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All great songs, as you'd expect, no more than one song per band, because that's the rules. Each song, just, sheer, class. That's me, not my, but me story, & i'm sticking to it.

Plan A - The Libertines

Albion - Baby shambles

In The City - Razorlight

Maybe Someday - The ordinary Boys

Charmless man - Blur

Gas panic - Oasis

Milk man - Aphex twin

Sorted for E's & Whizz - Pulp

Blank Expression - The speicals

Celebrate your mother - Eighties matchbox b-line disaster

Teardrop - Massive Attack

Your mother has a penis - GLC

Almanac - The others

Swastika eyes - Primal scream (chemical bros. remix)

edit; Made it for winamp purposes, just now. k? thanks!

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I did a tape of "night time tunes" for my then girlfriend, now wife...must have worked !

it had :

fsol

young gods

headswim

autechre

dj krush

plastikman

radiohead (filla brazilla remix)

fucking heaps of things I'll have to go dig it out and give it a play...It'll bring a tear to Gabi's eye "nae that shite again"...

he he.

Did you like the comp I did you dave ? (no word yet)...

it's not exactly "heavy" but, all my "heavy shit" is on vynil, and I can't get that into my pc easily...

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Well I have done loads of themed tape compilations - but here are two of my favs* below. The first one was to get some hip hop and comedy / spoken word gubbins together and the second one is just a compilation of some recent dub / reggae I had bought. But I still have a soft spot for my slow core alt indie country compilation...

* well I like most of teh compilations I do but other people I have swopped with like these the most...

Hip Hop / Spoken Word

Side 1

Bill Hicks - The Elite

Gil Scott Heron - Revolution will not be televised

Mark E Smith - Cd in your hand

Cannibal Ox - Atom

Mumia Abu- Jamal - Prisons vs pre schools

Howard Zinn - Corporate welfare

Chill EB - Menace to society

Cannibal Ox - Pidgeon

Tino - Vice versa dub

Cex - Ad Nauseam

Dalek - Spiritual healing

Jay Z - Takeover

Mixmaster Mike - Can of ass kicks

Wobbly - Vogv

Side 2

Cex - Brutual exposure

Prefuse 73 - Last night

Angela Davis - Making a difference

Jello Biafra - The green wedge

Fog - F*ckedfu*ckf*ckup

Arsenik - Lenfor remonte a la surface

Bill Hicks - Time to evolve

Atmosphere - If I was santa claus

Cannibal Ox & Eip - Ridiculoid

U Roy - What is catty ?

Beastie Boys - Alive

The Beatnigs - Television

New Kingdom - Good times

Doug E Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew - The show

Seven Up Jah

Side 1

New Age Steppers Fade Away

Gregory Issacs & Dillinger Take a Dip

The Wailers Black progress / say it proud

Music Doctors Bush Doctor

Israel Vibration The Same Song

Time Unlimited Africa we are going home

Lee Perry Untitled toast & clip from interview

Augustus Pablo Skanking dub

Prince Student Rivers of babylon

Bongo Herman & Harry J Allstars Reggae with the birds

Ras Michael & the sons of negus Cast them in the fire

Lt Stitchie Bad like yaws

Wackies Mash it up

Desmond Dekker Reggae recipe

Side 2

Scientist Cloning process

Big Youth Love is what we need

Burning Spear Walking

Prince Far I Shuffle & deal

Jah Stitch Black Harmony Killer

Cynity & the Monkeys Lady Lady

Johnny Obsbourne Budy Bye

Zion Train Grandmaster

Lee Perry Justice to the people

King Tubby Cannabis dub

Ghetto Priest Show them

The Congos Ark of the covenant (edit)

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Well I have done loads of themed tape compilations - but here are two of my favs below. The first one was to get some hip hop and comedy / spoken word gubbins together and the second one is just a compilation of some recent dub / reggae I had bought. But I still have a soft spot for my slow core alt indie country compilation...

