Mix Tape

(awesome mix-tape picture found here)

A couple of people commented on my anniversary post about the beauty of mix tapes, and Dad Who Writes even requested to know what might be on some of the ones that Ted made me back in the day.  So I dug out what’s left of our tape collection, then sorted through to find any that might still have their cases intact.  I found just a few.  There are a lot of tapes, but many are unmarked, and we no longer have a tape deck.  Not even in our cars.  OK, I think I still have a walkman somewhere, which I kept JUST in case I wanted to listen to one of these tapes someday.  Smart girl.  (Actually, Ted just told me we still have a decent tape deck, it’s just not hooked up to anything.  I wish we had one in the car.)  I might give them a listen sometime soon.  I guess I could even get really motivated and make playlists on iTunes that match the songs…hmmm.

Ted and his brother both work (and worked) in radio, and used to make money as mobile DJs at weddings (his brother still does, if anyone ever needs an awesome DJ in the Bay Area), so they had a great collection of LPs and CDs.  So his tapes usually rocked.  This is one of my favorites.  At least, I think so.  I can’t tell with the ones that don’t have cases anymore, because the track listings went with the cases.

Anyway, here’s the track listing.  No year on the tape, so I don’t know WHEN he made it.  It had to be between ’87 and sometime in the early ’90s…we moved in together in ’90, and we still made each other a few tapes, but the majority were when we were ‘wooing’ each other…

Side One

  1. “Blind” ~ Talking Heads
  2. “2 Much Blood” ~ Rolling Stones
  3. “The Night You Murdered Love” ~ ABC
  4. “Just Around the Corner” ~ Cock Robin
  5. “Heaven Knows” ~ Robert Plant
  6. “Rev it Up” ~ Jerry Harrison
  7. “It’s the End of the World” ~ R.E.M.
  8. “Light of the Moon” ~ Pretenders
  9. “I Need You” ~ Paul Carrak
  10. “Jokerman” ~ Bob Dylan
  11. “Jockey Full of Bourbon” ~ Tom Waits

Side Two

  1. “We Close Our Eyes” ~ Oingo Boingo
  2. “Silver” ~ Echo and the Bunnymen
  3. “Burn For You” ~ INXS
  4. “Brand New Cadillac” ~ The Clash
  5. “Mandinka” ~ Sinead O’Connor
  6. “One Small Day” ~ Ultravox
  7. “Second Hand Love” ~ Pete Townshend
  8. “Don’t Stand So Close to Me ’86” ~ The Police
  9. “Peace Train” ~ 10,000 Maniacs
  10. “Skin Deep” ~ The Stranglers
  11. “Hit that Perfect Beat” ~ Bronski Beat
  12. “Under Pressure” ~ Queen w/ David Bowie

I know, awesome, right?  If I could, I’d mix up a tape for you to actually listen to, because it’s a really good one.

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5 thoughts on “Mix Tape

  1. I love this play list It reminds me of when Z-D was right out of law school and we were buying our first home. No money to spare, but lots of tunes on the radio.

    Back then we drove a Honda CRX which had 2 doors, no backseat. When older relatives or friends were with us I’d spend the trip laying in the nonexistent backseat/hatch listening to this sort of music. What a goofy memory!

    Glad your anniversary was good. Maybe not perfect, but good, nonetheless.

  2. Wow! I had a CRX-Si from 1989 to 1994. Loved that car, and loved it even more ’cause I upgraded the speakers to something with some heft. And yeah, those mix tapes sounded pretty great driving in that car. 🙂

  3. That is pretty awesome!(What would you choose now, Ted?) I’ve actually been re-listening to the Queen catalogue via Spotify for the first time in years and years – decades, actually – and Under Pressure is still astounding. I was even inspired to do supermum a Spotify playlist of Springsteen songs about (and for) women. She doesn’t have a Spotify account and doesn’t actually like Bruce that much come to think of it, but its the thought that counts…

  4. Turns out I can use my computer speakers with my walkman! Yay! Sadly enough, the tape in this case doesn’t have these songs, so it doesn’t match. That’s OK, I’m enjoying this mix tape. 🙂

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