Ten years ago this week, Gnarls Barkley’s St. Elsewhere dropped on the heads of the indie and music world. Led by “Crazy,” a single CeeLo Green and Danger Mouse didn’t even want to become as big as it did, the album eventually garnered itself an Album Of The Year nomination from The GRAMMYs. The album is a high-speed roller coaster — one that has far more loops and corkscrews than it does ascensions and descensions, and that’s probably why this newly surfaced remix didn’t land as a bonus on the album.
Late Tuesday night, Danger Mouse shared a slow-tempo, acoustic-guitar-led remix to “Crazy,” one that he calls a “weird remix I did back in 2006 that got rejected by the label.” It’s a nice memento to celebrate the anniversary of St. Elsewhere.