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Memory Tapes: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Ashley Team Laverne

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Today's Memory Tape comes from listener Liv Siddall and, in a way, she's perfected the art of the Memory Tape. It was made for her by boyfriend-from-the-past who thought it might be a good idea to romanticise the gesture of giving her mixtape even more. C'mon, we've all been there! Remember you can send your Memory Tape to us anytime you like: lauren.6music@bbc.co.uk. Here's Liv to tell all:

"When I was 15 my boyfriend at the time made me a cd and sprayed it with his Jean Paul Gaultier eau de toilette. I played it so often that it eventually wore out, but I can still remember the tracklist off by heart.

I think he was just putting together a mix of stuff he thought was cool, and it is a great mix. But to me it summed up that perfect, palpable feeling of rebellion and romance. Considering we would spend ALL our time sneaking off to snog, or do things we shouldn’t have really have been doing - those three years were summed up on this CD, and I can almost hear the music whenever I get a whiff of Jean Paul Gaultier on the tube."

Smells Like Teen Spirit

The Von Bondies - C'Mon C'mon

Graham Coxon - Bittersweet Bundle of Misery

Aimee Mann - Save Me

The Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet

The Libertines - The Delaney

Bloc Party - Banquet

Evan Dando - Waking Up

Ramones - Pet Cemetary

James Brown - The Boss

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Love Burns

Neil Young - Don't Let It Bring You Down

The Velvet Underground - Oh! Sweet Nothing

Radiohead - True Love Waits

 

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