Friday, April 18, 2014

MBGS #157: Derrida


Following the amazingly intellectual volume 155 entitled Le Premier Disque, here's one made in honor of Jacques Derrida.

I am nothing if not an educator of high culture. I done be all learned and shit yo.

(zip) MBGS #157: Derrida (56 mb)

1. The Stranglers - Peaches (1977)
2. Be Your Own Pet - Black hole (2008)
3. Secret Machines - The road leads where its led (2005)
4. Christian Falk feat. Robyn - C.C.C. (2006)
5. Mattias Alkberg BD - Stenar (2005)
6. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - I'm glad (1967)
7. Duffy - Distant dreamer (2008)
8. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Almost cut my hair (1970)
9. Sex Gang Children - Phase out the boy (1999)
10. Sly & The Family Stone - I want to take you higher (1969)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MBGS #156: Autumn Reeser & Busy Philipps


Amelia Earhart, fearless flyer!

(zip) MBGS #156: Autumn Reeser & Busy Philipps (61 mb)

1. Nelly Furtado - Turn off the light (2001)
2. Green Day - Minority (2000)
3. Travis - Side (2001)
4. Fireside - Cisco heat (2000)
5. The Rolling Stones - Wild horses (1971)
6. The Ark - Joy surrender (2000)
7. Sammy Davis Jr. - Mr. Bojangles (1972)
8. The Firm - Star trekkin' (1987)
9. Manic Street Preachers - Faster (1994)
10. Faith No More - Just a man (1995)

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

MBGS #155: Le premier disque


Le Premier Disque is a painting by Robert Delaunay. In case you were wondering.

I know you were.

(zip) MBGS #155: Le premier disque (61 mb)

1. Shack - Natalie's party (1999)
2. Antony & The Johnsons - Fistful of love (2005)
3. Sonic Youth - Sugar kane (1992)
4. Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle emptiness (1992)
5. Bright Eyes - Another travelin' song (2005)
6. Kaiser Chiefs - Na na na na naa (2005)
7. The Black Crowes - Sometimes salvation (1992)
8. Live - Selling the drama (1994)
9. The Violent Femmes - Blister in the sun (1983)
10. The National - Lit up (2005)

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MBGS #154: Kamaitachi no yoru


This one's named after an old Japanese Super Nintendo game which I've never been able to play because I can't read a word of Japanese.

Looks pretty cool though.

(zip) MBGS #154: Kamaitachi no yoru (72 mb)

1. Marit Bergman & Cecilia Nordlund - Adios amigos (2004)
2. Anna Ternheim - To be gone (2004)
3. The Black Crowes - Bad luck blue eyes goodbye (1992)
4. Urge Overkill - Sister Havana (1993)
5. Ash - Goldfinger (1996)
6. Ed Harcourt - Hanging with the wrong crowd (2001)
7. The Strokes - Last nite (2001)
8. Nicolai Dunger - Hunger (2004)
9. The Infinite Mass - The thief (2004)
10. Sahara Hotnights - Hot night crash (2004)
11. Kristofer Åström & Britta Persson - The wild (2005)

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

MBGS #153: Robot gyro


Wow, a lot of old shit on this mix.

A looooooootta old shit.

(zip) MBGS #153: Robot gyro (58 mb)

1. Terry Reid - Tinker taylor (1968)
2. Sneaker Pimps - 6 underground (1996)
3. The Rolling Stones - Sway (1971)
4. Mighty Baby - Egyptian tomb (1969)
5. Warhorse - Solitude (1970)
6. Rake & The Surftones - Minute wave (2002)
7. M. Ward - Bye bye love (2007)
8. Atomic Rooster - Night living (1980)
9. Cal Tjader - Big noise from Winnetka (1958)
10. The Move - Don't make my baby blue (1970)

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

MBGS #152: Condor tongue


Woohoo, April!

This mix has songs from some of the people included in my giant 50 track Best of 2013 compilation. Which ones? Well, you're just gonna have to download said giant compilation to find out.

