Mixtape Of The Day 12/7/2013: Why Is Everybody So Anonymous?


This mixtape -- oh, by the way, could everyone leave off my calling these things "mixtapes" just because they're not actual, physical tapes? Have we all let our imaginations run so arid that we no longer abide by the metaphorical opportunities the Ever-Changing Digital Landscape affords us? Do you not let your whimsy dip into the reservoir of your nostalgic license? Does your junior mistress not return your calls? What is this, "Hey Nineteen"? They're tapes, goddamn it. No, you can't hold them in your hand, you can't unspool them for Christmas tinsel, your 22-month-old can't stick them in his mouth. But they're tapes just the same. Set yourself free, uncle. That's what they taught me at Lollapalooza in that special tent.

Sorry. Like I was saying, this MIXTAPE contains a lot of punk, proto-punk, post-punk and stuff from the U.K., betwixt about 1977 and 1985, unless I've been sloppy. I hadn't heard of most of these bands and artists before a couple of days ago, although if you listen carefully you'll hear Joe Strummer (easy to spot) and Shane McGowan (not so much). 

Not vouching for consistent sound quality, and the interstitials are nowhere nearly as clever as the first two mixtapes. Fast, cheap, out of control, bang, there you are, punk and some offshoots, no frills, start bouncing. Have a great weekend.

Track List:
Intro: "Teen Talk"
The Carpettes - "Small Wonder"
The Nipple Erectors - "All the Time in the World"
Johnny Moped - "Little Queenie"
Splodgenessabounds - "Morning Milky"
Johnny & The Self Abusers - "Saints & Sinners"
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The Decorators - "Twilight View"
Amazorblades - "Common Truth"
The 101ers - "Sweety of the St. Moritz"
The Cigarettes - "They're Back Again, Here They Come"
Metal Urbain - "Paris Maquis"
The Cortinas - "Independence"
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The Daintees - "Involved With Love"
Dislocation Dance - "Tyrannies of Fun"
Lori & The Chameleons - "Touch"
John Cooper Clarke - "Evidently Chickentown"
The Scars - "They Came And Took Her"
Thomas Leer - "Private Plane"
Grab Grab The Haddock - "The Last Fond Goodbye"

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