I composed, burned, and packaged these two mixes at the same time.
The Cover: I used a photo of my girlfriend and her two roommates for the cover, because they looked vaguely like a lo-fi indie rock trio. I gave the two mixes titles from random quotes of the week which I have totally forgotten.
Mix 93: Critical Darlings of Your Choice
- Supercollider | Fountains of Wayne
- Planet Telex | Radiohead
- Sweet Emotion | Aerosmith
- School Of Rock | From the School of Rock movie soundtrack.
- Sink The Pink | This AC/DC song is here because the guitar riff on the SoR song sounds so similar.
- In The Street | Big Star
- The Banana Splits Song | From a CD collection of covers of Saturday morning children's cartoons.
- Set You Free | The first Black Keys song I ever heard, from the School Of Rock soundtrack; I loved them from the very beginning. "Who is this band that sounds like Jimi Hendrix?"
- So Whatcha Want | Beastie Boys
- I'm An Adult Now | An old college buddy of mine claims to have been childhood penpals with Moe Berg, the lead singer of The Pursuit of Happiness.
- Gentlemen | When I was interning at WFNX in 1993-94, I met Afghan Whigs lead singer Greg Dulli.
- Love Comes And Goes | My special edition DVD of Almost Famous came with a four-track CD of Sweetwater songs.
- I'll Wait | Van Halen
- God Put a Smile Upon Your Face | Coldplay
- Guns Of Brixton | The Clash
- Burning Down The House | The Talking Heads Live at the Pantages Theatre, Hollywood December 1983
- Thorns | The Thorns
- Photograph | Def Leppard
The same cover photo, just cropped slightly differently.
- Good Vibrations | The Beach Boys
- Running Out Of Time | Joan Osbourne
- Mississippi | Sheryl Crow
- Gotta Serve Somebody | This Bob Dylan song, from his "re-born Christian" phase, had been recently featured on the closing credits of The Sopranos.
- Go West | Liz Phair
- Two of Us | The Beatles
- Red-Eyed and Blue | Wilco
- Maria's Beautiful Mess | Ellis Paul
- Angeles | Elliot Smith
- Please Forgive Me | David Gray
- A Sort of Homecoming | U2
- Clocks | Coldplay
- Still Be Around | Uncle Tupelo
- I Started A Joke | The Wallflowers covering the Bee Gees on the Zoolander soundtrack.
- I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) | Hall & Oates
- Valley Winter Song | Fountains of Wayne
- Sara | Fleetwood Mac
- Tangerine | Led Zeppelin