Much to my delight my beaten up old ’93 Toyota Corrina has a tape deck! I’ve always viewed my automobile as a walkman, with additional combustion engine. I periodically make mixtapes for the car following dubious themes such as film music, 80’s Hip Hop, Kabuki/Gamelan/ethnic and dollar bin soul. ‘Dollar bin’ meaning really common $1 records. These mixes are really just a fun way of condensing my abundance of decrepit records down for listening purposes.
I’m pleased to offer one of these older mixtapes for download. This one is of sentimental value to me as it was the sole cassette to survive an unfortunate and rather serious slip-up I had whilst driving in 2008 (read: car crash). The mix is simply “Music From The 1960’s and 70’s”. It was the soundtrack to many a road trip and catalyst for numerous passenger sing-along’s. It’s also quite mellow in nature so makes for good anti-road rage music. I now use Marvin Gayes ‘What’s Going On?’ to quell any anger behind the wheel. It’s hard for the blood to boil whilst ‘Brother, brother, brother, there’s far too many of you dying’ is sung is such a sweet voice!
The mix is mostly pop, with a touch of folk and psych rock. Some of my most beloved songs from that era are in there; Jefferson Airplanes ‘Crown of Creation’, Beach Boys ‘In My Room’ and McDonald & Giles ‘Flight Of The Ibis’. Also Kiwi psychedelic rock bands Human Instinct and Quincy Conserve are featured. Human Instinct do a droll cover (with searing guitar solo) of The Kink’s ‘You Really Got Me’ to great effect!
Please check it out – I hope you enjoy. You might even discover your new favourite ‘old’ band! Also available as a second generation cassette dub.
DOWNLOAD: “Music From The 1960′s & 70′s”