Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mix Tape #30 - Q: If English isn't your first language, should you cover "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"?

A: Emphatic yes.

Oh. If you're from North Carolina, I should let you know that you'll be instructed to do the following during this mix: 1. Raise up. 2. Take your shirt off. 3. Twist it around your hand. 4. Spin it like a helicopter.

The rest of you can just listen to it like normal people. I liked it. You may. You may not.

Saide A
1. Jess & James with the J.J. Band - Don´t Let Me Be Misunderstood
2. Davie Allan and the Arrows - Make Love Not War
3. Ikara Colt - Rudd
4. Dirty Three - Better Go Home Now
5. Trea Dobbs - My Love
6. Sparklemouse? Dangerhorse? - Everytime I'm With You
7. Roger Roger - Safari Park
8. Davey Sands & The Essex - Advertising Girl
9. Ugly Casanova - Things I Don't Remember
10. Los Babys - Encuentros Cercanos
11. Petey Pablo - Raise Up
12. Songs: Ohia - Coxcomb Red
13. Redd Kross - Linda Blair
14. Tom Zé - Senhor Cidadão

Side B
1. Snatch - All I Want
2. Eileen Barton - If I Knew You Were Comin
3. Luna - Slash Your Tires
4. Hugo Busoni - Raid
5. The Takeoffs - Knock Down The Door
6. The Pebbles - Playing Chess
7. Bill Cosby - Stop, Look & Listen
8. Stacey Ames - Calendar Boy
9. Kelis - Bossy
10. Billy Paul - Your Song
11. Public Image Ltd. - Ease


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mix Tape #29 - I Made You A Mix Tape

I hope you like it.

1. Scrawl - I Need You
2. Lee Hazelwood - You Look Like a Lady
3. APB - Shoot You Down
4. Egg Hunt - Me And You
5. Gabba - Knowing Me Knowing You
6. Astrud Gilberto - You Didn't Have to be So Nice
7. Marva Whitney and James Brown - You Got To Have A Job
8. The Psychedelic Furs - We Love You
9. Roger Bonnette - The Hell With You
10. Judy Henske - I Know You, Rider
11. Highly Likely - Whatever Happened To You?
12. MF Doom - Who You Think I Am?
13. Uzeda - What I Meant When I Called Your Name
14. Marvin Gaye - You
15. The Palace Brothers - You Will Miss Me When I Burn

1. Doris - Did You Give The World Some Love Today, Baby?
2. The Lights - When You Smile
3. Ellie Greenwich - You Don't Know
4. Sweet - No You Don't
5. Stone Jazz - Miss You
6. Rocket From The Crypt (with Holly Golightly) - Eye On You
7. The Go-Gos - Turn To You
8. Consonant - Who Touches You Now?
9. Sanford Clark - Bad Case of You
10. Soulsavers - Ghosts Of You And Me
11. MC5 - Looking At You
12. Tara Angell - When You Find Me
13. Farah Fawcett and Jean Paul Vignon - You


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mix Tape #28 - My Lip Gloss Be Poppin'

Did you know that there was an HR Pufnstuff movie and that it had a soundtrack?

I didn't.

Oh anyway. I was really happy to see Obits are touring and my favorite local band The Lights are opening. You should see them if you can. Or just listen to them.

The rest of the mix was just supposed to be "fun." And it mostly is. "A Promise" isn't, but it was in my head all week. Wonder why.

Here's a tracklist:

Side A
1. Lil Mama Vs. Marnie Stern - Absorb The Lipgloss
2. The Lights - Mr. Pussy
3. Hoyt Axton - ABC (Put On)
4. Prototypes - Je Ne Te Connais Pas
5. The Lovedolls - Beer & Ludes
6. Faust - Flashback Caruso
7. Urge Overkill - (Now That's) the Barclords
8. Rabbits and Carrots - Express Yourself
9. Barbara Manning - Your Pies
10. Franco Micalizzi - Special Cop
11. Reaction - Life Is A Wheel

Side B
1. Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie
2. Violent Femmes - A Promise
3. The Rogers Sisters - Les Fantaisies Sont Bien
4. Carmen Villani - Brilla Bollo
5. Louis Hjulmand - War Dance (2nd Movement)
6. Connie Stevens - Little Kiss Is A Kiss Is A Kiss
7. Wanda de Sah - Sweet Happy Life
8. Volt - Testbild
9. Jack Wild, Billie Hayes, Martha Raye - Zap The World
10. Perrey & Kingsley - Barnyard in Orbit
11. Harvey Averne - 'stablishment
12. Spanky & Our Gang - Hong Kong Blues
13. Peter Thomas - Opium - Pinjah Poppy Juice (The Maxwell Implosion Remix)


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hoyt Axton - Gold

I got this over the weekend and literally listened to it six times straight through because it's just nutty good except when it's bad and then it's even nuttier.

E.G. The sexiest song about the alphabet I've ever heard:

I love that he actually sings "If you want to love me you have to know your ABCs." Who exactly has he been dating? [Edit: Wikipedia says he's from Oklahoma. So. There you go.]

I also love when his voice gets all muppety and growlly. When he sings "ALLLLOOOOONNE" he makes the same noise my cat makes when she's about to puke.

