Mixtape Thread

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by BigJake, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. BigJake

    BigJake Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 27, 2013
    No matter where you go, there you are.
    Keep 'em coming, everyone! :techman:

    I suppose I should break that playlist down at some point into actual Mixtape-sized chunks, since it does have sections anyway.

    Greatest Hits albums are for housewives and little girls.[/Bruce McCulloch]


    :guffaw: I love it.
  2. ReedEnterprise

    ReedEnterprise Captain Captain

    Feb 29, 2012
    Alpha Quadrant
    I use to do them all the time. Still have some. I use to see a lot of unsigned bands, so I'd do ones just of them. Then do the other bands.
    I never got into the CD version though, took me too much time.
  3. Mother Shipton Moth

    Mother Shipton Moth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 3, 2009
    There's a reason why Hunger Strike (as well as the rest of the album) is so damn intoxicating to listen to. Very raw, powerful ... they captured something with that album. Once in a lifetime, maybe, but damn was it special. Mad Season was good, but nearly so.

    At any rate, here's a mixtape titled "Redemption Songs":

    "Redemption Song" - Bob Marley Legend
    "All I Want Is Everything" - Def Leppard
    "Where Are You" - Cat Stevens
    "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)" - The Byrds
    "Everlong (Acoustic)" - Foo Fighters
    "Chain Lightning" - Don McLean
    "If You Could Read My Mind" - Gordon Lightfoot
    "Lighthouse" - James Taylor
    "Free" - Train
    "Santa Fe" - Jon Bon Jovi
    "Hello Again" - Neil Diamond
    "Wildflowers" - Tom Petty
    "City Of Blinding Lights" - U2
    "Bird On A Wire" - Leonard Cohen
    "Naked Rain" - This Picture
    "Heroes" - Wallflowers
    "Rainbow Connection" - The Muppets
    "Even Now" - Barry Manilow
    "If I Could Change the World" - Eric Clapton
    "Volare" - Gipsy Kings
    "Two Step" - Dave Matthews Band
  4. Pingfah

    Pingfah Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 28, 2005
    They are often mooting the notion of doing another album, I think it will happen eventually.

    That is a wonderful list btw.

    You know, I bought Last Words, the Screaming Trees swansong album of outtakes from the unrecorded final album off eBay from Van Conner's webshop, and he signed it for me :)
  5. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Jan 12, 2005
    I'll let you know when I get there.
    I know people like this:


    Are there any of these in this thread? :rommie:
  6. Pingfah

    Pingfah Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 28, 2005
    Why am I not surprised such people would also be using an AOL email address!
  7. Boo!

    Boo! Haunted sticks and string Admiral

    Apr 16, 2010
    Mary Ann: A Canuck in southwest England
    My "mixed" tapes were all songs I taped from the radio, not a mix of other cassettes and LPs I already had. I've divided songs into genres on my iPod but don't have actual playlists. The music I listen to is so diverse and what I listen to depends so much on my mood and what I'm doing that I just play specific albums or specific artists (right now it's Nancy Ajram). Having said that, I'm deeply in love with Ancient Mariner's playlist.
  8. BigJake

    BigJake Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 27, 2013
    No matter where you go, there you are.
    The "Redemption Songs" playlist looks like it would be pretty sweet.
  9. Mother Shipton Moth

    Mother Shipton Moth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 3, 2009
    Thanks for the compliments on the list! I'm not sure if anyone really wants to give it a listen, but if so, I went ahead and did one of those youtube playlist thingies.
  10. Cubic Centimeter

    Cubic Centimeter Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    Taking up space
    There was a mixtape thread over in TV & Media last year, Favorite Mixtape/CD.... Here is my entry from that (less a few videos that have since been taken down; note that it was track-limited to 15 tracks):

    Without a track-limit, it needs at least a few more:

  11. ISS Triumphant

    ISS Triumphant Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 29, 2008
    Go ahead, caller. I'm listening...
    My family moved 22 times in the first 15 years I was alive. I don't listen to the tapes I would record off the local radio stations in each often, but just every once in a while. But only for the nostalgia of them.

    The only thing any of them ever did that I would like a copy of for the musical value is that when WBUS ("Kankakee, Joliet, and the South Suburbs") would play "We Built This City" by Starship, they would add their call letters into one of the empty interludes near the "DJ chatter" ("looking out over that Golden Gate Bridge...."), and I liked the effect of that. But I never caught it on tape, unfortunately.
  12. Pondwater

    Pondwater Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 27, 2011
    "Wanted Dead or Alive" Bon Jovi
    "Comfortably Numb" Pink Floyd
    "Kashmir" Led Zepplin
    "American Girl" Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    "Back in Black" AC/DC
    "Fly Away" Lenny Kravitz
    "Breathe" Pink Floyd
    "November Rain" GunsN Roses
    "Enter Sandman" Metallica
    "Crazy Train" Ozzie Osborne
    "Mississippi Queen" Mountain
    "Under the Bridge" Red Hot Chilipeppers
    "Lithium" Nirvana
  13. Mother Shipton Moth

    Mother Shipton Moth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 3, 2009
    ^ That sounds almost straight out of one of my High School mixtapes. About the only difference is a dash of Van Halen. I like it!
  14. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

    Aug 8, 2006
    Brooklyn thestrangequark
    Indeed. And the beautiful impermanence of it, and indeed of its inspiration (the death of Andrew Wood, as you probably knew), I think lend to the intoxicating quality.

