Saturday, May 12, 2007

MIX CLUB v.2

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I Had An Uncle, But He Got Shot
by DYLAN GAUGHAN

1. "This May be the Last Time" by THE STAPLE SINGERS
2. "Intimate Secretary (BBC)" by THE RACONTEURS
3. "Hold Tight" by DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH
4. "Funky Dollar Bill" by FUNKADELIC
5. "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Q'65
6. "McFearless" by KINGS OF LEON
7. "My Mind Set Me Free Pt. 1" by HOUSE GUESTS
8. "Cavern" by LIQUID, LIQUID
9. "Standing Room Only" by ASAMOV (Featuring J-LIVE, WORDSWORTH, & CASSIDY)
10. "Life's a Bitch (DJ Delay Remix)" by NAS
11. "Brothers and Sisters (Get Together)" by KIM WESTON
12. "I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face" by DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
13. "Another Sugar Daddy" by BO DIDDLEY
14. "Cupid" by OTIS REDDING
15. "Love Letters" by KETTY LESTER
16. "She Never Met a Man (She Didn't Like)" by DOLLY PARTON
17. "Pink Frost" by CHILLS
18. "I Read You Like An Open Book" by THE TAGES
19. "Peaches" by THE STRANGLERS
20. "Cartrouble" by ADAM & THE ANTS
21. "Ain't it Strange" by DR. DOG
22. "Take the Skinheads Bowling" by CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN
23. "Run For Me" by RICHARD HAWLEY
24. "Sleeping Lessons (The RAC Mix)" by THE SHINS

6 comments:

levy said...

how can i be a part of this? will my "rock out with your cock out" mix show me worthy?

1. Beatles - Helter Skelter.mp3
2. Cornelius 08-I Hate Hate.mp3
3. Black Sabbath - War Pigs.mp3
4. And you will know us by the trail of dead - Mistakes & Regrets.mp3
5. Bad Religion 18 Leaders And Followers (Bonus Track Japanese Version).Mp3
6. Hives - Introduce The Metric System In Time.mp3
7. Jucifer - Gunsick.mp3
8. Rage Against the Machine - Ghost of Tom Jones.mp3
9. Liars - 11 - We Got Cold, Coughed, And Forgot Things.mp3
10. Ramones - Gabba Gabba Hey.MP3
11. The Mooney Suzuki -05- Turn My Blue Sky Black.mp3
12. Raveonettes-Whip It On-05-Cops on Our Tail.mp3
13.Black Flag_Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie.mp3
14. Husker Du - It's Not Funny Anymore.mp3
15. Mudhoney - touch me i'm sick.mp3
16. Von Bondies 02 It Came From Japan.mp3
17. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Whatever happened to my rock n roll.mp3
18. Fugazi 02 Repeater.mp3
19. Avail - Over the James -2- New #2.mp3
20. Dropkick Murphys - Blood and Whiskey.mp3
21. Dillenger Four - Mosh for Jesus.mp3
22. Drive Like Jehu - Hand Over Fist.mp3

Dylan Gaughan said...

Got links to those songs?

Also, I'm kind of laughing at the idea of RATM having an original song called "The Ghost of Tom Jones," and not a cover of Springsteen's "Ghost of Tom Joad."

If my house were haunted by the ghost of Tom Jones, I would piss my pants nightly with laughter.

mark said...

it's supposed to be tom joad (grapes of wrath). whoever i got the track from named it incorrectly. i just copied and pasted the playlist into a text doc for posting here.

i don't know how to create links via the blog comments. i will be happy to share and link if you could advise.

mark said...

... and yes - it a cover of the bruce springsteen song..

mark said...

DAMN!!! I am still hanging my head in shame over the ghost of tom jones! how will i ever live it down?

mkudlacz said...

Alright, I got a few hours on a Saturday all to myself, so I'm all up in this fray, dammit.

1. "This May be the Last Time" by THE STAPLE SINGERS

Fucking ridiculous. Any mix that starts off with that simmering tremelo guitar in the background of some accapella acrobatics is ill-a-fied.

