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Appeal to Consequences of a Belief

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 1/18/2004

Appeal to Consequences of a Belief

Track Artist: Song:
1 Teenage Fanclub Start Again
2 Sloan The Rest of My Life
3 The Incredible Moses Leroy My Best Friend
4 Komeda Blossom (Got To Get It Out)
5 The Figgs Something Wrong
6 Tubeway Army Are You Real?
7 Blue Cartoon Wonder of It All
8 Self Crimes On Paper
9 Quasi The Skeleton
10 The Tables Dr. Wishbone Says
11 Naomi And The Boys Bad Loser
12 Emma Nilsdotter Kalles klätterträd
13 Laura Cantrell Don't Break the Heart
14 Fastball Out of My Head
15 Butterfly Jones Napalm Springs
16 Lasse Lindh The Stuff
17 Mellow Instant Love
18 Robert Wyatt Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road
19 Goodnight Streelight Gingersnapper
20 Manitoba Dundas, Ontario
21 Boards Of Canada In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
Comments:

These tracks are from the "recent arrival" stack. (Recent years in a few cases.) Cover art by the mighty Vladimir Tretchikoff.

The Appeal to Consequences of a Belief is fallacious because the consequences of a belief have no bearing on whether the belief is true or false. It is important to note that the consequences in question are the consequences that stem from the belief. The nature of the fallacy is especially clear in the case of wishful thinking. Obviously, merely wishing that something is true does not make it true.

Examples of Appeal to Consequences of a Belief:

  • "God must exist! If God did not exist, then all basis for morality would be lost and the world would be a horrible place!"
  • "It can never happen to me. If I believed it could, I could never sleep soundly at night."
  • "The Art of the Mix site will never disappear. If I believed it would, I wouldn't be able to get up in the morning. I mean, how depressing!"


 

Thanks For All The Miles

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 1/9/2004

Thanks For All The Miles

Track Artist: Song:
1 Dave Dudley Thanks For All The Miles
2 Dave Dudley Two Six Packs Away
3 Dave Dudley I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew
4 Dave Dudley Boo On You
5 Dave Dudley Six Days On The Road
6 Dave Dudley Bull Shippers
7 Dave Dudley I Got Lost
8 Dave Dudley Freight Train
9 Dave Dudley Coffee, Coffee, Coffee
10 Dave Dudley I Won't Go Down That Road
11 Dave Dudley Speed Traps, Weigh Stations & Detour Signs
12 Dave Dudley Lonely Corner
13 Dave Dudley Hello Viet Nam
14 Dave Dudley I Wouldn't Wait Around
15 Dave Dudley Jack Knife
16 Dave Dudley Honey
17 Dave Dudley Last Day In The Mines
18 Dave Dudley If It Feels Good Do It
19 Dave Dudley Operation X
20 Dave Dudley Mister Gloom
21 Dave Dudley Stray Dog
22 Dave Dudley Trucker's Prayer
23 Dave Dudley Louisiana Saturday Night
24 Dave Dudley Truck Drivin' Son Of A Gun
25 Dave Dudley Viet Nam Blues
26 Dave Dudley Tulsa Telephone Book
27 Dave Dudley Quittin' Time
28 Dave Dudley Sleepy Eyed John
29 Dave Dudley I Feel A Cry Coming On
30 Dave Dudley Taxicab Driver
Comments:

Dave Dudley, Pioneer of Truckers' Songs, Dies at 75

New York Times
December 24, 2003
By PHIL SWEETLAND

NASHVILLE, Dec. 23 - Dave Dudley, the pioneer of truck-driving country songs and a former radio D.J. who recorded more than 40 country hits from 1961 to 1980, died on Monday in Danbury, Wis. He was 75.

The cause was a heart attack, his wife Marie told The Associated Press.

Mr. Dudley was not the only progenitor of country songs for and about truckers; C. W. McCall's 1975 hit "Convoy" had a brief run at the top of the charts.

But Mr. Dudley had the greatest success in the genre of truckers' music.

