Thursday, January 05, 2006

Beat Planet Mix Tape Tracks 2 and 3


So I haven't revisited the Beat Planet Mix Tape concept since it began back in mid-November. To recap, the point of these posts is purely to serve my own quest to remake an old mix tape here on the blog, one that was culled from hours of WXPN Philadelphia's once-upon-a-time-in-better-days overnight show, Beat Planet, which, on top of giving the old double cassette deck a serious workout, effectively led me down the road to all kinds of goodness (and occasional badness) in the realm of music.

Two tracks just to get a little joementum going again:

For Against are a phenomenal...phenomenon. Products of what was likely not a burgeoning goth-pop scene in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1985, they have consistently churned out eerie new-wave. They continue today, after several hiatuses (hiatae? hyatu?), and are set to release a new record this year. This song haunted my high school tape decks.
For Against - Sabres
Buy it!

The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience, from Woolston, Christchurch, New Zealand, were part of the early Flying Nun revolution that included the Chills and the Clean. JPSE did all kinds of stuff, from straight happy guitar pop to more groovy breakdowns and more just generally oddball stuff. This song was my first exposure to the greatness they had to offer. It will plink its way into your heart and ride around on your blood, visiting all your body parts and making them tingle.
The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience - I Like Rain
Buy it!

4 Comments:

  • At 12:41 AM, Blogger Young Poisoner said…

    Hats off to you for giving For Against props.
    There are a couple of For Against posts on my blog as well.
    Here and here.

     
  • At 10:52 AM, Blogger Zach from Chesapeake said…

    I wanted to say the same thing, minus the posts on my page thing. Nice, real nice.

     
  • At 11:32 AM, Blogger fastbacker said…

    wow - JPSE takes me right back to your filthy bedroom, circa 1990. Holds up real well too!

     
  • At 12:12 PM, Blogger Kurtis of Rambis Manor said…

    Young Poisoner, thanks for visiting. I'll make your spot a regular stop on my rounds, by george.

    Zach, you'd better get a page and start posting.

     

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