Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter 2009


Sounds Like: Sampler of albums on rotation since September. Album art embedded in each track.


01. Yo La Tengo - Periodically Triple or Double
02. God Help The Girl - Act of the Apostle
03. Mayer Hawthorne - The ills
04. The Clientele - Never Anyone But You
05. Elvis Perkins in Dearland - Doomsday
06. Real Estate - Beach Comber
07. The XX - Crystalized
08. Surfer Blood - Swim
09. Thoa with the Get Down Stay Down - Know Better Learn Faster
10. Bibio - Lovers' Carvings
11. Turzi - Brasilia
12. Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar
13. Washed Out - Phone Call
14. Woods - Military Madness (Graham Nash)
15. The Flaming Lips - Convinced of the Hex


Spring 2009 can be downloaded here. Summer 2009 can be downloaded here.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Category: Single Artist

Sounds like: a head-on collision between cute and chaotic that spews candy sprinkles, sparklers and limbs.

People who write this band off as "too cute" are missing the fact that Deerhoof started as a noise band. Their drummer absolutely kills - he goes apeshit throughout entire songs. They have a lot of material to sift through at this point, so here is a compilation that touches on all 10 albums. If nothing else, listen to 'This Magnificent Bird Will Rise' a couple of times on repeat.

01. L'Amour Stories
02. This Magnificent Bird Will Rise
03. Believe E.S.P.
04. Milking
05. +81
06. Forty Fours
07. The Perfect Me
08. You're Our Two
09. Fresh Born
10. Punch Buggy Valves
11. Wrong Time Capsules
12. Milk Man
13. Hark the Umpire
14. The Tears of Music and Love
15. Spiral Golden Town
16. My Purple Past
17. Our Angel's Ululu
18. Blue Cash

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer 2009


Sounds Like: A sampler of some albums out this year. Album art embedded in each track.

Second part of what will probably be a four part series for 2009 releases. Part One can be downloaded here.


01. Cortney Tidwell - Being Crosby
02. Arthur & Yu - Magic Mtn
03. Sunset Rubdown - Silver Moons
04. St. Vincent - The Strangers
05. Bachelorette - Her Rotating Head
06. jj - Things Will Never Be the Same Again
07. Dinosaur Jr. - Pieces
08. Eulogies - The Fight (I've Come to Like)
09. Dirty Projectors - Still Is the Move (Radio Edit)
10. Gliss - Sister Sister
11. Asobi Seksu - Breathe Into Glass (Acoustic)
12. 10:32 - Written Not Sent
13. Super Furry Animals - Cardiff In the Sun
14. Crocodiles - I Wanna Kill


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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sweet Sensation


Sounds like:
Summer approaching, coupled with growing inclinations to lay back and take it easy. Some classic standards given the off-beat 4/4 treatment.

mix courtesy of Mark.


01. The Specials - Message To You Rudy
02. Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths - Pied Piper
03. The Harry J Allstars - Liquidator
04. Dandy Livingstone - Reggae In You Jeggae
05. Clancy Eccles - Fatty Fatty
06. The Paragons - The Tide Is High
07. Stranger Cole and Lester Sterling - Bangarang
08. The Upsetters - Return of Django
09. Al Brown - Here I Am Baby
10. Derrick Morgan - Tougher Than Tough (Rudy In Court)
11. Max Romeo - Wet Dream
12. Nora Dean - Barbwire
13. Dandy Livingstone - Big City
14. Susan Cadogan - Hurt So Good
15. Alston Ellis & The Flames - Rock Steady
16. Horace Andy - Sky Larking
17. Cornell Campbell - The Gorgan
18. Boris Gardiner & The Love People - Elizabethan Reggae
19. Dandy Livingstone - Suzanne, Beware of the Devil
20. John Holt - Help Me Make It Through the Night
21. Eric Donaldson - The Way You Do the Things You Do
22. The Melodians - Sweet Sensation
23. Gregory Isaacs - My Only Lover
24. The Soul Sisters - Wreck A Buddy
25. Ken Boothe - Ain't No Sunshine



Monday, June 8, 2009


Category: Indie electronic stuff.

Sounds like: The blithe daydreams of a madcap young scientist.

A bit late for a last entry in the spring theme, but you can't contain this mix anyway. It's like a lab beaker bubbling over with day-glo disasters concerned only with getting outside and catching some sun. Conceptually it concerns all things spliced: critters, word games, jumbled thoughts. Naturally, there's a running theme of animal sounds. The soundtrack you knew your childhood toys were making while you were away at school.


01 - Schneider TM - Frogtoise
02 - Capitol K - Pillow
03 - Max Tundra - Lysine
04 - Kim Hiorthøy - Det Blev Fel
05 - Kevin Blechdom - Interspecies Love
06 - Takako Minekawa - Cat House
07 - Cornelius - Mic Check
08 - Boards of Canada - roygbiv
09 - Erlend Øye with Prefuse 73 - Every Party Has a Winner and a Loser
10 - The Pastels - One Wild Moment (Stereolab remix)
11 - Komëit - Rearrange
12 - Manitoba - Crayon
13 - Dubtractor - Leaning
14 - Fog - Pneumonia
15 - The Incredible Moses Leroy - Our One Millionth Customer
16 - Múm - Awake on a Train
17 - Guther - Taglieben

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Percy Dovetonsils presents Revenge and Remorse (The Guilty Alibi)

Noisey Drone Doom

Sounds like: The final compilation of noise/drone/doom et al tracks all mashed together. This is the third mix I did in 2006 for a Hipinion Mix Exchange. The title for this one was from Police Squad, and the artwork as always is by John Stezaker. This one is good, but I think the last ten minutes could have been better.

Tracklist: (note: only elements and excerpts of most songs are used. Also this mix plays as one 80 minute mp3.)

