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Jonathan Bates, BIG BLACK DELTA

"I lip-synced and air-guitared the fuck out of that little bathroom. Six times."


Big Black Delta



"THE last time I compiled a mix tape was a couple of months ago for a drive out to Joshua Tree [National Park]." Jonathan Bates of Big Black Delta told us. "The desert is one of the best places to listen to music. There's no cell reception, no social networking; just you and nothing." He opens the mix with Big Black Delta's Capsize, a song that's a combo of “The Triplets of Belleville, the soundtrack to Bloodsport, and Siouxsie Sioux," so he says. He's called this compilation the ‘So Tired Of Police Helicopters Outside Of My Place’ Mix. And we like it, a lot.

 
   

Capsize

Available on: BBDLP1

 
   
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BELONG – Perfect Life

"Muddy, distant snares; warm, belong-esque swirl; and the best chord progressions. This whole record is a life saver in the car."

Available on: Common Era

 
   
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MESHUGGAH – Bleed

"Holy. Fuck. Only two words work for describing this song. I feel this is probably what dudes on Road Rage hear before they make a huge mistake. Excuse me, I'm gonna go punt my neighbour's three year old and rip off the fenders of stranger's cars with my teeth."

Available on: Obzen

 
   
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PANTERA – Revolution is my Name

"I was once on a brutal 13-hour flight.  After a few Scotches, I got up, put the iPod on and headed to the lavatory. I lip-synced and air-guitared the fuck out of that little bathroom. Six times."

Available on: The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboy's Vulgar Hits (Remastered)

 
   
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LADY – Teach Y’all

"This isn't some post-empire, urban-outfitted ironic choice. Listen to the fucking lyrics. Lady lays out easier living like shit is paint-by-numbers."

Available on: Bitch From Around The Way II

 
   
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THE CARDIGANS – Slow

"How can such a beautiful woman sound so sad? This song would make Wilford Brimley [American actor and diabetes activist] shed a diabetic tear."

Available on: Super Extra Gravity

 
   
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ROY ORBISON – You Got It

"I don't give a shit about whatever global corporation has licensed this song. Take that shit outside.This guy here, this guy, this is the guy. He wrote shit in 15 minutes that made millions of people happy for decades. Listening to him is so heavy that, fuck it, I'm gonna go play World of Warcraft."

Available on: Mystery Girl

 
   
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     The Weekly Mix Tape 2010©
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