Whole album is just as good.

Here's the list:

1. Never Gonna Work
2. Bring Your Lovin'
3. Tiger In The Closet
4. Red, White And Blue
5. L. A. Town
6. Heartbreak Hotel
7. Big Red
8. Look Down That Lonesome Road
9. I'll Be There
10. Double Dare
11. ABC (Put On)
12. Young Man
13. Greenback Dollar
14. Thunder 'N Lightin'
15. This Little Light
16. Trombone Cholly
17. Ox Driver's Song
18. Gambler's Blues
19. We'll Sing In The Sunshine
20. Five Hundred Miles
21. Grizzly Bear
22. Hoochie Coochie Man
23. They've Been On Their Jobs Too Long
24. Voodoo Blues

Here's the link.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mix Tape #27 - Suddenly, Germans...

This week I listened to:

- Sad songs.

- Loud songs.

- German songs. (Probably occasioned by this guy's excellent postings.)

- The new Future of the Left about a billion times because it shreds. The only song I don't like is the first single, and it seems like a weird choice for a first single because it sounds nothing like anything else on the album. All the other songs are fairly skull crushing.

So. Put it all together and you get this mix.

Is it me, or does Dorthe look kind of psychotic?

Here's a tracklist:

Side A
1. Howard Carpendale - Du Hast Mich
2. Archie Bronson Outfit - Dead Funny
3. The Wombles - Invitation to the Ping-Pong Ball
4. Dorthe - Wärst Du Doch In Düsseldorf Geblieben
5. Die Ärzte - 12XU
6. David Bowie - Helden
7. Marianne Mendt - Wie A Glock'n...
8. Elly & Rikkert - Draad van Ariadne
9. Sandie Shaw - Puppet on a String
10. Big Business - O.G.
11. Baccara - Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
12. Jason Molina - Honey, Watch Your Ass

Side B
1. The Mountain Goats and John Vanderslice - Surrounded
2. Klaus Doldinger - Frei Mit Boots
3. The Trip - Little Janie
4. Future Of The Left - Yin/Post-Yin
5. Martin Böttcher - Ich Schlafe Mit Meinem Mörder
6. Luisa Fernandez - Lay Love On You
7. Chet Baker - I Get Along Without You Very Well
8. Bellrays - Changing Colors
9. Peggy Sue - All American Husband
10. Manfred Krug - Wenn Der Urlaub Kommt
11. Lale Andersen - Ein Schiff Wird Kommen
12. Franco Godi - Viva Happiness
13. Dadamah - High Tension House


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mix Tape #26 - I Wonder If An Admittedly Weak Mix Can Be Made Better By Tossing In A Bunch Of 60's Radio Promos...

Sometimes alcohol + internet = awesome. I woke up one morning to find a folder on my desktop and it contained 90 minutes of 60's radio promo spots. I have no recollection from where they came. So I either blacked out or I have the BEST COMPUTER VIRUS EVER.

Here's an example. The Rolling Stones shilling for Rice Krispies:

So anyway, I tossed some of my favorites into a mix that needed some help and it turned out to be just the thing and I enjoyed listening to it a few times and hope you feel the same way.

And hey. No bailing on "Diana." I know it gets off to a rocky start, but it errupts into this great chorus and I swear that thing gets stuck in my head for days on end.

Here's the track list:

Side A
1. The Who - US Air Force Spot
2. Stan Boreson and Doug Setterberg - Everybody's Talkin'
3. Sir Douglas Quintet - Sixty Minutes Of Your Love
4. The Velvet Underground - 3rd LP Spot
5. The Velvet Underground - Temptation Inside Your Heart
6. Sherbet - Coke Spot
7. Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand The Rain
8. Nina Hagen - Universal Radio
9. The Rolling Stones - Rice Crispies Spot
10. Fabulous Flee-Rakkers - Summertime
11. Roland Alphonso - Hop Special (Whiter Shade Of Pale)
12. Vanilla Fudge - Coke Spot
13. Comus - Diana
14. Herb Alpert - Diet Pepsi Spot
15. Obits - Lillies In The Street
16. Vox Dei - No Es Por Falta De Suerte
17. John Leyton - Three Cute Chicks
18. 13th Floor Elevators - Bull Of The Woods Spot
19. 13th Floor Elevators - Dr. Doom

Side B
1. Iron Butterfly - Ban Roll-On Spot
2. Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda
3. Roy Wood - Songs Of Praise
4. Hater - Circles
5. Jefferson Airplane - Levis Spot
6. Ian & Sylvia - You Were On My Mind
7. Bill Lawrence - Pussy Baby
8. Cream - Fallstaff Beer Spot
9. PJ Harvey - Pocket Knife
10. Neil Diamond - Coke Spot
11. Lloyd Charmers & The Hippy Boys - Look-ka-py-py
12. Josh Macrea - Messing About On The River
13. Quicksilver - Chevy Camaro Spot
14. France Gall - J'ai Retrouve Mon Chien
15. Lulu - Gentle Care Hair Spot
16. Joey Heatherton - Live and Learn
17. Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs - Spinning My Wheels
18. Love Generation - Hormel Hot Dogs Spot