Post by J. Walter Weatherman on Apr 5, 2011 9:18:38 GMT -8
1. Supersuckers- Evil Powers of Rock and Roll: Not something I would normally listen to, but I really like the straight aheadness of it. It drives really well. 2. Social Distortion- California (hustle and flow): I've never really been able to pinpoint why, but there's just something I don't like about Social Distortion. That being said, this is one of the songs I am enjoying more than other songs of theirs. 3. Turbonegro- Back to Dungaree Heights: I was grooving to the bass on this one and particular, and I liked the vocals a lot too. 4. The Black Keys- 10am Automatic: Oh man, this is one of my favorite black keys songs, and I don't have them on my computer at all, so yes! Cranked it all the way. 5. Murder City Devils- Lemuria Rising: How bout that murder city devils set? From what I can tell, you spent a lot of time giving this a certain flow. 6. QOTSA- Go With the Flow: Classic. This song... so tiring on rock band. 7. The Hold Steady- Banging Camp: Wow. Never listened to them before, but I really like the lyrics and the vocal style. A lot. Using the same adjectives over and over, I know. 8. Tricky Woo- Born Due: The intro is killer. I find I'm coming to enjoy music I normally wouldn't choose to listen lately- to some extent- because the various things that math rock has come to mean as an umbrella for wide spectrum of music. And a lot of what I listen to falls under that umbrella, which is an umbrella that draws things from so many different genres and types of music. 9. Japandroids: Younger Us; Wow again. I'm really into this song. Like, a lot. 10. Murder By Death- Brother: A band I avoided due to their name, but I actually really like this song. The instrumentation is awesome. 11. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club- Complicated Situation: Not what I expected at all, but I liked it. Somehow that's two country ish songs that I've liked. You're good. 12. Pearl Jam: Black- Ok, all I can do when I'm listening to pearl jam is imitate eddie vedder, but do it way over the top. That's fun for me though, so take that how you will. 13. R.E.M.- Alligator, Aviator, Autopilot, Antimatter: Great song. Love female background vocals. 14. Menomena- Killemall: Number 3 on the list of stuff I hadn't heard before and loved. 15. The Raconteurs- Switch and the Spur: Haven't heard anything other than the singles before, but I liked 'em. I like this too. 16. The Decemberists- Down by the Water: Eh. I haven't really listened to the Decemberists since their set at Sasquatch. Yes, I'm outing myself as a Hazards of Love hater. 17. Band of Horses- Ode to LRC: And now a band that I've liked a lot more since I saw them at Sasquatch, haha. They put on an awesome show, and I really like ol whatsisnames voice. 18. RAA- Tornado '87: Number 4 on that list I mentioned earlier. The rhythms of the guitar and the drums together are amazing. 19. Elliott Brood- T-bill: A third country ish song that I really liked. 20. Modest Mouse- Florida: I do love me some MM. Hadn't heard this one before. 21. Dinosaur Jr.- Pick me Up: I'm kinda digging this. Its simple, but there's something more to it. Is this the band that J. Mascis fronts?
Alright, there you go. Impressions upon going through the whole first side. I will try to do the other side tonight, but now is sleeptime. They want me working every night this week at midnight.
I'M SO SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG FOR ME TO DO THIS, I'M THE WORST BOARDER IN THE WORLD. THAT GOES TO YOU TOO, PERSON WHO IS WAITING FOR MY MIX.
Which I'm really excited to finish up here in the next two days (putting a lot of time in.) I'm so excited for the tracklist to get posted, I think some of y'all might be pretty surprised.
Even though I didn't make the mix, I'm going to assume you were asking for recommendations for the stuff you liked so here you go:
Hold Steady - Boys and girls in america is probably their best all around album but seperation sunday has the best lyrics. Can't go wrong with either one
Japandroids - Although it doesn't have the song younger us, Post-Nothing is the album to get. It's their only real "album" and the rest of the stuff they've released are ep's and singles. Great, great album.
Menomena - Mines: Easily my favorite menomena album and includes that song.
