Sunday, August 22, 2010

Echo & The Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar 12" - 1987

Just this last week a friend gave me a small sack of records. They are all from the 80's and most of them are 12" singles. I have promptly started digitizing them to share. This is the first record from the collection which I'll post over the coming months. Many of these records are from pretty established bands like Echo or New Order or Morrissey or Depeche Mode, so I don't think I'm going to be sharing anything new that a die hard fan hasn't already collected from some other source. However, I do think on of the cool aspects will be the artwork, which may not be so readily available.

"Lips Like Sugar" is one of my favorite songs by Echo & The Bunnymen. On a side note I just have to say I find bands with "and" or "&" in their name to be annoying in this day of itunes. I hate having to keep track of whether I use the "&" sign of the word "and". It seems like I'm always fixing file names in bands like "Echo & The Bunnymen" and "The Jesus & Mary Chain".

This record is great because of the mixes. The 12" mix and the single mix are nice additions to the library. It is also nice to have a dub version of a song. Maybe I'll find a good use for that in some mash-up someday. "Rollercoaster" is a pretty good track as well. It really rocks and reminds me of some of the earlier Bunnymen work, kind of rough around the edges.


01 Lips Like Sugar (12" Mix).m4a
02 Rollercoaster.m4a
03 Lips Like Sugar (Dub).m4a
04 Lips Like Sugar (Single Mix).m4a

Echo & The Bunnymen - Lips Like Sure 12".zip

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Count Dracula Tussle

I have another original experiment to share today. I actually did this Saturday, but have only now gotten around to posting it. Similar to the previous post this is a track I did in garage band playing with samples. This one's got Boris Karloff, some screaming women and an evil laugh over a few music tracks. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. It is just one more step forward with me learning how to make things with Garage Band. Let me know what you think.

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Merry Night Of Halloween

This week I started work on the 2010 Halloween mix. I was stringing songs together and layer things and generally having some fun. Then I got really into one track. I did more playing with samples than I have ever done before and I'm quite excited about the end result. I find a few of the samples are quite hooky and are stuck in my head. I think that is a good sign. So I decided that I didn't want to wait until October to share this track and so I'm sharing it now.

The track consists of samples of William Conrad reading a poem, "The Merry Night Of Halloween" laid over the instrumental track of "Lookie Looky" by D.C. Don Juan. Give it a listen and let me know what you think.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Run DMC - Walk This Way - 1986

Who can ever forget how big a deal this was not only for hip hop, but for Aerosmith. I do. I loved the video and I loved the idea of mixing classic rock with hip hop. Rick Ruben really was onto something there. So put on your favorite Adidas and strap some scarves to you microphone stand and sing along.

01 Walk This Way.mp3
02 Walk This Way (Instrumental).mp3