(zip) MBGS #152: Condor tongue (58 mb)

1. Valerie June - You can't be told (2013)
2. Anna Von Hausswolff - Liturgy of light (2013)
3. Enrique Lynch y Su Conjunto - Oye como va (1971)
4. Bee and Flower - Don't say don't worry (2007)
5. Diana Jones - Satan (2013)
6. Alela Diane - The way we fall (2013)
7. Los Ronaldos - Idiota (1994)
8. Modest Mouse & Califone - South of heaven (Slayer cover, 1999)
9. Guy Clark - Rain in Durango (2013)
10. Savages - Marshal dear (2013)

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Monday, March 31, 2014

MBGS #151: Cool glasses Lindhome


(zip) MBGS #151: Cool glasses Lindhome (59 mb)

1. The Left Banke - Pretty ballerina (1967)
2. Journey - In the morning day (1975)
3. Dr. Dog - Shadow people (2009)
4. Hyacinth House - On a train (2005)
5. Atoms for Peace - Dropped (2013)
6. Tramp - Cortina or Argentina (2009)
7. Jack White - Blunderbuss (2012)
8. Hexvessel - I am the ritual (2011)
9. Gary Davis - Death don't have no mercy (1965)
10. Richard and Linda Thompson - The end of the rainbow (1974)

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Friday, March 28, 2014

MBGS #150: Norrtälje


Volume one hundred and fifty! Named after my hometown! My muddafuggin hood, yo!

This is the perfect soundtrack for it, too. Listen to this and you'll get an idea of what it's like to walk the gritty streets of Norrtälje.

Not a bad cover photo, eh? I took that. In one of Norrtälje's roughest neighborhoods. Yeah, I'm pretty badass.

(zip) MBGS #150: Norrtälje (55 mb)

1. D12 - Fight music (2001)
2. De La Soul & Teenage Fanclub - Fallin' (1993)
3. Blackalicious - Deep in the jungle (2000)
4. Neil Young - Transformer man (1982)
5. Silverbullit - Running free (Iron Maiden cover, 2001)
6. Grant Hart - I will never see my home (2013)
7. Aceyalone - Pose (2006)
8. Lyrics Born - Cakewalk (2008)
9. Ted Gärdestad - Back in business (1978)
10. Britta Persson - Grunge girls (2013)

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

MBGS #149: Batalla


This mix, just like the last one, contains a track from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's second album Take Them On, On Your Own.

Their self-titled debut from 2001 is not only a huge favorite of mine, but I'll go out on a limb and say it's one the best rock albums of all time. Yeah, that's right. It's damn near perfect.

The follow-up is only half perfect - the second half would've made an equally damn near perfect EP, but unfortunately the first half is bogged down by one sluggish track after another. Too bad.

Rise or Fall is from the second half. Obviously.

(zip) MBGS #149: Batalla (55 mb)

1. Current 93 feat. Marc Almond - Idumæa (2006)
2. Tom Waits - Singapore (1985)
3. Robert Johnson and Punchdrunks - Stuck in Tunisia (1997)
4. Peter Doherty - The last of the English roses (2009)
5. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Rise or fall (2003)
6. Depeche Mode - Fly on the windscreen (1986)
7. Queens of the Stone Age - Mosquito song (2002)
8. Black Mountain - Queens will play (2008)
9. The Hives - Find another girl (Jerry Butler cover, 2000)
10. Arcade Fire - Month of May (2010)

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

MBGS #148: Tomorrowland blues


The last track on here is from Darren Aranofsky's much derided The Fountain, one of my favorite films of all time.

Whenever I mention how much I love The Fountain I get one of two reactions from people: either the "What the fuck is wrong with you?" eye-roll or the confused "Not sure if serious" deer-in-the-headlights look.

But I assure you I am dead serious. Sure, the film is pretentious and awkward and takes itself way too seriously, but in time people will realise just how incredible it truly is. No one liked (the somewhat similar) 2001: A Space Odyssey upon release either, but decades later it was perfectly the film was way ahead of its time and people just needed to catch up with it. The same thing will happen to The Fountain.

Its time will come.

Mark my words.

(zip) MBGS #148: Tomorrowland blues (56 mb)

1. The Posies - Dream all day (1993)
2. Neil Young - Little thing called love (1982)
3. Nude Party! - Little Kennedy (2013)
4. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Heart + soul (2003)
5. Marvin Rainwater - So you think you've got troubles (1957)
6. The New Loud - Wrapped in plastic (2010)
7. Of Verona - This is what it sounds like (2013)
8. Dungen - Stock och sten (2002)
9. Yogi Yorgersson - Who hid the halibut on the poop deck? (1953)
10. Scott H Biram - 18 wheeler fever (2006)
11. Clint Mansell - Together we will live forever (2006)

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

MBGS #147: Maria Bamford & Chris Hardwick


My love for Maria Bamford is eternal. She was just about the only good thing about the fourth season of Arrested Development.