RAA - Hometowns: great album, new one is pretty lame in my opinion but it has a few defenders here
dinosaur Jr - You're living all over me: Yes this is the band j.mascis fronts. This is their most classic album but they have a really consistent sound and most of their albums are great (avoid the 90's stuff)
The 90's stuff is not terrible music but it's not on par with any of the 80's albums. Green Mind has some great songs and the video for feel the pain is awesome but basically any of the albums without the full band can't live up to the others. If i'm recommending dinosaur jr. to anyone the albums I'd say to start with are bug, you're living all over me, and beyond
Got my mix today and just finished listening to it, without a tracklist, as per the instruction. Great mix with great flow. Thanks a lot to the sender. I had a good time listening to it, it's going to my car next for some more listens.
1. White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane - great tune, chosen for the title of the mix? 2. Sun Hands- Local Natives -was always my favorite off the album, I love the break down with them all yelling , “ And when I can’t feel with my sun hands…”. Great song. 3. You Could Win a Rabbit- Animal Collective - This one made my head feel like it was swirling around in circles. Cool track. I am falling in love with AC, all over again. 4. Druganaut – Black Mountain- Always loved this song, and this band is one of my favorites. Great bass groove and drumming. Great riffs and vocals as per usual with Mr. Mcbean. 5. Alala- CSS- Never heard this song. Guess their not on the lineup anymore ☹ 6. I am the Walrus- The Beatles – I love the way this song moves around in my headphones, especially at the end. 7. Heaven’s on Fire- Radio Dept. – Love this fucking song. JWW showed me it about a month ago, after you showed him I guess? Doo-DooDoo-Doo-DooDoo. 8. Needle and the Damage Done – Neil Young – Live at Massey hall. Always loved this version of the song. One of my favorite songs to play on acoustic guitar. 9. Oh, Comely- Neutral Milk Hotel – Loved this one. Never really listened to much NMH, great song though. Great fucking vocal performance. I fully understand the RAA singer comparisons now, wow. Love it when he starts to tap his acoustic near the end, sounds like a heart beat. Also was not expecting the horns at the end, total fucking surprise. 10. Crystal Rope – Gayngs – Had Never heard this one. Never really got into their album, although I did enjoy this track. There were some interesting sounds going on. Going to have to go back and re listen to the album now. 11. Siamese – Wye Oak - Love the violins. Really great melody and vocals. 12. Shelter – The XX – this record got a lot of plays when it first came out. There wasn't a song I really disliked on it. They don’t reinvent the wheel, but they do what they do really well. 13. Where do my blue bird fly- The Tallest Man on Earth – The first song I ever heard by him, and still my favorite. How do you know me so well? I love the vocabulary of his lyrics, and some of the stories he tells. I love the line “Kerosene Eyes” from this song a lot. 14. Cinder and Smoke – Iron & Wine -Really dug the vocals, especially the mix, how they sat right out in front of the rest. My favorite track of the ones I had never heard, although I knew it was mr. Beam right away, been listening to him a lot since the lineup dropped. 15. Are You Experienced?- Jimi Hendrix- You definitely did your homework , touché. My favorite part of this track was all the sounds in reverse, add such a cool ambiances and beat to the track. 16. RocketMan- Puscifer + Steven Drozd- One of my favorite covers of all time. Fuck I love this version. I love the huge booming chords during the chorus <3. 17. All My Friends- LCD Soundsystem – who doesn’t like this song. Great way to end a great mix tape, especially considering they just played their last show, and it was beautiful.
Upon reading the cover art I could see why it would listed as Puscifer... Which I agree is basically just Maynard... However, on i-tunes, they have it listed as Steven Drozd & Maynard J Keenan under 'The Heart Is A Drum Machine' Soundtrack.
Okay, so my mix arrived yesterday and I didn't get a chance to listen to it until late last night, which is normally an excellent time to sit back, relax, plug in the headphones, and enjoy some stellar musical selections. Then I read the title of my mix and realized I was in for a ride!
