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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 10:15 UK time, Friday, 9 December 2011

This week's Memory Taper is Nikki Morton who delayed sending us the mix because "we had to wait for the ring to arrive before we could announce that we got engaged on our 11th anniversary a couple of weeks ago!"


Fair enough. This tape was made for listening whilst Nikki and her beau James' car journies to gigs. Nikki writes:


"This tape, bearing the highly imaginitive name of "Compilation 3" (well, it worked for Led Zeppelin...) was the first mixtape James and I made together after we started going out 11 years ago. As a result, it's about 30% stuff he would never listen to, 30% stuff I would never listen to, and 40% stuff we both like. At the time, James' favourite band was Placebo, and mine was the Manics, which is why we doubled up on those artists.


"In retrospect, some of the choices are pretty cringeworthy, but if anything they illustrate that even after less than a month together, we were already comfortable enough with each other that we didn't feel the need to fake being cool. Plus, if being forced to listen to the Longpigs/Eminem respectively didn't break us up, I'm not sure what could!"


They didn't bother with any artwork, but this is the tape complete with funny sticker:



And here's the tracks...


01 - Eminem - My Name Is

02 - Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People

03 - Grand Theft Audio - We Luv U

04 - Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch

05 - Placebo - Miss Moneypenny

06 - Coldplay - Yellow

07 - Mansun - Taxloss

08 - Muse - Plug In Baby

09 - MSP - Sleepflower

10 - 3 Colours Red - Nuclear Holiday

11 - Longpigs - She Said

12 - Starsailor - Fever



01 - Dandy Warhols - Godless

02 - Supergrass - Caught by the Fuzz

03 - MSP - Locust Valley

04 - Blur - End of a Century

05 - The Bluetones - Soloman Bites the Worm

06 - Beastie Boys - Intergalactic

07 - King Adora - The Law

08 - 3 Colours Red - Copper Girl

09 - Primal Scream - Rocks

10 - Placebo - Slackerbitch

11 - Terrorvision - III Wishes

12 - Feeder - My Perfect Day

13 - Super Furry Animals - Do or Die

14 - Kiss - God Gave Rock & Roll to You II


If you have a mix tape lurking somewhere, dig it out and email the details to Lauren.



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