Mixtape Thread

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  1. BigJake

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    I'm fond of "mixtapes" / music mixes, and am curious if anyone else here is. The mix herein linked (click on the picture above to download) has its origins in a thread about "guilty pleasures" on A Forum That Shall Not Be Named.

    Tracklist

    1. Pokerap #3 - Der erste Orden (JanniX ft. J. Differant)
    2. Bake a Cake (Lil Debbie)
    3. Multiples (Atmosphere)
    4. Boyz (M.I.A.)
    5. Konichiwa Bitches (Robyn)
    6. Pop the Glock (Uffie)
    7. Now That You Got It (Gwen Stefani)
    8. Toxic (The Chapin Sisters)
    9. I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys)
    10. Sexyback (Justin Timberlake)
    11. "A little white boy music to aid digestion"
    12. Dance Hall Days (Wang Chung)
    13. Closer Together (The Box)
    14. Africa (Masse & Hall)
    15. Xanadu (Olivia Newton John)
    16. Broken Wings (Mr. Mister)
    17. All Shook Up (Nelson)
    18. Hold Me Now (The Chain Gang of 1974)
    19. Land of 1000 Dances (The Wrestlers)
    20. I Want You Back (David Ruffin)
    21. Fly Feather Fly (Donita Sparks)
    22. In Fact It Was You (Daemon Hatfield)
    23. Fall In Love (Phantogram)
    24. Dreamsicle Bomb (Black Moth Super Rainbow)
    25. Friendship Update (The Go! Team)
    26. In Yr Underwear (Fox N Wolf)
    27. I Fink U Freeky (Die Antwoord)
    28. 212 (Azealia Banks ft. Lazy J)
    29. Work (Iggy Azalea)
    30. Captain Chaos Strikes! (Cannonball Run OST)
    31. Teenager Blues (Les Soeurs Kessler)
    32. Land of a Thousand Dances (The Cannibal Headhunters)
    33. Just Dropped In (Kenny Rogers & The First Edition)
    34. Honkey Tonk Girl (Eileen Jewell)
    35. Jolene (Miley Cyrus)
    36. Wild Ripplin' Waters (Michael Martin Murphey)
    37. If I Were a Carpenter (Leonard Nimoy)
    38. The Train from Kansas City (The Shangri-Las)
    39. Heart of Gold (Demarest)
    40. Coalman (Ronnie Burns)
    41. Waterloo (ABBA)
    42. Muzik (M-Pop)
    43. I've Gotta Get a Message to You (Moxy Fruvous)
    44. Tu Te Reconnaitras (Anne Marie David)
    45. Apres Toi (Vicky Leandros)
    46. Boom Bang a Bang (Lulu)
    47. Un Banc, Un Arbre, Un Rue (Severine)
    48. Non ho l'eta (Gigliola Cinquetti)
    49. Rise Like a Phoenix (Conchita Wurst)

    Have some badass mp3s that you'd care to share? Does TrekBBS have some closet DJ's in The Proverbial House?
     
  2. Mary Ann

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    No Pina Colada song? I has a disappoint. :(

    ;)
     
  3. Robert Maxwell

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    That's an awfully long mixtape, dude!
     
  4. trekkiedane

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    Right, but I suppose it all could be put onto a C120 cassette... although some songs would have to be a bit shortened to do that.
     
  5. Mary Ann

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    I know what you're talking about, and now I feel old.
     
  6. Kirby

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    I have only heard of about six artists on that list... I am old.
    I remember spending hours back in the day listening to the radio with the cassette player on play/record/pause just waiting for a song I liked to come on so I could record it.
    I had a lot of songs start about 5 seconds in, and usually end with an overdub of the refrain with the DJ, or a commercial.
     
  7. trekkiedane

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    Speaking of old, here's my most recent mix:



    1. Andy Williams: Can' Take my Eyes off You
    2. Jethro Tull: Crossfire
    3. Dire Straits: Telegraph Road
    4. Otis Redding: (Sitti'n on) The Dock of the Bay
    5. Dionne Warwick: Anyone Who Had a Heart
    6. Herb Alpert: A Taste of Honey
    7. The Mamas and the Papas: Monday, Monday
    8. Herb Alpert: Tijuana Taxi
    9. Dionne Warwick: Do You Know the Way to San Jose
    10. Stealers Wheel: Stuck in the Middle With You
    11. Hose Gonzàles: Heartbeats
    12. Miles Davis: Milestones
    13. The Art of Noise: Paranoima
    14. Herb Alpert: Casino Royale
    15. 10 CC: Dreadlock Holiday
    16. Tom Jones: It's Not Unusual
    17. Aretja Franklin: Respect
    18. Johnny Mann Singers: Up, Up and Away
    19. Dionne Warwick: I Say a Little Prayer
    20. Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive
    21. Julie London: Fly Me to the Moon
    22. Manhattan Transfer: Chanson d'amour
    23. Judy Garland: There's No Business Like Show Business
    24. Allan Sherman: Camp Grenada
    25. Corner Gas theme song
    26. Loudon Wainwright III: Drinking Song
    27. Extrabreit: Das Fliegerlied
    28. Frank Sinatra: Fly Me to the Moon
    29. Lou Reed & John Cale: Nobody But You
    30. Raffi: Bananaphone
    31. Lou Reed & John Cale: Smalltown
    32. Battlestar Galactica theme (Stu Phillips)

