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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!



SIDE A:

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
7. SMASHING PUMPKINS: 1979
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


SIDE B:
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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mr_wonderfall
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.
whalefish
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.
mr_wonderfall
Jun. 6th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, thanks!
whalefish
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.
fcoll_reviews
Jun. 6th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, stumbling across unlabelled stuff is just great!
suede
Jun. 5th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
your post made me smile, so many good memories :)
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heleneshome
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)
fcoll_reviews
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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