Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lose You Against The Light (a weird mix for a septuagenarian)

Custom mixes, part four. I couldn't make this one up if I tried: a mix for a 73-year old guy who told me very emphatically "the weirder, the better" in terms of what his mix should include. Sign me up! Fuzzed out Turkish protest songs, no-wave via New York & Japan, droning contemporary psych-rock, deconstructed takes on James Brown & the Beatles, jittery post-punk, plus, uh, Captain Beefheart. Download link below the tracklisting!


Lose You Against The Light (apologies to Young Marble Giants)
1. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Ashtray Heart
2. Amon Düül II - Archangels Thunderbird
3. The Thirteenth Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me
4. Can - Connection
5. Silver Apples - A Pox On You
6. Grass Widow - Celebrate The Mundane
7. The Flying Lizards - Sex Machine
8. The Fall - Smile
9. ESG - You're No Good
10. Selda - Yaylalar
11. Young Marble Giants - Searching For Mister Right
12. The Better Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
13. DNA - Little Ants
14. Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Wawa
15. James White &  The Blacks - Contort Yourself
16. Big Flame - Let's Rewrite The American Constitution
17. Maximum Joy - Searching For A Feeling
18. Nisennenmondai - Pop Group
19. Pylon - Danger
20. Fabulous Diamonds - Untitled 2
21. Electricity In Our Homes - More Minimal
22. Wooden Shjips - Contact


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Devil's Wife Arrived Today (A Cramps-esque Mix)

I'm still working my way through compiling mixes that I owe people in exchange for donating money to WMUA during our fund drive. It's been really fun so far, especially given the huge range of themes & styles that were requested. For example, this mix was for someone who asked for "things that sound like the Cramps, that aren't the Cramps", which isn't something I would have ever thought up on my own. I interpreted it kind of loosely, throwing together everything from rockabilly to garage rock to the flat-out trashy & weird. Download link below the tracklisting!


Devil's Wife Arrived Today (apologies to Dave Gardner)
1. Althea & The Memories - The Worst Record In The World
2. The Heart Attacks - Badda Diddy Baby
3. Flash & The Memphis Casuals - Uptight, Tonight
4. The Mummies - Shot Down
5. Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs - Ju Ju Hand
6. Ersel Hickey - Hangin' Around
7. Girl Trouble - She No Rattle My Cage
8. The Shag - Stop & Listen
9. The Riptides - I'm In Love
10. Dave Gardner - Mad Witch
11. Ric Cartey - Oo Eee
12. Doo Rag - Hussy Bowler
13. Thee Headcoatees - Strychnine
14. Danny Burk & The Invaders - Ain't Goin' Nowhere
15. The Alarm Clocks - No Reason To Complain
16. The Dirty Shames - Makin' Love
17. Supercharger - You Put The Hex On Me
18. Jan & Arnie - Jennie Lee
19. Rita Chao & The Quests - Hanky Panky
20. The Swamp Rats - Psycho
21. Chuck Dallis - Moon Twist
22. Micky & The Masonics - Mumbo Jumbo
23. CoCoComa - (Tryin' To) Read My Mind
24. Frank Ventura & The Crescents - Pain
25. The One Way Streets - Jack The Ripper
26. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Paralyzed