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fiery batons - songs of cigarettes: july 2001

Side A
Artist Song
siouxsie and the banshees  nicotine stain 
wilco  a shot in the arm 
rufus wainwright  cigarettes + chocolate milk 
the fall  U.S.: 80's - 90's 
peggy lee  don't smoke in bed 
my bloody valentine  cigarette in your bed 
jawbreaker  ashtray monument 
swell maps  don't throw ashtrays at me! 
urusei yatsura  plastic ashtray 
codeine  cigarette machine 
soft cell  it's a mug's game 
guided by voices  cigarette tricks 
the monorchid  oral fixation anonymous 
the replacements  i will dare 
super furry animals  let's quit smoking 
Side B
under the big black sun 
the yummy fur  gimme cigarettes 
mercury rev  sweet oddysee of a cancer cell t' th' center of yer heart 
serge gainsbourg  les cigarillos 
idlewild  you don't have the heart 
sonic youth  nic fit 
visage  tar 
tindersticks  my sister 
baby bird  petrol cigarettes 
love child   cigarette ash 
pipe  ashtray 
donovan   mellow yellow 
the dead milkmen  smokin' banana peels (bill cullen trail mix 7-inch edit) 
kitchens of distinction  mainly mornings 
superchunk  never too young to smoke 
david sedaris  smoker's diary (excerpt) 

Comment: his 1995 book, "cigarettes are sublime", richard klein posits that "cigarettes are fiery batons with which you can summon the future and conduct it". hmmmm. i haven't quite found this to be entirely true (maybe i've been holding them wrong or lighting them incorrectly, perhaps?), but i was at least able to scrap together 100 minutes of songs about 'em. yeah, there's a few stretches here (namely the donovan / dead milkmen double-header), but all of these songs either reference the damn things in one way or another, or at least make me wanna light another one up. enjoy it...there's another 15 seconds off your tiny, tiny life.
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Date: 7/17/2001
Years ago I wanted to make a mix of songs that made mention of cigarettes....I don't think I had enough to make a whole mix though. "Last Cigarette" by Dramarama was gonna make the cut....GREAT!
Date: 7/17/2001
well cool. i just got back from my smoke break here at work.
Rob Conroy
Date: 7/17/2001
This is classic, Dave. :-) I like the Donovan to Dead Milk Men transition, in particular. :-)
William Nicklas
Date: 7/17/2001
topical. i'm listening to Cigarettes & Lies by the Lightning Seeds as I type.
lo-fi jr.
Date: 7/17/2001
Those last 15 seconds are crappy anyway.
Dublin Dave
Date: 7/18/2001
Lets see every smoke takes off 15 secs. Oh, so I am cutting short the drooling , wetting my pants phase of the elder years.
Date: 7/20/2001
brilliant. now i need some nicotine. beautifull, creamy, soothing, nicotine.
jessica disobedience123
Date: 1/18/2002
an awesome mix. yay for songs about cigarettes. i thought about doing something similar once - with some of the songs you included, as well as others, like "portrait of a cigarette" by discount; "hymn for the cigarettes" by hefner; and the smiths song "what she said," if only for the line - "i smoke cos i'm hoping for an early death, and i need to cling to something." p.s. big ups for putting the monorchid on here.