"Cardio Party" you say? Buckle up, it's time to get things moving! Mine came with a track list, but I decided not to look at it until after I had listened to each song. I wanted to actually experience each track as the compiler intended with out any preconceived ideas.
So, the tracklist and my accompanying reaction:
1) Metallica - Ain't My Bitch. Way to start things off with a bang! I've always enjoyed Metallica at a distance, and even seen them in concert once (again at a distance.) I wasn't exactly sure which band it was until the lyrics kicked in.
2) Van Halen - Panama. Way to rope things in with a classic rock favorite. I've always loved classic rock, and feel Van Halen is among the greatest of the great. Looks like this mix is turning into a rock anthem compilation.
3) Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance. Switching gears now! Another classic tune, and definitely a surprise considering the predecessors.
4) Daft Punk - Da Funk. Yet another classic track. Their first single if I'm not mistaken. I remember listening to this when it first came out on The End and thinking, "what is this stuff? I kinda like it!"
5) The Bravery - An Honest Mistake. Speaking of The End, I saw The Bravery at Endfest a few years ago. The year The Smashing Pumpkins were there. Not a big fan, but listening to this made me wonder what ever happened to Paramore?
6) Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon. Back to the classic rock gold. I love me some Ozzy, and I honestly didn't know what he was saying when he says "Bark At The Moon" until I read this track's title. Pretty much the story of anyone who's ever heard that guy speak.
7) Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe. Okay, honestly I had to skip this track. I've heard this song all the way through once and that is enough for me.
8) Red Hot Chili Peppers - Fight Like A Brave. Nice! Suuuper old school Chilis. I'm a fan of their work, and this is an often forgotten about piece of their past. It's interesting to listen to and think about how their sound has changed. The music video to this song is priceless.
9) LMFAO - Clumsy (Fergie). This was the first ? moment so far. I had no idea what the song was nor the artist. When I looked it up I was surprised to learn they made more songs than "shots."
10) Chromeo - Fancy Footwork. Nice. I'm a big fan of Chromeo, and somehow I often overlook this track when I look for songs of theirs to listen to. A great beat, and another great track from Chromeo.
11) AC/DC - Thunderstruck. Back to the classic rock theme. This band could be the MVP of classic rock. Some serious shredding going on here!
12) Andrew W. K. - Party Hard. Opening line: "When it's time to party we will party hard." The guitars then go on to prove this point. I had never given Mr. W. K. a listen to before. Not a terrible introduction I must say.
13) TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me. Probably their best song, and a nice fast tempo to keep up with the rest of the disc. Still crossing my fingers for a Friday add!
14) Duran Duran - Rio. Can't deny this track its props. Again, classic.
15) Darude - Sandstorm. I think my head might explode. This is one of those euro-pop songs from the 90's that everyone has heard countless times but never knows the name or the artist who does it. Now I know both!
16) Disturbed - The Game. I did not expect this guy's voice to show up after the intro music. Quickly the song jumps back into their normal style. After a while I was really expecting someone to be down with the sickness.
17) Eminem - Shake That Ass (feat. Nate Dogg). I didn't know the name of this track, but I do enjoy me some Eminem. I am also of the opinion that anything Nate Dogg touches turns to gold. His voice is like butter and I would probably become pregnant if I were a woman listening to him. R.I.P.
18) Deadmau5 - Sofi Needs A Ladder (feat. Sofi). Deadmau5!!! Nice way to end the disc. This is a new song to me, too. Took a bit for his classic beat style to drop but once it did there was no doubt.
This is not the sort of mix that I would normally listen to, but I definitely enjoyed it. I don't work out at a gym or anything, and my main exercise is riding my bike (dangerous to listen to music while doing this) and playing softball and volleyball in the summer. I might throw on some of these songs next time I have people over and a dance party forms. Thanks!
I also have no clue who made it. I only have ideas about which ones of you DIDN'T make it. If I had to guess, I think the creator is most likely Barney Stinson, even though there was no Bon Jovi.