CRC Retro Mix #12
1. Performance - Tones On Tail
2. Planet Earth (Night Mix) - Duran Duran
3. Quiet Life - Japan
4. Exotika - Chris and Cosey
5. It's My Life (Extended Version) - Talk Talk
6. Lips Like Sugar (12" Mix) - Echo & The Bunnymen
7. Love My Way - The Psychedelic Furs
8. Fall (Abstract Gladiators Remix) - Single Gun Theory
9. Spooky (New Order in Heaven Mix) - New Order
10. Hypnotised (Daniel Miller DOA Mix) - Cabaret Voltaire
11. Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend - Pet Shop Boys
12. Get the Balance Right! (Combination Mix) - Depeche Mode
13. Love Glove (Razormaid! Mix) - Visage
14. Transcendental - The Shamen
15. People Get High - Boxcar
Notes and other random things: So, I've been looking at some of the things I can do with my CRC podcast now that I've upgraded to a PRO account. Turns out I can add chapters, which means I'll be able to basically add images and put markers where tracks end and others begin. It's quite time consuming more than it is difficult, so I may start to experiment with that if I can find the time. I tend to think I have a life outside of living in the past here each week, so I'll just have to play it by ear. Maybe I'll back off to a mix every other week and then add all the cool features and whatnot. I mean, I'm just a guy in Charlotte cranking out this podcast each week from his media room, with a cheap mixer and free audio software. I'm not some big production house with a team of world class DJ's or anything like that. It's totally DIY. I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, my upgrade also means you can listen and download CD quality versions of my podcast too. So, I've got that going for me.
Now, as for the music, there's a lead off tune by Tones on Tail, which is 3/4 of the goth band Bauhaus minus one Peter Murphy. The boys went on to form Love and Rockets as well. Chris and Cosey are fragments of an artsy collective called Throbbing Gristle, which was fronted by cross-dressing vocalist Genesis P. Orridge. Their eventual split spawned Coil, Chris and Cosey as well as Psychic TV, whom you might recall from an earlier episode. Daniel Miller, the founder of Mute Records, chipped in a mix of Hypnotised by Sheffield, England's experimental tape loop gurus Cabaret Voltaire. They are revered as one of the early originators of the industrial scene. Here, you'll get to experience them in their much more polished and commercial state from around the turn of the 90s. It's much more pleasing to the ear than their mid-70s audio assaults, though I like a lot of that early stuff too. I tossed in a great b-side of "How Can You Expect to be Taken Seriously?" by the Pet Shop Boys from the 1990 album Behavior. And I added the awesome track "Transcendental" from The Shamen. If you recall, a Razormaid! mix of Omega Amigo appeared on an earlier episode, but that was The Shamen in their prime. This song appeared on their second album In Gorbachev We Trust. Originally a psychedelic rock band, this second effort started to incorporate elements of house and acid styles. It's one of several tracks on the album that really show the band starting to metamorphose into the "Move Any Mountain" guys we know and love. Last but not least, I included a great track by Sydney, Australia's Boxcar. This track is from their hard-to-find second album, the cleverly titled Algorhythm. It's much more house and trance influenced than their previous album Vertigo. Interestingly enough, Vertigo was produced by Robert Racic, who produced for The Severed Heads (see last episode) and Single Gun Theory, whose track "Fall" appears here in remix form.
One last note: There is a slight beat matching issue right at the first mix. It's one of the pitfalls of doing one-take mixes and I really didn't want to re-record the whole episode for a slight discrepancy. Little quirks here and there will have to be considered part of the overall charm of CRC; I'm not perfect...maybe someday, but not now. The silver lining is that it's a CD-quality goof!
Enjoy the weekend, everyone!
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