As it's been raining alot over the past few months I have felt no need to compile a Summer mix. $$ACHTUNG$$ Major sunshine alert: BAM! Summer mixing begins. Here's what I layed down onto this motha fuckah! YERUP!
Foo Fighters - The Pretender.
Awesome Awesome Awesome, first single off the Foo's new album. Loud and fast, exactly what one has come to expect from the Foo Fighters. Plus a great song to strut to in the Summah Sun. Sahweet!
Interpol - Heinrich Maneuver.
It's nice to start mix with some straight forward awesome guitar innit? That's why I put this Interpol "ch-ch-choon" next. Plus, the lyrics "how are things on the west coast" is very summery altogether.
Threshold Apprehension - Frank Black-AKA-Black Francis-AKA-Charles Thompson-AKA-That fat bloke that Kurt Cobain thought was sound.
Oh good God. If you haven't heard this song, your Summer has been lacking it's most vital ingredient. There is know superlative worthy. It's like the missing link between U-Mass and Planet of Sound by the Pixies. Un(fucking)real. Plus the way the Heinrich Maneuver goes into it might get you slightly aroused.
Example - So Many Roads.
H'away with the guitar, let's mash things up a bit. i haven't heard much from Example but if this is anything to go by, the lad'll go far. Sampling "We've only just begun" by The Carpenters is a stroke of genius. Hippity Hop and it's cunning best.
Common feat. Lily Allen - Drivin' Me wild.
Gorgeous song, steel drums, good beats, excellent Lilly Allen chorus, Common doing what he does best. Perfection all round.
The Bees - Listening Man.
The Summer theme continuing with The Bees adding the missing bit of the mix, Reggae. Such a great song. Great video too. Go to www.youtube.com type in T H E B E E S L I S T E N I N G M A Nand then you get the chance watch it!
Super Furry Animals - The Gift That Keeps Giving.
The gift that keeps giving isn't my favourite song from the new album, BUT! That doesn't matter, because they're all absolute pop gems. This song just fat (the past tense of fit, fitted always sounds a bit odd) the mix perfectly. The Gift That Keeps Giving is on SFA's 134th album "HEY VENUS!" which seeing as how you asked, is pure brilliance.
The Aloof – One Night Stand.
Nice, poignant choon. Sounds incredibly like “In your honour” by the Foo Fighters, not sure which came first. It doesn’t really matter though cause both songs are great! YAW!
Beck - Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime.
The Summer time isn't all fun and games you know. And just because the Sun is shining doesn't take away the fact that we're all humans with emotions. Perfect for listening to when the sun is going down and you're having a right good think about things.
The Go! Team - Huddle Formation.
Enough of this thinking about things malarky. Let's party like we're crazy again. Solution? The Go! Team. I wanted to put "Doing it Right" from there new album on the mix but couldn't find on any of the highly illegal P2P things. Goes to prove that crime rarely pays.
The Wombats - Backfire At the Disco.
What will become of all these mental NME bands? For the purposes of this song, I won’t think about it too much, just nod my head slightly and just listen to it.
Cajun Dance Party – Amylase
More rock, from an NMesque band.
Laura Marling – New Romantic.
Folk pop. Anti Folk. Nu-Folk. Folk Grime. Or just one voice and one guitar singing about a relationship? I think I’ll go for the latter please. Lovely voice lovely words.
Richard Hawley – Coles Corner
And why shouldn’t there be a Richard Hawley song at the tale end of an awesome mix? I can’t think of a decent reason. Take it away Richard!
The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever (demo)
John Lennon playing SFF for one of the first times ever. You even get to hear him mess it up. One of my highlights from the Anthology series.
The National – Abel
The end is nigh! The National closing the summer mix ’07. Summing it all up perfectly.
“My minds not rich”
Tuesday, August 21, 2007