Black Flag – Three Nights
Nt Fan – The Secret Mausoleum Of Mankind
SSAB Songs – SSAB Songs
The Melvins – Pigs Of The Roman Empire
Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells
Mogwai – Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine
Faxed Head – Wireless Rattle
Bonnie Billy & Marquis De Tren – 2/15
Naked City – Leng Tch'e
Air – The Word 'Hurricane'
The Fall – Fortress/Deer Park
The Goslings – Overnight
John Wiese – Arcade And Panorama
Bardo Pond – Walking Clouds
Lou Reed – Metal Machine Music, Part Iii
Sun City Girls – It’s Underneath The House
1/3 Octave Band – Dominion
John Cale – Hanky Panky Nohow (Drone Mix)
Yoko Ono – AOS
Lurker Of Chalice – Piercing Where They Might
The No-Neck Blues Band – Boreal Gluts
Aphex Twin – Gwarek2
Ween – Loving U Thru It All
Jim O'Rourke – Bad Timing
Merzbow – Metamorphism Pt.1
Wolfmangler – Curling
Swans – Helpless Child
Macronympha – Household Appliances
Sunn O))) & Boris – Akuma No Kuma
Grails – Space Prophet Dogon
Phillip Glass & Kronos Quartet – The Crypt
Eno – The Big Ship
Whitehouse – A Cunt Like You
Destroyer – Notorious Lightning
Julee Cruise – In My Other World
Mainliner – Black Sky
Bonnie Prince Billy – Blue Lotus Feet (Live)
Sun City Girls – History Lesson (Part 1)
Replikants – Replikants Requiem

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Percy Dovetonsils presents Redivivus

Noisey Drone Doom

Sounds like: More of the noise/drone/doom et al tracks all mashed together. This is the second mix I did in 2006 for a Hipinion Mix Exchange. Again, the title was from a random google search, and the artwork is by John Stezaker. This time around I used arguably too many tracks, and so I honed it down for the third one.

Tracklist: (note: only elements and excerpts of most songs are used. This mix is split into four mp3s, each representing a "side". Ya know? Like vinyl!!!!)

Can - Oh Yeah
Abruptum - Obscuritatem Advoco Amplectere Me
Alan Lamb - Night Passage
Sunn 0))) - Cursed Realms Of The Winterdemons
Sun City Girls - Extinct Special
John Cale - Wall
Merzbow - Klo Ken Phantasie
Bastard Noise - Skull Wave
Birchville Cat Motel - Buckling Metal Snowflakes
No Neck Blues Band and Embryo - Wieder das erste Mal
Alvin Lucier - Marimba
Songs: Ohia - Incantation
The Wind Harp - Cycle Two Elements - Fire
Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain
Fursaxa - Purple Fantasy
Khanate - Pieces Of Quiet
Hanatarashi - Domination In Spunked Cock
Sun City Girls - Ruins Of An Old Casino
Les Rallizes Dénudés - The Last One
Vashti Bunyan - Wayward Hum
Carla Bozulich - How To Survive Being Hit By Lightning
William Basinski - Disintegration Loop 4
Earth - Ouruboros Is Broken
Jonathan Bepler - Chrysler Chorus Chorale Overture
Growing - Live aRCHIVE
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat
Masayuki Takayanagi & Kaoru Abe - Mass Projection
Jim O’Rourke - The Workplace
Skip James - Devil Got My Woman
Whitehouse - Nzambi Ia Lufua
Keiji Haino - See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Christina Carter - Walking In The Sand
Masonna - Ruby Tuesday
Boris - Flood
Pulp - Wickerman
Master Musicians Of Bukkake - Hidden From The Hidden Ones
Faxed Head - The Sickroom Of Delivery
Master Musicians Of Jajouka - I Am Calling Out (L’Alta)
The Fall - Blindness
Walter Carlos - Title Music From A Clockwork Orange
Liars - Let’s Not Wrestle Mt. Heart Attack
Sun City Girls - Rotation Flotation
Merzbow and John Wiese - Luxor Skyship
Melvins - The Anti-Vermin Seed
Black Boned Angel - Supereclipse
Voyager Recordings - Symphonies Of The Planets pt. 3
Low - Pissing
Black History Moth - Hive Ripple
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Storm
Hjarnidaudi - March
Leviathan - Courtship Of The Discarded
Krieg - II
Neil Young - Dead Man
The Music Of Islam - Bedah-E Aviz, Tasnif-E Kurdi
The Ducks - Insect Wisdom
Wooden Wand and The Vanishing Voice - Lions in Love
Richard Youngs - Life On A Beam
Langley Schools Music Project - God Only Knows
The Dirty Three - I Offered It Up To The Stars And The Sky
Climax Golden Twins - I’m A Comin’ Lord, I’m A Comin’
The Dead C - Head
Jandek - Only Lover
Jean C Roche - The Desert
The Goslings - Seed
Konono no. 1 - Kule Kule
Circle Of Ouroboros - Nothingness
Sun City Girls - Zingka Doi
Charalambides - Naked In Our Deathskins
Sir Richard Bishop - Mystic Minor 23
Hyatari - Harvesting Sod
Tucker Martine - Morning Fanfare
Bernard Hermann - The Day The Earth Stood Still
Striborg - Black Desolate Winter
Bardo Pond - FC II
Xasthur - Keeper Of Sharpened Blades
Sunroof! - Mushroom Village Temple
Whitehouse - Killing Hurts Give You The Secrets
Johnny Cash - Hung My Head

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Percy Dovetonsils presents Hudibras no.VI

Category: Noisey Drone Doom

Sounds like: A whole bunch of noise/drone/doom et al tracks all mashed together. Which is exactly what it is. This is the first mix I did in 2006 for a Hipinion Mix Exchange. The title was from a random google search, and the artwork is by John Stezaker.

Tracklist: (note: only elements and excerpts of most songs are used. Also this mix plays as one 80 minute mp3.)

