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Mix tapes* are practically as unique as fingerprints to the individuals who make them. For curiosity’s sake, we here at Metroland polled a handful of members of the local music community to find out what songs would make it to their ideal mix tapes. See the mix-tape graphics on this page and throughout the rest of the Local Music issue to see their answers.

Michael Campion, singer-songwriter, DJ

“Welcome to Jamrock” by Damian Marley
“Tive Razão” by Seu Jorge
Reserved for any song from Paddy Kilrain’s next album
“Aganju” by Bebel Gilberto
“King Without a Crown” by Matisyahu

John Brodeur, singer-songwriter, music critic, Metroland

“Beetles” by Aphex Twin
“God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys
“My Fault” by Eminem
“Fight Test” by the Flaming Lips
“Penpals” by Sloan


Jeb Colwell, Hector on Stilts

“Curious Sound” by Jets & Snakes
“2002” by Bob Schneider
“Para No Olvidar” by Los Rodriguez
“Earth Ship” by Up With People
“No Me Gusta” by the Down With People Chorus

Mandy Beck, singer, Honeycreeper

“Rock the Casbah” by the Clash
“Mary Mary” by RUN-DMC
“Kiss” by Prince
“Time Bomb” by Rancid
“Roxanne” by the Police

Devon Murray, booking, Northern Lights

“Your Ex-Lover is Dead” by Stars
“Driveway to Driveway” by Superchunk
“Pale Blue Eyes” by the Velvet Underground
“Anyone Can Play Guitar” by Radiohead
“Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division

Mitch Elrod, singer-guitarist, CountrySoulHouse

“Click Clack” by Captain Beefheart
“Joy” by John Maclaughlin/Shakti
“Sivad” by Miles Davis
“Buck Nekkid” by ZZ Top
“Hejira” by Joni Mitchell

Brian Patneaude, jazz saxophonist

“Behind the Yashmak” by E.S.T.
“Pools” by Steps Ahead
“Insomnia Town” by Jesse Chandler
“Icefall” by Chris Cheek
“Midnight Voyage” by Michael Brecker

Mike Trash, singer-guitarist, the Erotics

“Under My Wheels” by Alice Cooper
“Touch Too Much” by AC/DC
“Jailbreak” by Thin Lizzy
“Piece Of Your Action” by Mötley Crüe
“Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” by Elton John

Dan Goodspeed, proprietor, rkstar.com

“Underground” by Ben Folds Five
“Thank You” by Monkey Gone Mad
“Ellen Burstyn” by Paddy Kilrain
“Carolyn” by Zox
“The Dog Song” by Nellie McKay

Bill Ketzer, music critic, Metroland; drummer, Second Hand Smoke

“The Writ” by Black Sabbath
“Full Force Gale” by Elvis Costello
“Ballad of Dwight Fry” by Alice Cooper
“Echoes” by Pink Floyd
“At War With Satan” by Venom

Erik Hage, music critic, Metroland

“Sugarcube” by Yo La Tengo
“In Between Days” by the Cure
“I’m Only Sleeping” by the Beatles
“You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” by Dusty Springfield
“University Boulevard” by Los Straitjackets

Matt Durfee, singer-songwriter

“Making Amends” by G. Love & Special Sauce
“Summertime Rolls” by Jane’s Addiction
“Martha My Dear” by the Beatles
“Ballad of a Thin Man” by Bob Dylan
“Jesus on the Radio” by Guster

Jason Stephen Murphy, iEAR

“Sugar on My Tongue” by Talking Heads
“The London Suite” by Fats Waller
“I Believe” by My Bloody Valentine
“A National Acrobat” by Black Sabbath
“Kitchen” by the Lemonheads

Ted Etoll, owner, Step Up Presents

“Riders on the Storm” by the Doors
“Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” by Black Sabbath
“Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix
“Dreams” by the Allman Brothers
“London Calling” by the Clash

Chad Foster, the Sofakingz

“Spacegrass” by Clutch
“Snot” by Snot
“Man of Constant Sorrow” by the Soggy Bottom Boys
“Sweet Sixteen” B.B. King
“Forty-six & 2” by Tool

*Note to readers under 16: a cassette tape (n) is a plastic cartridge containing magnetic tape with the tape passing from one reel to another; used to play music and other audio morsels in cassette players. In heavy rotation from the late 1960s to the late 1990s, mix tapes were the precursor to mix CDs.


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