Friday 18 January 2013, 10:20
This week's guest for Memory Tapes is Stuart Fletcher, who writes...
"I was home for Christmas and rooting through old boxes under my old bed at my Mom and Dad's house and found some wonderful compilations made for me in 1997, one from my best friend at the time for my birthday and the second by the girl I was seeing who lived miles away in Doncaster (I was in Birmingham).
"I was blown away by the effort put in to making these things look so good.
"The tape 'Born to Entertain' was a birthday present from Peter Green, singer of The Sweet Nothings who Lammo played a few times last year. We used to be in the Regulars together who were great wee band but we got nowhere. I haven't seen him in three or four years but we still talk on the phone, mainly about music, West Bromwich Albion and Grimsby Town."
The tracklisting is:
Even As We Speak - Getting Faster
The Wedding Present - Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
Daryll-Ann - I Could Never Love You
The Only Ones - Why Don't You Kill Yourself
Televison - See No Evil
Housemartins - Me And The Farmer
Darling Buds - Burst
The Primatives - Thru The Flowers
Springfields - Sunflower
The Byrds - All I Really Want To Do
Jasmine Minks - Cold Heart
Luna - Ride Into The Sun
Belle & Sebastian - You Made Me Forget My Dreams
Robyn Hitchcock - Vegetation and Dimes
Sea Urchins - Please Don't Cry
Big Star - Thank You Friends
Buzzcocks - Why Can't I Touch It?
Broadcast - The Book Lovers
REM - New Test Leper
East River Pipe - Bring On The Loser
Inspiral Carpets - Party In The Sky
Spacemen 3 - Feel So Sad
Julian Cope - Las Vegas Basement
We always like to read your stories and tracklistings - why not email Lauren both now?