Right. Time for an explanation.
Tonight’s mix is not the one I had planned to post.
The one I had prepared was a little too upbeat for such a momentous weekend; whilst I personally won’t be joining in the nation’s mouring, I didn’t want to disrespect those that are.
And so I decided to create a mix “on the fly”; I decided what the first and last track would be, and then started recording as I journeyed from one to the other.
I tell you this instead of offering sleeve notes, as there will doubtless be those who think some of my selections are….disrespectful. That wasn’t the intention. The intention was simply to pick tunes which sounded good next to each other – any which may seem to have been chosen as some sort of comment on any recent high profile passings are entirely coincidental.
So let’s crack on, shall we?
(By the way, because this mix is just shy of 2 hours, Google Drive can’t cope and won’t let me upload it, so the link below takes you to my old Soundcloud account. Hope it works ok!)
- Beastie Boys featuring Miho Hatori – Start
- Cilla Black – Something Tells Me (Something’s Gonna Happen Tonight)
- Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
- Womack & Womack – Teardrops
- Gary Byrd & The G.B. Experience – The Crown
- Catatonia – Karaoke Queen
- Marilyn Monroe – Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend
- Madonna – Material Girl
- Annie – I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me
- Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend
- The B-52’s – Wig
- David Bowie – Queen Bitch
- Carole King – I Feel The Earth Move
- Eddy Arnold – I’m Throwing Rice (At The Girl I Love)
- Half Man Half Biscuit – Paintballs Coming Home (Andy Kershaw Session)
- The Ukrainians – Koroleva Ne Polerma
- Status Quo – Gentleman Joe’s Sidewalk Cafe
- Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve – Midas Reversed
- Barry Adamson – Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis
- Pulp – Mis-Shapes
- China Crisis – King in a Catholic Style
- Doves – Kingdom of Rust
- Black Grape – Tramazi Parti
- Beck – E-Pro
- Nirvana – Lithium
- PJ Harvey – 50ft Queenie
- Pixies – Planet of Sound
- Supergrass – Richard III
- Gene – We Could Be Kings (Single Edit)
- The Teardrop Explodes – Treason
- The Stranglers – Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead
- ? & The Mysterians – 96 Tears
- Inspiral Carpets – Dragging Me Down
- The Jam – Town Called Malice
That should keep you occupied for a while.