June 2, 2001

067: UNusual Suspects

The title Unusual Suspects refers to my effort to populate this mix with artists I don't normally (or ever) include in mixes. The cover features singer Tracy Bonham. I had to do a major edit to Track 10, "Midnight Voyage", because the song, as featured on my Sixteen Greatest Hits CD, includes an extended breakdown in the middle, where the singers work out the harmonies. Track 12, "Chinese Firedrill", is from an odd solo CD from Minutemen lead singer Mike Watt: Ball-Hog or Tugboat? is like a "Mike's friends who are Alt-Rock Stars" variety show:
These included fellow SST Records alumni like former Black Flag vocalist Henry Rollins, members of Sonic Youth, Curt and Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets, Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Nirvana's Pat Smear, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl, Jane's Addiction and Porno for Pyros drummer Stephen Perkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers's Flea, Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner, former Pixies singer Frank Black, The Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando, and Mike D and Adam Horowitz of the Beastie Boys.
  1. Sinead O'Connor: The Emperor's New Clothes
  2. Tracy Bonham: Second Wind
  3. Pearl Jam: Nothingman
  4. Dire Straits: I included "Brothers In Arms" due to it's inclusion in the West Wing TV show season finale.
  5. The Smiths: Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
  6. Nick Drake: Cello Song
  7. Caetano Veloso: O Leaozinho
  8. Ben Folds Five: Selfless, Cold, and Composed
  9. Extreme: More Than Words
  10. The Mamas & Papas: Midnight Voyage [edit]
  11. World Party: Is It Like Today?
  12. Mike Watt featuring Frank Black: Chinese Firedrill
  13. Prince: 4 The Tears In Your Eyes
  14. Duran Duran: Save A Prayer
  15. Hall & Oates: One on One
  16. Oasis: Champagne Supernova
  17. The Black Crowes: Thorn In My Pride