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It's culture, Jim, but not as we know it!

It's culture, Jim, but not as we know it!
Created by: johnny_luddite
Tracks: 22
Length: 01:20:00
Keywords 1. mix contest 10
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Created on 3/12/07 01:06pm
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description:
Greetings Earth dwellers of the future. As the actor and future President of the United States Johnny Depp once said, "What do you mean, the rum is gone?"

Many years have passed since the audio files on this compact disc were created, but by listening to them, you will be able to share what the folk of the 20th and early 21st century listened to by way of syncopated entertainment, or at least, what one of them listened to. Before rock and roll was made illegal by the Jeb Bush presidential administration of 2012 this is the sort of thing that would cause young people to gyrate madly, fall over drunk, fornicate, or in some cases, all three. (Please note the attached illustration which shows the gyrations of two such young people.) Please find attached an undeciphered message from an obscure person of the age.

"The text might be bollocks but the music doesn't lie!" - Johnny Luddite

tracklist

1 Elvis Presley : Mystery Train
Popular music started suddenly in 1954 when a Ms. M. Monroe gave birth to a fully grown rock and roll star by [...]
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Track 19 from Golden Records, Volume 1
Length: 00:02:26
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Popular music started suddenly in 1954 when a Ms. M. Monroe gave birth to a fully grown rock and roll star by the name of Elvis. With his hip swinging action and hypnotic rock and roll sounds, he ruled as King till his enemies ended his life by poisoning him with a heady mixture of Narcotics, Fried banana sandwiches and dull Las Vegas cabaret appearances. This example of his 'music' pre-dates that sad decline.
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2 Frank Sinatra : You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
Whereas Mr Elvis was royalty, other singers went into industry, such as this 'chairman of the board.'
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Track 3 from Songs For Swingin' Lovers
Length: 00:02:19
Year: 1955
Track Description:
Whereas Mr Elvis was royalty, other singers went into industry, such as this 'chairman of the board.'
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3 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles : Shop Around
As this new fangled popular music spread, so the young people took cues from their favorite singers on how to [...]
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Track 2 from Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Length: 00:02:50
Year: 0000
Track Description:
As this new fangled popular music spread, so the young people took cues from their favorite singers on how to live their lives. Some stars abused this power, but some used it to promote sensible values. For instance in this early example of 'soul' music, Mr Robinson explains the advantages of price comparison, thus helping the young person to stretch their budget further.
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4 The Kingsmen : Louie Louie
Laws restricting what could and could not be sung were in place. Some young people got round this by being som [...]
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Track 9 from Hallo Susie
Length: 00:02:46
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Laws restricting what could and could not be sung were in place. Some young people got round this by being somewhat unintelligible. Somehow, the way the organ was played conveyed the songs meaning anyway.
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5 The Beach Boys : God Only Knows
The makers of the new music found inspiration from a wide variety of sources. Apparantly sitting in a sandbox [...]
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Track 0 from Pet Sounds
Length: 00:02:54
Year: 1966
Track Description:
The makers of the new music found inspiration from a wide variety of sources. Apparantly sitting in a sandbox was said to work, although those who tried it head first were never heard from again.
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6 The Beatles : In My Life
All popular culture stemmed from the USA, but in 1963, Christopher Columbus discovered a hitherto unexplored i [...]
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Track 11 from Rubber Soul
Length: 00:02:26
Year: 1965
Track Description:
All popular culture stemmed from the USA, but in 1963, Christopher Columbus discovered a hitherto unexplored island on the edge of something called 'Yurrap'. The name of this strange place full of bad weather and worse teeth will have been lost in the sands of time, but suffice it to say that the natives were not only restless, but musical too. A fragment of contemporary writing from one J Luddite states that "If only one song survives whatever is coming, I would like it to be this one."
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7 The Kinks : sunny afternoon
More from the strange new Island. Some of the inhabitants of this place were known to be dedicated followers o [...]
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Track 12 from Kronikles
Length: 00:03:36
Year: 1972
Track Description:
More from the strange new Island. Some of the inhabitants of this place were known to be dedicated followers of fashion and would often drink Champagne that tasted just like Cherry Cola.
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8 Bob Dylan : Like a Rolling Stone
Some fans of many of the different musical trends were barbaric in their ways. The singer and composer of this [...]
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Track 8 from Masterpieces (disc 1)
Length: 00:05:18
Year: 1987
Track Description:
Some fans of many of the different musical trends were barbaric in their ways. The singer and composer of this song (known to his followers as a Zimmer Man)was reportedly hung drawn and quartered for introducing electricity to the stage during his performances.
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9 Jimi Hendrix : All Along the Watchtower
The Zimmer man also wrote this song, but this performers use of electricity was applauded and universally thou [...]
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Track 5 from Experience Hendrix
Length: 00:03:58
Year: 1998
Track Description:
The Zimmer man also wrote this song, but this performers use of electricity was applauded and universally thought to be a good thing unless you happened to be aged over 35, in which case it was deemed 'an infernal racket'.
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10 Aretha Franklin : I Never Loved A Man (the Way I Love You)
While King Elvis was still fighting a losing battle in the wood known as Holly, a Queen was crowned.
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Track 11 from Greatest Hits
