It’s IRON DJ time again! Which means that a bunch of people are going to upload themed mixes and try to compete with me! Unfortunately for them, not only do I have unbeatable taste in music, but this time around I even have the IRON DJ theme going for me: GRADUATION YEAR.
The idea is to put together a mix where the theme is the year you graduated high school. I graduated in 1988, and there was so much good music made that year that I could have made 3 mixes that would blow your mind.
But instead I made this one. It’s semi-autobiographical, in that for the most part, the songs are played in the order in which I discovered them. Not all of this is music I’d have listened to back in 1988, but it’s all great. I hope you dig the mix, and whether you do or not, leave me some feedback in the comments please!
1. Danzig – Mother
2. INXS – Devil Inside
3. Living Colour – Desperate People
4. The Church – Reptile
5. Dead Milkmen – Stuart
6. They Might Be Giants – Ana Ng
7. The Pursuit Of Happiness – I’m An Adult Now
8. Bad Religion – What Can You Do?
9. Fishbone – Bonin’ In The Boneyard
10. Jane’s Addiction – Mountain Song
11. Pixies – Gigantic
12. Fugazi – Give Me The Cure
13. Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane
14. The Pogues – Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six
15. The Waterboys – World Party
16. Dinosaur Jr. – Freak Scene
17. Sonic Youth – Teen Age Riot
18. Galaxie 500 – Temperature’s Rising
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It had to happen, as it does just about everywhere this time of year: a year-in-review show. I’ve been through several iterations of this mix with a few different approaches to get to here. It’s been difficult. I thought about highlighting music that I discovered this year, not necessarily stuff that came out this year, but anything I discovered you’ve heard in the previous episodes. We also got in about another 43 shows of Radio Gen1us this year, which is huge.
So I decided to highlight songs you’ve not heard (probably) on albums that came out this year:
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First off, thanks to all you listeners and subscribers for a record week of people checking us out.
Have you ever had a love that was lost in the annals of time and space, only to have that voice echo across the room in a pitch of serendipity that took you back to a time and place where you felt completely vulnerable? This mix is not about that. It’s just a collection of tunes that I’m listening to this week.
- Rock and Roll – The Velvet Underground
- I Wanna Be Your Dog – Uncle Tupelo
- If She Wants Me – Belle & Sebastian
- I Wanna Be Adored – The Stone Roses
- My Favourite Book – Stars
- Gravity Rides Everything – Modest Mouse
- Triops Has Three Eyes – They Might Be Giants
- They Are Night Zombies!! – Sufjan Stevens
- If You’re Into It – Flight of the Conchords
- Section 32: The Championship – The Polyphonic Spree
- Black Like Me – Spoon
- Alex Chilton – The Replacements
- The Wrath of Marcie – The Go! Team
- The Wild Sea – The Aquabats
- D.A.N.C.E. (with Spank Rock and Mos Def) – Justice
- Smash Your Head – Girl Talk
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Staff of Life: A multi-course, culinary delight in time for the holidays, with ingredients from They Might Be Giants, Squeeze, Burning Spear, Cameo, Spearhead, Wesley Willis, George Carlin, AC/DC, Covenant, Howlin’ Wolf, Bob Marley, Steve Martin, Shenandoah, The Newbeats, The Hudu Gurus, The Proclaimers, The Pet Shop Boys, ZZ Top, Murphy’s Law, The National Lampoon, Jimmy Buffett, and Frank Zappa. Keep your elbows off the table. ( kevindreed[at]gmail[dot]com)