The Friday Mixtape: 7/22/11 (Shut Up and Play! – My favorite instrumentals)

Written by Music, The Weekly Mixtape

Don’t you just wish you could just enjoy your favorite bands without a singer getting in the way for once? Your wish is this week’s Popdose mixtape’s command.

“Firesuite” by Doves, from Lost Souls (2000)

“Contusion” by Stevie Wonder, from Songs in the Key of Life (1976)

“Anthem for the Earnest” by the Bad Plus, from Suspicious Activity? (2005)

“Fractured Mirror” by Ace Frehley, from Ace Frehley (1978)

“Ironside” by Quincy Jones, from Smackwater Jack (1971)

“Sunday Afternoon in the Park” by Van Halen, from Fair Warning (1981)

“Orchid” by Black Sabbath, from Master of Reality (1971)

“I Will Never Love Again” by Mark Knopfler, from The Princess Bride (1987)

“The Over the Hill Gang” by Sam Spence, from Autumn Thunder: 40 Years of NFL Films Music (2004)

“Long, Long Weary Day” by Tomahawk, from Anonymous (2007)

“Dirty Dozen” by London Elektricity, from Pull the Plug (1999)

“Station” by Russian Circles, from Station (2008)

“Meeting of the Spirits” by Mahavishnu Orchestra, from The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)

“Escape From the Island” by Kiss, from Music From “The Elder” (1981)

“Never Enough Neck Pt. 2” by the Fucking Champs, from V (2002)

“Running on Three” by Brand X, from Unorthodox Behaviour (1976)

“La Villa Strangiato” by Rush, from Hemispheres (1978)

“Peaches en Regalia” by Frank Zappa, from Hot Rats (1969)

“Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra)” by Iron Maiden, from Powerslave (1984)

“Scuttle Buttin'” by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, from Couldn’t Stand the Weather (1984)

“Up Above the Rock” by Ray Bryant, from Up Above the Rock (1968)

“Bron-Yr-Aur” by Led Zeppelin, from Physical Graffiti (1975)

“The Call of Ktulu” by Metallica, from Ride the Lightning (1984)

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