Thursday, July 24, 2014

Volume 6

Longtime, no blog. In honour of my last hometown show playing with Grim Fandango, I feel like doing some nerdy shit and posting a bunch of songs that have definitely influenced my bass playing in Grim, some obvious, some not so. Hope you get a kick out of these.

Gang Of Four - Not Great Men: You don't need a lot of notes to play a tight, catchy as fuck groove.

The Clash - Magnificent Seven: More rad funk-punk from one of the greatest punk bassists Paul Simonon.

Ramones - Judy Is A Punk : Dee Dee is my hero. Downstrokes baby.

Minutemen - Glory Of Man: Mike Watt is pretty much the only bassist that makes me wanna play with my fingers, I still probably never will.

Descendents - Myage: Learning Descendents basslines was one of my favourite hobbies in my late teens and they've stuck with me ever since.

New Order - Age Of Consent: The lead guitar riffs in this song are basically the bass riffs I use in 50% of our songs.

Duran Duran - The Reflex: The other 50% are Duran Duran basslines.

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk: John Mcvie is another big one for me. Dude always knows the perfect part to play and when to just chill and let all the other awesome members of the mac do their thing.

Nomeansno - Rags And Bones: 70s funk bassline played with 80s hardcore abandon, one of my go to sound check riffs.

The Stooges - Dirt: Another soundcheck fave of mine. I love when Robin starts playing along and we lock in and he doesn't even realise he's playing a Stooges song.

Dillinger Four - Let Them Eat Thomas Paine: Paddy just makes me wanna punk the fuck out.

Rage Against The Machine - Bombtrack: Rage were one of the first bands that taught me the bass is just as important as guitar. Mad groove.

Dead Kennedys - Let's Lynch The Landlord: Classic punk basslines. Dead Kennedys taught me how to play fast.

Stevie Wonder - I Wish: The perfect funk bassline.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Volume 5

Pre-tour tape 'n' shake, new stuff, old stuff, all rad, all the time. Tell someone you don't know that they rock, keep sweepin' portugese millipedes.

01. The Front Bottoms - Maps
02. 3Ds - Outer Space
03. Vitreous Humor - Why Are You So Mean To Me?
04. Milhouse - Holiday
05. Traveling - Future Ghost
06. Little Cuts - Plastic Disaster
07. La Sera - I Can't Keep You In My Mind
08. Bomb The Music Industry! - A Shine To It
09. Wavelets - Bad Scene, Jawbreaker's Fault
10. Pitchfork - Burn Pigs Burn
11. The Supersuckers - Clueless
12. Lipstick Homicide - Bite My Tongue
13. High Dive - Tennessee
14. Cigaretteman - Fade Away
15. Seaweed - Defender
16. Cursive - The Cat And Mouse
17. Q & Not U - And The Washington Monument (Blinks) Goodnight

Friday, January 27, 2012

Volume 4

In the fear of mediafire being shutdown, a brand new tape 'n' shake. Someday, somehow there'll be milkshakes here... like maybe recipes named after bands or something, errr... Have fun, stay teenage.

01. The Smith Street Band - Public Transport
02. Spoonboy - Actions And Words
03. Bad Banana - Pretty Like A Girl
04. Candy Hearts - What I Want
05. Royal Headache - Back And Forth
06. Angry Samoans - Lights Out
07. Government Issue - World Caved In
08. Butthole Surfers - Goofy's Concern
09. fIREHOSE - Blaze
10. Gang Of Four - Not Great Men
11. Transit - Asleep At The Wheel
12. Dag Nasty - When I Move
13. Beat Happening - Down At The Sea
14. Cub - Cast A Shadow (Beat Happening Cover)
15. Jane Vs. World - B-Grade Lisa Loeb
16. Veronica Falls - Stephen
17. Dirt Bike Annie - Two Ton Wait
18. Seapony - Go Away
19. Busy Signals - Matter Of Time

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Volume 3

The perfect soundtrack for being in your late twenties and smoking cones alone in your parents basement. Have fun, pass out more often. R.I.P. 7 Lawley Crescent.

01. Burning Airlines - Outside The Aviary
02. Tigers Jaw - Heat
03. Treepeople - Liquid Boy
04. The Brakes - Hold Me In The River
05. Allo Darlin' - Woody Allen
06. Caitlin Rose - Shanghai Cigarettes
07. Teenage Fanclub - Sparky's Dream
08. The Lefetovers - Telephone Operator
09. Scared Of Chaka - All My Friends Are Ghosts
10. Male Bonding - Crooked Scene
11. Reigning Sound - Call Me
12. Sundials - 47 Million
13. That Dog - He's Kissing Christian
14. Liz Phair - Divorce Song
15. Mirah - Recommendation
16. Beat Happening - Indian Summer
17. The Mekons - Chivalry

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Volume 2

Another 20 tracks of pop gold from the Radio Burgs vault. Well overdue I'm sure, but does anyone but Cantoni care? Have fun, get dumb.

01. The Smugglers w/ Rose Melberg - Rosie
02. The Fastbacks - Someone Else's Room
03. The Bananas - My Style Is Banana Style
04. Cloud Nothings - I Know (You're All Done With Me)
05. White Wires - Outta My Mind
06. X - Under The Big Black Sun
07. The Exploding Hearts - Rumours In Town
08. Rocket From The Crypt - Boychucker
09. Le Shok - Do The Dramatic
10. Ramones - Warthog
11. Dickies - Banana Splits
12. O'Death - A Light That Does Not Dim
13. The Long Ryders - Final Wild Son
14. Walking Concert - Audrey
15. Free Energy - Psychic Lightning
16. The Mr. T Experience - Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba
17. Gumball - Here It Comes Again
18. Cheap Girls - Brand New Hairstyle (Smoking Popes)
19. Teen Idols - Let's Make Noise
20. The Wonder Years - Dynamite Shovel

Monday, October 25, 2010

Volume 1

Alright! Here's my very first mix for you. I'm gonna try keep each one rougly 45 minutes, like one side of a tape ya know ? Have fun, stay high.

01. Matty Pop Chart - Jimmy Jam
02. Alex Kerns - Clamor On
03. Weed Hounds - Save Me From My Lethargy
04. Blake Babies - Girl In A Box
05. Apples In Stereo - Do You Understand?
06. Tullycraft - Pop Songs Your New Boyfriend's Too Stupid To Know About
07. The Mice - Bye Bye Kitty Kat
08. Wil Wagner & Friends - Bicycles, Muscles, Cigarettes
09. Delay - Hairband
10. Failures Union - Young Offenders
11. Kind Of Like Spitting - Yes You're Busted
12. Husker Du - Pink Turns To Blue
13. Perfect - Making Of An Asshole
14. Pinhead Gunpowder - 2nd Street
15. The Queers - Love Love Love
16. P.S. Eliot - Tonight

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