Hip Hop / Spoken Word

Side 1

Bill Hicks - The Elite

Gil Scott Heron - Revolution will not be televised

Mark E Smith - Cd in your hand

Cannibal Ox - Atom

Mumia Abu- Jamal - Prisons vs pre schools

Howard Zinn - Corporate welfare

Chill EB - Menace to society

Cannibal Ox - Pidgeon

Tino - Vice versa dub

Cex - Ad Nauseam

Dalek - Spiritual healing

Jay Z - Takeover

Mixmaster Mike - Can of ass kicks

Wobbly - Vogv

Side 2

Cex - Brutual exposure

Prefuse 73 - Last night

Angela Davis - Making a difference

Jello Biafra - The green wedge

Fog - F*ckedfu*ckf*ckup

Arsenik - Lenfor remonte a la surface

Bill Hicks - Time to evolve

Atmosphere - If I was santa claus

Cannibal Ox & Eip - Ridiculoid

U Roy - What is catty ?

Beastie Boys - Alive

The Beatnigs - Television

New Kingdom - Good times

Doug E Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew - The show

Angela Davis? Mumia? Howard Zinn? Jello? Hey man, cool.

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I loved "themed comps", I once made one that has a band with every letter of the alphabet...but the tape ran out at around "t".

alice in chains

butthole surfers

clutch

dj shadow

equations of eternity

fsol

godflesh

helmet

insekt

jon spencer

kmfdm

laramousse

ministry

nine inch nails

orbital

prong

queens of the stone age

run dmc

scorn

total station (mick harris)

underworld

violent femmes

waits (tom)

x-supermodels

young gods

zenopede

he he...sad, eh.

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My best mixtape? I dunno, but the last couple I've put together have included these:

Poison Girls - All The Way & Rio Tinto Stink

Blyth Power - Guns Of Castle Cary

Capdown - Time To Get Out & Progression Vs Punk Rock

The Partisans - 17 Years Of Hell

Bender - We Rule

Conflict - There's No Power & Just Defy

The Restarts - Frustration & Breaking My Balls

Inner Terrestrials - Barry Horne

Oi Polloi - The Earth Is Our Mother & The Right To Choose

Honey Bane - Girl On The Run

Zounds - This Land

Resist And Exist - Curious Poem

Lost Cherrees - Unwanted Children & Everyday Choice

Antisect - Yet Still They Ignore

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all the best mixtapes i have include smashing pumpkins. cept the last one i made which i was also proud of and featured: butthole surfers, manifesto jukebox, loufu, ludes, son house, eastfield, milloy, skunk anansie, red lights flash, ephel duath, the bluetones, hot water music, welcome to joetown, fig 4.0, T- Bone Walker, scarper!, real mckenzies, lithium joe, freaks union, wat tyler, dubstar, king prawn, k-line, former miss america, the clash, turbonegro, saltfishforty and mudhoney...i forgot to send it to my friend so its still sat in front of me for to admire what an amazin tape it is

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This compilation has no street cred but sounded better than it should have after I finished it... The theme is twee for the hard of hearing !

Side A

Belle & Seb - Slow Graffiti

Dimitri form Paris - Toujours L'Armour

Spare Snare - Cray Sort of Hum

Clearlake - Jumbo Sailing

Vaselines - You think're a man

The Boy Cartographer - Threnody

Mouse Eat Mars - Hush Nou

High Fidelity - Hi Fi

Family of God - Nirvana

Family of God - Duck Style

Mull Mistorical Society - This is not who we were

Side B

Violent Femmes - Country Death Song

Herb Albert - Tijuana Taxi

Devo - Mongoloid

Shonen Knife - Bear up bison

Beat Happening - Fortune Cookey Prize

Hanson Brothers - My girlifriends a robot

Ramones - Needles and Pins

Hefner - Fat Kellys teeth

Stereolab - Baby Lulu

Avalanches - Electricity

Bis - Its all new

Kings of convenience - Toxic girl

Mojave 3 - Return to sender

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I did a tape of "night time tunes" for my then girlfriend' date=' now wife...must have worked !

it had :

fsol

young gods

headswim

autechre

dj krush

plastikman

radiohead (filla brazilla remix)

fucking heaps of things I'll have to go dig it out and give it a play...It'll bring a tear to Gabi's eye "nae that shite again"...

he he.