What a big steaming pile of tripe that was. What the hell happened?

(zip) MBGS #147: Maria Bamford & Chris Hardwick (62 mb)

1. Kristofer Åström - A little out of tune (2007)
2. Black Grape - In the name of the father (1995)
3. Eminem - Just don't give a fuck (1999)
4. Caesars - From the bughouse (2000)
5. Nicolai Dunger - Soul rush (2001)
6. Roni Size & Cypress Hill - Child of the west (2002)
7. Christian Kjellvander - Two souls (2007)
8. Eddie Vedder & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Face of love (1995)
9. Wilco - Glad it's over (2008)
10. Von Iva - LALA (2007)

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

MBGS #146: Namnlös


Oh my, what a great mix.

Lucky you.

(zip) MBGS #146: Namnlös (59 mb)

1. Johan Johansson & The Best Fucking Band - Please don't you shoot at Jesus (1996)
2. FannyPack - Cameltoe (2003)
3. Obie Trice - Got some teeth (2003)
4. Crowded House - It's only natural (1991)
5. Kris Kristofferson - Chase the feeling (2006)
6. Robert Johnson and Punchdrunks - Rumble weed (1996)
7. The Daysleepers - Mesmerize (2005)
8. Daniel Norgren - The comedian (2009)
9. Jeff Buckley - Forget her (1994)
10. Percy Sledge - The dark end of the street (1967)
11. Toots & The Maytals - I shall be free (1968)

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

MBGS #145: Koob


Monitor by Siouxsie & The Banshees is easily one of my top 10 favorite songs of all time. Play it at my funeral, please.

(zip) MBGS #145: Koob (59 mb)

1. ABBA - The visitors (1981)
2. Action Reaction - Sinner's algebra (2006)
3. The Hollies - My back pages (Bob Dylan cover, 1969)
4. Al Wilson - Somebody to love (1973)
5. The Small Faces - Song of a baker (1968)
6. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Monitor (1981)
7. Damien Rice - Cannonball (2002)
8. The Isley Brothers - Fight the power (1975)
9. Daniel Johnston - The Beatles (2006)
10. Shout Out Louds - Tonight I have to leave it (2007)
11. Jarvis Cocker & Kid Loco - I just came to tell you that I'm going (2006)

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Monday, March 10, 2014

MBGS #144: Cover photo by Steve Agee


Lucky number one hundred and forty four! Rejoice!

(zip) MBGS #144: Cover photo by Steve Agee (64 mb)

1. Uncle Tupelo - Screen door (1990)
2. Armor For Sleep - Car underwater (2005)
3. Viola - Invisible revolution (2005)
4. Cake - I will survive (Gloria Gaynor cover, 1996)
5. Alison Krauss & Union Station - Bright sunny south (2001)
6. Beck - Mixed bizness (1999)
7. Moonbabies - Take me to the ballroom (2007)
8. Chris Hillman - Eight miles high (2005)
9. Sahara Hotnights - Neon lights (2007)
10. Bobby Womack - I'd be ahead if I could quite while I'm behind (Jim Ford cover, 1976)
11. Shack - Working family (2006)

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Friday, March 7, 2014

MBGS #143: BK96J31CAAA-r_8.jpg large


There were so many people covering Gnarls Barkley's Crazy back in 2006 and 2007 that it's easy to forget how great the original was.

Or perhaps you remember perfectly how great the original was. Or perhaps you never liked it in the first place and prefer the multitude of covers. Perhaps you don't like the song in any incarnation.

Either way, this mix has the original. Tough luck.

(zip) MBGS #143: BK96J31CAAA-r_8.jpg large (57 mb)

1. Al Green - Love and happiness (1972)
2. The Attack - Mr. Pinnodmy's dilemma (1967)
3. Laleh - Water (2005)
4. Ryan Adams - Why do they leave? (2000)
5. Lill Lindfors - Så skimrande var aldrig havet (1967)
6. The Zombies - Hung up on a dream (1968)
7. Chuck Prophet - That's how much I need your love (2002)
8. Lambchop - Up with the people (Zero 7 remix, 2000)
9. Focus Three - 10,000 years behind my mind (1967)
10. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy (2006)
11. The Troggs - When will the rain come? (1967)

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

MBGS #142: Donna Matthews


This mix consists largely of tracks taken from CDs I borrowed from the local library around 2007 or so. I hadn't quite gotten the hang of the whole torrenting thing at that point, and streaming music pretty much didn't exist.

