Today's Mix Tape/CD

We all do it–put together mix tapes or CDs to listen to in the car, at work, at the gym, whatever. What’s on yours today? Mine is pretty eclectic:

Sleeper, “Swallow”
Toad the Wet Sprocket, “Something’s Always Wrong”
Tragically Hip, “Courage”
Ass Ponys, “Earth to Grandma”
Hootie & the Blowfish, “Hannah Jane”
The Posies, “Oooh, Child”
Marshall Crenshaw, “Whenever You’re On My Mind”
Gin Blossoms, “Till I Hear It From You”
Matthew Sweet, “Sick of Myself”
Sixpence None the Richer, “Kiss Me”
Cracker, “Get Off This”
Superchunk, “Package Thief,” “The First Part”
Hole, “Awful”
Dixie Chicks, “There’s Your Trouble”
Cardigans, “Lovefool”
Soul Asylum, “Somebody to Shove”
Sara Evans, “Fool I’m A Woman”
Cranberries, “Free to Decide”
Barenaked Ladies, “It’s All Been Done”

Coldplay, “Yellow”
A Tribe Called Quest, “Can I Kick It?”
Mercury Rev, “Goddess On A Hiway”
Titan, “Corazon”
MC Solaar, “Nouveau Western”
Lightning Seeds, “Pure”
[ unknown '70s Latin funk ]
Add N To (X), “Plug Me In”
Supergrass, “Richard III”
Agnelli & Nelson, “Everyday”
Robin Jones, “Royal Rumba (Fila Brazillia Mix)”
The Wedding Present, “Take Me!”
The Propellerheads, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”
The Cranes, “Shining Road”
Fire, “Flight To Cuba”
Sonic Youth, “Superstar”
The Doors, “Touch Me”
The Stone Roses, “This Is The One”
Shimmon & Wolfson, “Evil Queen”
[ more unknown '70s Latin funk ]
Beastie Boys, “Sabotage”
The Rolling Stones, “Get Off Of My Cloud”

Damn good idea for a thread, by the way. I’m almost tempted to suggest an SDMB compilation-tape-swapping thing - I love making mix tapes.

Lots of these are obscure (esp. British) alt-rock bands but…

Astrid - High in The Morning
Imperial Racing Club - Big Day Out
Johan - Everybody Knows
Aerial - Star of The Show
Would Be’s - I’m Hardly Ever Wrong (1990)
New Pornographers feat Neko Case - Letter From An Occupant (this one’s Canadian)
Green Day - Basket Case
Nik Kershaw - The Riddle
Erasure - Chorus
Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy
Faith Hill - This Kiss
No Fun At All - Celestial Q&A
Blondie - Picture This
Hooters - Satellite
Deacon Blue - Twist and Shout
Morrissey - Satan Rejected My Soul
Finley Quaye - Spiritualized
Ian Gillan - Gunga Din
Built To Spill - Centre of the Universe
ATC - Around The World
Kenickie - In Your Car
J Church - My Favourite Place

When the kids were little, I made a tape mix of based on counting:

“One Singular Sensation” from CHORUS LINE
“Tea for Two”
“Three Little Maids” from MIKADO
“I’m Henry the VIIIth I am”… etc

We got a double-hitter with “I am Sixteen going on Seventeen” from SOUND OF MUSIC.

We more or less got from 1 to 20 (with a little cheating). Then I tossed on some extra number songs, like:
“42nd Street”
“45 Minutes from Broadway”
“76 Trombones”
“A Hundred Miles” (If you miss the train I’m on…)

And of course we finished off with “A Hundred Million Miracles” from FLOWER DRUM SONG. Great tape, great fun.

The best of Rush volume 2.

A Farewell to Kings
Closer to the Heart
Cinderella Man
Hemisheres: Prelude
The Trees
La Villa Strangiato
Entre Nous
Different Strings
Spirit of Radio
Jacobs Ladder
Natural Science
Tom Sawyer
Red Barchetta
Vital Signs
Witch Hunt
Hey, you asked.

