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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 10:20 UK time, Friday, 18 May 2012

Today's story for Memory Tapes is all about the guiding musical hand of a stranger, as Becky Warren explains...


"At the ripe old age of 12, way back when in the summer of 2003, I was given a mixtape that pretty much set the musical path of my teenage and now adult life.


"A lady colleague of my Dad heard word that I was really into Korn, Cradle of Filth and Murderdolls and presumably saw, as a Convent girl who liked 'satanic' music, they should create a playlist to help me along the path of evil/righteousness (depending which way you look at it).


"I never met this wonderful woman, only received the fruits of her labours, and I have no idea what she's doing now. All I know is that I think my life changed for the better after having pressed play as an innocent Year 7 on the first side of my first ever mixtape and had the wind taken out of my lungs by an onslaught of The Jesus & Mary Chain...


Here are le tracks...


Side 1

1. Never Understand - The Jesus & Mary Chain

2. Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin

3. Satan - Orbital

4. Jesus Built My Hot Rod - Ministry

5. Muscle Museum - Muse

6. Monkey Gone To Heaven - Pixies

7. Sliver - Nirvana

8. Higher Ground - RHCP

9. Bombtrack - Rage Against The Machine

10. I Had Too Much To Dream - Electric Prunes

11. I Wanna Be Your Dog - Iggy & The Stooges

12. Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins

13. Chelsea Girl - Ride


Side 2

1. You Made Me Realise - My Bloody Valentine

2. Touch Me I'm Sick - Mudhoney

3. The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret - Queens of the Stone Age

4. Godstar - Psychic TV

5. Sheela-Na-Gia - PJ Harvey

6. Atmosphere - Joy Division

7. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

8. Teethgrinder - Therapy

9. Mildred Pierce - Sonic Youth

10. The Mercy Seat - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

11. New York City Cops - The Strokes

12. 1/1 - Brian Eno


Wanna send Loz your Memory Tape? I would if I were you...



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