Did you like the comp I did you dave ? (no word yet)...

it's not exactly "heavy" but, all my "heavy shit" is on vynil, and I can't get that into my pc easily...[/quote']

not had a chance to listen to it yet but i'll bang it on today when i'm tidying. wait till you hear the treats i've got for you, woa baby. it ended up being a lot heavier than i was originally gonna have it as the more experimental stuff came off to make room for heavier tracks i like. the one you gave me looks ace though, looking forward to hearing it.

my best mixtape i made was one for my girlfriend which she used to play on her way to uni in manchester every day cause it made her think of me :O

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yeh i have this habbit of putting the same artist twice on a compilation. sometimes i feel if i've put one song on its twin must also go on... to complement the other, but obviously not one after the other. that would defeat the purpose.

i've yet to make a decent one for myself because i go through to many phases. plus im constantly making cd's for my girlfriend.

think i'll make one for relaxing to, its been ruff these last few days. i'll post it if i finish it.

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I've made two for my bandmates recently. The first one is only okay, it was late and I felt sappy:

A: The Cure- Plain Song

New Order - True Faith

Joy Division- Transmission

Life Without Buildings - The Leanover

Death Cab for Cutie - Why you'd want to live here

The Knife - N.Y. Hotel

The Postal Service -Nothing Better

Four Tet - My Angel Rocks Back and Forth

Bright Eyes -Method Acting

Rilo Kiley - With Arms Outstretched

B: Sunny Day Real Estate - Seven

Rites of Spring - For Want Of

Cursive - The Martyr

Desparecidos - A Greater Omaha

Pavement -In The Mouth of a Desert

Weezer - Tired of Sex

The Rentals -Insomnia

The Robocop Kraus - Fashion

The Faint -Worked up so Sexual

Nine Inch Nails -Head Like A Hole

Ladytron -Seventeen

Fischerspooner - Emerge

See, could be better. A little...flaccid in places

The one I made today however!

The Clash - Lost in the Supermarket

The Jam - Pretty Green

XTC - Making Plans for Nigel

Joy Division - Disorder

Lydia Lunch - Lady Scarface

Life Without Buildings - The Leanover

Pretty Girls Make Graves - THis is our Emergency

Fugazi - Epic Problem

Rites of Spring -For Want of

Dead Kennedys - In-Sight

Pop Will Eat Itself -Def.Con.One

New Order - Blue Monday

Broken Spindles - Fall In and Down On

The Faint - Call Call

The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers

Grandmaster Flash - White Lines

Faith No More -Digging the Grave

Therapy? - Nowhere

Texas is the Reason - Back and to the Left

Desparecidos - Greater Omaha

Rilo Kiley - Jenny, you're barely Alive

(still under construction, although I have a Johnny Cash track planned next)

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reason for making this was to have something to listen to in bed

i would say this is a decent one altho short

1)-anxious heart (from ff7 soundtrack)

2)-lost controll by anathema

3)-freds world by angelo badalamenti (from the lost highway soundtrack)

4)-frogs theme (from chrono trigger soundtrack)

5)-letter to eilese by the cure (mtv unplugged)

6)-under the milkyway by the church

7)-roads by my dying bride (yes i know its a cover of portishead)

8)-metroid techno remix (its brilliant)

9)-beethovens moonlight sonata

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I loved "themed comps"' date=' I once made one that has a band with every letter of the alphabet...but the tape ran out at around "t".

alice in chains

butthole surfers

clutch

dj shadow

equations of eternity

fsol

godflesh

helmet

insekt

jon spencer

kmfdm

laramousse

ministry

nine inch nails

orbital

prong

queens of the stone age

run dmc

scorn

total station (mick harris)

underworld

violent femmes

waits (tom)

x-supermodels

young gods

zenopede

he he...sad, eh.[/quote']

Please stop giving me ideas !! Mmm I might get to Z if I just use short songs / do some edits... Does Mr Peep star in High Fidelity ?

