Favorite Mixtape - Multi-artist

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    Favorite Mixtape - Multi-artist

    All the talk about mixtapes that evolved on the Eagles thread made me do it.  Hope that you have saved or remembered yours, or even better still play and/or make them.  Most of mine are from between the mid 80s and mid 90s, and have both musical and personal connections between songs and/or across the whole tape, which are definitely meant not to be obvious to others.  This is one of my earlier tapes and is still a favorite - hope that others will share some of their own.  Might start a separate thread on single-artist tapes if the response is good.

    side 1

    Sweet Fire of Love - Robbie Robertson
    Where the Streets Have No Name - U2
    Steel Monkey - Jethro Tull
    Room Full of Mirrors - Pretenders
    Big Love - Fleetwood Mac
    Age of Consent - New Order
    Devil Inside - INXS
    Puzzling Evidence / And She Was / Blind - Talking Heads

    side 2

    The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
    Take the Long Way Home - Supertramp
    Secret Marriage - Sting
    Abbey Road Medley (You Never Give Me Your Money ... The End) - Beatles
    Red Rain - Peter Gabriel
    Where to Now St. Peter - Elton John
    Trilogy - ELP
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    Wow...way too many to count.  But, slave as I am to my impulses, here's a mix I call "Songs For The Springtime":

    1. It's My Life (remix) - Talk Talk
    2. Fresh Feeling - Eels
    3. True Faith - New Order
    4. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - Them/Van Morrison
    5. Dry The Rain - Beta Band
    6. Where Is My Mind? - Pixies 
    7. Beautiful Girl (Stay With Me) - INXS
    8. Feel The Pain - Dinosaur Jr.
    9. 100 Angry Dwarves And You - Ben Folds Five
    10. Born To Boogie - T. Rex
    11. Ringfinger - Nine Inch Nails
    12. Stone Cold Player - Lenny Kravitz
    13. Drown - Smashing Pumpkins
    14. Left Of The Dial - The Replacements
    15. Some Candy Talking - The Jesus And Mary Chain
    16. I'd Run Away - The Jayhawks
    17. Thirteen - Big Star
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    I feel a mix tape is a lost art (with the new technology of today).  In the past there was only one chance to get it right, make it fit in to two 45 minute sides (only a fool would use the 120 min tape; they always broke)  If the song didn't work sure you could remove it by taping over, but you would comprise the pristineness of the new tape.  Then you would have to take that little plastic Knock-out to make sure that you don't accidently tape over your work.  I used to have a mixing board which I used to make tapes, now I just hit genius on the I-POD and it makes a mix for me.

    I felt that the mix should have a theme, so here goes one of my favorite tapes that I made

    Early '70s

    Ooh La La -The Faces
    I've Got A Feeling-The Beatles
    Changes-Jimi Hendrix
    Fearless-Pink Floyd
    Satellite Of Love-Lou Reed
    Pretty as You Feel-Jefferson Airplane
    Can't Find My Way Home-Blind Faith
    Moonlight Mile-The Rolling Stones

    Angel-Rod Stewart
    For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her-Simon & Garfunkel
    The Old Laughing Lady-Neil Young
    Melissa-The Allman Brothers Band
    Everything's Coming Our Way-Santana
    Tangerine-Led Zeppelin
    Country Girl-Crosby Stills, Nash and Young
    Genesis-Jorma Kaukonen
    My Sunday Feeling-Jethro Tull
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    I was thinking of starting this thread, gerbs, but I thought it was kind of late in the day ... so thanks! :)
    I thought it would be real fun to see some tapes we've made, too.

    Here's a tape a guy friend made for me, based on music he knew / thought I'd like.  I had it near by! 

    Cracker - Teen Angst
    BoDeans - Closer to Free
    L7 - Pretend We're Dead
    Breeders - Saints
    Belly - Slow Dog
    Violent Femmes - Kiss Off
    10,000 Maniacs - Because the Night
    Special Beat - Monkey Man
    Gutterball - One by One
    Cramps - The Way I Walk
    John Hiatt - The Crush
    Morphine - Buena
    The Cure - Purple Haze
    Iggy Pop - Home
    Dwight Twilley - TV
    Heretix - Mad Donna
    Live = All Over You
    Pixies - Here comes Your Man
    Siouxsie / Banshees - Christine

    I'll have to check for one of my own, but the above was made *for* me and it was a pretty good match at the time (in the 90's).   Gotta run. 
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    "Fearless" = sublime track.  And true dat re: the C120 tapes, although I had one of Aerosmith/The Kinks that seemed to last forever.

    *** I should note mine is a mix CD - no mixtapes left (except bootlegs)  :(
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    I have a few favorites, but I decided this one is probably my #1:

    (I usually create tapes with a theme. This one is "great guitarists")

    Side 1:
    Forever Man- Clapton
    Drivin' South- Hendrix
    Still I'm Sad-Blackmore's Rainbow
    Well Alright- Santana
    On Fire-Van Halen
    Love's Gonna Bring You 'round-Robin Trower
    Travis Walk-S.R. Vaughan
    Raise My Rent- David Gilmour
    Six Blade Knife- Dire Straits
    Air Blower- Jeff Beck
    Liquid Mercury-Jimmy Page

    Side 2:
    Double Vision-Rory Gallagher
    The Bluest Blues-Alvin Lee
    Funk #49- James Gang
    Albatross-Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green)
    Need You Bad-Ted Nugent
    Coast to Coast-Scorpions
    Foreplay/Long Time- Boston
    The Crush of Love- Joe Satriani
    Blitzkrieg-Yngwie Malmstein

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    Besides the usual mixed tapes that one might make back in the day to woo a certain young female or two (I need to make one for Yoga), I did a mixed tape based on weather/seasonal  related words.

    White Lightening - Angel
    Lightening Strikes Again - Ozzy
    Stormbringer - Deep Purple
    Who'll Sop The Rain - CCR
    Fire and Rain - James Taylor
    Rain - The Beatles
    Autumn - Edgar Winter Group
    Winter's Call
    The Winter Song - Angel
    Long Cold Winter - Cinderella
    Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
    Sunny Afternoon - Kinks
    Summertime Blues - The Who
    White Lightening - Def Leppard
    Crying in the Rain - Whitesnake

    Look for a thread I am going to create later about Mixed tapes.