill-murray-ep

This would be the second* musical love-letter to a GB cast member, with John Smith campaigning for replacing “MILF” with the classier and more referential “Dana Barrett“.

*or third, if you want to count my co-opting of Duck Sauce’s Barbra Streisand.

[Nods to GBMania and GBNews]

Cover Me! Progress report

OK – so, there are still a handful more tracks to get in here and I’ll get to them, but my suspicions were confirmed; the world is slowly filling up with Ghostbusters covers AAAAND especially remixes. Which is great, it just means I’ll go nuts if I try for a comprehensive launch, as that’s impossible by definition. But I think there’s a decent swath here.

Still to come;

– better track ordering
– better category headers
– sales links for those that have them
– download links for those that are public
– comprehensive listings for official albums (No, I won’t be making them playable.)

So, long ways to go, but a long way already covered. In the meantime, you might as well play around with the Page in Progress. If you see anything missing, that’s even better – let me know.

http://protoncharging.com/wp-content/1984/05/10/cover-me-ghostbusters-in-music/

Cover Me! Countdown

For the last few years, a file folder has been building up on my machine – it’s filled with Ghostbusters covers, remixes, mash-ups, and samples. What used to be a short list is now a massive one, particularly in the last couple of years, as popularity of the movie has bled over into new-found popularity on the dance floor.

There used to be a site devoted to these tracks – some of you will remember Ghostbusters Project:Remix. It was exactly what you’d imagine. One big long list of all the known Ghostbusters covers. Finding the site, a year ago, was an undertaking and several attempts to contact the site owner through email went unanswered. And really all that’s left of the site, as far as I know, if the logo.

So, I think the due diligence has been well satisfied and never let it be said I didn’t try and avoid stepping on any toes. In fact, my initial emails were to see if the old site was interested in a new home at Proton Charging – I have unlimited bandwidth on my server, I might as well use it.

So, here’s the flag in the ground – I’m rebuilding, from scratch and elbow grease, a new list of Ghostbusters covers – who did what, when, where you can buy it, if possible, a chance to hear it, and anything else related to the song (ie Hoobastank’s video, which lives here at Proton Charging.)

Here’s a partial list of the files I have – I can see several I didn’t include and there are several more at home and I can’t think of their names – not to mention I know I have a handful of songs on PC that never made any list. But in the meantime, if you can see anything missing, speak up in the comments and I’ll see what I can track down.

The final feature will be up and ready soon.

The Rasmus – Ghostbusters.mp3
The Game – Ghost Unit.mp3
Ingenious – Ghostbusters Techno.mp3
Xentrix – Ghostbusters.mp3
Broadway Kids – Ghostbusters.mp3
Fast Food Rockers – GB2004.mp3
Vomitron – Ghostbusters.mp3
Liquid Radiation – Ghostbusters.mp3
Bad vs Ghostbusters.mp3
So Junky – Holy Ghostbusters.mp3
MEKE – Ghostbusters Remix.mp3
Attaboy Skip – Ghostbusters.mp3
The Minister – Reel Ghosts.mp3
Extreme Ghostbusters Theme 1.mp3
Extreme Ghostbusters Theme 2.mp3
Mobb Deep – Got It Twisted (DJ.mp3
Jimmy Black – Ghostbusters.mp3
Kromar – Ghostbusters.mp3
Ghostbusters (Audiodile’s Ectop.mp3
Run DMC – Ghostbusters II Re.mp3
Real Ghostbusters Theme 1.mp3
Bad Boyz DJ Team – Ghostbusters.mp3
Mikael The Turtle – Ghostbuster.mp3
Fettes Brot – Nordish By Nature.mp3
Pittsburgh Steelers – Go Steele.mp3
PowerP – Ghostbusters Reggae Mi.mp3
Attaboy Skip – Ghostbusters Liv.mp3
Ghostbusters – Searchin’ For th.mp3
Ghostbusters Come Inside – vs P.mp3
McSleazy – Ghostbusters In Blac.mp3
NIN – The Ghost That Feeds.mp3
Arm Cannon – bhost_upsters.mp3
Ghostbusters (Reggae cover).mp3
Hoobastank – Ghostbusters.mp3
melo-m_Intars-Busulis_Ghostbusters.mp3
Supervillans – Ghostbusters.mp3
Thunderbusters – Ghostbusters v ACDC.mp3
That hampster cover

Cover Me! Ghostbusters in music.

