LSflip

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Member Since: 11/1/2001
Total Mixes: 39
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Other Mixes By LSflip

Playlist | Alternative - Indie Rock
Playlist | Alternative - Indie Rock
Playlist | Alternative - Indie Rock
Playlist | Alternative - Indie Rock
Playlist | Pop

That'll Be The Day That I Die

Artist Song Buy
Don McLean  American Pie  buy on itunes
Buddy Holly  Rave On  buy on itunes
Ritchie Valens  Come on, Let's Go  buy on itunes
Ritchie Valens  Donna  buy on itunes
The Big Bopper  Chantilly Lace  buy on itunes
Buddy Holly  That'll Be the Day  buy on itunes
The Monotones  The Book of Love  buy on itunes
The Lovin' Spoonful  Do You Believe in Magic  buy on itunes
Danny and the Juniors  At the Hop  buy on itunes
Fats Domino  Ain't That A Shame  buy on itunes
Marty Robbins  A White Sports Coat  buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  Like a Rolling Stone  buy on itunes
Elvis Presley  All Shook Up  buy on itunes
Elvis Presley  I Can't Help Falling in Love With You  buy on itunes
The Beatles  Helter Skelter  buy on itunes
The Byrds  Eight Miles High  buy on itunes
The Beatles  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club  buy on itunes
The Rolling Stones  Sympathy for the Devil  buy on itunes
Janis Joplin  Take Another Little Peice of My Heart Out  buy on itunes
Procol Harum  A Whiter Shade of Pale  buy on itunes
Buddy Holly  Everyday  buy on itunes

Comment:

People have spent the past thirty years trying to figure out what Don McLean's "American Pie" means. For this reason, there are dozens of annotated versions of "American Pie" online, the most popular one being Rich Kulawiec's. So I decided to make a mix which annotates the song MUSICALLY. This mix includes pretty much every song or artist that McLean references, though obviously some of the inferred references are more of a stretch than others. Of course, Buddy Holly dominates this mix because "American Pie" is ABOUT him, but I did try to include an educationally diverse array of musicians because I originally made this mix for a friend who doesn't know that much about oldies. She really liked the way the mix turned out, and I must say I too was quite pleased.

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stripey357
Date: 12/25/2002
Very nice! I would have ended with the Procul Harum song, personally; it's a great mix-ender. Maybe added one of the Beatles' early songs that was more like Holly's rock and roll- otherwise this is hard to improve upon, and it's great that you put it together.
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LSflip
Date: 12/25/2002
yeah, I totally see what you mean about ending with "Whiter Shade of Pale"-- it is, after all, the last song McLean references, and it's also a perfect summing up-type song. But I wanted to frame the mix with Buddy Holly because he is the focus of the song; also, there's just something so tragic and hopeful about putting "Everyday" at the end of a song about Holly's death. Anyway, I'm glad you like it.
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PhilipF
Date: 12/25/2002
This looks like a great mix. I'd love to get a copy. Would you be interested in any of my mixes?
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stripey357
Date: 12/25/2002
Same here- I'd love to trade you for this mix.
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Zelis
Date: 1/7/2006
Some I don't know about, some artists I've heard good things about, and some I know that are good because I know the songs. Great mix

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