The Friday Mixtape: 10/2/09

Written by Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The important thing to remember is that I didn’t set out to make this mix as it is.

The initial concept was to pull out the box of CDs I seldom listen to and pull tracks from them. It is not a judgment call as to why the Beasties’ Hello Nasty is down there on the Island of Misfit Toys; I just don’t listen to the album much and, if I have a yen for the Boyz, I go for Ill Communication or Paul’s Boutique. If I am in a really regressive state of mind and nostalgia has me by the nosehairs, out comes A Flock Of Seagulls (which is amazing considering how tiny my nostrils are.)

(Who am I kidding? My nostrils are HUGE.)

There are songs here that I never listen to. The dust on Orgy’s Vapor Transmissionand the Pushmonkey CD are like instant mud – just add water. Some of these tunes are fondly remembered, some barely remembered and still others come from the “what was I thinking” file, but in combination, this constitutes the strangest mix I think I’ve ever achieved and, quite rightly, I’m afraid of it.

Somebody hold me.

A Flock Of Seagulls – Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) from The Best of A Flock of Seagulls (1987)

Beastie Boys – Intergalactic from Hello Nasty (1998)

Eve 6 – Leech from Eve 6 (1998)

Keats – Hollywood Heart from Keats (1984)

Leaves’ Eyes – Elegy from Vinland Saga (2005)

Limblifter – Screwed It Up from Limblifter (1995)

My Little Dog China – Eggshells from Velvis Carnival (1994)

Orgy – Fiction (Dreams In Digital) from Vapor Transmission (2000)

Procol Harum – Bringing Home The Bacon from Grand Hotel (1973)

Pushmonkey – Handslide from Pushmonkey (1998)

Sweet – Burn On The Flame from Strung Up (1975)

T Bone Burnett – The Long Time Now from The Criminal Under My Own Hat (1992)

The Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies – Boogie King from Big Wheel (1999)

Thomas Dolby – Airwaves from The Golden Age of Wireless (1982)

Triumph – Headed For Nowhere from Surveillance (1987)