|The High School Mix Tape|
No, it wouldn't all fit on a TDK, but you get the idea.
In Little Ways
Still one of the best kickoff songs.
|2||Cactus World News|
Shoulda been bigger.
It was a toss up between this and "Death Defying" with the "oooo weee" part.
She Sells Sanctuary
Before being used in commercials, this was the coolest damn thing.
If you don't like the 'Mats, you've got a problem.
|6||The Jesus & Mary Chain|
Just Like Honey
The antithesis of what the Def Leppard crowd was listening to...thank God.
How Soon is Now?
As with a lot of people in the 80's, the Smiths got me through adolescence.
If there was no Wire, there wouldn't be a lot of post-punk. M. Stipe would agree.
Along with the Smiths, the Cure were the soundtrack to high school in many, many ways. I dare you
to enjoy this.
Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have Fallen in Love With?)
Punk still rules.
I had to mail order this cassette as the record store wouldn't stock it. Too controversial.
If you don't like the Ramones, I really have no hope for your soul.
Hey emo kids? Been done before.
Don't Want to Know if You are Lonely
1. Get in car. 2. Put on the Du. Loudly. 3. Freak out the Whitesnake fangirls. 4. Success.
When you're 16 and it's 3am and you're listening to this on headphones, you know exactly how it feels.
|17||Echo & the Bunnymen|
Do It Clean
Looking back, they were completely influential. And you can always tell Mac's voice in seconds.
|18||Love & Rockets|
It Could Be Sunshine
Because "Haunted When the Minutes Drag" was always too long to fit on the cassette.
|19||Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians|
After listening to songs about bass, nuns, loaves of bread, etc, this shimmered out of the speakers;
surprising and wonderful.
|20||Fine Young Cannibals|
Funny How Love Is
The first, self-titled disc is really the only one you need.
I had hair like one of the guys on the cover of Heyday. I also had the paisley shirt.
Much more to After the Snow than "Melt with You."
So. Central Rain
Arguably the best song off of the best R.E.M. album.
New Year's Day
This never fails to remind me how at one point U2 were one of the best bands in the world.
Age of Consent
Danceable post-punk. How can you lose?
|26||Gang of Four|
I Found that Essence Rare
Still as biting and relevant today.
Soul in Isolation
Please, someone, remaster and put together the box set for the Chameleons UK!
You don't need to understand the words to get the Twins.
|29||Siouxsie & the Banshees|
Cities in Dust
Punk icon. Post-punk icon. Still great.
Save it for Later
Not as ska/twin-tone as other songs, but worked wonderfully on mixtapes.
Still the best mix closer ever.