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The Altar of the Sun God

Side A
Artist Song
Mia Doi Todd  Age 
Talking Heads  Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) 
Wilco  Summerteeth 
Cake   Mexico 
The Flaming Lips  Buggin' 
The Rentals  My Summer Girl 
Olivia Tremor Control  California Demise 
Alex Welsh and His Jazz Band  Hindustan 
T. Rex  Celebrate Summer 
Go Sailor  A Fine Day for Sailing 
Velocity Girl  Crazy Town 
Fountains of Wayne  It Must Be Summer 
The Minders  I've Been Wondering 
Beulah  Emma Blowgun's Last Stand 
John Fahey  Bicycle Built For Two 
Side B
Friends of Dean Martinez  Per Sempre 
Tito Puente  Mambo Gozon 
Chad and Jeremy  A Summer Song 
Sam Cooke  Nothing Can Change This Love 
Holiday  Well Enough Alone 
Smudge  Alison 
Tiger Trap  Words and Smiles 
Belle and Sebastian  I Know Where the Summer Goes 
The Ventures  Pipeline 
Rocketship  Heather, Tell Me Why 
The Velvet Underground  Ride Into the Sun 
The Pixies  Silver 
The Magnetic Fields  Summer Lies 
Ride   Vapour Trail 
Stevie Wonder  Hey Love 
Yo La Tengo  By the Time It Gets Dark 


The final installment of the seasonal mix project, this was given in late July of 2001. It's interesting to see the bands that are able to evoke the moods of each of the seasons, such as Belle and Sebastian and Yo La Tengo while others seem to only associate themselves, in my mind at least, with half of them. Nico is Fall and Winter while Beulah is Spring and Summer. For this one I wanted to capture the feeling of hot asphalt, deserts, and the superficiality (if that's a word) of Summer.


Scott K
Date: 2/7/2002
I think this and your winter mix are my favorites of the four. I'd have been tempted to put more surf music on this, but Pipeline's enough. Nice variety. I want that T. Rex track!
Rob Conroy
Date: 2/7/2002
"Buggin'" *screams* summer, along with several of these other tunes. I like this one a lot, as well.
Date: 2/7/2002
wow. great call on the go sailor track! i think that there are other rose tracks that would be more obvious, but that one really works. great as always.
Date: 2/7/2002
one regret: where's Calexico ? if you think hot asphalt and deserts, they're not far...
Date: 2/7/2002
Does Calexico share members with Friends of Dean Martinez? I'm sure if i owned any of their albums they would have made it onto this volume, but alas, I have none as of yet. Maybe I'll get some in time for the coming season of sun.
Summer Anne Burton
Date: 2/7/2002
this is my season of choice for obvious reasons, and this is a lovely mix. i'm going to look into some of these songs since the ones i know are so delicious.
Jakelicious Zartan
Date: 2/7/2002
This is very, very tasty indeed. Punches is my favorite Talking Heads track. I LOVE that one. The only thing I'd do differently (perhaps) is replace "I Know Where the summer goes" with "a summer wasting". Nah. Who the hell am I?? Leave it like it is... ;)
Date: 2/7/2002
Really good stuff. That Velocity Girl track takes me back...
Date: 2/8/2002
I'm meltin' along with everyone else.., hot enough to desire a drink. Like that Ride choice.., and the Wilco is a personal favorite. Good stuff!
Sean Lally
Date: 2/12/2002
Now here's a nice mix. But really, no Beach Boys? "Warmth of the Sun" would fit right in.