His influence on American culture went beyond music; his portrayal of truckers as independent, outspoken heroes facing impossible odds was later incorporated into popular movies like "Smokey and the Bandit" (1977).

David Darwin Pedruska was born on May 3, 1928, in Spencer, Wis., and grew up in Stevens Point, Wis.

He recorded under the name Dave Dudley, a variant of a childhood nickname, Duddy.

He played semipro baseball until an arm injury forced his retirement from sports in 1950. But it was in music that he made his mark. He worked the Midwest and West as a D.J. at stations in Wisconsin, Iowa, Idaho and Minnesota, moonlighting as a performer in local honky-tonks.

He formed the Dave Dudley Trio, which performed from 1950 to 57. When he moved to Minneapolis to work at radio station KEVE, he formed a band, the Country Gentlemen.

In 1961 Mr. Dudley first appeared on the Billboard country charts with "Maybe I Do" on Vee Records and he returned in 1962 with "Under Cover of the Night" on Jubilee Records.

In 1963 the Grand Ole Opry star Jimmy C. Newman let Mr. Dudley hear a new tune, "Six Days on the Road." An up-tempo song, it was a departure from the ballads Mr. Dudley had specialized in, and he was initially reluctant to record it.

With its driving guitar, straightforward vocals and accurate descriptions of the challenges and heartbreaks facing truck drivers, "Six Days on the Road" was an instant hit and ushered in the genre of truck-driving songs.

The release, on the independent Minneapolis label Golden Wing Records, led Mercury Records to sign him in Nashville.

He became a national star, and his other hits included "Mad" (No. 6 on the Billboard country singles chart, 1964), "Truck Drivin' Son of a Gun" (No. 3, 1965), "What We're Fighting For" (No. 4, 1965), "Vietnam Blues" (No. 12, 1966), "There Ain't No Easy Run" (No. 10, 1968) and "The Pool Shark" (his only No. 1 single, 1970).


 

28 Days

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 1/9/2004

28 Days

Track Artist: Song:
1 Unknown I Hear Music
2 Van Morrison Ring Worm
3 Rabaue Pizza Hut
4 Unknown Up Up and Away
5 Jim Ingram Black Woman
6 Ashfordaisyak Leper In A Tumbledryer
7 Robin & Crystal Bernard The Monkey Song
8 Atari Missile Command
9 William Shatner Rocket Man
10 Gissur Beginnings
11 John Rydgren A Beautiful Girl
12 Unknown Ben
13 Jimmy Mitchell Eres Tu
14 Red Shadow (The Economics Rock & Roll Band) Understanding Marx
15 Philemon Wehbe Hamburger
16 Alexandria Hughes Little Jesus Christ's Ring
17 Bob Chance The Van Man
18 Dean Milan Do It Like A Dog
19 The Utica Club Natural Carbonation Band Utica Club Natural Carbonation Band Beer Drinking Song
20 Sonik Omi Ree Baba Ree Baba
21 Georgina Dobson & Cupboard Simon The Message
22 Rocky Graziano The Flying Guru
23 Unknown I Sing About Blue
24 Kit Ream Don't Be So Holy Poly Over My Souly
25 Jodie Foster La Vie C'est Chouette
26 Harry and Hugo Punk Rock Song
27 Baby Lu-Lu Jesus Loves Me
28 J & H Productions The J & H Productions Tape
Comments:

The strange-music highlight of 2003 was undoubtedly Otis Fodder's ambitious 365 Days project. The total running time of the 365 cuts is a whopping 30 hours. I picked out 28 of my favorites (some edited) to make a short month of musical madness I can play in the car.

The MP3s on Otis' site were removed on January 5th, but the 28 on this mix are available for a limited time at mfooz.com.


