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MEMORY TAPES: 5TH MAR 2010

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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 14:44 UK time, Thursday, 4 March 2010

We've all made them, and now we celebrate them... Lauren wants to know about the compliation tapes and CDs your friends, lovers and exs have made for you, and the ones you've made for them.

 

Dig one out, take a photo of it, scribble the tracklisting in an email along with your contact details and email it to Lauren. A bit of a back story about the compilation would be nice too; when you got it, who you made it for, whether you discovered some amazing new music as a result...

 

Then, Lauren picks five songs and plays them all on a Friday, exciting eh?!

 

This week's Memory Tape comes from Jamie McKay from Haynes, who writes: "I got this much loved and played tape from a student teacher years ago - we'd had a rather lovely few days and nights together, and then she went travelling and we lost touch. A lovely memory kept afloat by this tape as I plunge headlong into middle-aged respectability and dad-dancing.

 

"Nevermind though, I'm now a deliriously happily married chap, with a beautiful baby son who seems to be developing a taste in music beyond stadium anthems like 'Yes my name is Iggle-Piggle', thank god. He was joyously hopping around to the one of Longpigs' more sombre numbers the other day, the little weirdo. Good job I love him to bits."

 

The artwork to the compilation looks like this:

 

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And the tracklisting is...

 

Side One:

School is Boring - Shampoo

Vaseline - Elastica

One Word - Baby Animals

Can I Take You to the Cinema - Kenickie

We Love You - The Rolling Stones

Sugar Sugar - The Archies

Gravity - Drugstore

Fallin' - Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul

Safe From Harm - Massive Attack

Elephant Stone - The Stone Roses

The Only One I Know - The Charlatans

This Garden - The Levellers

Up Around the Bend - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Why Don't You Take Me? - One Dove

 

Side Two

Whatever - Oasis

Like A Motorway - St Etienne

Stay With Me - The Faces

I've Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding

Can't Find My Way Home - Swans

I Can't Help Myself (Acoustic) - Gene

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - The Byrds

You Are the Everything - REM

Ring The Bells - James

Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones

Undone (The Sweater Song) - Weezer

Beautiful Love - Julian Cope

 

Listen to Friday's show to hear the five tracks Lauren plays from the compilation.

 

Inspired? Email Lauren your Memory Tape.

 

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