Monday 4 June 2007
Cover By Atomtigerzoo
A Mixtape for traveling, to ebb away your bus seat blues.
01 Angeline - PJ Harvey
Adolescence escapism from Polly Jean.
02 Rain Dogs - Tom Waits
"Oh, how we danced with the Rose of Tralee.
Her long hair black as a raven,
Oh, how we danced and you
Whispered to me.
You'll never be going back home"
03 Yellow Brick Road - Captain Beefheart
I can't get enough of "Safe as Milk". This swampy ditty
has this great rhythm to it, perfect for driving.
04 Suzanne - Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions
"And she looks just like my sister
But she feels just like my man"
The start of the lush section of the mix a song from
ex-Massy Star singer.
05 Blood Bleeds - The Helio Sequence
Got this gem of one of those SUB POP samplers that comes
out every summer for 5 euros or so. Over the years those
compilations got me into "The Rapture, The Postal Service,
Iron And Wine, Band Of Horses and The Album Leaf" to name a few.
Well worth checking out.
06 Upward Over The Mountain - Iron And Wine
Lush 3 chord guitar with whispered lyrics. Simple and works every time.
Both albums Are super.
07 Hollow Log - Beck
Trad song of "One Foot In The Grave".
08 Day Old Blues - Kings Of Leon
Great "Woo Whos".
09 This Is The Way - Devendra Banhart
The first song of "Rejoicing in the Hands"
10 Bridges And Balloons - Joanna Newsom
This is the first song from "The Milk-Eyed Mender"
and has the same sound quality as the Devendra album.
I saw her back in 2004 supporting the newly reformed dEUS in Paris.
It was a revelation and when she ended me and my friend ran down
and bought her album straight away.
11 Allah Uya - Ali Farka Toure
First heard Ali Farka Toure out camping in the woods two years ago.
This is the song that made me take notice.
12 Limestone Archie - The Jimmy Cake
On their last Ep, they recorded a choir in a church doing a
reworking of 'Limestone Tiger' from the band's last album,
'Dublin Gone, Everybody Dead'. Spectacular.
13 Hit The Ground Running - Smog
Back on the road section. My girlfriend hates children
singing in songs, but I'm a real sucker for it.
14 Over The Hill - John Martin
I'm also a sucker for songs about going home.
15 Unknown Legend - Neil Young
This is the version from the unplugged album.
I've listened to this song far too much. The man can conjure
up great moods and images.
16 Sunshine - Sparklehorse
Taken for his second album, lush.
17 Fantino - Sebastian Tellier
Late night grooves from the "Lost In Translation" O.S.T.
18 Otis - The Duritti Columns
Another later night/early morning song from a soundtrack,
this time from "24 Hour Party People". The man sure loves
his Echo guitar sound and so do I.
19 Three Hours - Nick Drake
Music for the dawn. This is a longer and more bongo-y version
of this song, taken from a recent collection of rare recordings
found in someone's attic. The albums is called "Made to Love Magic".
Total Time 1:18:55 (Perfect for a CDR)
Good Luck And Enjoy
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