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So Pretty When You Die (Psycho-Country Mix)

Side A
Artist Song
Lisa Germano  (clip from) Electrified 
Doc Watson  Omie Wise 
Joan Baez  Banks of the Ohio 
The Byrds  Pretty Polly 
Louvin Brothers  Knoxville Girl 
Elvis Costello  Psycho 
The Handsome Family  Arlene 
Johnny Cash  Delia's Gone 
Violent Femmes  Country Death Song 
Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, & David Steele  Wind & Rain (aka Two Sisters) 
Jimmie Rodgers  T For Texas (Blue Yodel #1) 
Nirvana  Where Did You Sleep Last Night (aka In the Pines) 
Lisa Germano  Oh, Just A Melody 
Neko Case  Poor Ellen Smith 
Uncle Tupelo  Lilli Schull 
Mark Lanegan  Little Sadie 
Andre Williams & the Sadies  Pardon Me (Ive Got Someone to Kill) 
Muleskinner Jones  Rose Connelly 
Porter Wagoner  Rubber Room 
Nick Cave & PJ Harvey  Henry Lee 
Richard Buckner  Amanda Barker (the Hill) 
Johnny Cash  Mercy Seat 
Dock Boggs  Oh, Death 
Lisa Germano  (clip from) Electrified 
Side B
Dock Boggs  Little Omie Wise 
The Carter Family  Banks of the Ohio 
Bob Dylan  Pretty Polly 
Nick Cave & PJ Harvey  Knoxville Girl 
Jack Kittell  Psycho 
Happy Traum  Delia's Gone 
Mike Seeger  Wind & Rain (aka Two Sisters) 
Boxcar Willie  T For Texas 
Leadbelly  Where Did You Sleep Last Night (aka In the Pines) 
Kingston Trio  Poor Ellen Smith 
Jerry Garcia  Little Sadie 
Johnny Paycheck  Pardon Me (Ive Got Someone to Kill) 
Everly Brothers  Rose Connolly 
Alex Chilton  Rubber Room 
Dick Justice  Henry Lee 
Nick Cave & Bad Seeds  Mercy Seat 
Charley Patton  Oh Death 


For the most part, this mix explores one aspect of the 'murder ballad' theme in traditional music. 'Side B' represents alternative versions of the song that I think are worth listening to as well. The Lisa Germano clips are creepy merry-go-round music that seems to work in setting the mood. If anyone sees any glaring ommissions, please let me know


sebastian the deleterious
Date: 12/8/2003
coooool. Yay, you!
Date: 12/9/2003
i know you have her once already, but 'furnace room lullaby' by neko case is a good murder ballad.
Date: 12/10/2003
thanks cass, I will check it out
Adam Bristor
Date: 1/23/2004
When I saw "psycho-country" I immediately thought it would include Alex Chilton's "No More the Moon Shines on Lorena"(which is a death ballad, if not necessarily a murder ballad), but you included him anyhow! So, right, this looks awesome. Great job.
Adam Bristor
Date: 1/23/2004
Oh, sorry, have to do two in a row. The Handsome Family are (is?) AMAZING too.
Reverend Johnny Delicious
Date: 2/2/2005
This is great. Makes me want to kill my old lady, just so somebody will write a song about it and then it would be included on a mixtape like this.

(Dear Homeland Security - I won't really kill anybody)