If you wanted something, you either bought it or went to the frickin' library and had a look at their record section. That's right kids - seven long years ago we had to go to the library for music. Let that sink in for a moment.

Who is Donna Matthews? Guitarist of Elastica.

Duh.

(zip) MBGS #142: Donna Matthews (59 mb)

1. The Ark - Bottleneck barbiturate (2000)
2. Pulp - Help the aged (1997)
3. Gorillaz - New genious (brother) (2001)
4. Red House Painters - Summer dress (1995)
5. The Swell Season - Falling slowly (2006)
6. Maria McKee - I forgive you (1993)
7. Marit Bergman & Gary Olson - Sun goes down (2006)
8. Cat Power - Free (2003)
9. The Moldy Peaches - Anyone else but you (2001)
10. Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - God give me strength (1998)

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

MBGS #141: Yes you do.


Having a good time, are we? Sweet.

You keep on having that good time now, ya hear?

(zip) MBGS #141: Yes you do. (56 mb)

1. The Afghan Whigs - Creep (TLC cover, 1996)
2. Cornelius - Breezin' (2006)
3. The Mohawk Lodge - Wear 'em out (2007)
4. Richard Hawley - The ocean (2005)
5. New Order - Blue Monday (1983)
6. Morcheeba - Enjoy the ride (2008)
7. Veruca Salt - Somebody (Depeche Mode cover, 1998)
8. The Nomads - Smooth (1991)
9. George Jones - A girl I used to know (1962)
10. Eagles of Death Metal - Kiss the devil (2004)

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

MBGS #140: Command line interface


I sit down when I pee
There's nothin' that crazy bout me
I'm just takin' a wizz
Mind your own biz
Why is everybody always starin' at me?

Hey bro, I gotta go
Let me through
I gotta go number two

No can do I'm takin' a pee
Sittin on the loo having a good long wee

Are you sittin' down?

I'm sittin' down

And you're not makin' brown?

I'm not makin' brown

Are you makin' iced tea?

Just lemonade

But are you sittin' down?

I'm sittin' down

Why don't you stand like a regular man?
Then you can pee in the urinal can

If you really wanna know why I'm sittin strong
I just can't stand touching my dong

(zip) MBGS #140: Command line interface (55 mb)

1. Wilco - At least that's what you said (2004)
2. The Nomads - Top alcohol (2001)
3. The Sonics - Keep a knockin' (1965)
4. Tim and Eric - I sit down when I pee (2008)
5. Depeche Mode - Barrel of a gun (1997)
6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Stagger Lee (1996)
7. OP8 - Cracklin' water (1997)
8. Marilyn Monroe - My heart belongs to daddy (1960)
9. Songs of Soil - Kelly (2000)
10. Jesse Malin - Silver Manhattan (2004)

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

MBGS #139: Kate Micucci V


Gubbrock.

(zip) MBGS #139: Kate Micucci V (63 mb)

1. Mercury Rev - Opus 40 (1998)
2. American Music Club - Home (2004)
3. Drive-By Truckers - Danko/Manuel (2004)
4. Eamon McGrath - Cold Alberta nights (2011)
5. Brinsley Schwarz - Silver pistol (1972)
6. Harper Simon - Wishes and stars (2009)
7. R.E.M. - Dark globe (Syd Barrett cover, 1988)
8. Wilco - Theologians (2004)
9. Sufjan Stevens - For the widows in paradise, for the fatherless in Ypsilanti (2005)
10. Richmond Fontaine - Willamette (2003)

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

MBGS #138: Fourvel


All mah fellow Comedy Bang Bang peeps will know what "Fourvel" is all about, yo.

Yo.

(zip) MBGS #138: Fourvel (57 mb)

1. Josh T. Pearson - Woman, when I've raised hell (2011)
2. Archie Bleyer - Hernando's hideaway (1954)
3. Josh Ritter - Lantern (2011)
4. Björn Skifs - Michelangelo (1975)
5. Eden Ahbez - Full moon (1960)
6. The Bobby Fuller Four - I fought the law (1966)
7. Jimmy Cliff - The harder they come (1972)
8. Simone Felice - Union street (2011)
9. Johnny Cash - Guess things happen that way (1958)
10. The Shangri-Las - I can never go home anymore (1965)
11. Bobby Vinton - Blue velvet (1963)
12. Israel Nash Gripka - Baltimore (2011)

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Monday, February 17, 2014

MBGS #137: Three


Three more songs from the Singles soundtrack, as promised three days ago.