Khanate - Commuted
Alvin Lucier - I Am Sitting In A Room
Pauline Oliveros - The Tuning Meditation
Anla Courtis - Several Galaxies of Bb Sound-lave Playfully Roaming About
Brian Eno & Robert Fripp - The Heavenly Music Corporation
Aphex Twin - Curtains
Earth - Ouroboros Is Broken
Boris - Absolutego
William Basinski - Disintegration Loop 1.1
Jandek - The Electric End
Windy & Carl - The Sun
Low - John Prine
Sunn o))) - CandleGoat
Walter Glass - Enough Fuel To Get There
Black Forest / Black Sea - Inepta
Angels Of Light - Palisades
Dove Yellow Swans - Live During War Crimes
Red House Painters - 24
Merzbow - Sphere pt.2
Sun City Girls - Chameleon 2000
No-Neck Blues Band - The Caterpillar Heart
White Noise - The Black Mass: An Electric Storm In Hell
Nick Cave - Mah Sanctum
Lou Reed - & Zeitkratzer - Metal Machine Music Live!
AsvA - By The Well Of Living And Seeing
Weakling - Dead As Dreams
Joe Preston - Hands First Flower
David Thomas Broughton - One Day
The Dirty Three - Lullabye For Christie
Neil Young - Arc
Kevin Drumm - Hitting The Pavement
David Bowie - Warszawa
Dreamies - Program Ten
Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine - He Who Accepts All That Is Offered
The Nath Family - Sounds Of Indian Snake Charmers
Les Rallizes Denudes - Enter The Mirror
The Goslings - Yellow Sky
Holy McGrail - Smashed Amps & Sunn Guitars
Whitehouse - Philosophy
Jeff Mangum - Orange Twin Field Works vol.1
Sleep - Dopesmoker
Thrones - Googander
Melvins - Charmicarmicat

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Grown Up All Wrong

Category: Noise

Sounds like: we're all DOOMED!

ELECTRIC WIZARD : Witch Cult Today
FANTOMAS : Experiment In Terror
KHANATE : Skin Coat
UFOMAMMUT : Hellcore
ZORO ASTER : Mons Venus
GALLHAMMER : Speed Of Blood
MELT BANANA : Sick Zip Everywhere
BOMB 20 : Wing Chun
THE LIFT BOYS aka EYE : Anarchy Way


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Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring forward!

Category: Indie rock and pop

Sounds like: Pop this in when you need a bounce toward that springtime season.

This is a pretty straightforward spring-themed mix, with a touch of summer as well. Starts off on the rock side and then shifts in a more pop direction about halfway through (some of my mixes still reflect that old cassette division between sides). A schoolteacher friend said that she put this mix on recently and all the kids started dancing around. What better endorsement can you get?


01. The Incredible Moses Leroy - Anthem
02 - Yo La Tengo - Sugarcube
03 - Saturday Looks Good to Me - Alcohol
04 - Alfie - Summer Lanes
05 - Toenut - Heyward
06 - Sun - Reach for the Sky (Pluramon remix)
07 - Stereolab - Miss Modular
08 - I Am the World Trade Center - Shoot You Down (Stone Roses cover)
09 - The Sea and Cake - The Argument
10 - Rebecca Gates - In a Star Orbit
11 - Saint Etienne - Spring
12 - Saloon - Make It Soft
13 - Belle & Sebastian - If She Wants Me
14 - Broken Social Scene - Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl
15 - The Breeders - Drivin' on 9

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mystery Mixamatosis

Originally recorded live & exclusive for Purple Radio
where the listener joined in the forum and tried to
guess the artist & tune. The mix turned out to have
a heavy 90's based selection with a few suprises mixed in
I hope you'll dig it!

category : various grooves

sounds like : mostly chill dance tunes


DUB ALCHEMIST : Wild Strawberry
FUSE : Dimension Intrusion
NOBODY : Monotone
MAJOR FORCE WEST : Here Comes The Funky Monkey
BUSHY : Bionic Heart
JAM & SPOON : My First Fantastic F.F.
SOME PRODUCT : Sid Vicious Is Dead



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Saturday, April 4, 2009

"I Spent Spring In A Hippy Commune" (Where Flowers Grew Wherever I Laid My Feet.)

Category: Spring

Sounds like: The title might give you an idea.  A lot of good E6 choices.  
Drug-infused springtime songs and sunny lo-fi pop.

mix by Lloyd Ffafnir at Tsuru Radio.


1. Architecture In Helsinki - Spring 2008
2. Animal Collective - In The Flowers
3. Elf Power - Owl Cut (White Flowers In The Sky)
4. Of Montreal - Our Spring Is Sweet Not Fleeting
5. Neutral Milk Hotel - April 8th
6. Of Montreal - The Problem With April
7. The Essex Green - Everything Is Green
8. Of Montreal - Springtime Is The Season
9. The Essex Green - Grass
10. Of Montreal - Kissing In The Grass
11. The Apples In Stereo - The Golden Flower
12. The Ladybug Transistor - The Great British Spring
13. The Olivia Tremor Control - Spring Succeeds
14. M83 - Run Into Flowers
15. Stereolab - The Flower Called Nowhere
16. Set Fire To Flames - Rites Of Spring Reverb
17. Tom Waits - You Can Never Hold Back Spring
18. The Flaming Lips - Can't Stop The Spring
19. They Might Be Giants - Sleeping In The Flowers
20. Dent May - Meet Me In The Garden
21. Animal Collective - Grass
22. Talking Heads - (Nothing But) Flowers

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Dream Laboratory

Live mix with mostly Ambient music linked with spoken word
sections recorded at a top secret facility in Canada where subjects
had their brains scanned and their dreams read. I used an old
radio to add extra ambience, all that you hear was recorded with
no overdubs or computers or anything remotely technical!

: Ambient

Sounds Like : floating

Pole : Fahren
Jan Jelinek : Moire (strings)
Keiron Phelan & David Sheppard : Sleep
Nobukazu Takemura : A Verdict Of Science
Echo Park : Eugenics
Twisted Science : Stripped & Stranded
Susumu Yokota : Fancy Flavour
Susumu Yokota : Morino Gakudan
Bill Wells vs Future Pilot AKA : Olympic Material
Christoph De Babalon : Opium
B 52s : Harpapella

Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring 2009


Sounds Like: A sampler of some albums out this year. Album art embedded in each track.