    :rofl:
     
  8. BigJake

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    I know. :rommie: I used to do them at CD length, but then it occurred to me one day that nobody uses CDs any more.

    Oh and, uh, some of the tracks have lyrics that are a little NSFW. Guess I should've put that warning up front.

    Oh man, that takes me back. Waaaay back. :D
    I'd listen to it. :techman:

    Noted for future editions. :)
     
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  9. Pingfah

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    BigJake, I would probably kill myself after listening to your mixtape. That is HORRIBLE.

    I don't do 'em anyway. I like albums. I don't even like Greatest Hits collections. Case in point, I own every Queen 7", 12", and studio album on both LP & CD, but I do not own Greatest Hits.
     
  10. BigJake

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    Gloriously horrible.

    I'm in the Eurovision stretch now, it's quite magnificent. ;)
     
  11. Pingfah

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    No, it's just plain ordinary horrible :p
     
  12. USS Triumphant

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    Hey, BigJake - It sounds like you need to add this to the end of the list, then:
    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcWJoUDoqtU[/yt]

    :lol:
     
  13. Australis

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    Hmm, I have a playlist, it's a little long, but what the hell?

    I thought some of the lista above were a bit, uh, wide-ranging, but then I realised mine is just as uh, eclectic too.

    I've bolded the more interesting ones.

    Black Country Communion - Song of Yesterday
    The Blue Nile - the days of our lives
    3 - Desde La Vida
    Deep Purple - Weirdistan
    The Who - Naked Eye
    Gary Moore - Business As Usual
    Naomi - How Many Loves
    G Wayne Thomas - Open Up Your Heart
    Peter Sarstedt - Frozen Orange Juice
    Mary Hopkin - Temma Harbour
    Mama Cass - Make Your Own Kind of Music
    Wishbone Ash - Persephone
    Johnny Cash | Nirvana | Blue Oyster Cult | New Order - Hurts Like Teen Spirit
    3 - Eight Miles High
    Loudon Wainwright III - Missing You
    The Ferrets - Just Like The Stars
    Moody Blues - Lost In A Lost World
    Hawkwind - High Rise
    Rick Wakeman - Anne Of Cleves
    Alexi Murdoch - Breathe
    Bob Seger - Against the Wind
    Rainbow - Stone Cold
    Eskimo Joe - Foreign Land
    2Cellos - Supermassive Black Hole
    Big Country - In A Big Country
    Blue Nile - Tinsel Town In The Rain
    Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
    The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
    Slade - Far Far Away
    Deep Purple - Fortuneteller
    Kansas - Dust In The Wind
    Massive Attack - Protection
    Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
    Bob Seger - Hollywood Nights
    Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
    del Amitri - You're Gone
    Kelly Clarkson - Because Of You
    Sharon O'Neill - Losing You
    The Who - Baba O' Riley
    Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - Cast Your Fate To The Wind/Louie Louie
    Renaissance - Northern Lights
    Compact Disco - Sound Of Our Hearts (Eurovision 2012 - Hungary)
    Massive Attack - Teardrop
    Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart
    Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
    Glee Cast - Dream On (featuring Neil Patrick Harris)
    The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
    Petula Clark - Colour My World
    Shinedown - Second Chance
    The Whitlams - No Aphrodisiac
    Rush - Time Stand Still
    Ultravox - Vienna
    Sean Filkins - The English Eccentric
    John Barrowman - Feelin' Good
    Tim Curry - Anyone Who Had A Heart
    Yes - Love Will Find A Way
    Yes - Roundabout (Single Version)
    Rush - Dreamline
    Ludovico Einaudi - Experience
    Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
    Miriam Stockley - Perfect Day
    Deep Purple - Uncommon Man
    Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink
    Camel - Metrognome
    Argent - Hold Your Head Up
    Traffic - Every Mother's Son
    Tangerine Dream - Dolphin Dance
    Nazareth - This Flight Tonight
    Hawkwind - Shot Down In The Night (Single Edit)
    Marillion - You're Gone
    Paul Rodgers - Over You
    Klapa s Mora - Mižerja (Eurovision 2013 - Croatia)
     
  14. Ancient Mariner

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    Ahhh ... the lost art of the mixtape. I used to spend hours just planning them. Good times. I mostly use playlists now, which regularly exceed 150 songs.

