Compilation Cassettes

Source:  Compilation Cassettes    Tag:  xray cassettes
Compilation cassettes or Mix Tapes have been the subject of a lot of writing on the interwebthingy and also featured heavily in the Nick Hornby book "High Fidelity".

When I was a great deal younger I used to spend a lot of time making up compilation tapes. Transferring music from vinyl onto cassette was a time consuming business, especially trying to get the music to start just right, without too big a gap, and without the sound of the stylus coming down on the record. A tape compiler had to develop a very close relationship with the pause button on his cassette deck as this was the key to the whole enterprise.

I mainly used to make up these tapes for taking away on holidays, to get a variety of music without taking three large sacks of tapes!

I recently came across my old tapes (never played now) in the garage and thought it would only be fitting to preserve them for posterity on here. You will be able to tell by the contents roughly how old these tapes are. Another good game is to try and spot the tracks that have crept into the compilations with the express purpose of keeping my better half happy.



Compilation #1 : Cut Price Goods and Special Offers

Side 1

  • Love You More - Buzzcocks
  • Complete Control - The Clash
  • David Watts - The Jam
  • Heart Of The City - Nick Lowe
  • Picture This - Blondie
  • Sweden - The Stranglers
  • Satisfy My Soul - Bob Marley
  • You're More Than Fair - Ian Dury
  • Identity - X-ray Spex
  • Rat Trap - The Boomtown Rats
  • Heartbreaker - The Rolling Stones
  • Editions Of You - Roxy Music
  • Hey Joe - Patti Smith
  • Elvis And His Boss - The Residents
  • All Around The World - The Jam
  • White Man In Hammersmith Palais - The Clash
  • Less Than Zero - Elvis Costello
  • Gobbing On Life - Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias
  • Slaughter On 10th Avenue - Mick Ronson

Side 2

  • Don't Care - The Boys
  • Hang On To Yourself - David Bowie
  • Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue - Ramones
  • Shock Me - Kiss
  • Mongoloid - Devo
  • In The Flesh - Blondie
  • I'm Still Waiting - Diana Ross
  • My Way - Sex Pistols
  • Orgasm Addict - Buzzcocks
  • Break It Up - Patti Smith
  • Boy From New York City - Darts
  • Miss You - The Rolling Stones
  • She's So Modern - The Boomtown Rats
  • Rich Kids - The Rich Kids
  • Fast Cars - Buzzcocks
  • Do Anything You Wanna Do - Eddie and the Hotrods
  • Angels With Dirty Faces - Sham 69
  • In The Street Today - The Jam
  • Tank - The Stranglers
  • I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea - Elvis Costello
  • Whole Wide World - Wreckless Eric
  • Kill - Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias
  • I'll Be Waiting - Santana

I have updated this compilation into a playlist at finetune , I managed to include most of the tracks from the original tape and had to add some others to meet the minimum track requirement. Enjoy.