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Share your mixtapes

I thought it would be fun to post the tracklisting of the first mixtape I made via stuff off of The Evening Session show way back in, oooh, 1995? Though it may span up to 1996, it's hard to pinpoint, really. Confusingly, I titled it Britpop Now, yet it features American bands and dancey stuff, plus, cough, oh um, Robert Miles. But I was only 14 and very innocent, so cut me a lot of slack. Anyway, moving on! I was a very keen decorator of tapes, as you can see, with the little Britpop target signs there. Note that the tape is an F90 Boots brand one, ah the nostalgia!


1. LUSH: single girl
2. DUBSTAR: not so manic now
3. NO.1 CUP: divebomb
4. GENE: for the dead (live in session with Martin talking about crisps)
5. GENE: London can you wait
6. RADIOHEAD: street spirit
8. LONGPIGS: far
9. OCEAN COLOUR SCENE: riverboat song (or the TFI Friday theme as we Brits know it)
10. NEW ORDER: blue monday
11. SLEEPER: atomic (faithful cover, appeared on the Trainspotting soundtrack of the day)
12. GARY NUMAN: cars
13. SLEEPER: sale of the century
14. THE SMITHS: bigmouth strikes again

1. BLUETONES: glad to see y'back again?
2. TERRY HALL: rainbows
3. THE CURE: just like heaven
4. BLUR: there's no other way
5. OASIS: wahtever
6. PULP: mile end (again from the film Trainspotting)
7. STONE ROSES: how do you sleep?
8. MENSWEAR: being brave
9. NEW ORDER: bizarre love triangle
10. DAVID BOWIE: hallo spaceboy
11. ROBERT MILES: children
12. COMIC GANE [sic: it's actually Comet Gain Lamacq spoke too fast for me]: Hideaway
13. COMIC GANE: Say Yes (an amazing song that I must track down again!)

So not very Britpoppy overall, but still a mighty fine mix of stuff for a 14-year-old to put together. Still, it's better than the one I did with the Cranberries and the Beautiful South on - I thought they were indie when I was 13, silly me.

Has anyone else got access to their first ever indie mix tapes / CDs that they want to share? Go awn.


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Jun. 5th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
"Divebomb" opened my first mix tape and I think that Terry Hall song featured too along with songs I've forgotten by Air Miami, Bracket and Chuck. Like an automaton, I'd tape anything with a guitar in it from the Evening Session and, by the end of the session, I'd have accumulated 90 minutes of material which I'd give to someone at school as a present, in lieu of the proper mixtapes made out of bits of their CD collections they'd exchange between themselves.
Jun. 5th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
I have an Air Miami album around somewhere, if you would like a copy? It's all jangly goodness.
Jun. 6th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, thanks!
Jun. 5th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
I wish I still had Divebomb somewhere! Aww. I remember dear Lamacq playing that obsessively.

I never had the patience to put together a proper mix when I was that age, but I do still have a copy of an awful one I put together for a friend at 17 called Rabbit Music. It's all mostly blank tapes without labels, which is good in a way as every now and again I'll stumble across something lovely.
Jun. 6th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, stumbling across unlabelled stuff is just great!
Jun. 5th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
your post made me smile, so many good memories :)
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Sep. 1st, 2008 11:21 am (UTC)
Great tape :) i wasn't that good when I was 14. When I was 15 though the britpop-mania also reached to Norway ( 1996)
Sep. 1st, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
Yes, I had lots of penpals all over the world that liked Britpop, it was fun.
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