Friday 13 July 2012, 11:20
It's a proper tape this week on Memory Tapes, and it comes from Verity Longley, who writes....
"So, this tape remains to be the best mixtape I've ever been given. My friend Sarah made it when I got my first car in 2003 and I needed things to go in the tape deck.
"I no longer have a cassette player, so can't listen to it which is sad.
"The track listing is a bit early 2000's era, but it's so good. I remember it was the first time I'd heard Neutral Milk Hotel and it just blew me away, I used rewind the Le Tigre track and listen to it over and over, and Hefner...just... I was more into punk at the time and oddly, this music resonates with me even more now than it did at the time.
"I occasionally run a club night in Bristol now and still play some of these songs."
The tracks are...
Neutral Milk Hotel - Holland, 1945
The Clash - Safe European Home
The Libertines - Never, Never
Smashing Pumpkins - Hello Kittykat
Sleater-Kinney - Oh
Ramones - She's a Sensation
British Sea Power - Remember Me
Le Tigre - Fake French
The Rocks - Celeste
Belle & Sebastian - Piazza, New York Catcher
Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah
Radiohead - Thinking About You
Pixies - Allison
The Libertines - The Delaney
The Barbs - Massive Crush
Hefner - Hello Kitten
The Killers - Under the gun
Special Needs - Francesca
David Hasselhoff - Looking for Freedom
The Cribs - Another Number
The Ordinary Boys - In Awe of the Awful
Helen Love - Debbie Loves Joey
Guided By Voices - Things That I Will Keep
The Rakes- Ausland Mission
The Auteurs - Adolescent Song About Mindless Devotion
The Rocks - Can You Hear Me
Thurman - English Tea
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