2. "Intimate Secretary (BBC)" by THE RACONTEURS

It's a nice transition, but the Geddy Lee-ness of the opening verse threw me for a loop. The current trend of super-seventies revival in progressive/indie rock always requires that of me. Like Midlake or something, where it's referent coexisted with punk or new wave, but not necessarily in tandem or even tangentially. It's stupid, I know, but your taste is always a work-in-progress. By the end of the first verse though and into the chorus, the little touches of melody and the thump and thudd of the rhythmn section and the guitar antics are too much to resist. Yer pumpin yer first and driving over james brown's mailman.

3. "Hold Tight" by DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH

Thank god for Nuggets and all the 60's garage rock that inspired it. What a productive time in america's musics! I didn't see Grindhouse yet, but it think it says something that even as one of the unanointed, I can recognize something cinematic in this jam. I don't know how it's used in Death Proof, but I natively imagine a kickass roller skating scene in a porno version of Midnight Madness. (pretty specific, I know).

4. "Funky Dollar Bill" by FUNKADELIC

I've had a really, really tough time getting down with the Funkadelic over the years, even though I sincerely appreciate the idea behind the band. Having said that, this song is, for me, the perfect crystalization of their sound. Psychedelic, funky-ass, socially-relevant and topical black folks taking you on a trip to ragtime-sprinkled rock. Love the thinned-out production too.

5. "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Q'65

Can't get enough of this song. I first heard it mixed in with other versions on J. Rocc's syndromes cassette -- which is full of sweet shit like this. That's also where I first heard "Get Thy Bearings." Sick shit.

6. "McFearless" by KINGS OF LEON

I'm with this track more on the intro and the breaks than the actual anthem of the chorus -- and I love anthems. I dunno, I sorta feel like this band is right in line with the kind of indie rock that I'm into, but I'm not in love with the sum of it's parts. Still, I'm gagga about the drumming and that Two Gallants kind of vocal style. Yer backing up and over james brown's mailman again.

7. "My Mind Set Me Free Pt. 1" by HOUSE GUESTS

These guys can stay over any time. Stuff like this doesn't even surprise me any more. Dylan has an endless font of kick-ass, authentic soul/funk. Of all the music that he's given me (by consolidating his library with mine), it's the warm and fuzzy analog funky shit that's the perennial favorite in our household. So, it's amazing, but I'm hardly impressed.

8. "Cavern" by LIQUID, LIQUID

I can't endorse this shit enough. I love following the threads of cultural-hallmark caliber samples back to their source. For me, it's about better understanding the moment in time and space in which Melle Mel and Grandmaster Flash made music. If you thought they were innovative to begin with, check out the exegesis of their inspiration!

True, I am probably more concerned about the cultural or musical history of a band or sound more than most, but I think there's something less-cerebral and more-universal about this era in music than you might imagine. Isn't this just a further extension of the Ohio Players fused with neu! or CAN? This is the Stereolab or Tortoise of it's time and it's still totally relevant pumping out of an East Village loft party.

9. "Standing Room Only" by ASAMOV (Featuring J-LIVE, WORDSWORTH, & CASSIDY)

Love this crew. Throw in some disco samples and you can't go wrong. Wordsworth and J-Live are actually two of my fav M.C.s.

10. "Life's a Bitch (DJ Delay Remix)" by NAS

There's almost an archetype in this song -- that brooding, black-ganja-lung track that you roll through your ole neighborhood bumpin.

11. "Brothers and Sisters (Get Together)" by KIM WESTON

See response to 7. I used "Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)" in one of my podcasts and I'll gladly scoop this shit up too.

12. "I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face" by DUSTY SPRINGFIELD

Hipsters love Nico, and I'm no exception, but I think we'd all be better served getting down with a sassier, brassier female vocalist. I'm stretching a bit here drawing this particular comparison -- and I'm not sure why, b/c there's a whole other genre of music that Dusty is part of -- but I feel like there's something tragic and super-haunting about her style that invites the comparison. And hipsters just aren't soulful enough -- I think they need more of this kind of thing. The accompaniment is choice and the swirling backing vocals suck you right in.

