01. Modeling Sucks - Handsome Boy Modeling School (1999)
02. Revenge of the Black Regent - Add (N) to X (1999)
03. Beggin' (Pilooski Edit) - Frankie Valli (2007)
04. The Clapping Song - Shirley Ellis (1966)
05. Legal Tender - B2s (1983)
06. Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow) - Yoko Ono (1971)
07. Gravitys Rainbow - Klaxons (2007)*
08. Black Cactus Killers - Neon Blonde (2005)*
09. Kink - Archie Bronson Outfit (2006)*
10. Strange - Wire (1977)*
11. Cracked Actor - David Bowie (1973)
12. The Majestic - Clinic (2000)
13. Stanklove - OutKast (2000)
14. DJ Shangri-La - Clinic (2000)
15. Sailing to Byzantium - Liars (2007)*
16. Isle of Her - Klaxons (2007)*
17. Anthrax (Blood Brothers Remix) - Gang of Four (2005)
18. Options R - Wire (1977)*
19. Clear Island - Liars (2007)*
20. Walking With Thee - Clinic (2002)
21. 20th Century Boy - T. Rex (1973)
22. Highways of Gold - Jaguar Love (2007)
23. Chariot Choogle - T. Rex (1972)*
24. Christmas - Clinic (2002)
25. Those Who Stayed - Murder By Death (2002)
Good news! 72% of songs in this mix are 4-star and the rest are 5-star. I started thinking a lot about earlier mixes I've made and I remembered that for a while there in high school I would open a few of my mixes with "Modeling Sucks." I would invariably follow it with a hardcore song thinking that this was an ingenious juxtaposition. If you were lucky you got Botch's cover of "O'Fortuna
" by Carl Orff (a version that I still think is A+). Maybe something by situationist
-punk band Refused (remember they did release one of the truest titled albums of that century
). That's not to say that all my mixes were the same. Sequencing has always been important to my process. Arguably the most important part, since I just kinda pile songs up and then pare away. So, what you get isn't any theme. But, what I think this mix is trying to get across is that as long as you're making good music it doesn't matter what it sounds like.
If you've hung out with me at all I'm sure you know that "Legal Tender" is one of my favorite songs - now you have your very own copy. The theme of the song is one that's very close to my heart - getting money for nothing (for a while I had "Free Money" by Patti Smith on here to emphasize this).
To help out the uninitiated I'll talk about "Black Cactus Killer" a little. Basically what you've got is a choir (The Black Cactus Choir) who travels by hot-air balloon around the Neon Savannah. The thing is "assassins with tusks and glasses" sneak onto their balloons' baskets. Neon Blonde is two ex-members of The Blood Brothers and "Chandeliers In The Savannah" is great as a whole album.
"Cracked Actor" is the only David Bowie song that wasn't on that Wes Anderson movie about water (you know, the one before the train and after the house).
As far as Clinic goes, everyone should listen to them. If I had things my way they'd play all my birthdays, all my weddings, anniverseries, my only funeral, and both my wakes. I usually have an aversion to putting songs from the same band so close, but I think it works well here. "Stanklove" is a standout song in the OutKast catalog. You really can't diss a group that can successfully hypnotize it's audience into being better lovers.
You can't skip fifteen cuz it holds the titular line. No one wants to miss that ("Man, I'm just so tired of all these star wars
"Anthrax" gave me trouble with titling because is it really a remix (as the Brothers say) or a cover with vocal samples? You tell me.
Murder By Death is a pretty cool band. Crystal
and I got to catch them a few years ago at The Bomb Shelter (RIP). The cellist/pianist
completely stole the show. "Those Who Stayed" is from Like the Exorcist, But More Breakdancing
which is mostly an instrumental album. You should really check out their Who Will Survive & What Will Be Left of Them?
It's a concept album about what happens after a man shoots Satan in the back at a bar in Texas. Really great!
This comp is dedicated to Randy B and anyone who's ever been kicked out, stepped on, held down. In Suburbia we were called T.R. Kids; in The Outsiders we were called greasers; in The Dark Crystal we were called Gelflings.
* Albums that should be listened to in whole
Myths of the Near Future
Chandeliers in he Savannah
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