MEMORY TAPES: 6TH JANUARY 2012
Each week on Memory Tapes we celebrate a listener's compilation tape or CD
It can be a tape made for them, or made by them.
We pick five tracks from the compilation and play them between 10.30 and 11 on a Friday. This week's tape comes from Ava Szajna-Hopgood
Ava says "In 2007 I moved from North Yorkshire to study at Goldsmiths in London. The first person I met there was Keelan, who had a room two doors down from mine. Two months later we started going out and four years this weekend we still are.
Like everyone else we were at Goldsmiths for two reasons: Graham Coxon and Alex James (and that we didn't get in anywhere else) but in that first term Keelan and I became inseparable. We didn't like the Student Union, so we went to rockabilly nights held in strip clubs, after parties in Whitechapel and long forgotten record shops off Oxford Street.
Without Keelan those first few months would have been nearly impossible for me. He introduced me to The Cramps, Radiohead and My Bloody Valentine, music it was okay to be alone to, songs to relish in isolation.
On the night before I was set to travel back up north for Christmas, Keelan stayed up into the wee hours making me this mix tape. Locked away in his room, I had no idea what was going on until the next day at Kings Cross he handed me the tape.
I hope you like it."
1. The Master's Apprentices- War or Hands of Time
2. Teddy & His Patches- Suzy Creamcheese
3. Third Bardo- Five Years Ahead of my Time
4. Shocking Blue- Send Me a Postcard
5. Iggy Pop- I Wanna Be Your Dog
6. Sonny Flaharty- Hey Conductor
7. Hunger!- Portland 69
8. The Musical Machine- Double Yellow Line
9. The Blue Rondos- Little Baby
10. The Coasters- Poison Ivy
11. Ray Charles- Hit The Road Jack
12. Five by Five- Apple Cider
13. The Castaways- Liar Liar
1. Joy Division- No Love Lost
2. Gang of Four- Damaged Goods
3. Au Pairs- You
4. Big in Japan- Suicide A Go Go
5. My Bloody Valentine- When You Sleep
6. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark- Electricity
7. Big in Japan- Nothing Special
8. The Slits- Shoplifting
9. Delta 5- Mind Your Own Business
10. The Raincoats- Fairytale in the Supermarket
11. Orange Juice- Rip It Up
12. Devo- Big Mess
13. The Cramps- Garbage Man