Saturday, February 3, 2007

Rock Mix for James

James is a friend of mine. We frequently exchange mix tapes. Yes, tapes. James has brought me back into the fold of the art of the mix tape, which is undoubtedly a much different art than a mix cd. It's also great because it gives me more options, i.e. my vinyl. Our first round were general mixes. Then I made him an all funk tape, and he's since made me two tapes of 1970s/1980s UK alternative stuff, which I've loved. So the theme here began as garage, but naturally expanded to include punk, surf, British invasion, etc. Still, it turned out rather well. Still don't have a name for said mix, but here is the tracklist:

Side Rock
Beasts of Bourbon -“Psycho”
The Raveonettes – “Attack of the Ghost Riders”
The Ramrods – “War Party”
The Replacements – “Bastards of Young”
The Buzzcocks – “What Do I Get?
Iggy Pop – “Sweet Sixteen”
The Black Keys – “Midnight”
The White Stripes – “Death Letter”
Johnny Thunders – “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory”
The Vaselines – “Son of a Gun”
The Who – “So Sad AboutUs”
The Dave Clark Five – “Anyway You Want It”
Barry and the Remains – “You Got a Hard Time Comin’”
The Rolling Stones – “I Wanna Be Your Man”

Side Roll
The Greenhornes – “I’m Going Away”
Pink Floyd – “Candy and a Currant Bun”
The Golliwogs – “Fight Fire”
The Mourning Reign – “Satisfaction Guaranteed”
The Chesterfield Kings – “I Can’t Get Nothin’”
The Turtles – “Eve of Destruction”
The Kinks – “A Well Respected Man”
Link Wray and his Wraymen – “Rumble”
The Bambi Molesters – “The Wedge”
Blood on the Saddle – “Blood on the Saddle”
The Misfits – “Last Caress”
The Ramones –“Bonzo Goes to Bitburg”
The Clash – “Police on My Back”
Television – “Marquee Moon”


Up next: Una entrada en La Policia.


Anonymous said...

Any possibility that you can post the tracks of your Rock Mix for James for download? it is awesome! Thanks.

Gonzo said...

This mix was a tape, and a lot of the tracks I don't have on vinyl only, not cd. It would be quite a chore to rip all of the tracks for a post.

However, I'm willing to bet a lot of these artists will appear in future posts, as they are my bread and butter. Stay tuned, and thanks for stopping by!

Lala said...

You write very well.