Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ain't No Hangman Gonna Put A Rope Around Me (a mix of non-American musicians covering songs by Americans)

I just got word that there's going to be a basketball game broadcast during my radio show this week, so rather than make you go two weeks without some kind of musical offering here, I'm posting another mix that was commissioned for me to make during WMUA's annual fund drive back in November. This one was for long-time listener Barry (check out the Cramps-esque mix that I made for him last year), who requested a mix of non-American artists doing songs originally by Americans. His only caveat was that there be absolutely no Burt Bacharach included in any capacity. Tally ho! Download link below the tracklisting.


Ain't No Hangman Gonna Put A Rope Around Me
(apologies to the Leaves, by way of the Golden Cups)
1. The Slits (England) - I Heard It Through the Grapevine (originally by Marvin Gaye)
2. Beat Boys (Brazil) - Meu Tamborim/Green Tambourine (originally by the Lemon Pipers)
3. The Fall (England) - Mr. Pharmacist (originally by the Other Half)
4. Monik (Peru) - Maybe I Know (originally by Lesley Gore)
5. Noise Addict (Australia) - Back In Your Life (originally by Jonthan Richman & the Modern Lovers)
6. Nancy Sit (Hong King) - Love Potion No. 9 (originally by the Clovers)
7. Wanderléa (Brazil) - Vou Lhe Contar/Pushing Too Hard (originally by the Seeds)
8. So Cow (Ireland) - Runaway (originally by Del Shannon)
9. The Tidbits with the Trailers (Singapore) - Never My Love (originally by the Association)
10. The Shop Assistants (England) - Train From Kansas City (originally by the Shangri-Las)
11. The 5.6.7.8's (Japan) - Wooly Bully (originally by Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs)
12. Holly Golightly (England) - Box Elder (originally by Pavement)
13. Inga (Germany) - The Beat Goes On (originally by Sonny & Cher)
14. Dinosaurs (India) - Sinister Purpose (originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival)
15. Jungle Cats (Brazil) - Sapato Novo/It's No Use (originally by the Byrds)
16. Delphine (France) - La Fermeture Éclair/In The Past (originally by We The People)
17. Love of Diagrams (Australia) - Cool (originally by Pylon)
18. Shonen Knife (Japan) - Daydream Believer (originally by the Monkees)
19. 25 Cents (New Zealand) - The Witch (originally by the Sonics)
20. Hefner (Scotland) - Oblivious (originally by Galaxie 500)
21. I Camaleonti (Italy) - La Libertà/Last Train to Clarksville (originally by the Monkees)
22. The Delmonas (England) - Lies (originally by the Knickerbockers)
23. Love Positions (Australia) - Satellite of Love (originally by Lou Reed)
24. The Golden Cups (Japan) - Hey Joe (originally by the Leaves)
25. The Manhattan Love Suicides (England) - Indian Summer (originally by Beat Happening)
26. Sakura & the Quests (Singapore) - Boom Boom (originally by John Lee Hooker)
27. Veronica Falls (Scotland) - Starry Eyes (originally by Roky Erickson)

Monday, February 14, 2011

I'm the Queen of Rock & Roll (a chronology of riot grrrl mix)

I've finally gotten around to uploading the custom-commissioned mixes I made in exchange for some generous donations during my show for WMUA's annual fund drive back in November. All-around swell dude Dave Murray requested a mix detailing the evolution of riot grrrl & I was more than happy to oblige. This goes in roughly chronological order, starting with the foremothers of riot grrrl & ending with some contemporary bands carrying the riot grrrl torch. Consider this my Valentine's Day gift to y'all! Download link below the tracklisting.


I'm the Queen of Rock & Roll (apologies to Sleater-Kinney)
1. The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
2. X-Ray Spex - I Am A Cliché
3. Essential Logic - Aerosol Burns
4. The Dishrags - I Don't Love You
5. Liliput - Nice
6. The Raincoats - No Side To Fall In
7. Au Pairs - You
8. Neo Boys - Never Comes Down
9. X - We're Desperate
10. The Maggots - (Let's Get Let's Get) Tammy Wynette
11. The Nixe - Man Under My Bed
12. Mydolls - Christmas Day
13. Autoclave - Dr. Seuss
14. Huggy Bear - Herjazz
15. Raooul - Dark Coffee House
16. Pussycat Trash - 1, 2, 3, 4
17. Kicking Giant - Fuck the Rules
18. Skinned Teen - Double D
19. The Frumpies - Fuck Your Frumpies
20. Lung Leg - Rock Song
21. Pink Kross - Punk Outfit
22. Slant 6 - Poison Arrows Shot At Heroes
23. Heavens To Betsy - Nothing Can Stop Me
24. Emily's Sassy Lime - Would-Be Saboteurs Take Heed
25. Excuse 17 - The Drop Dead Look
26. Bikini Kill - Capri Pants
27. Sleater-Kinney - I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
28. Team Dresch - Take On Me
29. Mocket - Semiserious
30. Bangs - Ferocious Pocket
31. Bette Davis & The Balconettes - God of Hate
32. Bratmobile - In Love With All My Lovers
33. The A-Lines - Wrong Way Home
34. Mika Miko - Wild Bore
35. Wetdog - Tidy Up Your Bedroom
36. Finally Punk - Negative Creep
37. Neonates - Over Fire
38. Trash Kit - Cadets