Not really something to sequence easily since the moods are all over the place. Tried to shy away from too many sad-bastard picks.


01. Michacu - Sweetheart
02. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
03. The Juan Maclean - Accusations
04. The Veils - Sit Down By the Fire
05. Camera Obscura - French Navy
06. Röyksopp - Happy Up Here
07. Here We Go Magic - Tunnelvision
08. Fever Ray - If I Had A Heart
09. Elvis Perkins in Dearland - Shampoo
10. Phoenix - Lasso
11. Prefuse 73 - Nature's Uplifting Revenge
12. Seeland - Call The Incredible
13. Super Furry Animals - Mt
14. Marissa Nadler - River Of Dirt
15. Animal Collective - My Girls
16. Swan Lake - Paper Lace
17. Blueprint - Untitled
18. Jenny Wilson - The Path


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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tariq Plays Along To Frank ~ mix

My friend Tariq came along to the studio last night and played
along to a load of old Frank Zappa records. There was a bit of a
glitch with the recording equipment at the beginning of the show
so this mix takes off from when I pressed record and the Mini-Disc
player actually worked!

This photo was of him arriving at the studio, there are none in
existence of him actually playing in the studio because I forgot
to take any and I was too busy mixing. If your unfamiliar with
FZ then this may be a good intro to him as there were several
of his more commercial tunes in this mix tho it was more of the
smutty end of his stuff, but hey, thats Frank, y'know,
give it a go anyway cheers!

Category : Frank Zappa

Sounds Like : someone playing along to him

I’m So Cute

Hot Poop
I Come From Nowhere
Teenage Prostitute
Crew Slut
Bamboozled By Love
Stick It Out
Yo’ Mama
Brown Shoes Don’t Make It
Peaches III
Peaches En Regalia


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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti 8 session mix

I was kindly sent some session tracks by AP and mixed them
up on the show one evening and this was the result. I also went
to see the band perform while they were here and a splendid time
it was too. I shall look forward to posting up more of my mixes both
fresh and archived and thanx kindly for the invitation to post here.
x Head Gardener

Category : all over the shop

Sounds Like : a right old racket

65DAYSOFSTATIC : Another Code Against The Gone
MEKON : Blood On The Moon
SONIC YOUTH : Ringo / He’s On Fire
JOHNNY BOY : JB’s Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel
ARIEL PINK : Beverly Kills
ODD NOSDAM : No More Wig For Ohio 2
CSS : Art Bitch
KAPTAIN KOPTER : I Don’t Want Nobody
ARIEL PINK : Ghost Town
THE CRAMPS : The Way I Walk
ARIEL PINK : Hold Your Breath & Wait
SEBADOH : As The World Dies…
ARIEL PINK : Little Wig
GARY CLAIL : A Man’s Place On Earth

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Live at The Picturedrome

Category : some damn fine Funky shit!

Sounds Like : gettin' down

Live mix recorded supporting Don Letts at
The Picturedrome in Northampton, Nov 08

Herbaliser : Amores Bongo
The Mowhawks : The Champ
Zero db : Bongos Bleeps & Basslines
Daedelus : Samba Legrand
Chalice Dub : Dubbing With Herbs
Wordsound i Powa : Bass Flight
Meat Beat Manifesto : Lonely Soldier
Amon Tobin : Esther's
Nora Dean : Angie La, La
Willie Royal : General Alarm
Leroy Smart : Mother Liza - version
U.R : Transition acapella
African Headcharge : No, Don't Follow Fashion
Camberwell Crew : I Live In Camberwell
DJ Food vs. David Byrne : Fuzzy Freaky
The Herbaliser : Same As It Never Was

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Type Records label mix

This is my most recent mix which is a choice selection of
tracks from artists on the Type label. It's all very lush and
was quite an easy to mix as it all sounds like honey to my ears.

Category : Ambient Electronica & Downtempo

Sounds Like : Chillin' out

SYLVAIN CHAVEAU : Composition 8

PETER BRODERICK : Floating/Sinking
SKALLANDER : Flesh Born Constellation
XELA : A Glance
HELIOS : Halving The Compass
GOLDMUND : Image – Autumn – Womb
NORTH SEA : Cover Me With Knives
DEAF CENTER : Path To Lucy
HELIOS : Glimpse


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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Category: Soulful gospel

Sounds Like:
Big city pancake supper


1.Ben Branch & the Operation Breadbasket Orchestra and Choir - Precious Lord, Take My Hand
2.The Craig Brothers - Work On Me Jesus
3.The Sensational Williams Brothers - Jesus Done Blew My Mind
4.Inez Andrews - I'm Free
5.The Brockington Ensemble - Because of Jesus
6.Brother Vernard Johnson - Take Your Burdens to the Lord
7.Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church Choir - Make Room for Jesus
8.Ernest Franklin - Walk On
9.Clarence Smith - Got a Lot to Be Thankful For
10.Walter Hawkins & the Love Center Choir - I Love the Lord
11.Brooklyn Allstars - God Specializes
12.Rev. Isaac Douglas & the First Tabernacle of Deliverance Choir of New York City - There's a Better Land
13.The Gospel Keynotes - Have a Little Faith


Friday, March 6, 2009

Best of 2005 Rock

Category: Rock, Indie Rock

Sounds Like: Senior Year of College

Best of 2005 Rock


01. Bloc Party - Helicopter
02. Art Brut - My Little Brother
03. LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
04. Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister
05. Sleater Kinney - Jumpers
06. Fiery Furnaces - Here Comes the Summer
07. The Wedding Present - Interstate 5
08. Metric - Empty
09. British Sea Power - It Ended on an Oily Stage
10. Pernice Brothers - Snow
11. 13 & God - Men of Station
12. Doves - Snowden
13. Decemberists - Engine Driver
14. Archer Prewitt - Leaders
15. Radar Bros. - Papillon
16. Emiliana Torrini - Heartstoppers
17. Iron + Wine - Jezebel
18. Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins - You Are What You Love
19. Andrew Bird - A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
20. Mountain Goats - This Year


Best of 2005 Hip Hop

Category: Hip Hop

Sounds Like: Shit emanating from backpacker's ear buds and DJ booths in 2005.