 

Scampi & Chips: The Jam on radio and television

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 11/9/2003

Scampi & Chips: The Jam on radio and television

Track Artist: Song:
1 The Jam I've Changed My Address
2 The Jam Art School
3 The Jam In The City
4 The Jam Bricks And Mortar
5 The Jam All Around The World
6 The Jam Carnaby Street
7 The Jam London Girl
8 The Jam The Modern World
9 The Jam Billy Hunt
10 The Jam In The Street Today
11 The Jam David Watts
12 The Jam When You're Young
13 The Jam Saturday's Kids
14 The Jam Eton Rifles
15 The Jam Thick As Thieves
16 The Jam Funeral Pyre
17 The Jam Absolute Beginners
18 The Jam Sweet Soul Music
19 The Jam Ghosts
20 The Jam In The Crowd
21 The Jam Town Called Malice
22 The Jam Beat Surrender
Comments:

This isn't a "greatest hits," but a collection of radio and TV recordings that have appeared the last couple of years: "Live at the BBC," which I think was released only in the UK, and "The Complete Jam" DVD. Last week there was an article in MacAddict about ripping audio from DVDs (what a naughty boy!), and that prompted this compilation.

Not much to say about the music that hasn't been said before. If you don't know, then WHERE YOU BEEN, BROTHER?

The sources of the tracks are as follows:

John Peel (BBC Radio 1): 1-4, 6-8, 13-15
Marc (Granada TV): 5
Old Grey Whistle Test (BBC2 TV): 9-10
Revolver (ITV TV): 11
Something Else (BBC2 TV): 12
Måndagsbörsen (SVT1 TV, Sweden): 16
Studio B15 (BBC Radio 1): 17-18
The Tube (BBC Channel 4 TV): 19-22


 

A Musical Education

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 9/28/2003

A Musical Education

Track Artist: Song:
1 The Vertebrats Diamonds In The Rough
2 The Vertebrats Any Day Now
3 The Vertebrats Johnny Avante
4 The Vertebrats (I Didn't Wanna See) Oklahoma
5 The Vertebrats Don't Think About It
6 The Vertebrats How Come
7 The Vertebrats She's Diggin'
8 The Vertebrats One Without The Other
9 The Vertebrats Teen Seen
10 The Vertebrats Jackie's Gone
11 The Vertebrats Try Again
12 The Vertebrats Turn On Your Face
13 The Vertebrats This Before
14 The Vertebrats The Brat
15 The Vertebrats Red Light District Of Love
16 The Vertebrats Hang On To Your Man
17 The Vertebrats Psychedelia
18 The Vertebrats Lookin' For Another Strike
19 The Vertebrats Girls Of The World
20 The Vertebrats Big Yellow Bus
21 The Vertebrats Heart Touchers
22 The Vertebrats Left In The Dark
Comments:

I didn't take any music classes when I attended the University of Illinois in the early 80s, but I learned a lot about music. I bought records at Record Service. I got a bass. And I heard the Vertebrats at Mabel's.

The Vertebrats played jangly punk pop. They weren't flashy, but they were energetic, and, boy, could they write tunes!

The Vertebrats are relatively well represented on AOTM. The track that appears most often is "Left In The Dark," which appeared on the seminal 1981 compilation "Battle Of The Garages." Apart from that track, they released only one single in the day, but two CDs of demos and live tracks have come out since. Both are currently in print for the first time in long while. (A double sawbuck will get you both at Parasol: "A Thousand Day Dream" and "Continuous Shows." Buy now!)

This mix combines songs from the two CDs and a cassette of a live show I taped off the radio way back when (tracks 3-4, 7, 12-15 & 22).


 

Peel Quickly and Listen

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 9/6/2003

Peel Quickly and Listen

Track Artist: Song:
1 The Velvet Underground Who Loves the Sun
2 The Velvet Underground Rock and Roll
3 The Velvet Underground Sunday Morning
4 The Velvet Underground I'm Waiting for the Man
5 The Velvet Underground All Tomorrow's Parties
6 The Velvet Underground Beginning to See the Light
7 The Velvet Underground Lonesome Cowboy Bill
8 The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
9 The Velvet Underground The Murder Mystery
10 The Velvet Underground There She Goes Again
11 The Velvet Underground Satellite of Love
12 The Velvet Underground Foggy Notion
13 The Velvet Underground Sweet Jane
14 The Velvet Underground I Can't Stand It
15 The Velvet Underground Femme Fatale
16 The Velvet Underground Ocean
17 The Velvet Underground Temptation Inside
18 The Velvet Underground Stephanie Says
19 The Velvet Underground Heroin
Comments: This is a quickie mix. I borrowed the Velvets box set from a friend to get a couple of tracks for a mix that's in the works. I took those two tracks, a few of the better known songs, and a quasi-random sampling of the rest based on ten-second previews. (Gosh, I hope I chose the right ones!) Print... type... comment... a mix.