    But now that I think about it, I really ought to create some mixtape-length playlists (and then post some of them here). There's something to be said about having to constrain the playlist to a mere 90-100mins (I did use 120 tapes, but they rarely held up to extended playback).
     
  15. Coloratura

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    I have a Mixtape (well, it's a CD) that I keep in the car. It's called "Life is Short and You're Going To Die." (That's what I wrote on the CD, in sharpie).

    1. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry & The Pacemakers
    2. Year of the Cat - Al Stewart
    3. Mad World - Tears For Fears
    4. Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
    5. Clocks - Coldplay
    6. The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
    7. Lilac Wine - The Cinematic Orchestra
    8. Hurt - Johnny Cash
    9. Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
    10. Pink Moon - Nick Drake
     
  16. Fruitcake

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    I don't do mix tapes or as we have now, playlists. I obsess over one song or one album or one artist and listen to it until it is pulp.
     
  17. thestrangequark

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    What a fun thread!

    It's an art, that's for sure. Not only the time-constraint, but also the art of ordering the songs; you have to start with a bang, drop back to lull the listener in, build to a crescendo around the middle, repeat for the second half, and end with the perfect wrap up song.

    Mix tapes and CDs are big between my mom, sister, and me. It is still a sort of unspoken ritual of reconnecting and re-bonding over the perfect collection of music (I only see them once or twice a year). We introduce each other to new music and rediscover old favorites together -- it's the best. When I listen to a playlist on shuffle I still get a thrill and make a note if a pair of songs transition perfectly, or when a song just has a "this goes at the very end" feel. I've made some epic collections in my time! I can work pretty much every genre all into one mix and have a perfect flow -- I totally pride myself on my mix tape skillz and I'm not even going to pretend I don't.

    I used to have a bunch saved as glorious playlists, but like everything else, iTunes 11 fucked them all up. One of the reasons I'm clinging to my old laptop is to get the battery fixed and get my old playlists off it. Now I'm even more inspired to do so!

    Right now, the only one I still have in the correct order was a mix I made for my mom last summer entitled Six Great Grunge Bands That Aren't Nirvana (nothing against Nirvana, but I'd just made her a Nirvana-heavy mix not long before):

    The Green Manalishi - The Melvins
    Pump It Up - Mudhoney
    Stargazer - Mother Love Bone
    Dollar Bill - Screaming Trees
    Half - Soundgarden
    Corduroy - Pearl Jam
    Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam
    The Day I Tried To Live - Soundgarden
    Like Being Stoned - Screaming Trees
    Smile - Pearl Jam
    Elijah - Mother Love Bone
    Nearly Lost You - Screaming Trees
    June Bug - The Melvins
    Betterman - Pearl Jam
    Aye Davanita - Pearl Jam
    Working Class Hero - Screaming Trees
    Gentle Groove - Mother Love Bone
    The Bloat - The Melvins
    Good Enough - Mudhoney
     
  18. Ancient Mariner

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    :adore:

    About the only suggestion I have is to consider Temple of the Dog - but considering it's a mashup of bands already on the list, it might be a bit redundant.
     
  19. thestrangequark

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    HAHAHAHAHHA. I find this hilariously depressing. Especially considering one of my most abused playlists, entitled "Fucking Gloomy", which features among others, the following:

    Country Feedback (live) - R.E.M.
    Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths
    Tom Waits - Hold On
    Lost in the Supermarket - The Clash
    Hell Bent - Kenna
    Needle in the Hay - Elliott Smith
    Catch Me - Bandits
    Leave - R.E.M.
    Fly - Nick Drake
    If - Pink Floyd
    Leave - Glen Hansard
    Closer to the Start - Duke Special
    You Look So Fine - Garbage
    Before You Were Born - Toad the Wet Sprocket
    Louisiana - Underworld
    All Apologies - Nirvana Unplugged
    All Apologies - Sinead O'Connor (because once isn't enough)
    Two - The Antlers
    Wicked Little Town (Reprise) - Hedwig and the Angry Inch OCR
    Sadness Is A Blessing - Lykke Li
    The Funeral - Band of Horses
    Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
    Life In Rain - Remy Zero
    Samskeyti - Sigur Ros
    Acrobat - Maximo Park
     
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  20. thestrangequark

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    You don't know how much I dream of an alternate reality where they put out more than one album. Damn...just any opportunity for Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder to sing together more often, their voices are amazing together.