Best of 2005 Hip Hop


01. Cool Calm Pete - Lost
02. Busdriver - Unemployed Black Astronaut
03. Blackalicious - Rhythm Sticks
04. Blueprint - 1988
05. Pete Rock - Pimp Strut
06. Dangerdoom - The Mask (feat. Ghostface)
07. Kanye West - Gold Digger (feat, Jamie Foxx)
08. Lil Wayne - Fireman
09. Missy Elliot - Lose Control
10. The Perceptionists - Memorial Day
11. David Banner - Play
12. Cam'ron - Dwn and Out (feat. Kanye West)
13. Talib Kweli - Supreme Supreme (feat. Mos Def)
14. Zion I - Temperature (feat. talib Kweli)
15. Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
16. Caribou - Lord Leopard
17. Edan - I See Colours
18. Common - The Food (feat. Kanye West)
19. The Game and 50 Cent - Hate it or Love it


Monday, March 2, 2009

Don't ask me to remember how I used to sleep

Category: Electronic soul.

Sounds like: Reminiscing when it's time to move on.

I wanted to do a soul mix of sorts, but with the catch that I'd use only recent electronic artists. After some sifting I patched together the following, which is a bit long but good for late-night bouts with insomnia. Might be a bit lite and coffee haus-ish for some, but with all of the bass-heavy tracks, it sounds good under the influence. The vague image I had for this mix is a girl gets back in the evening after work, sits back on her couch, takes a few hits from the pipe and puts this mix on, wondering why it didn't work out with him. Charles Cooper of Telefon Tel Aviv killed himself just recently, and I can't help but think of him now when I listen to his song here.


01 - Röyksopp - Sparks
02 - Andrew Pekler - Here Comes the Night
03 - Esthero - Indigo Boy
04 - Dntel feat Mia Doi Todd - Rock My Boat
05 - Herbert - Those Feelings
06 - Bton - Nocturne
07 - Leila - Don't Fall Asleep
08 - Gotye - Puzzle With A Piece Missing
09 - Alif Tree - Les 4 Vents
10 - Telefon Tel Aviv - Nothing Is Worth Losing That
11 - Bows - Speed Marina
12 - Tusia Beridze - Mom Error
13 - Super_Collider - Gravity Rearrangin
14 - Andrew Pekler - Nocturne 2
15 - Goldfrapp - Pilots
16 - Junior Boys - Three Words
17 - Booka Shade - Moonstruck


Saturday, February 28, 2009

It's Got to Be Mellow

Stay in tonight. Kill a bottle of wine.


01. Leon Haywood - It's Got to Be Mellow
02. Bloodstone - What Did You Do to Me, Pt. 1
03. Brenda and the Tabulations - Where There's a Will (There's a Way)
04. The Choice Four - Just Let Me Hold You For a Night
05. Ponderosa Twins + One - You Send Me
06. The Montclairs - Make Up For Lost Time
07. The Dynamic Superiors - Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
08. Black Ivory - No If's, And's, or But's
09. Billy Stewart - We'll Always Be Together
10. The O'Jays - I Swear I Love No One But You
11. Terry Huff and Special Delivery - That's When Love Hurts
12. Skip Mahoaney and the Casuals - Bless My Soul
13. The Fuzz - I Love You for All Seasons
14. The Lovations - I Don't Want You
15. The Presidents - The Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven
16. Tyrone Davis - Was I Just a Fool
17. Windy City - Good Guys Don't Always Win
18. Phil Upchurch / Tennyson Stephens - Don't I Know You
19. The Dramatics - In the Rain
20. The Group - Say Girl (Where Have You Been)
21. The Dells - Love Can Make It Easier
22. The Chi-Lites - What Do I Wish For


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The 2:22 Mix for 2/22

Originally posted at my blog.

Here's my mix of songs that are 2:22 long. It's just a zip folder of mp3s but here is the tracklist. Mostly tried to keep it halfway consistent throughout and applicable for some sort of social gathering (not that anyone is going to listen to this in that way) but I think it's pretty good. 30 songs, though I guess I should have narrowed it to 22. silly me. it's almost all rock n roll, soul, country/rockabilly and a couple punkish songs. Some of the mp3s come out as 2:23, but they are actually 2:22 in length when they play. Itunes is just weird sometimes. again, i didn't retag because i just did this pretty quick for fun, so if you add these files to your itunes or whatever, just add them to a playlist in this order.

1. bullion - i just wasn't made for these times
2. al green - ride sally ride (single edit)
3. rufus thomas - i think i made a boo boo
4. jr. walker & the all-stars - do the boomerang
5. them - just a little bit
6. herbie duncan - hot lips baby
7. boyd bennett - move
8. patsy cline - stop, look & listen
9. speedy west & jimmy bryant - old joe clark
10. meat puppets - buckethead
11. blondie - hanging on the telephone
12. the clean - billy two
13. the rolling stones - rip this joint
14. johnny thunders & heartbreakers - baby talk
15. lizzy mercier descloux - wawa
16. the rumblers - clap hands
17. james bell & the turner brothers - the funky buzzard
18. the bar-kays - soul finger
19. sly & the family stone - everyday people
20. the soul seven - the cissy's thang
21. mel & tim - ain't love wonderful
22. the pretty things - there will never be another day
23. the animals - baby let me take you home
24. lightnin' hopkins - my little kewpie doll (bad boogie)
25. johnny cash - blistered
26. wanda jackson - tongue tied
27. the troggs - come now
28. the kinks - animals in the zoo
29. billy nichols - london social degree
30. the beatles - no reply

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Before I Grow Too Old

Category: Sad Bastard Music

Sounds like: Last gasps and last rites.

