I uploaded a new mix not too long ago. Have you heard it? Give it a try. It’s a roadtrip mix with a slightly darker edge to it.
That darker edge comes not just from the songs, but from the samples I picked to wiggle around in between songs.
So let’s begin at the beginning.
The mix starts out with the opening fan fair from an American International Pictures movie. I wanted to keep the intro short. The last mix’s intro seemed to last through the first several songs. I liked that, but wanted this to be different.
I mixed together bits from Blues Brothers (“We’re on a mission from God”) and Faster Pussycat Kill Kill (“Let’s use the backdoor”). Over all of it is the opening to the Ramones’ “Rock and Roll Radio.” I think I threw in a few other radio samples as well.
Song: The Sonics – Have Love Will Travel
Song: Sparks – With All My Might
- During song: Dialog about hitchhiking comes from It Happened One Night
Song: Pink Floyd – The Gold, It’s In The…
-”Why don’t you say some righteous for a change…” from Oddball
Song: Naomi Smith – I’ll Take the Long Road
-”You won’t find it down there, Columbus!” from Faster Pussycat Kill Kill
Song: Martial Canterel – Windscreen
-Sample of train sounds taken from an old railroad sound effects record
-”You can’t beat the desert” from Vanishing Point
Song: Death – Where Do We Go From Here?
–During song: Most quotes are from High School Hellcats, but a couple obvious ones are from Faster Pussycat Kill Kill. “Don’t panic” is from Young and Dangerous. Car noises are from Gun Crazy
Song: Beach Boys – Long Promised Road
-There’s a collage of samples following. Most are from a weird little short about Utah, Desert Empire, while some are from a filmstrip for Mormons called “Man’s Search for Meaning.”
Song: Carter Family – River of Jordan
-”You must first understand your beginnings…” is from the filmstrip “Man’s Search for Meaning.”
-The next few samples are interesting. The ones that sound like a vocorder come from a Speak & Spell. The first ones you here are ones that I added. The words are: child, mother, terror, plague, scissors, heaven, butcher, believe.
This is overcut by what sounds like some crappy 3M documentary from the 70s. I’m not sure where it actually comes from, but it was in OMD’s “Genetic Engineering” from the start. I didn’t add these.
I also didn’t add the Speak & Spell bits during the OMD song. Those were originally there. The words used are: baby, mother, pastor, earth, preacher, judgement, butcher, engineer.
What happened was that I found audio files to a Speak & Spell emulator and tried to gather all the words used in the OMD song. I could only get about half of them, and so I added my own. I think both work quite well.
Song: OMD – Genetic Engineering
-Most of the clips that follow are from the Jonestown Massacre. The collage ends with Desert Empire
Song: Lost in the Trees – Walk Around the Lake
Song: Bruce Springsteen – Promised Land
-”Do you know that you’ve haunted me….” from They Died with their Boots On.
Song: Big Audio Dynamite – Rewind
-All samples during the song are native to the song, except “All white men are thieves,” which is from Winchester ’73, and the talk about a regiment, which is from They Died with their Boots On.
Song: Handsome Family – Loneliness of Magnets
-”That’s how come I don’t drive, see,” is from Repo Man.
Song: John Foxx – No One’s Driving
-Quotes during song are from JG Ballard’s Crash.
-Chimes leading into Anthrax are from Pink Floyd’s “Time.” There’s also some ticking from Anthrax’s “Persistence of Time” in there somewhere.
Song: Anthrax – Got the Time
-All quotes during song are from Faster Pussycat Kill Kill
-Song at the end is from Pink Floyd’s “Fearless.” It’s a recording of “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Song: Budgie – We are All the Sea
-Quotes during are from the weird and fun little movie Baby Doll
-The entire ending is ripped off from the ending of Baby Doll. I messed with the sound a bit (obviously), but that’s pretty much the whole thing. It’s a nasty way to end a mix, but this isn’t your typical mix.
And that’s pretty much it.
If you’ve got any questions, do let me know.