Back in February, I took up a challenge from one of my friends (prompted by the Gigs mix I posted) to create a mix based around songs that I’d have played at the Lost Abbey, during the mid- to late-1990s. To get a little help putting together the playlist, I put out a call for requests on Facebook, and ended up with something around 14 hours of possible songs, almost entirely pulled from requests by people who used to see me spin at the Lost Abbey.
Since 14 hours is far too long to do as a single mix, I’ve broken the requests up into multiple 80-ish-minute playlists. Here’s the fourth of quite a few to come!
Portishead: Sour Times (Lot More)
Iggy Pop: Nightclubbing (Baby Doc)
Soft Cell: Seedy Films
Madonna: Justify My Love (Orbit 12″)
Madonna: Erotica (WO 12″)
The Beastie Boys: Hey Ladies
Consolidated feat. The Yeastie Girls: You Suck
La Tour: Blue
Love and Rockets: So Alive
The Sisters of Mercy: Dominion/Mother Russia
Concrete Blonde: Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) (Extended)
Ministry: Jesus Built My Hotrod (Redline/Whiteline)
After taking last weekend off (but hey, I gave you almost four hours in two mixes last time I updated), here’s another new practice mix. Every song in this mix is somewhere between 105 and 115 BPM. And as always, this was mixed “live” and has no post-processing or editing work, so while it may not be perfect, it’s all me!
C.J. Bolland ‘Obsidion’
Aftershock ‘Slave to the Vibe’
Moby ‘Bodyrock (B and H’s Bodyrob)’
Skeewiff ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’
Utah Saints ‘Funky Music’
Fluke ‘Atombomb (Atomix 3)’
Pigface ‘Fuck it Up’
Revolting Cocks ‘Beers, Steers and Queers’
Art of Noise feat. Max Headroom ‘Paranoimia’
Meat Beat Manifesto ‘Acid Again (Dub Again)’
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult ‘The Devil Does Drugs’
So this is a little bit of silly self-indulgence…but then, wouldn’t that pretty much describe this entire website? 😉
Back when I was DJing at Gig’s Music Theater, I was also running a website for the club (and though I have no way of verifying this, I’ve always assumed that we were one of the first clubs to have a website running). As part of the website, I kept track of my requests, and kept a running “top requests” list. Since I archived the website as it was when the club shut down, I still have the last “top requests” list that I posted, back in 1998. Looking at it the other day, it struck me that it could make for an entertaining playlist….
So here we are: Two hours and forty-five minutes of the top club hits in 1998, as determined by the requests at an all-ages, non-alcoholic, alternative club in Anchorage, Alaska. In other words, this list probably wouldn’t match a similar list anywhere and anytime else.
It’s a little rough around the edges in spots, but that’s cause it’s recorded “live”, with no post-processing or editing. It’s not perfect, but I’ve rarely been perfect, and I think it ended up an honest and pretty fun throwback to what you’d have heard at Gig’s “back in the day”.
As the full set is almost three hours long, I’ve posted both the full mix, and separated into three pieces.