Dave

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I've made two for my bandmates recently. The first one is only okay' date=' it was late and I felt sappy:

A: The Cure- Plain Song

New Order - True Faith

Joy Division- Transmission

Life Without Buildings - The Leanover

Death Cab for Cutie - Why you'd want to live here

The Knife - N.Y. Hotel

The Postal Service -Nothing Better

Four Tet - My Angel Rocks Back and Forth

Bright Eyes -Method Acting

Rilo Kiley - With Arms Outstretched

B: Sunny Day Real Estate - Seven

Rites of Spring - For Want Of

Cursive - The Martyr

Desparecidos - A Greater Omaha

Pavement -In The Mouth of a Desert

Weezer - Tired of Sex

The Rentals -Insomnia

The Robocop Kraus - Fashion

The Faint -Worked up so Sexual

Nine Inch Nails -Head Like A Hole

Ladytron -Seventeen

Fischerspooner - Emerge

See, could be better. A little...flaccid in places

The one I made today however!

The Clash - Lost in the Supermarket

The Jam - Pretty Green

XTC - Making Plans for Nigel

Joy Division - Disorder

Lydia Lunch - Lady Scarface

Life Without Buildings - The Leanover

Pretty Girls Make Graves - THis is our Emergency

Fugazi - Epic Problem

Rites of Spring -For Want of

Dead Kennedys - In-Sight

Pop Will Eat Itself -Def.Con.One

New Order - Blue Monday

Broken Spindles - Fall In and Down On

The Faint - Call Call

The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers

Grandmaster Flash - White Lines

Faith No More -Digging the Grave

Therapy? - Nowhere

Texas is the Reason - Back and to the Left

Desparecidos - Greater Omaha

Rilo Kiley - Jenny, you're barely Alive

(still under construction, although I have a Johnny Cash track planned next)[/quote']

hmm, you have good taste in music my friend. some fine choices there. do your bandmates have similar good taste? particularly glad to see the excellent life without buildings represented there.

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finger on the pause button....

some good picks in the last posts, heres mine... an evolving mix recorded to minidisk for listening to whilst living. I always try to keep them varied and delete tracks that I'm bored of (the main advantage of minidisk over tape) and put on new stuff whenever....

note - edits are tracks that have been messed with i.e. added beats, looped bits or generally altered to segue into the next track. there are also random 'spoken word' samples from films etc. dropped in at random places throughout...

pharoahe monch - simon says

fourtet - everything is alright

james brown - the payback (edit)

gangstarr - code of the streets

squarepusher - I wish i could talk

the lemonheads - If i could talk i'd tell you

ultramagnetic mcs - break north

de la soul - jennifer told me

the ramones - I wanna be sedated

the jesus and marychain - darklands (edit)

prefuse 73 - the end of biters

art blakey - ping pong

captain beefheart - electricity

autechre - piezo

rolling stones - gimme shelter

the beatles - helter skelter / revolution no.9 (edit)

the headhunters - god made me funky

N.E.R.D. - lapdance

the monkees - mary mary (edit)

beastie boys - to all the girls

charizma - devotion

johnny cash - I walk the line

glenn campbell - I guess I'm dumb

black sabbath - paranoid

NWA - straight outta compton (extended mix)

the stooges - gimme danger (edit)

madvillain - accordian

the upsetters - sipreano

ride - today

dizzee rascal - fix up look sharp

cornelius - star fruits surf rider

beach boys - feel flows

El - P - deep space 9mm

cannibal ox - b boys alpha

jimi hendrix - purple haze (edit)

manitoba feat. koushik - hendrix with KO

jaylib - champion sound

dennis brown - black magic woman

the byrds - i know my rider

mono forms - you give me micro cuts

genius/gza - liquid swords

flying burrito brothers - sin city

dusty springfield - son of a preacher man (edit)

cypress hill - hits from the bong

lee dorsey - get out my life woman (edit)

dillinger - flat foot hustlin'

medaphoar - ox (edit)

yesterdays new quintet - lifes angles

nigo - march of the general

MBV - only shallow

BOC - happy cycling

james carr - the dark end of the street

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hmm' date=' you have good taste in music my friend. some fine choices there. do your bandmates have similar good taste? particularly glad to see the excellent life without buildings represented there.[/quote']