    Having written what I just did, I still want this to happen!
    That is awesome!

    Ahh...waiting with your hand on the record button of the cassette player to catch that song on the radio! I used to listen to one of those radio collections that my dad had made to help me fall asleep when I was a kid. I wish I still had it now, or knew what was on it. A lot of classical guitar, weird, random low key psychedelic stuff, and soothing folky rock. The only song I remember for sure was on it was Van Morrison "Into the Mystic."

    I get what you mean about having a really broad range of musical tastes, but I find that making playlists helps me meet my mood's needs even more accurately -- in a single mix I might have hip hop, classical, punk, etc, all represented but each song suits the mood just right.
  15. Mother Shipton Moth

    Mother Shipton Moth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 3, 2009
    ^ Speaking of eclectic musical styles, years ago (when Napster was still a thing) my hobby was to collect and catalog songs about New York City. Some really great songs, too, which was awesome. But they were ALL OVER the musical landscape (jazz, pop, rap, punk, hip hop, country, r&b, rock, etc.). Which was, itself, an awesome experience. I really ought to dig up that list of songs ...
  16. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

    Mar 12, 2005
    You should check out my Aussie Rock! thread on TV&M. That's got nearly every song you'd want to make an Aussie music mixtape.
  17. BigJake

    BigJake Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 27, 2013
    No matter where you go, there you are.
    Hah, I was poking around that old 4shared account (linked in the OP) and ran across this Trek mix which I don't recollect making.

    1. Star Trek Theme - Alexander Courage
    2. Doctor Bartender (ST:TOS)
    3. Mafia Score (ST: TOS)
    4. Satellites Are Spinning (Zero Dub & Hectic Remix) - Sun Ra Arkestra
    5. Ancient Battle - The Ritual
    6. Door of the Cosmos (Machinedrum Edit) - Sun Ra Arkestra
    7. Survivors (ST:TOS)
    8. The Corbomite Maneuver (ST:TOS)
    9. Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
    10. What Are Little Girls Made Of (ST:TOS)
    11. Capricorn One (Overture) - Jerry Goldsmith
    12. Turanic Battle Music - Paul Ruskay
    13. Le Wrath Di Khan - Robot Chicken
    14. Pain (Star Trek Remix) - Anon.
    15. Charlie X (ST:TOS)
    16. Myth vs. Reality (MAST Remix) - Sun Ra Arkestra
    17. Spock's Brain (ST:TOS)
    18. Lullabye for Realville (Remix) - Sun Ra Arkestra
    19. Monster Fight (ST:TOS)
    20. Vina's Punishment (ST:TOS)
    21. Stardust from Tomorrow (Frisina Remix) - Sun Ra Arkestra
    22. Elaan of Troyius (ST:TOS)
    23. Star Trek Lyrical Theme (ST:TOS)
    24. Star Trek Theme Song (Lab Rat Remix)
    25. Star Trek Theme Song (Beam Up the Bass Remix)
    26. Star Trek Epic Remix

    Basically just a totally ridiculous grab bag of Star Trek stuff with some miscellaneous classical and a bunch of Sun Ra remixes thrown in. I must have been on acid. Nevertheless... do believe I'll give it a listen.
  18. teacock

    teacock Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 20, 2007
    inside teacake
    The greatest mix tape I ever made was a collection of all the instrumentals from The Cure. I had all kinds of stuff on there, including All Cats are Grey played on violin by, not sure who, one of the band members. There were instrumentals from B sides and out of print stuff and some rare version of Carnage Visors. It was about an hour long? I traded some guy a Cure bootleg (Opera Bastille, how do I remember this?!) CD to burn it for me.
  19. Taylirious

    Taylirious Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 6, 2009
    Kataklysm - Taking The World By Storm
    Birdy - Wings
    In This Moment - Blood
    Rita Ora - R.I.P ft. Tinie Tempah
    Eminem - Not Afraid
    Jewel - Jupiter
    Christina Perri - Jar Of Harts
    Course Of Nature- Caught In The Sun
    Taylor Swift - Sparks Fly
    Luke Bryan - Play It Again
    KoRn - Spike In My Veins
    Beyoncé - Halo
    Staind - So Far Away
    Guns N' Roses - You Could Be Mine
    Blink 182 - Carousel
    Avril Lavigne - Smile
    Taylor Swift - Encanted
  20. Fear of the Dark

    Fear of the Dark Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 27, 2013
    haha that is an impressive range of musical genres in one tape! (I approve of the Kataklysm)