Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What You Should Have Heard #68

My Mix CDs

I’ve got a lot of music but limited space to hold it in, especially in my car. So I’ve gone the old tried-and-true way of making mix CDs to have access to as many bands as possible while driving. I’m going slightly old-school since I’m a bit backwards and have no iPod.

Most of the songs will be more upbeat, with probably only the occasional ballad or slower song included. I like to sing in the car, and the more upbeat songs are more fun to sing.

I’ll be going in alpha-numeric order with these, so if you’re wanting to argue with me about what Weezer songs should be included, you’re going to be waiting for a while.

My only limitations are that I use 80 min. discs, and I’m only going to use one disc per band/artist. I will make exceptions for only my most favorite bands with huge playlists (Foo Fighters and Self, off the top of my head), but I’d really like to boil everything down to just one disc.

Here’s the list guide:

Track # - Song Name - Album Name [Artist if album is by a different artist]

Red Hot Chili Peppers Mix CD

  1. The Power of Equality – Blood Sugar Sex Magic
  2. If You Have to Ask – Blood Sugar Sex Magic
  3. Funky Monks – Blood Sugar Sex Magic
  4. Suck My Kiss – Blood Sugar Sex Magic
  5. Mellowship Slinky in B Major – Blood Sugar Sex Magic
  6. Give It Away – Blood Sugar Sex Magic
  7. Apache Rose Peacock – Blood Sugar Sex Magic
  8. Sir Psycho Sexy – Blood Sugar Sex Magic
  9. They’re Red Hot – Blood Sugar Sex Magic
  10. By the Way – By the Way
  11. Can’t Stop – By the Way
  12. Scar Tissue – Californication
  13. Other Side – Californication
  14. Californication – Californication
  15. Love Rollercoaster – Love Rollercoaster
  16. Soul to Squeeze – Soul to Squeeze
  17. Dani California – Stadium Arcadium
  18. Tell Me Baby – Stadium Arcadium

A few notes on the Red Hot Chili Peppers:

  • Blood Sugar Sex Magic was my introduction to the Chili Peppers, and I really don’t like anything before that. Truth be told, I don’t like much after that either except mostly their singles. This was a CD I had to hide from my parents and play with headphones on because of its explicitness. Maybe that’s why I hold it in such high esteem: I was a teenage boy listening songs about sex. Mystery solved!
  • Two songs on here, “Love Rollercoaster” and “Soul to Squeeze,” were made popular via soundtracks, Beavis and Butthead and The Coneheads, in that order. Althouh, the Beavis and Butthead CD was just a random mix of music, I think, and not technically a soundtrack. I don’t know…I never watched the show. I liked a couple of the tracks, though. And I know TONS of people who love “Under the Bridge” and think it’s a beautiful song (my dad, for one), but I think “Soul to Squeeze” is better.
  • I’m including the video for “Soul to Squeeze” because I like the song so much, but the video quality isn’t the best. They’ve got an official release on YouTube, but embedding has been disabled. So this is what you get. I would include “Love Rollercoaster,” too, but I really don’t want to promote anything having to do with Beavis and Butthead. I never liked it, and I have no intention of watching the new show when it’s out.

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