Thursday, 6 August 2009
Bat's 1977 - 1982 Compilation Tape Side 2
It's time for side 2 of the tape and this is the side which introduced me to a few new bands at the time. There are at least 2 tracks that I don't know what they are or who they are by but I'm sure that you clever train spotters will be able to put me right. There is one absolute stinker, I wonder if you can guess which one it is?
The Jonathan Richman track That Summer Feeling isn't on this tape, it would have made the title wrong anyway as it was from 1984, however this means that there is another tape lurking in the wine boxes which musically will be of a similar standard as it was compiled by the same person. Further investigation will proceed this weekend.
The reason that I have used the term compilation tapes as opposed to mix tapes is, as far back as I can remember we always called them compilations, the term mixtape only came into being at the beginning of the nineties and referred to acid house and dance tapes where the songs were actually mixed together. At least that is how I remember it.
Buzzcocks - Promises
Orange Juice - Felicity
Clive Langer And The Boxes - Half As Nice
The Farmer's Boy's - Country Mile
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
The Knack - My Sharona
Angelic Upstarts - England (WTF?)
Squeeze - Is That Love
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Jilted John - Gordon Is A Moron
Souixsie And The Banshees - Christine
Stranglers - Walk On By
The Clash - Spanish Bombs
The Jagz - Back Of My Hand
The Dickies ? - I Like It (not sure it is them but it's the sort of thing they did)