 

The Good, the Bad and the Beatles

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 8/31/2003

The Good, the Bad and the Beatles

Track Artist: Song:
1 Bill Cosby Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2 Flamin' Groovies Misery
3 Tony Mottola Come Together
4 Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass All My Loving
5 Titti Sjöblom Vi Kan Börja Om (We Can Work It Out)
6 The First Edition Get Back
7 Nancy Sinatra Day Tripper
8 Gina X Drive My Car
9 Duke Errol and his Lords A Hard Day's Night
10 Yes Every Little Thing
11 Episode 6 Here There and Everywhere
12 Sam Chalpin I Want To Hold Your Hand
13 Claudine Longet Good Day Sunshine
14 Los Dominic's When I'm 64 / Please Please Me
15 Tom Jones Hey Jude
16 The Electronic Concept Orchestra Penny Lane
17 The Liverpool Beats I Saw Her Standing There
18 Los Yaki Michelle
19 Danny Bonaduce I've Just Seen a Face
20 Noel Harrison She's a Woman
21 Bobby McFerrin Blackbird
22 The California Poppy Pickers Yellow Submarine
23 Sonny & Cher Something
24 Echo & the Bunnymen All You Need Is Love
25 The Mystic Moods Orchestra Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Comments:

Inspired by the excellent mixes posted recently by Messrs. Moe and Mohr, I felt an urge to jump on the bandwagon. I decided to stick to vinyl, which should explain the preponderance of tracks from the late 60s and early 70s. There are some ridiculous (Cosby) and sublime (McFerrin) renditions here, a couple of non-English versions (Los Yaki, Titti), and a healthy dose of schmaltz (Sonny & Cher, Mystic Moods). Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream.

For a limited time MP3s are available for download.


 

Frightful Oubliette

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 7/27/2003

Frightful Oubliette

Track Artist: Song:
1 The Carrie Nations Find It
2 Manfred Minnich Shopping Centre
3 The Beatles/Belinda Carlisle Day Trip To Heaven
4 Boards Of Canada Dandelion
5 Laura Cantrell Not The Tremblin' Kind
6 Dinosaur Jr In A Jar
7 Dolemite S/T Mayor's Getaway
8 Paul Weller What's Goin' On
9 Fred Lane I Talk To My Haircut
10 Wire Culture Vultures
11 The Spiders Seishun A Go-Go
12 Sloan Waterfalls
13 Jimmy James & The Vagabonds Sock It To 'Em JB
14 Ebba Grön Vad Ska Du Bli?
15 Yojimbo S/T Titles
16 Fountains Of Wayne Stacy's Mom
17 Geier Sturzflug Bruttosozialprodukt
18 Love Psychedelico Lady Madonna
19 Bernard Cribbins Right Said Fred
20 Turn On Ru Tenone
21 Asha Bhosle Piya Too Ab To Aaja
22 Ween Piss Up A Rope
23 Rodd Keith Sing Your Address
24 The Ramones 7-11
25 The Beach Boys Karen
26 Tahiti 80 1,000 Times
Comments:

This is a collection of diverse tracks that I've downloaded recently. Diverse notes follow.