A compilation of the last recordings of artists who died before their time. I include Joe Strummer in that subset. Each is either the last song on the artist's last album or something recorded after that. It's intentionally a pretty dour experience but the songwriting talent heard here, on songs written mostly before the artist knew he or she was short on time, is nothing short of amazing. Use this mix when you want to be reminded of your own impermanence.

Before I Grow Too Old.

01: Exploding Hearts - We Don't Have to Worry Anymore
02: The Gits - A Change is Gonna Come
03. Elliott Smith - A Distorted Reality is Now A Necessity
04. Nirvana - Autopilot
05. Ten Grand - Now You Got What I Got
06. Joy Division - Decades
07. Joe Strummer - Silver & Gold
08. Nick Drake - From the Morning
09. Peter Laughner - China
10. Jeff Buckley - Satisfied Mind
11. Chris Bell - I Am the Cosmos
12. Otis Redding - Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
13. Gram Parsons - In My Hour of Darkness
14. Hank Williams - I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
15. T. Rex - Dandy in the Underworld


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Play This Only At Night

Category: Random Hip-Hop

Sounds like: 2:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Get home. Put it on. Starts slow. Gets high fast. Comes down easy.


01 Doug E. Fresh - Play This Only At Night
02 Jay-Z - (Always Be My) Sunshine
03 Ol' Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
04 Ice Cube - The Wrong Nigga To Fuck Wit
05 The Notorious B.I.G. - Things Done Changed
06 Eric B. & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
07 Boogie Down Productions - Dope Beat
08 Skee-Lo - I Wish
09 Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.
10 Raekwon - Incarcerated Scarfaces
11 Ghostface Killah - Walking Through The Darkness
12 Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause
13 Common - I Used To Love H.E.R.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Pure Misery

Category: Various Artists

Sounds like: The captain going down with the ship.

In slight parody of the conventions of those Pure Moods comps you see on TV, this mix chronicles a progression of dour moods. Pianos and piano-like sounds feature as a sonic motif throughout many of the tracks, and there's also a bit of a watery theme, the ship lost at sea but still blundering onward. I tend to pull this out in the dead of winter; the upbeat mixes show themselves once spring's in session.


01. The May Family Reunion - Henry's Ghost
02. Christina Carter - For All Death/Be Come
03. Blonde Redhead - Four Damaged Lemons (Third Eye Foundation remix)
04. Spokane - The Absentee
05. Mus - Caseria
06. Black Heart Procession - A Light So Dim
07. Rachel's - All is Calm
08. This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren
09. Eluvium - There Wasn't Anything
10. The Angels of Light - Praise Your Name
11. Afghan Whigs - My Curse
12. Xiu Xiu - Dr. Troll
13. Rosewater Elizabeth - How You Break
14. Songs: Ohia - Blue Factory Flame
15. Black Tape for a Blue Girl - Again, to Drift


Sugar In My Soul

Category: Various Artists

Sounds Like: Just like it says on the box

A little late for Valentines Day, I know; but do we really need an excuse to share a little love? Smooth soul grooves and old fashioned sentiments to warm your heart and set your toes tappin'. Definitely not ADA approved.

edit: re-upped, as the original was missing a few tracks. 
sorry folks.

01. Sam Cooke - You Send Me
02. Walter Egan - Magnet and Steel
03. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Fish In The Dish
04. David Ruffin - I've Got A Need For You
05. Bill Withers - Use Me
06. Van Morrison - Moondance
07. Dusty Springfield - Spooky
08. Elvis Presley - Teddy Bear
09. Raphael Saadiq - 100 Yard Dash
10. Amy Winehouse - Cupid
11. William Bell - Never Like This Before
12. The Exciters - Blowing Up My Mind
13. Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves - I'll Roll With You
14. Love - She Comes in Colors
15. The Sonics - Have Love, Will Travel
16. Etta James - I Just Want To Make Love To You
17. Ken Parker - How Strong
18. Astrud Gilberto - Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
19. Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions - I Love You (Yeah)


Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Powerpop Tape

Category: Various Artists

Sounds Like: Worthless youth with skinny ties

Your basic powerpop mixtape. I've done several since, but none ever came out this good.


Side A:
The Reds – Whatcha’ Doin’ to Me
Humans – I Live in the City
The A’s – After Last Night
Great Buildings - …And the Light Goes On
Rubber City Rebels – Paper Dolls
The Dazzlers – Lovely Crash
Bram Tchaikovsky – Girl of My Dreams
The Romantics – Tell it to Carrie
Badfinger – Baby Blue
Dwight Twilley Band – You Were So Warm
Epicycle – Biological Reaction
The Poppees – If She Cries
The Regular Guys – It’s a Secret
J.P. McClain & the Intruders – Baby Don’t Laugh
The Marquis’ – Viddy This
The Plimsouls – Now

Side B:
The Boys – (Baby) It’s You
The Wigs – Tell it All
Arlis! – I Wanna Be
The Table – Do the Standing Still (Classics Illustrated)
Strangeways – Wasting Time
The Jags – Back of My Hand (I’ve Got Your Number)
Paul Collins’ Beat – The Kids are the Same
The Smirks – To You
20/20 – Tell Me Why (Can’t Understand You)
Marshall Crenshaw – There She Goes Again
Sorrows – Teenage Heartbreak
The Nerves – One Way Ticket
The Phōnz – She Wants to Be a Man
The Rubinoos – I Never Thought It Would Happen
Boyfriends – I Don’t Want Nobody (I Want You)
Yachts – Box 202

Saturday, February 14, 2009

New York Trip Mix

Category: Various Artists

Sounds Like: My recent trip to New York

This is a cross section of the sounds I heard and the things I saw while in New York recently. Next to each song is an explanation of why it has been included.


