Monday, August 27, 2007

Alternative Rock Mix

(You'll have to scroll down the page a bit to get to the 'download now' link. Also you may have to skip an ad. This link is in small type at the top of the page.)

I made this mix for my friend Rachael who's into Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, Violent Femmes etc so I've made an effort to try to impress her with my alt rock credentials.

Quite a few of the tracks are taken from the now sadly discontinued Burnt Brown Sounds mp3 blog. Its writer, Karl, is concentrating on his group Speck Mountain (who also feature on this mix) - but Karl if you're reading - come back, we miss you!!! If you dig this kind of stuff check out Unconscious Repeat, run by Karl's buddy Nate.


01 Blood Is Clean - Valet

02 Break The Empress Crown - Death Vessel

03 Walking On Nails - Gabor Szabo

04 Face On The Factory Floor - Kim Fowley Jr

05 Labyrinth - The Cure

06 Like A Virgin - Teenage Fanclub

07 Straight Out Of Compton - Nina Gordon

08 Corn Pan Bean Pan - Jackie O Motherfucker

09 Times - Ithaca

10 5 55 - Charlotte Gainsbourg

11 Suicide Is Painless - Johnny Mandel

12 So Sad - Vincent Gallo

13 Dying Song - John Frusciante

14 Downs Are Feminine Balloons - Mercury Rev

15 Hey Moon - Speck Mountain

16 All Cats Are Grey - The Cure

17 Red Rocks - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci

Image is 'Jessica' by Adrian Littel

Now a note on the file host. The trusty Divshare seems to have reached its limit though all the stuff I previously uploaded is still there. I've returned to File Front despite the fact they've deleted the three things I was storing there - and with no record of them ever being there. If you click on the download tag you will notice all the early posts of this type were with Zupload who have since deleted everything. If there's anything you'd like reupped send a request and I'll try to oblige. If anyone can recommend some new file hosts, let me know.

That's all. Girls, if you're single, put out more.
Give it up to the guys with the pigeon chests.
Think Steve Buscemi not Steve Baldwin.
And if you're not single, get single.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Woody's Winners

The second post ripped from a cd I actually bought, this was a low price compilation on the Castle Pie label, compiling 20 really nice big band tracks featured in the films of Woody Allen. The Tommy Dorsey, Joe Venuti and Billie Holliday tracks being particular highlights...

Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Roots - Organix

1993 rarity from The Roots which I originally got from Black Man Land - a Russian music blog which eventually became impossible to download from. The Wikipedia article on The Roots says ´this is generally thought of as their debut'.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Bill Hicks - I'm Sorry Folks

The only annoying thing is you have to download the tracks one by one.

Anyway, I put some old stuff on my mp3 rcently and I was laughing out loud on the Metro at the show titled 'I'm Sorry Folks' which I've wrapped up as a nice easy zip for you to download.

Hey, if anyone fancies posting some more zips of Bill in the comments that would be pretty cool. Just how community spirited are the Wooodenelephant readership?? Lets find out!!!