13. "Another Sugar Daddy" by BO DIDDLEY

Also super-cinematic. Love the guitar sound, the rat-a-tat snare fills and the backing vocals. In a world of all-digital recording, I lament the loss of that buzzy/hummy processing in tracks like this. And any time "Lookee here" is invoked, I'm thrilled.

14. "Cupid" by OTIS REDDING

The only male vocalist worthy of covering the Sam Cooke original. Even Otis' studio shit feels like it's being played for only you and six other people in a an imagined, dingy, chicken-shack club.

15. "Love Letters" by KETTY LESTER

Love the Blue Velvet. And I'm not totally on board with Lynch, but he did a magnificent job with this song (and the others) in this movie. It has a separate life for me though, and it's also a Sunday morning cup of coffee and cigarette, no additional baggage included.

16. "She Never Met a Man (She Didn't Like)" by DOLLY PARTON

I've come to appreciate Dolly, and this is a great follow-up on my "Sunday morning breakfast, coming-down" mix.

17. "Pink Frost" by CHILLS

Bring on the dancing horses! All the goodness of Joy Division/New Order hinting at the coming of shoe-gazing. Love this lil' chugging number. I could curl up inside of it and live out my days there.

18. "I Read You Like An Open Book" by THE TAGES

Was this used in a movie? Again, it should be. Thank god for Nuggets. Changed my life and everything thereafter. It's kinda kinks and I'm sold.

19. "Peaches" by THE STRANGLERS

It takes a lot to hold a song together with just a vocal melody, a tiny guitar riff and that wicked organ, but they work it Mark E. Smith style with great success and without devolving into a six-minute grind session where they kill the goose. I needs to get more of this shit indeed.

20. "Cartrouble" by ADAM & THE ANTS

Who knew how kickass this guy was in 1983? I remember my brother and I sorta appreciating the theatrics of his whole early-MTV scene (even as hair-band/metal kids), but I didn't really get it until I the recent new-wave revival. Once I could put it in context with Wire and XTC and X and Devo and Joy Division, it made sense. I love the line "And keep your feet off the upholstery, Ronnie!" I'm not sure if it's an actual allusion, but Omaha/Lincoln boys Head of Femur also have a beef with a dude named Ronnie in one of their songs, and I love the idea that this dude has achieved cross-generational infamy in a certain strain of progressive music.

21. "Ain't it Strange" by DR. DOG

Sweet-ass track. I wanna say that it feels like a George Harrison sorta mind-fuck for a post Bittersweet Symphony age. It's the kinda revivalism that I dig b/c it's starts to blur the lines and you can't figure out what era you're in. You have to go to allmusic's search engine just to get your bearings. And yet there's still the lazy lo-fi feel of amateurs like The Unicorns thrown in. Philly has better acts than they get credit for.

22. "Take the Skinheads Bowling" by CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN

An early-alternative high school jam for me. There's some nostalgia here, but I think it still retains it's legitimate charm. "Every day, I get up and pray to Jah; and he increases the number of lives by exactly one. Everybody's coming home for lunch these days." I think witty, non sequitur lyrics like this got me ready for stuff like Pavement or GbV. Without it, I don't think I would've been able to reconcile rock with poetic conceit.

23. "Run For Me" by RICHARD HAWLEY

I'm with this. If for no other reason than dude's solo Mark Lanegan vocal melodies and Leonard Cohen raspy-ness. You're right though, it does feel like one of those perfect singles that you'd probably scrutinize-endlessly if you let your skepticism get the best of you.

24. "Sleeping Lessons (The RAC Mix)" by THE SHINS

I like that we lullaby ourselves out here (with some style points for injecting the sparse beats). You don't exactly go gentle into that good night, and we could easily loop back into the beginning of the mix. I like.

This was good shit -- even with all the built-in expectations that I had for your impending contribution to mixx club. Thanks for the surprises and the commuting-fodder.

Peas,

mk