1. Sonic Youth - I Dreamed I Dream (I missed a Thurston solo show while up there)
2. The National - So Far Around The Bend
(Saw them play at the Tibet House Benefit)
3. Creaky Boards - The Songs I Didn't Write
(I got to hang out at the studio where Coldplay mixed their rip-off of this song)
4. Vampire Weekend - M79 (Saw them play at the Tibet House Benefit)
5. Matt & Kim - Don't Slow Down
(Just a good NYC band that just put out a new album)
6. Public Enemy - Welcome To The Terrordome
(what NYC comp is complete without PE?)
7. Beastie Boys - An Open Letter To NYC
(A little cheesy, but this song kind of summed up the whole trip, plus the song is built on a killer sample)
8. The Dead Boys - Sonic Reducer
(one of their pics was stolen from it's spot on the wall at Manitoba's; one of my favorite old school NYC bands; my band even covers this song)
9. Iggy Pop w/David Bowie - Raw Power
(Two different tastes that taste great together when in NYC)
The Thermals - No Culture Icons (Saw them play at the Bell House in Brooklyn)
11. Bad Brains - Attitude (Saw posters for the Bad Brains Vans shoe line all over The Village)
12. The Sonics - Strychnine
(Heard this song played by two different DJs at two different bars on the same night; how can you not love a city where that happens?)
13. Patti Smith - Rock n Roll Nigger
(Saw her play at the Tibet House Benefit, she spit on the stage but wiped it up after; so raw and yet so polite)
14. Fear - New York's Alright If You Like Saxaphones
(saw posters for an upcoming John Zorn show all over the East Village)
15. The Ramones - Howling At The Moon (Sha La La)
(It's the fucking Ramones! Did you think I'd leave them out of a NYC comp?)


Friday, February 13, 2009

Loves Me/Loves Me Not

Category: Various Artists

Sounds like: Either you love someone or you wish you didn't.

A lot of songs we all know. Two discs. Pick your poison.

(thanks to Joe for mixing)

Valentines Day

01. Bill Withers - Kissing My Love
02. Junior Senior - Can I Get Get Get
03. The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year
04. The Cardigans - In The Round
05. Air - Radian
06. Jessica Lea Mayfield - Words Of Love
07. Al Green - Love and Happiness
08. George Harrison - Your Love is Forever
09. Mylo - In My Arms
10. Graham Reynolds - Strawberry Pie
11. Otis Redding - Try a Little Tenderness
12. Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness
13. Richard Hawley - Early Morning Rain
14. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings - You're Gonna Get It
15. Prefuse 73 - Perverted Undertone
16. Ween - She's Your Baby
17. Circulatory System - The Lovely Universe
18. Alan Braxe and Friends - In Love With You
19. The Beatles - The End
20. Daft Punk - Make Love

Friday the 13th

Loves Me Not

01. The Breeders - Fortunately Gone
02. The Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You
03. Cibo Matto - Sunday Part 1
04. Prefab Sprout - When Love Breaks Down
05. Procul Harum - Too Much Between Us
06. The Chi-Lites - Have You Seen Her
07. Mark Mulcahy - In Pursuit Of Your Happiness
08. The Mountain Goats - love love love
09. Okkervil River - Song of Our So-Called Friend
10. Calexico - Alone Again Or
11. Echo & The Bunnymen - The Back of Love
12. Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl to Do
13. Hall & Oates - She's Gone
14. Chris Isaak - The End of Everything
15. Broadcast - Tears in the Typing Pool
16. Dennis Brown - Black Magic Woman
17. Neko Case - Hold On, Hold On
18. Emiliana Torrini - Hold Heart
19. You Am I - Heavy Heart
20. Phil Collins - Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Decemberists: A Best Of

Category: Indie Pop

Sounds Like: Awesomely gay pirate music

A compilation of my favorite Decemberists tracks. A bit of emphasis on their earlier work but I feel that that was when they were at their best.

Decemberists: A Best Of


01. The Engine Driver
02. The Bachelor and the Bride
03. Sixteen Military Wives
04. July, July!
05. The Soldiering Life
06. O Valencia!
07. Shiny
08. California One Youth and Beauty Briagde
09. Red Right Ankle
10. Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect
11. Summersong
12. Angel, Won't You Call Me?
13. The Gymnast, High Above The Ground
14. Grace Cathedral Hill
15. Leslie Anne Levine
16. My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist
17. I Was Meant for the Stage


Friday, February 6, 2009

Until a Single Spark Ignites

Category: Various Artists

Sounds like: Watching autumn fade into the long winter ahead.

This mix tape collects electronic songs mostly from the last few years. It's a follow-up of sorts to another mix I did a few years ago that featured a similarly melancholy, downbeat roster. At the same time it's playful in parts, and it takes a flippant turn toward the end.


01. Psapp - Calm Down
02. Andi Teichmann - Tape
03. Midaircondo - Perfect Spot
04. m83 - Don't Save Us From the Flames (Boom Bip remix)
05. Ensemble - All We Leave Behind (feat. Mileece)
06. Hanne Hukkelberg - Ticking Bomb
07. Caural - Cold Hands (feat. Hrishikesh Hirway)
08. Bracken - Safe Safe Safe
09. Clark - Frau Wav
10. Apparat - Birds
11. AGF - PRIVATEbirds
12. Carrie - Complicado
13. Popnoname - Fuck You
14. Alex Smoke - Make My Day
15. Matthew Dear - Deserter


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Skate Vol. 1 - Shufflers Only

Category: Various Freestyle Electro

Sounds like: The middle of a Miami roller rink in the late 80s.

Thanks to Gareth for living it.


01. Freestyle - Don't Stop the Rock (Original)
02. Debbie Deb - Look Out Weekends
03. Planet Patrol - Plat At Your Own Risk
04. Cybotron - Clear
05.  Judy Torres - No Reason To Cry
06. Expose - Point of No Return
07. Rockell - In A Dream
08. HASHIM - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
09. TKA - Maria
10. Nice & Wild - Diamond Girl
11. Shannon - Let the Music Play
12. Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music
13. Lil Suzy - Take Me In Your Arms

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Monday, February 2, 2009

on an island

Category: Various Artists

Sounds Like: meaty, beaty, big, bouncy

on what island? i don't know.  it gets sort of depressing at the end. 