Covers

Attaboy Skip – Ghostbusters
Ska/Punk

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Fathers of Creation – Ghostbusters

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Bowling For Soup – Ghostbusters

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Hoobastank – Ghostbusters

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?? – Ghostbusters

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The Rasmus – Ghostbusters
Rock

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Peter Breiner – Ghostbusters
Classical

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Rockagill – Ghostbusters

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Rockagill – Ghostbusters (Chillout mix)

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? – Ghostbusters

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The Beatbox Choir – Ghostbusters
Beatboxing/A Cappella

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The Hit Crew – Ghostbusters

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Xentrix – Ghostbusters
Metal

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Vomitron – Ghostbusters
Metal/Experimental

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Armcannon – Bhost Upsters
Video Games

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Broadway Kids – Ghostbusters
Kids/Novelty

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Streetlife DJs – Citroen Ghostbusters
Dance

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Fast Food Rocker – GB2004
Dance/Kids/Rock/Novelty

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Ingenious – Ghostbusters
Techno

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Jimmy Black – Ghostbusters
Rock

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Klaus Wunderlich – Ghostbusters
Electronic/Moog

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Liquid Radiation – Ghostbusters
Novelty

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Melo M feat. Intars Busulis – Ghostbusters
Rock/Classical

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Mikael The Turtle – Ghostbusters
Techno

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US Ice* UK Ghostbusters CDN Ghostbusters*
*alternate mix

Bad Boyz DJ Team – Ghostbusters
Techno

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Sampled or Inspired By

Generation Dub – Ghostbusters

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John Smith – Dana Barrett
Hip-hop

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So Junky – Holy Ghostbusters
Techno

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Brainpower – Ghostbusters
Hip-hop

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Prince Pampidoo – Ghostbusters
Reggae

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Fetts Brot – Nordish By Nature
Hip-hop

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Remixes and Mash-ups

The Supervillians – Ghostbusters

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Audiodile – Ghostbusters (Ectoplasmix)

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Kromar – Ghostbusters
Hardcore/Techno

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Power P – Ghostbusters (Reggae Mix)

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Don Rimini – Ghostbusters (Ectoplasm Edit)

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Laid Back Luke – Ghostbusters

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C12 & Deborah – Ghostbusters

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The Game – Ghost Unit

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The Minister – Reel Ghosts

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Yrjan – Moar Ghostbusters n’ Stuff (Deadmau5 v. Ghostbusters)

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Sevendust v. Ghostbusters

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Milkshake v. Ghostbusters

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Intergalactic v. Ghostbusters

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Wax Audio – Thunderbusters

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Unknown – Bad versus Ghostbusters

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McSleazy – Ghostbusters In Black

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Meke – Ghostbusters

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Mobb Deep – Got It Twisted

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Nathan Chase – The Ghost That Feeds (NIN v. Ghostbusters)

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Unknown – Ghostbusters Come Inside (Chemical Brothers v. Ghostbusters)

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Parody

Unknown – Go Steelers

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Official Themes

Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters (Searchin’ For The Spirit)

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Real Ghostbusters (1)

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Run DMC – Ghostbusters

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Jim Latham – Extreme Ghostbusters (1)

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Jim Latham – Extreme Ghostbusters (2)

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Jim Latham – Extreme Ghostbusters (End Theme)

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Run DMC – Ghostbusters (Ghostpower)

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