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Cassette | Mixed Genre
Cassette | Mixed Genre

Sister Morphine..........................Brother Manson

Side A
Artist Song
The Velvet Underground  Heroin 
Royal Trux  Mercury 
Rolling Stones  Sister Morphine 
Sly and the Family Stone  Thank You for Talkin' to Me Africa 
Black Sabbath  Planet Caravan 
Love  Signed DC 
Neil Young  Tired Eyes 
The Charlatans  Codine 
Spiritualized  Home of the Brave 
Neil Young  Revolution Blues 
Side B
The Eagles  Hotel California 
The Doors  Riders on the Storm 
The Beatles  Helter Skelter 
Sonic Youth  Death Valley '69 
Rolling Stones  Gimme Shelter 
Johnny Cash  The Mercy Seat 
The Doors  The End 


Is it a theme tape or a narrative tape? The structure is very loose, songs about being strung out on drugs on side one leading into songs about bloody murder on side two, but I like to think there's a bit of flow - the initial drug rush descending into strung-out despair and then ascending back up to swirling confusion in "Home of the Brave" which segues into the murderous paranoia of "Revolution Blues" then on to brain piercing acts of violence, their consequences ("Mercy Seat") and finally The End (though structure wise that song would actually fit better before Mercy Seat I just couldn't resist putting it at the end for the obvious reason). There's a bit of a sequencing Snafu, "Hotel California" should probably go before "Revolution Blues" but space considerations prevented. For myself personally though, it works. Ever since I was introduced to the glories of 70's rock by one of those "Satanism in Rock Music" videos that we were forced to watch at our church youth group I've always associated that song with the devil (cuz Hotel California is obviously a metaphor for hell, right) and feverish murderers creeping along "dark desert highways", so I think it kind of fits with "Riders on the Storm".


Rob Conroy
Date: 8/22/2001
Great idea. Great songs. Great mix.
Date: 8/22/2001
One of my first jobs in television was as a master control director. The station I worked at carried way too many of those Christian Evangelical programs. I would have to watch these shows for my entire shift inserting the proper inserts, and downloading other stuff off the satillite. I looked forward to the anti-rock, satan is everwhere shows. Not only were these programs over the top and provided me with great humor, the featured bands beyond the obvious ones on occasion. I recall seeing one episode where they played a video clip of the Cramps and The Leaving Trains. I was always bummed when the "evil of rock" week would end.
Date: 8/23/2001
Oh yeah. The great thing about those "satanism in rock" videos, for me at least, was that they had the complete opposite effect than they intended to. Instead of leaving a screening fully intent on going home and burning all my "satanic" records (at the time REM, VU, The Pogues, Camper Van Beethoven etc.), I left with a mental list of which bands to check out next. Oh sweet subversion.