On a mix called "three".

How appropriate.

(zip) MBGS #137: Three (58 mb)

1. Midnight Spin - Rhythm in the dark (2009)
2. Pearl Jam - Breath (1992)
3. Alan Price - Poor people (1973)
4. Bruce Springsteen - Vietnam (1982)
5. Silverbullit - Money (2001)
6. Mother Love Bone - Chloe dancer/Crown of thorns (1989)
7. Wilco - Promising (1995)
8. Lemonheads - My drug buddy (1992)
9. Paul Westerberg - Dyslexic heart (1992)
10. The Hellacopters - Darling darling (Royal Cream cover, 2008)

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Friday, February 14, 2014

MBGS #136: greta_gerwig_22363


A track from the Singles soundtrack on this mix. More of that on the next one.

Not familiar with Greta Gerwig? Try this: picture Alicia Silverstone but somehow even less interesting, charismatic, and talented. Tada! Greta Gerwig.

(zip) MBGS #136: greta_gerwig_22363 (54 mb)

1. Angelo Badalamenti - Laura Palmer's theme (1990)
2. Paul Westerberg - Waiting for somebody (1992)
3. Dinosaur Jr. - What else is new (1993)
4. The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Black star (1998)
5. Charlyne Yi - Coyote (2009)
6. The Little Willies - It's not you it's me (2006)
7. The Plan - Daybreak (2001)
8. Temple of the Dog - Times of trouble (1991)
9. The Pogues - South Australia (1988)
10. Ween - Cold blows the wind (1997)

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MBGS #135: Mares of thrace


I couldn't tell you the number of times I've seen Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk named the worst Pink Floyd song and the weak point of their debut album Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

Nonsense. Utter and sheer nonsense.

(zip) MBGS #135: Mares of thrace (57 mb)

1. Mick Softly - The song that I sing/Hello little flower (1972)
2. Oasis - Underneath the sky (1996)
3. Queens of the Stone Age - The lost art of keeping a secret (2000)
4. The Louvin Brothers - My baby's gone (1960)
5. Cressida - Goodbye post office tower goodbye (1971)
6. Josh Rouse - God, please let me go back (2007)
7. The Miles Martin Folk Group - Ye Jacobites by name (1971)
8. Beck - Hollywood freaks (1999)
9. M. Ward - Chinese translation (2006)
10. Pink Floyd - Take up thy stethoscope and walk (1967)
11. Frank Sinatra - Last night when we were young (1954)

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Monday, February 10, 2014

MBGS #2: On a dark December night (re-post)


Re-posting this mix from December 2012 just because it's one of the best compilations I've ever put together. Close to perfection.

Awesome cover photo by Ross Ward. Fits the gloomy, moody ambience of this mix perfectly.

(zip) MBGS #2 - On a dark December night (77 mb)

1. Gay Dad - Dimstar (1999)
2. Logh - Death to my homestown (2009)
3. Soulsavers - Unbalanced pieces (2009)
4. Swans - In the eyes of nature (1992)
5. Rome - The torture detachment (2007)
6. Kristofer Åström - Defender (2001)
7. Phil Selway - All eyes on you (2010)
8. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - And I'm aching (2003)
9. Death Cab For Cutie - Dream scream (Daniel Johnston cover, 2004)
10. Imperiet - Café Cosmopolite (1986)
11. Wilco - Reservations (2002)

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

MBGS #134: The scouring of the Shire


Lotsa Beatles covers on this one. And by "lotsa" I mean "three".

I think they're from some compilation cd I got with Uncut Magazine or Mojo or something. I don't really remember.

(zip) MBGS #134: The scouring of the Shire (65 mb)

1. Michael Andrews & Gary Jules - Mad world (Tears For Fears cover, 2001)
2. The James Hunter Six - It won't be long (The Beatles cover, 2013)
3. The Graveltones - Catch me on the fly (2013)
4. Chris Difford & Arcelia - All my loving (The Beatles cover, 2013)
5. Silverbullit - This is the place/Citizen bird (2001)
6. Pete Molinari - I wanna be your man (The Beatles cover, 2013)
7. The Lonely Island - Threw it on the ground (2011)
8. Valentiine - Chucky (2013)
9. The Knife feat. Jenny Wilson - You take my breath away (2003)
10. The Delta Riggs - Money (2013)
11. Chelsea Wolfe - Dreamer (2006)

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