1. Harmonic 313 - Music Substitute System
2. DJ Signify - Costume Kids
3. Oh No - Presidential
4. Tobacco - Dirt
5. Harmonic 313 - Cyclotron C64 SID
6. Mira Calix - Sparrow
7. RZA - Creep
8. Kid Cudi - 50 Ways To Make A Record
9. Outkast - Pink & Blue
10. Sarah Beck, Consumer Meat Specialist - Prime Choice Good
11. Gang Gang Dance - Inners Pace
12. John Baker - JB Dubs
13. Luke Vibert - Eleventy One
14. Lykke Li - Complaint Department
15. Matmos - For The Trees
16. Chad VanGaalen - Willow Tree
17. Autechre - notwotwo
18. Hell Interface - The Story of Xentrix


Saturday, January 31, 2009

Light or Dark Beat (Dark)

Category: Various Artists

Sounds Like: Dark electronica

Sinister beats and fat synths.  Some hip-hop appearances/influences early on in the mix.


01. Modeselektor - Odb
02. Xela - My Rap
03. Mr. Oizo - Analog Worms Attack
04. Phonem - Syntax
05. Hardfloor - Yimtrop
06. Bola - Zoft Broiled Ed
07. Distance - Magnesium
08. Twine - None Some Silver
09. Twilight Circus - Carousel
10. Murcof - Memoria
11. While - Stitch
12. Deru - You Haunt Me
13. Coil - Going Up


Light or Dark Beat (Light)

Category: Various Artists

Sounds Like: Snap, Crackle, Pop, Bleeps and Bloops

Pleasant and accessible electronica for any occasion.


01. Solvent - When the Sun Hits
02. ISAN - Bolselin
03. EU - Veefun
04. Zainetica - A Distance Between Us
05. Pole - Warum
06. Arovane - Eleventh
07. Lawrence - Attracted by Fire
08. Build Buildings - Egypt
09. Seven Ark - Glass Shattering Under Water
10. Bauri - Vinetar
11. Secret Frequency Crew - Pollen and Spores
12. Secede - Crave & Fall


Grinding Process

Category: Various Loud Artists

Sounds like: Drunken Fury

Pummeling, heavy, repetitive, angry, epic, etc. Sludge metal from punk bands. The girl on the cover does not make an appearance. I believe this mix runs about an hour, maybe a bit more.

Grinding Process.

01: Born Against - Well Fed Fuck
02: Part Chimp - Dr. Horse Part II
03. Dinosaur Jr. - Don't
04. Angel Hair - Space Ape
05. Billy Bao - Borders of Mass Deception
06. Pissed Jeans - Wachovia
07. Melvins - Eye Flys
08. Goslings - Dinah
09. Tear It Up - Taking You Down With Me
10. Turboneger - Nadsat Comes Easy
11. Clockcleaner - Out of the City
12. Heroin - Has Been


Friday, January 30, 2009

Modern Boys

Category: Single Artist

Sounds like: love, jealousy, poison, eyeliner and estate housing.

Dramatics and fashionable androgyny aside, Suede actually produced some pretty stellar guitar driven pop songs.  I've tried to include some lesser known tracks here, as there's already a perfectly decent Singles compilation available.  All of the major lineup changes and mood swings are covered, from Bernard Butler to Neil Codling (and a certain Ms. Frischmann). Embrace the trashiness, the swagger and the downright britishness of it all.

1. Introducing The Band
2. So Young
3. To The Birds
4. Electricity
5. Trash
6. Savoir Faire
7. Metal Mickey
8. My Insatiable One
9. Killing Of A Flash Boy
10. Lazy
11. The Wild Ones
12. W.S.D.
13. Pantomime Horse
14. The Drowners
15. Europe Is Our Playground
16. New Generation
17. By The Sea (Acoustic Version)
18. Shipbuilding
19. Heroine
20. Have You Ever Been This Low
21. My Dark Star
22. Simon (Demo)
23. The Asphalt World
24. Still Life


Black Mix

Various Artists

Sounds Like: Sad bastard music

For those days when you're feeling sorry for yourself. Pop this in and lock up the sharp objects.

Black Mix


01. Alasdair Roberts - I Fell in Love
02. The Legendary Pink Dots - Destined to Repeat
03. Clue to Kalo - This Dies Over Distance
04. Colin Meloy - Every Day is Like Sunday
05. Shudder to Think - So Into You
06. Monster Movie - Shortwave
07. Billie Holiday - Gloomy Sunday
08. Alejandro Escovedo - She Doesn't Live Here Anymore
09. Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat
10. Smog - River Guard
11. Sixteen Horsepower - Hutterite Mile
12. Adem - Long Drive Home
13. Bonnie Prince Billy - Raining in Darling
14. Bauhaus - Crowds


80's Movie Mix (Disc 3)

Various Artists

Sounds Like: The music you may or may not remember from your favorite 80's movies.

Turner_Brown's 80's Movie Mix (Disc 3)


01. Rupert Hine - Arrested by You (Better Off Dead)
02. Chaz Jenkel - Number One (Real Genius)
03. Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter (Less Than Zero)
04. Flesh for Lulu - I Go Crazy (Some Kind of Wonderful)
05. Ratt - Body Talk (Golden Child)
06. David Essex - Rock On (Dream a Little Dream)
07. Bryan Ferry - Is Your Love Strong Enough (Legend)
08. Ray Charles - Shake Your Tail Feather (Blues Brothers)
09. Willie Hutch - The Glow (The Last Dragon)
10. Gleaming Spires - All Night Party (Revenge of the Nerds)
11. Tim Cappello - I Still Believe (The Lost Boys)
12. 45 Grave - Party Time (Return of the Living Dead)
13. Ramones - Somebody Put Something in My Drink (Like Father Like Son)
14. Megadeath - No More Mr. Nice Guy (Shocker)
15. AC/DC - Ride On (Maximum Overdrive)