The Carrie Nations are the band in Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. Daytrip To Heaven is a mash-up from Go Home Productions. Two WFMU-connected tracks: Laura Cantrell is the proprietress of the The Radio Thrift Shop, and Shopping Centre opens The Best Show On WFMU. The Dinosaur Jr and Wire tracks are from BBC sessions. Yojimbo is a Kurosawa film that was re-made as The Magnificent Seven. Rodd Keith was the king of Song-Poem performance. The Ramones track is a demo. Karen is the theme from the short-lived 1964 TV show

MF-038


 

nostalgia by proxy

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 5/19/2003

nostalgia by proxy

Track Artist: Song:
1 Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town
2 Hollies Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress
3 Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting
4 Jim Croce Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
5 Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia
6 Brownsville Station Smokin' In The Boy's Room
7 Jerry Reed When You're Hot, You're Hot
8 Paper Lace The Night Chicago Died
9 The Hues Corporation Rock The Boat
10 Carole King It's Too Late
11 Warren Zevon Werewolves Of London
12 The Rolling Stones Far Away Eyes
13 Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors
14 Steve Martin King Tut
15 Black Oak Arkansas Jim Dandy
16 Billy Preston Nothing From Nothing
17 Head East Never Been Any Reason
18 Rick Derringer Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo
19 Elton John The Bitch Is Back
20 Lou Rawls You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
21 Kenny Rogers The Gambler
22 Ozark Mountain Daredevils If You Wanna Get To Heaven
Comments:

This is an shameless, unabashed slice of 1970s nostalgia. A box of beat-up 45s was given to me a while back. There were quite a few discs from the days of my initial exposure to top-40 AM radio. This is a mix of rock, pop and soul from that 70s decade. Be forewarned--it may take another 50 years for some of this stuff to become cool. Pops and clicks are presented in all their glory. If you want fidelity, go to timelife.com.


 

Mike Might Like

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 3/30/2003

Mike Might Like

Track Artist: Song:
1 The Brilliant Green The Lucky Star
2 The Kids From Widney High Insects
3 The Jam Sweet Soul Music
4 The White Stripes You're Pretty Good Looking
5 The Donnas It's On The Rocks
6 Belle And Sebastian The Legal Man
7 The Flamin' Groovies Shake Some Action
8 Quasi The Skeleton
9 Robert Mitchum What's This Generation Coming To?
10 NFL Films The Linemen
11 Bruce Haack Motorcycle Ride
12 Sloan If It Feels Good Do It
13 Puffy Akai Buranko
14 Gary Wilson 6.4 = Make Out
15 Wayne Deep Bosom Woman
16 Annabee Nox Boo Boody Puh
17 Unknown Pot Party
18 John Berry UFO Theme
19 Chuck Barris Gene, Gene, The Dancing Machine
20 Kim Fowley Outrageous Promo
21 Ron Jeremy Special Delivery
22 Hideki Kaji Tea
23 Norma Tracy and The Cinderalla Kids Skateboard Song
24 Los Shakers Break It All
25 The Strollers I Fell Right Down
26 Club 8 Spring Came, Rain Fell
27 Jandek You Won't Get Up
Comments: I made this mix for my Brother over Christmas. It's a mish-mash of MP3s that were on my laptop. Some of the stuff comes from AOTM trades. Cover stars: M.A.R.S. Patrol, a 60s comic book.


 

Big L 266, A Pirate Radio Fantasy

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 2/26/2003

Big L 266, A Pirate Radio Fantasy

Track Artist: Song:
1 Manfred Mann 5-4-3-2-1
2 Perpetual Langley Two By Two
3 Fire Father's Name Was Dad
4 Georgie Fame In The Meantime
5 Jackie Lee The Town I Live In
6 The Roulettes Bad Time
7 The Mockingbirds One By One
8 The Action Never Ever
9 Linda Kaye I Can't Stop Thinking About You
10 The Swinging Blue Jeans Shaking Feeling
11 The Loot Baby Come Closer
12 Lulu Chocolate Ice
13 The Outer Limits Just One More Chance
14 Keith West On A Saturday
15 Twinkle Micky
16 Tony Rivers & The Castaways Shake Shake Shake
17 The Brooks Once In A While
18 Pete Best Four I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door
19 Jill Grant You Too (Can Have Heartaches)
20 The Graham Bond Organisation Little Girl
21 The Birds Say Those Magic Words
22 Four Just Men Things Will Never Be The Same
23 Valerie Masters He Didn't Fool Me
24 The Merseybeats Milkman
25 Rick & Sandy Lost My Girl
26 The Creation Biff Bang Pow
Comments:

They heyday of Pirate Radio in the UK was 1964-1967. The stations operated from ships in international waters and satiisfied the huge demand for pop music during the beat boom. The top stations, including Radio London, got their jingles from PAMS. The Who incorporated Radio London jingles on their Sell Out album. The Radio London jingles in this mix are used to link a number of very British-sounding tracks from the mid-sixties. The cuts aren't really typical of the usual fare on Radio London, which was similar to American Top 40 radio of the time. Instead, these tracks are gems from the second tier of acts, the ones below the Beatles and Stones in the pecking order. Although they weren't as innovative, their style is more "of the time," at least to these ears. It's a Pirate Radio "fantasy" because the songs are not representative of what was actually broadcast and because the music is presented in full fidelity. For those who desire a more faithful experience, it is suggested that the CD be played through a crappy two-inch speaker.


 

Flickorna på P2

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 1/19/2003

Flickorna på P2

Track Artist: Song:
1 Monica Zetterlund Sakta vi gå genom stan
2 Ann-Louise Hanson Är du ensam i kväll
3 Lill-Babs Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini
4 Siw Malmkvist Flickor bak i bilen
5 Lill-Babs Leva livet
6 Anna-Lena Löfgren Det finns ingenting att hämta
7 Siw Malmkvist Slit och släng
8 Anna-Lena Löfgren Kärlek på lasarett
9 Lill-Babs Tuff brud i lyxförpackning
10 Anita Lindblom Sån't är livet
11 Siw Malmkvist Kärleksgrubbel
12 Lill-Babs Läppstift på din krage
13 Mona Wessman Gå och göm dig Åke Tråk
14 Anna-Lena Löfgren Vad är det för väder vi har fått?
15 Ann-Louise Hanson Vita sommarmoln
16 Anna-Lena Löfgren Lyckliga gatan
17 Bibi Jones Leka med elden
18 Lill Lindfors Jag tycker inte om dej
19 Inger Öst Rör vid mej
20 Lill Lindfors Lägg din hand i hans hand
21 Inger Öst En dans på rosor
22 Titti Sjöblom Mitt hjärtas trädgård
23 Lill Lindfors Fritt fram
24 Monica Törnell En kungens man
25 Frida Som en sparv
26 Agnetha Fältskog S.O.S.
Comments:

I have quite a few old Swedish pop tunes by female artists, but they're spread across several CDs. This consolidation mix is an effort to correct that intolerable situation.

Almost all these tracks are copies of US, UK and continental hits, re-made for local consumption. Swedish pop singers have a reputation of singing with a particularly clear tone. Many verge on easy listening, but it's Swedish easy listening, goddammit! I don't know any of the Swedish girls who were rockin' in the 60s, but I'm sure they sang in English, just like all the other "cool" pop groups of the 60s: Hep Stars, Tages, Shanes, etc. The last two tracks on this roughly chronological CD are by the ABBA girls, and they begin to verge in another musical direction. But that's another story!


 

powerpop

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 12/30/2002

powerpop

Track Artist: Song:
1 The Raspberries Go All The Way
2 Teenage Fanclub What You Do To Me
3 Nazz Open My Eyes
4 DM3 Second Floor
5 Kiss Rock And Roll All Night
6 The Three O'Clock Half The Way There
7 Jellyfish Joining A Fan Club
8 Deaf School Darling
9 Cherry Twister I'm Gonna Be The Lonely Boy Tonight
10 The Beatles And Your Bird Can Sing
11 Matthew Sweet I've Been Waiting
12 XTC Earn Enough For Us
13 Flamin' Groovies Shake Some Action
14 Elvis Costello (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding
15 The dBs Black And White
16 Big Star In The Street
17 Merrymakers Superstar
18 The Hudson Brothers With Somebody Else
19 Redd Kross Elephant Flares
20 Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind
21 Shoes She Satisfies
22 Cheap Trick Surrender
23 The Records Starry Eyes
24 The Raspberries Tonight
Comments:

What is Power Pop?

