Sunday, March 31, 2013

Reflect What You Are (an all-covers mix)

So it's that time of year again in which I share with you, dear listener, mixes that were commissioned by people out there not entirely unlike yourselves in return for financial contributions designed to help keep WMUA on the air. Let's just say that some of the themes that were pitched to me this time around were more engaging than others (and by that, I mean that most of the people who were presented with the opportunity to dictate the theme of their mix just essentially said "surprise me"). 

I was having trouble thinking of a really good theme for one of these unspecified mixes, so I decided to be kind of lazy & do an all-covers mix, with the caveat that I wasn't going to include any "ironic" covers - basically, I stuck to covers of songs that I was into in their original forms. Just wait though, because there will be a companion mix of covers of pure cheese forthcoming, if only because I needed to find a way to use the Violent Femmes' cover of Culture Club's "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"... 

Download link below the tracklisting. 




Reflect What You Are 
(apologies to the Velvet Underground, by way of Rainy Day)
1. Grass Widow - Mannequin (Wire)
2. Vomit Launch - Block of Wood (The Bats)
3. Aggi Doom - Boys Are Boys & Girls Are Choice (The Monks)
4. Keel Her - Nice (Kleenex/Liliput)
5. Times New Viking - Anything Could Happen (The Clean)
6. Thee Headcoatees - Ca Plane Pour Moi (Plastic Bertrand)
7. Comet Gain - Love Vigilantes (New Order)
8. The Breeders - Shocker in Gloomtown (Guided By Voices)
9. Cub - Vacation (The Go Go's)
10. Mika Miko - Sex (The Urinals)
11. The Shop Assistants - What A Way To Die (The Pleasure Seekers)
12. The Wedding Present - Cattle & Cane (The Go-Betweens)
13. Rainy Day - I'll Be Your Mirror (The Velvet Underground)
14. Bunnygrunt - Silly Girl (The Descendents)
15. Television Personalities - No One's Little Girl (The Raincoats)
16. Angry Angles - Blockhead (Devo)
17. The Mummies - Shot Down (The Sonics)
18. The Maine Coons - Hologram (The Urinals)
19. Scrawl - Reuters (Wire)
20. Fear of Men - Pink Frost (The Chills)
21. Les Calamit├ęs - The Kids Are All Right (The Who)
22. Heavenly - You Tore Me Down (The Flamin' Groovies)
23. Pussy Galore - Rocks Off (Rolling Stones)
24. Box Elders - S&M Party (Redd Kross)
25. Girlfriends - The Day I Was A Horse (The Vaselines)
26. Bright Coloured Lights - Leave You Behind (Jesse Garon & the Desperadoes)
27. Yo La Tengo - The Whole of the Law (The Only Ones)
28. The Aislers Set - Balloon Song (14 Iced Bears)
29. Antietam - Graveyard (Dead Moon)
30. Thee Swan - Leaving My Old Life Behind (Jonathan Halper)


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