Evil heat is running through me: File under "C" for "Rawk"

Artist Song Buy
Hnsker Dn  Something I Learned Today  buy on itunes
New Bomb Turks  Born Toulouse-Lautrec  buy on itunes
The Mummies  That Girl (Tribute to Shane White)  buy on itunes
Boris  Woman on the Screen  buy on itunes
The Birthday Party  Sonny's Burning  buy on itunes
The Stooges  T.V. Eye  buy on itunes
Prisonshake  Carthage Burns!  buy on itunes
Didjits  Max Wedge  buy on itunes
Mot÷rhead  Ace of Spades  buy on itunes
Slayer  Angel of Death  buy on itunes
Minor Threat  Out of Step (with the world)  buy on itunes
Mudhoney  Touch Me I'm Sick  buy on itunes
High Rise  Mira  buy on itunes
The White Stripes  Red Death at 6:14  buy on itunes
Superchunk  Slack Motherfucker  buy on itunes
Black Flag  Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie [Keith Morris vocal]  buy on itunes
Bad Brains  Pay to Cum  buy on itunes
Guitar Wolf  Invader Ace  buy on itunes
Big Black  Kerosene  buy on itunes
Venetian Snares  Winnipeg is a Frozen Shithole  buy on itunes
Black Sabbath  Supernaut  buy on itunes
Ministry feat. Gibby Haynes  Jesus Built My Hotrod  buy on itunes
Misfits  Bullet  buy on itunes
The Beatles  Helter Skelter [mono with stereo ending]  buy on itunes

Comment:

THIS MIX SHOULD BE PLAYED LOUD.So a fellow music-geek co-worker asked me to list my top 10 "hardest rockin'" songs (something that I'd never thought about before)... which led me to ponder just how broad the definition of "hard rockin'" could be... which then led to this mix: all rave-ups of one stripe or another. Perfect for leaping around one's living room, I'd say... not that I'd know anything about that *personally*. ;-) Thanks to Salman, lo-fi jr and the 'Queen for their suggestions. Title by Nick Cave.Note: This mix was revised on 12/8/07. In this revision, the Stooges, White Stripes and Guitar Wolf tracks were added; the Replacements' "Kids Don't Follow," Nirvana's "Breed" and Led Zeppelin's live 1971 BBC version of "Immigrant Song" were deleted; Husker Du was moved from track 3 to track 1; Black Flag was moved from track 4 to its current position; and the Misfits' "Astro Zombies" was replaced with "Bullet" and re-located from track 13 to track 23.I had also previously asked in this section the question "What do you think my #1 hard-rockin' hit is?" earlier, hence the guesses in the "Feedback" section below and SwankQueen produced the correct answer *without* help from me. :-)

Feedback:

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anthony lombardi
Date: 12/4/2007
this looks fuckin' BAD ASS, rob - really glad to see that nirvana track here, & i'd have to guess that the fab four track would be your number one.
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doowad
Date: 12/5/2007
I've got blisters on my eardrums just thinking through this mix in my brain.
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 12/5/2007
Wow! Superchunk, Big Black, Misfits...too many great picks to list. Awesome.
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ofthaltned
Date: 12/5/2007
You sure know how to rock, Rob. I think the Hnskers-Boris stretch might be my favourite here, but the whole mix looks like it might just be worth rocking out to for near 80 minutes straight (something I very rarely do usually, as an attentive listener to my mixes may have been able to guess).
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 12/5/2007
Yowza! Hard rockin' tonight! 3,5,9,21,23 and 24 are personal favs.
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MarkSmith
Date: 12/5/2007
guessing... Superchunk or the Huskers