I first heard it late at night on a St. Louis AM radio station when I was in junior high. Wow! What was it? I waited to hear the back announcement, but it never came. The station had signed off for the night.

Took me a couple of years to discover the name. Go All The Way. The Raspberries.

What is Power Pop?

Up-tempo. Melodic. Loud guitars. Jangly guitars. A touch of boogie. Super-compressed. Lyrically lite. Conducive to air guitar. You don't have to sound like Eric Carmen, but it sure helps.

This mix is loosely based on a cassette mix--now lost. I just started taping stuff I liked. After a few listens I detected an underlying theme, despite the fact that the artists spanned a number of genres and eras.

What is Power Pop!


 

Vinyl Perspectives volume two

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 12/3/2002

Vinyl Perspectives volume two

Track Artist: Song:
1 Kim Fowley King Of Love
2 "Mondo Cane" soundtrack Girls And Sailors
3 Victor Lundberg Dear Parents
4 Wreckless Eric Rags And Tatters
5 (Sri) Darwin Gross At The Grass Roots
6 The Tea Company As I Have Seen You Upon The Wall
7 Colorblind James Experience A Different Bob
8 Arthur Lyman Jungle Fantasy
9 Sam Ervin Bridge Over Troubled Water
10 The Arms Of Someone New Hollywood
11 Katie Lee Case HIstory ("A" Loves "B" Loves "C")
12 Terry Reid Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace
13 Cledus Maggard Dad I Gotta Go
14 The Japanese Bach Scene The Well-Tempered Keyboard
15 The Dundee (NY) Middle School Symphonic Steel Band The Hustle
16 Ernest Hemmingway Poem For Mary
17 Pink Lady Walk Away Renee
18 Ferrante and Teicher Bye Bye Blues
19 Rosko Jo
20 Ernie Kovacs Tom Swift
21 Ed McMahon Georgie Girl
22 uncredited We Did The Samba In Shamokin
23 The Free Design Stop The Madness
24 Ray Charles Ray's Blues
Comments: This second vinyl-only volume concentrates more on tracks unavailable on CD. Not always hip. Not always music.

Released 2002 on the Mfooz label.


 

Vinyl Perspectives volume one

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 12/3/2002

Vinyl Perspectives volume one

Track Artist: Song:
1 Deaf School Darling
2 "Percussion For Playboys" The Mickey Mouse Club Theme
3 Leslie Duncan Rescue Me
4 The "You Don't Have To Be Jewish" Players A Call From Long Island
5 Rita Pavone Remember Me
6 Kangaroo Such A Long Time
7 "Switched On Buck" I've Got A Tiger By The Tail
8 Les Paul and Mary Ford The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
9 Tom Jones Without Love
10 Sam Chalpin Satisfaction
11 Liz Damon and the Orient Express Just Another Morning
12 Fanny Flagg Checkout
13 Kay Starr All By Myself
14 Mel Henke I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
15 Evel Knievel Why
16 Kyu Sakamoto Good Timing
17 Noel Harrison She's A Woman
18 Allan Sherman The Ballad Of Harry Lewis
19 Bud Shank and Bob Brookmeyer Rustic Hop
20 Donald Lautrec Sexy Lady
21 Fred Rogers It's Such A Good Feeling
22 "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." soundtrack Watch Out
23 The Two Ronnies How's Your Father
24 Porter Wagoner The Rubber Room
25 "Mad Twists Rock N Roll" Nose Job
Comments: Setting consistent levels and EQ is tough when including both CD and vinyl tracks. The initial idea here was to sidestep the problem by sticking to vinyl. The resulting compilation recalls a wild eclecticism that no longer exists in the recording industry.

Released 2001 on the Mfooz label.


