Mixtape Thread

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  1. BigJake

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  2. B.J.

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    I used to make my own off the radio back in the 80s, but now I only have one "mix", and that's partly because it was provided as a single monster mp3. I'll give you the list, see if you can guess what it's from:

    Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missle F-111
    Kaye/Montenegro - (Theme from) I Dream of Jeanie
    Yello - Oh Yeah
    The Flowerpot of Men - Beat City
    Big Audio Dynamite - BAD
    John Williams - (Theme from) Star Wars
    The Dream Academy - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
    Wayne Newton - Danke Shoen
    The Beatles - Twist and Shout
    Zapp - Radio People
    Blue Room - I'm Afraid
    General Public - Taking the Day Off
    The Dream Academy - The Edge of Forever
    The (English) Beat - March of the Swivelheads

    (I left a couple off since they're specific to the reference.)

    If "Oh Yeah" and "Danke Shoen" didn't give it away immediately, it's from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Darth Mojo (who's done effects work on Trek, Galactica and other stuff) put together this mix with sound bytes from the movie. If the link still works, you can download this from his blog post here. The link to the actual mp3 is in a yellow link near the bottom of the post, named "Ferris_Bueller_OST", and is about 80Mb.
     
  3. BigJake

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    I used to be a regular at a roots/dub reggae night in my town. Good summer music... and some of the real classics are accessible on mp3 these days. Here's a mixtape at honest-to-goodness mixtape length.

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    Side A Tracklist:
    Kingston Town - AlboRosie
    Assassinator - Eek-a-Mouse
    Call the Police - John Wayne
    Ring the Alarm - Tenor Saw
    Police and Thieves - Junior Murvin
    Gunman - Michael Prophet
    Natty Dread - Lt. Stitchie
    Bam Bam - Sister Nancy
    Below the Waist - Queen Ifrica
    Fattie Boom Boom - Ranking Dread
    Morning Ride - Yellowman

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    Side B Tracklist:
    Dread Lion - The Upsetters
    No No No - Dawn Penn
    Uptown Top Ranking - Althea and Donna
    Book of Rules - The Heptones
    Gun Shot - Johnny Ringo
    It's a Pity - Tanya Stephens
    Smile - Audrey Hall
    Girlie Girlie - Sophia George
    Long Time Ago - Johnny Cool
    Under Mi Sensi - Barrington Levy
    It A Ring - Tonto Irie
    Rastafari Anthem - AlboRosie

    (Click on the images above to get the tracks.)
     
  4. Taylirious

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    I forgot one. Tori Amos - Bouncing Off Clouds

    Kataklysm is AWESOME! :bolian:
     
  5. BigJake

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    A collection of powerpop goodies.

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    Side A Tracklist:
    The Buzzcocks - Money
    Cheap Trick - Auf Wiedersehen
    The Breeders - I Just Want to Get Along
    Matthew Sweet - Sick of Myself
    The Exploding Hearts - I'm a Pretender
    Loaded Dice - Mam'selle
    The Saints - Just Like Fire Would
    The Records - Starry Eyes
    The Infidels - Evil Change of Season
    The Dictators - Back to Africa
    The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
    The Rubinoos - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
    The Nerves - Hanging On The Telephone
    Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs - More Than This

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    Side B Tracklist:
    Dirty Looks - Twelve O'Clock High
    The Flamin' Groovies - Heading For the Texas Border
    The Directions - Three Bands Tonight
    The Hi-Fi's - Look What You've Done
    The Atlantics - When You're Young
    The Real Kids - All Kindsa Girls
    The Magnolias - When I'm Not
    The Zeros - Beat Your Heart Out
    The Sorrows - Teenage Heartbreak
    The Knack - Good Girls Don't
    Big Star - September Gurls
    Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
    Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs - Cinnamon Girl (live)

    Click the images above to download.
     
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  6. Ancient Mariner

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    Wow ... Matthew Sweet. Good memories associated with his songs ... very good memories.
     
  7. BigJake

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    One of the grandmasters of power pop, I still don't think he's fully gotten the credit he deserves.
     
  8. Ancient Mariner

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    No, he hasn't. But I love his collaboration with Susanna Hoffs. That's almost credit by 80s pop association.

    On a tangent, I think "pop" music, generally speaking, gets a bad rep as it is. There's a quote from Eddie Van Halen (which I can't properly source at the moment), where he said: "If it sounds good, it is good." Which validates a lot of pop music (Spice Girls notwithstanding). Matthew Sweet certainly falls into that description.
     
