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MUSIC: Not Dead Yet

MUSIC: Not Dead Yet
Created by: johnny_luddite
Tracks: 17
Length: 01:19:32
Keywords 1. Mix Contest 18
2. Mix Contest 18
3. Mix Contest 18
Created on 12/31/07 01:06am
Level 5
Points 2155
Total visitors 56
Unique visitors 31
This mix was ranked #6 out of 7 entries for this contest
description:
I have a couple of friends back home in England, people I have always respected, who seem to have a severe brain fart when it comes to music made today. They are both around my age, fiftyish, and like me, they listen to the music that they have loved through the years. Also like me, they seek out the more obscure stuff that they missed out on at the time of release. At this point though, our paths diverge. They both contend that no good music is made anymore. Just none of it. They have become their parents in the worst way. Be prejudiced first, ask questions later! Their theory goes like this. The artists they loved in the past can no longer cut it these days (true for quite a few, but by no means all of them) and as for contemporary artists, well, there are just no good ones out there. As you all know, this is shit on a stick.

For this reason, I am presenting my gift to them, a mix of music put out this year, some by old fogies who do still know their arses from their elbows, some by some of the younger performers my generation seems to be programmed to detest. This is not exactly my 'best of the year' mix, although much of this would be on it. Rather, it is an attempt to bridge the gap and present some 2007 stuff to two old bastards in the hope that they come to the following conclusion. Music ain't dead yet, and to a lesser degree, neither am I!

(By the way, our picture shows Steven Seagal. Not even he could kill music, although he did stun it a bit and give it a nasty headache!)

