Yeah, what the hell - this month has been a frenzy of mixes, so why not one more? This one was put together as a request. The challenge was to compile a mix for a teenage daughter that wouldn't induce mom to stick an icepick in her ear. It also works as an apologia for the previous mix - completely free of dirty words and nasty thoughts. Well, maybe a nasty thought or two. But overall so clean you could eat your lunch off it. No guarantee about the icepick though. And it's 66% pure female too. Although, somewhere, there should be some fine print about the definition of "purity" in this context.
1. Brett Anderson California Sun 2. The Riff Randels When You Go 3. The Yum Yums It's Gonna Be A Hit 4. Nikki Corvette Under My Wheels 5. Suzy & Los Quattro Freak Show 6. Josie Cotton He Could Be The One 7. The Muffs Honeymoon 8. The Donnas Can't Keep It A Secret 9. The Successful Failures All I Can Take 10. Les Hell on Heels Ain't So Cool 11. The Prissteens I'm Devastated 12. Tammy & the Lords of Misrule Wig Wam Bam 13. The Wildhearts One Love, One Life, One Girl 14. Ben Kweller I Don't Know Why 15. The Fondas Don't Come Back 16. The Pandoras I Didn't Cry 17. Detroit Cobras Shout Bama Lama 18. Edna Swap Next To You 19. Silver Sun Jody 20. Slender Means Hidden Grove 21. The 88 Love You Anytime 22. Volumizer I Promise You, Thomas 23. American Heartbreak Last of the Superheroes (of the 1970s) 24. Joan Jett Riddles
The slowcore series has been going for a while now. This is music for the wee small hours of the morning, either while getting up or while coming down. Head full of regret, stomach full of Advil, rear-view mirror full of nothing but wrong turns - then throw on some slowcore and... wallow. SHOULD'VE LISTENED TO THE JUNKMAN
Slowcore Monger Vol. IV1. Greg Brown Whatever It Was 2. Terry Boylan Subterranean Homesick Blues 3. Chris Cacavas The Crying Shame 4. Frankie Miller Baton Rouge 5. Bob Forrest Memphis 6. Goodman County Drugstore Wine 7. Ian Hunter Silver Needles 8. Pat Todd & the Rank Outsiders Your Heart, Your Soul, & Your Ass 9. The Circus In Flames The Cuckoo 10. Beads Queen Anne 11. Four Hours Sleep Original Lover 12. Tim Easton Stones Throw Away 13. The Cinders Snow 14. Mick Flannery Safety Rope 15. Genya Ravan Junkman 16. Chris Mills Signal/Noise
A second volume in the power lounger series. Power lounging means hanging around in the sun with a serious commitment to wasting time, preferably while on the drink. This mix is fringely mongerous with a slightly time-warped 50s sock hop mentality (and one old 60s chestnut for good measure).
1. Roman Candle Why Modern Radio Is A-OK 2. Wilco Sunny Feeling 3. Noisettes Never Forget You 4. Vetiver More Than This 5. Tim Armstrong Take This City 6. John Fred Judy In Disguise 7. Genya Ravan Stubborn Kind Of Girl 8. Herman Brood & His Wild Romance Hit 9. The Hellcats Don't Fight It 10. Albert Hammond Jr. Miss Myrtle 11. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Soft Shock 12. Baby Shakes Come On Babe 13. Brownsville Station Let Your Yeah Be Yeah 14. The Fondas Might As Well Go 15. Cracker Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out With Me 16. The Kilians Said & Done 17. The Damwell Betters Subway 18. The Weight Closer Than A Friend 19. Robbers On High Street You Don't Stand A Chance 20. The Iguanas If You Should Ever Fall On Hard Times 21. Four Hours Sleep w/ Paul Kelly If I Had My Way
Power pop, garage, R&B, Americana, soul, glam, and punk all mixed, matched, masticated, and otherwise mulched.
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