MEMORY TAPES: 9TH 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.