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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mix90 #5 - "...Be Unapproachable..." - NEU! NOUVEAU! NEW!

Created & released: September 2011. 

After nearly three and a half years, I've decided (for some reason) to do another Mix90 compilation tape. Despite the pathetic amount of listens my other recent uploads have gained, I figured it was worth doing. No, I don't understand that way of thinking either. Anyway...

There's all sorts in here: some great pop music you may not be familiar with, some nice bits of electronic library music, some obscure TV theme and testcard tunes, early '70s rock, a little bit of soul and funk and other lovelies. I've also thrown in a few old radio/TV ads, snips of presentation and other odd little bits and bobs from my ridiculously haphazard archive of sonic stuff. Some of it has been recovered from seriously knackered old audio and video tapes, so I make no apologies for the lack of 'high fidelity' in parts. I also make no apologies for the fact that Neil Innes appears twice.

Listen online in mushy Mixcloud quality, or download two spanking 320kbps mp3 files.  Either way is fine with me. 

Judas Jump - John Brown's Body
The Zipps - Chicks & Kicks
The Move - Beautiful Daughter
Keith Mansfield - Team Work
Bonzo Dog Band - You Done My Brain In
Mr Bloe - 71-75 New Oxford Street
The Zodiac : Cosmic Sounds - Taurus
The Horn The Hunt - Old Town Cow
The Models - Bend Me, Shape Me
Colin Blunstone - Andorra
Deirdre Wilson Tabac - Get Back
Denton & Cook - Quiller (sH edit)
Jan Hammer Group - Don't You Know
Anthony More - Industrial Drums

Jonsey - Ricochet
Nucleus - Song For The Bearded Lady
Certain Lions & Tigers - El Soul Condor
Voices Of East Harlem - Wanted Dead Or Alive
Richard Schneider Jr. - Samba Trip
Theme - Paint Along With Nancy
Claude Denjan - Kiss This
Jeff Britton & The Spitfires - Rub Out
Neil Innes - Hard To Get
Peter Howell - The Shock Of The New
The Advisory Circle - Modern Through Movement
Blossom Dearie - I Like London In The Rain
Pat Prilly - Sky Rocket
Cliff Hammer & His Golden Spinnet - Dancing On A Saturday Night
Herman's Hermits - It's Alright Now
Bert Ambrose & His Orchestra (ft. Sam Browne) - Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)

Record to a low noise C90 compact cassette for best effect, and keep Dolby noise reduction switched off.


Nigel said...

Whatever was the point of Dolby?

(Another cracking selection, by the way)

buzby said...

Another fantastic collection of nuggets which has gone straight onto the car stereo (no cassette deck, unfortunately). That version of 'Bend Me, Shape Me" boggles the mind, frankly, and your Quiller edit is always welcome round here.

It's like Christmas has come early...

ben_sH said...

Thanks Buz! The Models' version is from 1966, two years before Amen Corner had the hit, and was produced by Tom Wilson (Velvets, Mothers etc.) Hell of a record, and one of those that I've only ever seen promo copies of... I don't think it was a hit. I'm amazed that more people haven't sussed the start of the Bonzos track is from that Dewitts advert. Mind you, I've only just really noticed that tape 'fwip' at 12.41 as the organ vanishes. Little things like that mean so much to me...

Nigel - if Smith & Jones are to be believed, it was a very sophisticated system, which allowed you to listen to your cassette with the little green light on or off, according to taste...

Now then, what are the chances of the couple (and their son, Mark 'Osmond') featured in various places on the tape making themselves known? The recordings were found on a complimentary cassette, which had been supplied with a GEC Stardeck CS560 machine (made around 1973-74, apparently). It's unlikely to happen, but I'd love to know who they were...