tracklist

1 Richard Thompson : Dad's Gonna kill Me
The best song from one of the best albums of the year, and hardly anyone will hear it. Prejudice can also work [...]
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Track 5 from Sweet Warrior
Length: 00:05:16
Year: 2007
Track Description:
The best song from one of the best albums of the year, and hardly anyone will hear it. Prejudice can also work against older cult artists too. Thompson sings from the perspective of a soldier in Iraq. This is no Toby Keith jingoistic ditty, but a clever, sympathetic brilliant song. "At least we are winning on the Fox Evening News!"
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2 Band of Horses : Cigarettes, wedding bands
Guitar based intense pop music not dead shock!
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Track 9 from Cease to Begin
Length: 00:04:38
Year: 2007
Track Description:
Guitar based intense pop music not dead shock!
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3 Devendra Banhart : Carmen Sita
This is a wonderfully demented barmy recording with guitar playing which ranges from the very lovely to the ve [...]
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Track 12 from Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Mountain
Length: 00:04:49
Year: 2007
Track Description:
This is a wonderfully demented barmy recording with guitar playing which ranges from the very lovely to the very nutty! I love it all. How can they say reefer is a force for evil!
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4 Mavis Staples : Down In Mississippi
Shame on the world for ignoring this fucking brilliant blues/roots album. Ry Cooder plays guitar in the style [...]
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Track 1 from We'll Never Turn Back
Length: 00:04:58
Year: 2007
Track Description:
Shame on the world for ignoring this fucking brilliant blues/roots album. Ry Cooder plays guitar in the style of Mavis Staples daddy Pops. Buy this album. TWICE!
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5 Of Montreal : She's a Rejector
Of Montreal wearing a Bowuie influence on their sleeves here. "There is a girl who made me bitter. I want to p [...]
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Track 11 from Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer
Length: 00:04:02
Year: 2007
Track Description:
Of Montreal wearing a Bowuie influence on their sleeves here. "There is a girl who made me bitter. I want to pay another girl to just walk up to her and hit her." Ah, the perils of young lurve.
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6 The White Stripes : 300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues
Well, sorry to gbe predictable, but 'Icky Thump' is my album of the year. Jack and Meg have the two person Led [...]
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Track 3 from Icky Thump
Length: 00:05:28
Year: 2007
Track Description:
Well, sorry to gbe predictable, but 'Icky Thump' is my album of the year. Jack and Meg have the two person Led Zep thing down. They cheer me up! Also, Jack White's turn as Elvis in 'Walk Hard" has to be cameo of the year! I salute you Sir!
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7 Robert Plant & Alison Krause : Polly Come Home
This is moody stuff. It almost sounds like Angelo Badamenti must have done the soundtrack! This is beautiful, [...]
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Track 4 from Raising Sand
Length: 00:05:42
Year: 2007
Track Description:
This is moody stuff. It almost sounds like Angelo Badamenti must have done the soundtrack! This is beautiful, timeless and just plain good!
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8 Kings of Leon : Knocked Up
I wish Kings of Leon had room for a burnt out old Englishman. I would love to be playing on shit like this."I [...]
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Track 1 from Because of the Times
Length: 00:07:10
Year: 2007
Track Description:
I wish Kings of Leon had room for a burnt out old Englishman. I would love to be playing on shit like this."I don't care what nobody says, I'm gonna be her lover!"
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9 The 1990's : Weed
The 1990's with some lifestyle advice. Dumb but fun punky rock always has a place in my heart! Plus, a contemp [...]
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Track 10 from Cookies
Length: 00:03:33
Year: 2007
Track Description:
The 1990's with some lifestyle advice. Dumb but fun punky rock always has a place in my heart! Plus, a contemporary band from Scotland to listen to other than Mogwai. By the way, this track is atypical, most are uglier than this one!
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10 Spoon : Finer Feelings
If I was in charge of the charts, this would be the number one single. I am not though, so it isn't!
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Track 9 from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Length: 00:04:54
Year: 2007
Track Description:
If I was in charge of the charts, this would be the number one single. I am not though, so it isn't!
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11 PJ Harvey : When Under Ether
Old man gets hot flash listening to Polly Harvey shock!
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Track 4 from White Chalk
Length: 00:02:26
Year: 2007
Track Description:
Old man gets hot flash listening to Polly Harvey shock!
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12 Amy Winehouse : You Know I'm No Good
Amy Winehouse is fucked up, but she did make a good record this year. I know many many fuck-ups who didn't!
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Track 2 from Back To Black
Length: 00:04:17
Year: 2006
Track Description:
Amy Winehouse is fucked up, but she did make a good record this year. I know many many fuck-ups who didn't!
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13 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings : Nobody's Baby
Authentic sounding funky soul that could even get me up dancing!
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Track 2 from 100 Days & 100 Nights
Length: 00:02:59
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Authentic sounding funky soul that could even get me up dancing!
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14 Gogol Bordello : Dub The Frequencies Of Love
I could dance to this too! I would like them to play in my living room!
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Track 6 from Super Taranta!
Length: 00:06:15
Year: 2007
Track Description:
I could dance to this too! I would like them to play in my living room!
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15 Grinderman : Love Bomb
Cave at his magnificent best. All I can say!
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Track 11 from Grinderman
Length: 00:04:26
Year: 2007
Track Description:
Cave at his magnificent best. All I can say!
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16 Ryan Adams : Halloweenhead
Ryan Adams has a "Bad idea". Don't worry mate, I've had a million of them!
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Track 4 from Easy Tiger
Length: 00:03:24
Year: 2007
Track Description:
Ryan Adams has a "Bad idea". Don't worry mate, I've had a million of them!
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17 Black Francis : Threshold Apprehension
Pixies god in good record non-shock! Well, Chris and Roy, if you hate this mix, you can kiss my spotty bottom. [...]
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Track 2 from Bluefinger
Length: 00:05:15
Year: 2007
Track Description:
Pixies god in good record non-shock! Well, Chris and Roy, if you hate this mix, you can kiss my spotty bottom. To the MTC folk, I wish you a fab gear and groovy new year. Much love - Pete G A.K.A Johnny Luddite
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Mixtape Potpourri II: Third Place
A random badge for a random mix, Serious Cat is mildly amused by your mix. Congrats on third.

Serious Cat for president. 2008. Seriously.
awarded on 2007-07-14

Level 26
VERY nice. This will wake them up.
12/31/07 10:45pm
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awarded on 2007-08-27

Level 27
1=+, 7=+, 8=+++, 10, 13, 14 and so on. Fantastic mix. I sampled what I didn't know and I thank you for your excellent mixes, sir.
12/31/07 08:56pm
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Happy Valentine's day from the MTC staff. We really love you guys. That said, put your pants on and get out before we call the cops.
awarded on 2007-02-14

Level 18
i hope this helps your friends. unfortunately i haven't heard most of these songs, but great mix anyway.
12/31/07 04:08pm
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Happy Valentine's day from the MTC staff. We really do love you all. So much so, in fact, that you should probably investigate a temporary restraining order -- we're crazy like that.
awarded on 2008-02-15

Level 19
You, sir, have put together one helluva mix here! I am full of bravos for you.
12/31/07 08:46am
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