To The Maxx

young turks
November 21, 2007, 8:08 pm
Filed under: music

i’m a couple weeks late on this november mix. as soon as i said i’d post these mixes on the first of each month, i sort of got super busy. so…. who cares. i’ll have a few mixes in december, some year end best-of type stuff… and a return to individual mp3s when the new year rears its bitchface.

this latest mix is comprised entirely of older music. none of that newfangled noise the kids dig. the most recent song on here is from 1999 which wasn’t that long ago, but the mix skews earlier. i’m younger than all but four of the nineteen songs here, if that’s any indication.

and now, some songs of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s for which i am thankful. and, in the cases i can remember, the people to whom i am thankful for turning me onto the song in the first place.

DOWNLOAD: MAXX MIXX, NOVEMBER 2007 (56:10/224 kbps/90.1 MB)

1. The Psychedelic Furs “Pulse” 1980 from their self-titled debut. I like to dance spastically to this one.

2. Can “Turtles Have Short Legs” 1971 klassic krautrock, sampled by Busdriver on the track “Avantcore.”

3. Pylon “Stop It” 1979 influential Athens, GA new-wavers reissued and back on tour!

4. El Otro Yo “No Me Importa Morir” 1999 Argentine altenative rock. this is apparently some sort of anthem.

5. The Clean “Tally Ho!” 1981 Thanks Jeff Delauter, you introduced me to The Clean. Their music doesn’t seem to age at all.

6. Shabby Tiger “Slow Down” 1975 Thanks Steve Jones, you have the best radio show ever and introduced me to this song.

7. Family Fodder “Debbie Harry” 1980 great stalker-ey song by mysterious post-punk collective from London. i used to play this at dance parties in college despite people not really knowing what it was.

8. The Jerms “Nobody” 1969 cool weird track from “Action Speaks Louder Than Words – The Best of SSS International Group pf Labels 1967 – 1970” purchased at Criminal Records in Atlanta, GA.

9. The New York Dolls “Trash” 1973 I can’t for the life of me remember when I first heard this, but my opinion of the Dolls had previously been based on “Personality Crisis,” a song I’m not wild about. but once I heard this song I was officially hooked.

10. Frank Black “Men In Black” 1996 I bought “Cult of Ray,” Black’s third post-Pixies solo album, from the used bin at the old Rhino records on Westwood Blvd, above Santa Monica, not below. I miss that used bin. pretty sure this was his only solo music video from that era, directed by Mike Mills.

11. The Monks “I Hate You” 1965 Thanks, Pete Yorn, for telling me about The Monks at some family function in the late 90s. Wish I could have seen these guys in their day… this leaves me speechless.

12. Fellini “Rock Europeu” 1985 If Joy Division had been Brazilian. From “The Sexual Life Of The Savages” compilation on Soul Jazz Records.

13. Wire “The 15th” 1979 don’t remember the first time i heard Wire or this song or who turned me onto it or them or anything… but this song’s great and i love how the sorta meaningless lyrics fold in upon themselves for the song’s bridge. a slower live arrangement from German TV.

14. Orange Juice “Love Sick” 1980 Edwyn Collins’ first band. they sound like a Scottish version of The Modern Lovers at moments.

15. Television “Glory” 1978 this is from Television’s second album, “Adventure,” which is overshadowed by it’s predecessor, “Marquee Moon.” I bought this at some small indie record shop in St. Paul, MN when I was looking at Macalester college. The song has a nice Talking Heads vibe in addition to its obvious Television vibe.

16. 3 Stars “Jersey Slide Pt. 1” 1971 taken from the new jaw-dropping Numero Group compilation, “Home Schooled: The ABC’s Of Kid Soul.” i can do it, you can do it, she can do it, they can do it.

17. Fleetwood Mac “Big Love” 1987 from “Tango In The Night,” one of those CDs that was in my parents collection and i payed no attention to. then i saw the video on VH1 classics, freaked out and put on the CD.

18. The Tammys “Egyptian Shumba” 1963 thanks Frank Lyon for putting this song on my mix a few years ago. it is obviously one of the very greatest girl group songs, if not one of the very greatest songs i know. primal stuff here.

19. Alan Vega “Ice Drummer” 1981 one half of Suicide. Thanks, Sam Fleischner! i didn’t know his solo stuff until Sam played me this jam during a late night music trading session while we were briefly roommates.


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oh max!

you are so special!
Rad mix!

My favorite part, other than when you say my name, is fricking frank black! Dude… that song rules so hard! I used to get my own early-90s shumba on to that song in the attic btwn math problems and showtime.

see you soon hopefully.

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