 

Notary Sojac

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 11/12/2002

Notary Sojac

Track Artist: Song:
1 Ween Even If You Don't
2 Roscoe Robinson That's Enough
3 The Olivia Tremor Control Gypsum Oil Field Fire
4 Phoenix On Fire
5 Idols Wanted By The Law
6 Cinnamon Missing Persons File
7 Ash Goldfinger
8 Cornershop Brimful Of Asha
9 The Embrooks Helen
10 Rox Sexsmith Still Time
11 Christal Bruhn Ford Capri II
12 The Hang Ups Party
13 The Hudson Brothers So You Are A Star
14 Quasi It's hard To Turn Me On
15 Shanes Chriscraft No. 9
16 Takako Minekawa Phonobaloon Song
17 The Hollies Yes I Will
18 Sea & Cake Afternoon Speaker
19 The Loved Ones Everlovin' Man
20 Johnny Keating Theme From Sam Benedict
21 Unknown Unknown
22 Elliot Smith I Better Be Quiet Now
Comments: Released 2001. Catalog number MF-027.


 

best ugandan short fiction 1966

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 11/12/2002

best ugandan short fiction 1966

Track Artist: Song:
1 Komeda It's Alright, Baby
2 The Olivia Tremor Control Jumping Fences
3 (1976 Summer Olympics Soundtrack) Hommage Aux Athlètes
4 Gunilla Thorn Go On Then
5 Coven One Tin Soldier
6 The Olivia Tremor Control No Growing
7 Os Mutantes A Minha Menina
8 Beulah Delta
9 Harlan Sanders Extra Crispy
10 Leo Chandler Looking For A Better Way To Live
11 Neutral Milk Hotel Song Against Sex
12 Eels Susan's House
13 Dave Dudley Six Days On The Road
14 France Gall Mein Herz Kann Man Nicht Kaufen
15 Jimmy Jukebox (Kim Fowley) Motorboat
16 Resonance OK Chicago
17 Hot Nuts A Soldier
18 The Beavers I'm A Man
19 Françoise Hardy Who'll Be The Next In Line
20 The Dee Jays In Crowd Hangout
21 Guided By Voices Smothered By Hugs
22 Spider Murphy Gang Wo Bist Du
23 The Toggery Five I'd Much Rather Be Out With The Boys
24 Richard & Willie Television Advertising
Comments: Released 1998. Catalog number MF-007.


 

Puppies!

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 11/6/2002

Puppies!

Track Artist: Song:
1 Sloan Delivering Maybes
2 Cherry Twister Don't Forget Your Man
3 Merrymakers Troubled Times
4 Lunchbox Just Because
5 The Apples In Stereo Strawberryfire
6 Ladybug Transistor Oceans In The Hall
7 The High Llamas Tilting Windmills
8 Shuggie Otis Sparkle City
9 Jerry Butler You Can Fly
10 Jacques Dutronc Le Responsible
11 Georgie Fame Yeh Yeh
12 Matsu Takako On The Way Home
13 Kahimi Karie Good Morning World
14 Drafi Deutscher Marmor Stein Und Eisen Bricht
15 The Mascots Words Enough To Tell You
16 The Hand Ups Greyhound Bus
17 Lilys Nanny In Manhattan
Comments: Released 2000. Catalog number MF-022.


 

Kinney Shoes Annual Sales Convention Boca Raton Fla 1966

Posted to Art Of The Mix on 11/6/2002

Kinney Shoes Annual Sales Convention Boca Raton Fla 1966

Track Artist: Song:
1 You Am I Minor Byrd
2 The Wild Eye Soundtrack Bali Street/Don't Go Away
3 Olivia Tremor Control A Place We Have Been To
4 Heino Beim Alten Bill In Oklahoma
5 Air Remember
6 Easybeats Sorry
7 Serge Gainsbourg Coco And Co
8 Elfpower Introducing Cosmic Space
9 Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra Der Hexer
10 Wire Outdoor Miner
11 Sloan She Says What She Means
12 Tubeway Army Are Friends Electric?
13 Francis Lai Marseliaise Generique
14 Lee Elia Cubs Promo
15 The Track Cry To Me
16 Komeda Frolic
17 Mel Henke It's So Nice To Have A Man Around The House
18 Olivia Tremor Control Hideaway
19 Peter Orloff City Girl
20 Saint Etienne Split Screen
21 Lord Sutch Flashing Lights
22 Air New Star In The Sky
23 The Minders Hooray For Tuesday
Comments: Released 1999. Catalog number MF-020.

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