as for the mix, reminds me of good old times
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KathrynandRupert
Date: 12/5/2007
Motorhead, isn't it everyone's hard rockin' hit? My ears hurt just reading this. No.18 is my favourite.
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hemizen
Date: 12/5/2007
Didn't need any coffee to start my heart beating this morning after glancing at this.
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sammyg123
Date: 12/5/2007
Man Alive. Some hard hitting stuff here.. Does anyone want to guess which of these was my #1 "hard-rockin'" hit? Is Helter Skelter too obvious? Seen as it's on your 3rd favourite album.. Failing that, I think it may be the Black Flag..
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Sean Lally
Date: 12/5/2007
Black Flag always gets the volume in my car. Or Mudhoney. Or that Husker song. Or, you know, Nick Drake.
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Jenergy
Date: 12/5/2007
God I love that Bad Brains song. This rocks with total hardness babe. You're such a badass!
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Salman1
Date: 12/5/2007
This rocks my socks. Great Mudhoney and Nirvana picks and great punk rock selections. I'd probably pick the exact same ones.
\m/
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Rob Conroy
Date: 12/5/2007
Hey there, folks. Thanks for the love. While I'm not in the habit of putting feedback on my own mixes (I usually address stuff via e-mail, as many of you know), I'll make an exception here to let you know that the "favorite" in question isn't necessarily my favorite *song* on the mix from a songwriting perspective, but rather the one that I think is the coolest song that rocks the hardest. As such, the Beatles track is not the correct answer (believe it or not, I didn't even think of it until Salman mentioned it in an e-mail). Nor are the Motorhead, Black Flag, Superchunk or Huskers picks, although all of them are ranked higher than the Beatles song on the list.
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Pop Kulcher
Date: 12/5/2007
Cool mix. Of course, we all have different definitions of (or preferences for) "hard rockin' songs." You're much more forgiving of metal and harder-edged rock; I lean more towards the punkish side (preferably with a touch of pop), so my like-minded mix would look considerably different.
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lo-fi jr.
Date: 12/5/2007
No argument on most of your picks (can't say I share your love of the Venetian Snares, but I'm willing to give it a shot). Whole lotta love for the Birthday Party and High Rise, but no Stooges?
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Moe
Date: 12/5/2007
A "hardest rockin'" mix without anything by Bread or David Gates!? You should be ashamed of yourself. That ommission aside, this does look pretty rockin' -- with some ace tracks form Superchunks, Husker Du, the Reps and the Fab Four. I'll guess Ministry as your number #1, but it pales in comparison to "Baby I'm-A Want You."
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samzets
Date: 12/5/2007
Stand up and shout!!! Thanks for the Rawk. From my hard rock / metal background I greatly appreciate the punk, alt., indie stuff, but NOTHING is greater than Motorhead's Ace of Spades next to Slayer's Angel of Death.

Thanks for not using the horrible motley crue version of helter skelter (how did those losers rewrite history to become "the Who" of 80's hair metal).
Favs are 9,10, 19 - 24.
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Vlad the Accountant
Date: 12/5/2007
Wow! Great Misfits tune, same goes for the rest of the punk selections. And of course, Motorhead, Slayer, Ministry, Nirvana, Sabbath....pretty much the whole heap of heaviness.
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KathrynandRupert
Date: 12/5/2007
It's Kerosene. That's your hard rocker. I listened to that 3 consecutive times and set fire to Windsor Castle. Roast royalty, that's my recipe for equality. Rock out.
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Skipper Bartlett
Date: 12/6/2007
This is pretty wild, Rob. I love it.
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French Connection
Date: 12/6/2007
K&R Vive La Revolution! I actually don't know much here, what no full on Neil Young & Crazy Horse?
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SwankQueen
Date: 12/6/2007
Your #1 HAS TO BE Minor Threat, cos it's what you're known for, in my mind.
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Barrydali
Date: 12/8/2007
Not fair Conroy! That's cheating Swanky. Anyway I would have guessed differently so bleh ;) Brilliant brilliant brilliant collection of songs and a worthwhile excercise. MotW for me.
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anthony lombardi
Date: 12/8/2007
congrats on MOTW, rob - very wise choice, barry, & very much deserved.
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alma cogan
Date: 12/9/2007
Rockin' Rob in the groove
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bufo alvarius
Date: 12/9/2007
Jeebus, Rob, this looks fucking amazing. Late to the party on this one, due to computer malfunctions and general business, but you know I love this kinda shit. Great, great stuff.
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bufo alvarius
Date: 12/9/2007
Oh shit, congrats on a much-deserved MOTW. So many favorites on here for me.
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SnareRushJunkie
Date: 12/9/2007
Wow, this looks sweet. Never imagined I'd see Venetian Snares into Sabbath, but it works. So very many good bands on here, and a great choice from Boris. "Something I Learned Today" is the perfect way to kick this off. Amazing job all around.
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sammyg123
Date: 12/9/2007
Many congrats Rob. You Rock!
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arktical
Date: 12/10/2007
Congrats on the MOTW honours, they are much deserved.
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G-Sphere
Date: 12/10/2007
Wow... and congrats too.
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lo-fi jr.
Date: 12/10/2007
I've been blamed for being an enabler before, but not with results like this. Congrats on the MotW nod.
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Sister ZoT Jarvis
Date: 12/11/2007
Well balanced mix...and MotW?
Congrats!
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 12/11/2007
I finally got a chance to listen to this ... Holy Crap!
Congrats on MOTW.
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Bytor Peltor
Date: 12/12/2007
Replace the Slayer track with Venom's, "Die Hard" and you have yourself a kick azz mix : )

4 star w/out the Venom track!
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Darth Pazuzu
Date: 12/12/2007
I'm familiar with quite a few songs on this disc (Stooges, Motorhead, Mudhoney, Sabbath and Ministry), and when it cames to the hard stuff, I think you've got really good taste! (Although I am rather disappointed that you deleted the Led Zep and Nirvana tracks! :-()
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DJ Usurp
Date: 12/14/2007
Impressive.
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Bear
Date: 12/16/2007
BADASS
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theHornet
Date: 12/16/2007
it's too bad to see "breed" gone, but "bullet" definitely does rock harder than "astro zombies". these all rock pretty hard
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aidanjayewalker
Date: 12/21/2007
Total crap.

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