Thanks. I got into Life Without Buildings through a Rough Trade sampler I think you sold me. My bandmates have good taste in music, but veer towards the metal/hardcore side of stuff, which I like, but I'm a bigger fan of the stuff represented on the tapes. I didn't see the point of making a tape of stuff they'd already heard a lot of or own.

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Thanks. I got into Life Without Buildings through a Rough Trade sampler I think you sold me. My bandmates have good taste in music' date=' but veer towards the metal/hardcore side of stuff, which I like, but I'm a bigger fan of the stuff represented on the tapes. I didn't see the point of making a tape of stuff they'd already heard a lot of or own.[/quote']

i think i still have your tape. it's awesome :)

i can't remember exactly what was on the best tape i ever made.....i think it was stuff like smashing pumpkins, mogwai and a team sleep remix of 'be quiet and drive'....very mellow tape. but i'm proud of the one i made using mostly fadgin2's CD collection :)

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Thanks. I got into Life Without Buildings through a Rough Trade sampler I think you sold me. My bandmates have good taste in music' date=' but veer towards the metal/hardcore side of stuff, which I like, but I'm a bigger fan of the stuff represented on the tapes. I didn't see the point of making a tape of stuff they'd already heard a lot of or own.[/quote']

The Josephine / Life Without Buildings / Aereogramme gig a few years back was great - although not many folk turned up...

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what was on it? why'd you make it?

i just spent all night making one for the other members of galaxy of fire and it's a fine beast indeed' date=' it got me thinking it might be a good thread. so cmon, let's hear about your taping skills.[/quote']

Mmm - I have changed my fav mixtape to the one I finished last night - The Glenn Branca track should be investigated by those who like post punk / Joy Division etc.

American Indie Schmindie

Side 1

Keith Le Blanc & Jello Biafra Message from our sponsor

The Grifters Piddlebach

Spectrum vs Silver Apples Sixth sense

Big Chief Get down and double check

Hanson Bros Jack off

The Melvins Vile

Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - unknown track from sampler ??

Glenn Branca Lesson no 1

DNA 5:30

Tumor Circus Man with the corkscrew eyes

The Liars The garden was crowded and outside

Side 2

Jesus Lizard Monkey Trick

Jesus Lizard Lady Shoes

The Pixies Wild honey pie

GBVoices Choking tara

Bardo Pond Long ride

High Dependency Unit Concentricity

Pavement Stereo

Suicide Che

Trans Am Uninvited guest

Devo Mongoloid

Dead Kennedys Buzzbomb from Pasadena

Nomeansno 0+2=1

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the killing moon - echo & the bunnymen

Language of flowers - pale saints

Turn a square - the shins

Over my head (demo) - red house painters

Weight of my words (four tet remix) - kings of convenience

Nothing lasts forever - echo & the bunnymen

southern state - bright eyes

Chance thought at flannel port - delicate awol

talk show host - radiohead

the way you want it - keane

3 libras - a perfect circle

the dream of evan and chan - postal service

brown eyes (demo) - red house painters

angel in the snow (elliott smith cover) - the robot ate me

duk koo kim - sun kil moon

on the subway - brian reitzell (from lost in translation soundtrack)

you can never get lost when you've nowhere to go - piano magic

finish line - rosie thomas

NYC - interpol

this is the last compilation im making for my girlfriend before we split up to go study at our uni's. bearing in mind ive given her 4 other compilations this is the best of the rest or at least ive left some of the best till last.

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