Friday, January 15, 2010

Mixed Tapes For The People

It's the mix tape version of the last post - 18 songs from the top 18 artists I've listened to at work in the past year as tracked by Something to listen to on your iPod as you peruse the supermarket fridges for fish fingers. Or burn it to CD and give it to your neighbours as a gift and reminder of the importance of community spirit. Extra B-sides and rarities to make things interesting.

You'll need to use Winrar or Winzip or a hammer to decompress the file and extract the fleshy mp3s inside.

Insect or Spider? - A Mix Tape - Download

01. The Pixies - Wild Honey Pie
The Pixies tear us all a new one with their live at the BBC re-interpretation of this Beatles track.

02. HEALTH - Die Slow
I can't listen to this song enough. From new album "Get Color". HEALTH ARE NOT AFRAID OF YOU. YOU WILL LOVE EACH OTHER.

03. The Cramps - Goo Goo Muck
This one goes out to all you Hawiian-beach-faring, pina-colada-sipping zombies. From "Bad Music for Bad People".

04. The Fall - Leave The Capitol
One of their more upbeat moments with classic Mark E Smith delivery, from the revered 1981 "Slates" EP.

05. mclusky - Bipolar Bears Take Seattle
A creeper with chanting from the "mcluskyism" C-Sides disc.

06. Thee Oh Sees - Ghost in the Trees
"I'll make you call/from behind the waterfall". Is this what John Dwyer is singing? I can never understand what the fuck he's saying but it always sounds great. From album "His Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In".

07. Future of the Left - March of the Coupon Saints
B-Side from the "Adeadenemyalwayssmellsgood" seven inch single.

08. The Beatles - Rocky Raccoon
Paul McCartney may have turned into a cunt these days but damn he knew how to write a fine tune back when. From "White Album".

09. The Flaming Lips - I'm a Fly in a Sunbeam
Some people have favourite driving songs, this is my favourite flying your space ship into Cloud City at the break of dawn song. From the "Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell" EP.

10. Beach House - Gila
I'm glad we live in a world where a musical genre called "dream pop" can exist. It makes it easier to sleep at night. From their sophomore album "Devotion".

11. The Horrors - Mirror's Image
We all had doubts about The Horrors but then they released "Primary Colours" last year and wiped that smirk off all our faces.

12. Pavement - The Classical
Laid back version of The Fall's obliterating original, from the "Brighten The Corners" re-issue bonus disc.

13. The Kinks - Wicked Annabelle
Twisted tale of a witch and her demon minions from the 60s classic "We Are The Village Green Preservation Society"

14. My Disco - Pale
Dance dischord dance discord repeat. From debut album "Cancer".

15. My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
Crashing opener from the leaked "Loveless" remaster. Originally due for release in 2007, it's yet to see the light of day because Kevin Shields still has to finish writing the liner notes.

16. Boris - Electric
Stoner doomers go Motorhead in the special way that only the Japanese can. From the flawless "Pink" album.

17. Tom Waits - Way Down In The Hole
Tom has a knack for taking not a lot and doing a whole lot with it. The producers of "The Wire" liked it so much they made it their theme song. Originally appeared on "Frank's Wild Years".

18. ROME - Les Savy Fav
Is that a Whistle Pop I can hear? I think it is! Skewered closer to the EP of the same name.

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