The Divine Comedy, “The Pop Singer’s Fear of the Pollen Count”
Husker Du, “Eiffel Tower High”
Marshall Crenshaw, “Someday, Someway”
Belle & Sebastian, “Seeing Other People”
Boyracer, “I’ve Got It and It’s Not Worth Having”
The Beatles, “In My Life”
Etta James, “At Last”
The Housemartins, “We’re Not Deep”
The Clash, “Complete Control”
U2, “Beautiful Day”
Yo La Tengo, “Upside Down”
The Beach Boys, “God Only Knows”
The Pogues, “Fairytale of New York”
Dramarama, “Last Cigarette”
The Feelies, “Let’s Go”
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians, “Airscape”
Sebadoh, “Skull”
The Magnetic Fields, “When My Boy Walks Down The Street”
R.E.M., “Nightswimming”
The Replacements, “Can’t Hardly Wait”
Otis Redding, “Try A Little Tenderness (Live)”

Some classic tunes around…Sleeper and The Housemartins especially (We’re Not Deep is a superb song!).

I just got a burner and cooked myself up this little number yesterday:

Slaughter & the Dogs “Victims of the Vampire”
The Business “Crucified”
Motorhead “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.”
Cock Sparrer “Because You’re Young”
Rose Tattoo “One of the Boys”
4 Skins “One Law For Them”
Anti Heros “Criminal Mischief”
Supersuckers “Psyched Out”
Professionals “Join the Professionals”
Anti Nowhere League “For You”
English Dogs “Psycho Killer”
GBH “Diplomatic Immunity”
Joan Jett “I Love Rock’N’Roll”
One Way System “Stab the Judge”
Young Canadians “Hawaii”
Guitar Gangsters “Nothing to Shout About”
Slaughter & the Dogs “Boston Babies”
Business “Get Out of my House”
Motorhead “Please Don’t Touch”
Cock Sparrer “I Fix Central Heating”
Rose Tattoo “Magnum Maid”
4 Skins “Plastic Gangsters”
Anti Heros “All Hail Santa”
Supersuckers “Doublewide”
Professionals “White Light White Heat”
Slaughter & the Dogs “Quick Joey Small”

Shaggy - It Wasn’t Me
Ray Stevens - Purple People Eater
Pearl Jam - Last Kiss
Meatloaf - I Would do Anything for Love But I Won’t Do That
King Missle - Detachable Penis
Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville
Next - Too Close
Phantom of the Opera - Phantom of the Opera
Brian Highland - Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Don McLean - American Pie
Dre and Snoop Dogg - The Next Episode
Les Miserables - On My Own
Arrogant Worms - I am Cow
Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down to Georgia
Alan Sherman - Hello Mother Hello Father
Cabaret - Two Ladies

Mine…mine…all mine!!!

Imperative Reaction - Overcast
Chemlab - Electric Molecular.mp3
Mesh - Something wrong
Download - vagator
Foetus - Free James Brown (So he can run me down).mp3
Beborn Beton - Peach
Saves The Day - Rocks Tonic Juice Magic.mp3
Feindflug - 2000 Volt
Wumpscut - Krieg
Coil - The First Five Minutes After Death.mp3
Will - Father Forgive
Front 242 - Masterhit
VNV Nation - Tempest
Chemlab - Chemical Halo
Din Fiv - We Are
Winterkälte -01- El Niño
Suicide Commando - Hellraiser (VNV Nation Remix)
De/Vision - Sweet Life (Radio Edit)
Rammstein - Links
Pet Shop Boys-What Have I Done To Deserve This
Skinny Puppy - The Choke (re-grip)
Kino - Gruppa krovi

This is the last car CD that I burned:

Gas Huffer – “Crooked Bird” and “Mr. Sudbuster”
Supersuckers – “Born With A Tail”
Material Issue – “Kim The Waitress”
Guided By Voices – “Teenage FBI,” “Hold On Hope” and “Surgical Focus”
Bad Religion – “A Walk”
Marcy Playground – “St. Joe on the School Bus”
Pere Ubu – “Non-Alignment Pact”
Connells – “Stone Cold Yesterday” and “All Sinks In”
10,000 Maniacs – “Like The Weather”
Stone Roses – “How Do You Sleep?” and “Love Spreads”
Charlatans UK – “Just Lookin’”
Gumball – “New Rose”
Letters To Cleo – “Here And Now”
Buffalo Tom – “Rachael”
R.E.M. – “Daysleeper”

I can’t remember the whole thing, but most of the songs are as follows (and please don’t tease me about my music taste ;)):

Sade, “By Your Side”
Wilco feat. Billy Bragg, “At My Window, Sad and Lonely”
Lenny Kravitz, “Again”
Bush, “Glycerine”
Garth Brooks, “To Make You Feel My Love”
Wilco feat. Billy Bragg, “One by One”
Emmylou Harris, “Boy from Tupelo”
Billie Holliday, “I’ll Be Seeing You”
Charlie Haden, “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”
Morcheeba, “World Looking In”
Dido, “Thankyou”
U2, “With or Without You”
Ben Harper, “Forever”
Wilco feat. Natalie Merchant, “Birds and Ships”
Ben Harper, “Walk Away”

Lenny Kravitz, “Stand By My Woman”
Bryan Adams, “When You Love Someone”
The Verve, “Sonnet”
Wilco feat. Billy Bragg, “Ingrid Bergman”
Fiona Apple, “I Know”
Lenny Kravitz, “Can’t Get You Off My Mind”
Bob Dylan, “Just Like A Woman”
Etta James, “At Last”
Jill Scott, “It’s Love”
Lauryn Hill, “Sweetest Thing”
Boyz II Men, “Water Runs Dry”
Nina Simone, “My Baby Just Cares for Me”
Amel Larrieux, “Even If”
Sade, “Lovers Rock”
Bonnie Raitt, “Feels Like Home”
Ben Harper, “Waiting on an Angel”

I just finished this one last night (it’s a gift for a friend) and I really like it. A lot of rock, some R&B, and some sweet jazz. All my favorite songs. :slight_smile:

Got two I’m switching between:

Tape One: (This is one I made for a friend in college.)

Rush, “Resist”
Semisonic, “Across the Great Divide”
Jo Dee Messina, “Heads Carolina, Tails California”
Refreshments, “Interstate”
Indigo Girls, “Romeo and Juliet”
Waterboys, “Fisherman’s Blues”
Counting Crows, “A Long December”
James, “P.S.”
Sarah McLachlan, “Hold On”
Pearl Jam, “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town”
Crowded House, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”
Freddy Jones Band, “The Puppet”
Gin Blossoms, “Whitewash”
Rush, “Prime Mover”
Counting Crows, “Recovering the Satellites”
Dave Matthews Band, “One Sweet World”
Sting, “It’s Probably Me”
Jars of Clay, “Worlds Apart”
Refreshments, “Mekong”

Tape 2: (Tape I got from a friend with songs from Homicide on it)

Seal, “Killer”
John Lee Hooker, “I Cover the Waterfront”
Counting Crows, “Raining in Baltimore”
Belly, “Full Moon, Empty Heart”
Pretenders, “I’ll Stand By You”
Peter Gabriel, “No Self Control”
Portishead, “It Could Be Sweet”
Matthew Sweet, “Walk Out”
Tori Amos, “Crucify”
Joan Osborne, “One of Us”
Dire Straits, “Your Latest Trick”
Eels, “Not Ready Yet”
Iguanas, “Boom Boom Boom”
Eels, “Guest List”
Soul Coughing, “Super Bon Bon”
Blind Faith, “Can’t Find My Way Home”
Drifters, “Save the Last Dance for Me”
Subdudes, “Late at Night”
Them, “Baby Please Don’t Go”
Dishwalla, “The Bridge Song”
Elvis Costello, “Watching the Detectives”