MEMORY TAPES: 18TH 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...
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
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...