Length: 00:02:44
Year: 0000
Track Description:
While King Elvis was still fighting a losing battle in the wood known as Holly, a Queen was crowned.
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11 Marvin Gaye : What's Going On?
Another contemporary comment from J Luddite states "this is one of those rare recordings that couldn't be any [...]
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Track 1 from What's Going On?
Length: 00:03:53
Year: 1971
Track Description:
Another contemporary comment from J Luddite states "this is one of those rare recordings that couldn't be any better. Even the imperfections are perfect."
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12 David Bowie : Changes
Things changed pretty quickly in the musical world. Those who could not change in a positive way were left by [...]
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Track 1 from Hunky Dory
Length: 00:03:35
Year: 1971
Track Description:
Things changed pretty quickly in the musical world. Those who could not change in a positive way were left by the wayside. Some, like this thin white duke, survived.
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13 The Who : The Seeker
There were those who spoke of investigations into the riddles of existence within their songs, and others who [...]
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Track 7 from American Beauty Soundtrack
Length: 00:03:24
Year: 1999
Track Description:
There were those who spoke of investigations into the riddles of existence within their songs, and others who would make funny windmill actions while playing guitar and then trash their equipment onstage. With this particular beat combo, both directions were journeyed.
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14 Led Zeppelin : Communication Breakdown
The popular music called rock could often be indulgent and long winded, but everynow and then there would be a [...]
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Track 7 from Led Zeppelin
Length: 00:02:31
Year: 1969
Track Description:
The popular music called rock could often be indulgent and long winded, but everynow and then there would be a concise beauty of a rocker to enjoy.
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15 Stevie Wonder : Superstition
The USA had Bob Hope, Johnny Cash and Stevie Wonder, the small island of noise had no cash, no hope, and no fu [...]
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Track 9 from The Definitive Collection
Length: 00:04:05
Year: 2002
Track Description:
The USA had Bob Hope, Johnny Cash and Stevie Wonder, the small island of noise had no cash, no hope, and no fuckin' wonder!
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16 The Ramones : I Don't Care
By the mid 1970s, popular music moved back to an earlier simple time when guitar solos were not required, leat [...]
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Track 2 from Sheena IS A Punk Rocker (12" Single Side B)
Length: 00:01:45
Year: 1977
Track Description:
By the mid 1970s, popular music moved back to an earlier simple time when guitar solos were not required, leather jackets were, and everyone was related.
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17 The Clash : Rock the Casbah
The strange new island of noise produced much enjoyable noise in the 1970s.
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Track 4 from Combat Rock
Length: 00:03:43
Year: 1982
Track Description:
The strange new island of noise produced much enjoyable noise in the 1970s.
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18 Funkadelic : One Nation Under a Groove
There was a man called Clinton who exercised some influence on important matters in the USA in the late Twenti [...]
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Track 1 from One Nation Under a Groove
Length: 00:07:30
Year: 1978
Track Description:
There was a man called Clinton who exercised some influence on important matters in the USA in the late Twentieth Century. I believe there was also a president by that name.
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19 Grandmaster Flash : The Message
Music, including this very early example of hip hop, could be recorded anywhere. There is evidence to support [...]
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Track 5 from The best of Grandmaster Flash
Length: 00:06:31
Year: 1982
Track Description:
Music, including this very early example of hip hop, could be recorded anywhere. There is evidence to support the theory that this was recorded on the roof of a very tall building, hence the request, "Don't push me, 'cause I'm close to the edge..."
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20 Talking Heads : And She Was
You could still dance to popular music, but you could also discuss it's meaning and implications at your moder [...]
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Track 1 from Little Creatures
Length: 00:03:40
Year: 1985
Track Description:
You could still dance to popular music, but you could also discuss it's meaning and implications at your modern culture 101 class at school.
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21 The Waterboys : Fisherman's Blues
Something called folk music existed. The Zimmer man had started off with that, many people did, but as popular [...]
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Track 1 from Fisherman's Blues
Length: 00:04:29
Year: 1988
Track Description:
Something called folk music existed. The Zimmer man had started off with that, many people did, but as popular music got more popular, folk, the music of the people got less popular. There were not less people, so there must have been another reason. There were always exceptions though.
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22 Red Hot Chili Peppers : Minor Thing
This was not the most famous song by these people but a note from that Luddite person means that it has to be [...]
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Track 14 from By the Way
Length: 00:03:37
Year: 0000
Track Description:
This was not the most famous song by these people but a note from that Luddite person means that it has to be included. "If you just have room for one short rock guitar solo in your life, it has to be the one Fruscianti plays on this. Simple perfection."
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Very clever mix.
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Superstition gets under my skin in a big way ... nice to see it included in this epic mix.
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nice nice nice
I like it!

one thing, on the album version those dedicated followers of fashion drank champagne that tasted like coca-cola
but you knew that I bet
Thanks BBC!
3/26/07 06:26am
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I love that Beach Boys song, and props for Sinatra.. it was so hard to pick songs for this one!!
3/14/07 11:06am
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whoa
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