  9. BigJake

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    Indeed. So too the Atlantics, the Buzzcocks, Cheap Trick (it took me a long time to fully realize why Cheap Trick were so highly regarded, but I have), the Exploding Hearts and so on... powerpop is one of those sub-genres (like dub reggae, like country) that I had to grow into and just, finally, let myself appreciate because dammit, it sounds good. :techman:
     
  10. BigJake

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    Some Canadiana (the first one is rock and folk, the second is hip-hop, soul and electronica):

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    Vol. 1 Tracklist:
    1. Then Came the White Man (The Stampeders)
    2. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (Gordon Lightfoot)
    3. Go Back Home (The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir)
    4. Old Man (City and Colour)
    5. No Sugar Tonight (The Guess Who)
    6. Roxy Roller (Sweeney Todd)
    7. Sex Gorilla (National Velvet)
    8. Inside Out (Crash Vegas)
    9. Grace, Too (The Tragically Hip)
    10. Mass Romantic (The New Pornographers)
    11. Money City Maniacs (Sloan)
    12. Moment of Weakness (Bif Naked)
    13. Lovercall (Danko Jones)
    14. More Effeminate Than You (Robin Black & The Intergalactic Rock Stars)
    15. Past the Stars (By Divine Right)
    16. Youth Without Youth (Metric)
    17. Sponsorships (Les Georges Leningrad)
    18. The Truth About Cats & Dogs (Pony Up!)
    19. Reflektor (The Arcade Fire)

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    Vol. 2 Tracklist:
    1. Superheroes (Esthero)
    2. Genesis (Grimes)
    3. Afrodiziak (Bran Van 3000)
    4. The Love Song (K-OS)
    5. Day In Day Out (Dream Warriors)
    6. U.L. (Ghetto Concept)
    7. Peeps (Cipher)
    8. On Da Mic (Michie Mee)
    9. Wordz of Wisdom (3rd BasS)
    10. Timeless (Maestro Fresh Wes feat. Divine Brown)
    11. In The Beginning (K'Naan)
    12. Child in Rhyme (OK Cobra)
    13. Soul Pleureur (Dubmatique)
    14. Rocksteady (Remy Shand)
    15. Lay It On the Line (Divine Brown)
    16. Seven Day Fool (Jully Black)
    17. Let's Ride (Choclair)
    18. Ol' Time Killin' (Kardinal Offishall)
    19. Night Vision (Swollen Members)

    (Click on the above pics to download)
     
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  11. lurok

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    This is one I use for gym. Pretty vanilla, but great BPMs. Who knew Rock And Roll would be such a great workout track? :)

    1. In-Grid - In-Tango
    2. Roisin Murphy - Overpowered (Seamus Haji remix)
    3. Saturdays - All Fired Up (Killa Club Remix)
    4. Hercules & Love Affair - Blind (Frankie Knuckles remix)
    5. OMD - Bunker Soldiers
    6. Musique - Keep On Jumpin'
    7. Goldfrapp - Ooh La La
    8. Earth Wind & Fire - Can´t Let Go
    9. Sylvester - Dance (Disco Heat)
    10. Sugababes - Round Round (Craigie&Critchon Mix)
    11. ABBA - Voulez-Vous
    12. In-Grid - Tu Es Foutu (Extended Version)
    13. David Bowie - Let's Dance (Remix)
    14. Pizzicato Five - Mademoiselle
    15. Soft Cell - Sex Dwarf
    16. The Human League - Empire State Human
    17. George Michael - Flawless (Go To The City)
    18. Heaven 17 - We Live So Fast
    19. Pizzicato Five - la regle du jeu
    20. Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll
    21. Sugababes - Freak Like Me (Different Gear Mix)
    22. Run DMC - It's Like That
    23. Shakira - Ojos Asi (Thunder Remix)
    24. Tori Amos - Professional Widow (Armand van Helden remix)
    25. Girls Aloud - Something Kinda Oooh (Remix)
    26. Sylvester - You Make Me Feel Mighty Real
     
  12. BigJake

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    ^ Looks interesting, is there an mp3 somewheres? I could use something a little different from the rather generic club / electro mixes I'm currently working out to.
     
  13. BigJake

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    FACT put up a series of articles and mixes about the 100 Best Albums of the Seventies. The articles, with links to the streamable mixes, are here. I'm listening to the top 20 bracket right now and it's all manner of boss.