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Sounds From the Lost Abbey 04

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!

  1. Portishead: Sour Times (Lot More)
  2. Iggy Pop: Nightclubbing (Baby Doc)
  3. Garbage: Queer
  4. Soft Cell: Seedy Films
  5. Madonna: Justify My Love (Orbit 12″)
  6. Madonna: Erotica (WO 12″)
  7. The Beastie Boys: Hey Ladies
  8. Consolidated feat. The Yeastie Girls: You Suck
  9. La Tour: Blue
  10. Love and Rockets: So Alive
  11. The Sisters of Mercy: Dominion/Mother Russia
  12. Concrete Blonde: Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) (Extended)
  13. Ministry: Jesus Built My Hotrod (Redline/Whiteline)
  14. Nine Inch Nails: Get Down, Make Love

Download SFtLA04 (1hr 13m 20s, 80Mb .mp3)

Sounds From the Lost Abbey 02

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 second of quite a few to come!

  1. LaTour: People Are Still Having Sex
  2. Right Said Fred: I’m Too Sexy (Extended Club)
  3. Tori Amos: Professional Widow (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’)
  4. Club 69: Drama (Club 69’s Full Drama)
  5. Nine Inch Nails: Sin (Long)
  6. My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult: The Days of Swine and Roses
  7. KMFDM: Naïve
  8. Siouxie and the Banshees: Fear of the Unknown
  9. Garbage: Stupid Girl
  10. Blur: Girls and Boys (Pet Shop Boys 12″)
  11. New Order: True Faith
  12. Ministry: Everyday (Is Halloween)

Download SFtLA02 (1hr 09m 16s, 75.3Mb .mp3)

Difficult Listening Hour 09 (140 BPM)

Continuing with my loosely BPM-themed mixes, every song in this mix is somewhere between 135 and 145 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!

  1. Bjork ‘Hyper Ballad’
  2. LaTour ‘E (Saranijhi Sunset)’
  3. Underworld ‘Cowgirl (Irish Pub in Kyoto)’
  4. Icon of Coil ‘Consumer’
  5. Praga Khan ‘Injected With A Poison (DJ Taucher)’
  6. Billy Idol ‘Heroin (Overlords)’
  7. Front 242 ‘Happiness (Dance)’
  8. Pigface ‘Sweet Meat (Sweet Beat)’
  9. Skeewiff ‘Little Spot of Soul’
  10. Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey ‘History Repeating’
  11. The The ‘That Was the Day’

Download DLH09 (1h 04m 15s, 72.1Mb .mp3)

Gigs Music Theater 1998

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.

The full mix:

(See below for track listing.)

Download Gigs 1998-Full (2h 45m 12s, 180.6Mb .mp3)

Part One:

  1. Harajuku – Phantom of the Opera (’94 Club)
  2. Real Life – Send Me an Angel (1989 Extended Club)
  3. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (Hot Tracks)
  4. LaTour – People Are Still Having Sex
  5. Nine Inch Nails – Closer to God
  6. Marilyn Manson – The Horrible People
  7. Front 242 – Religion (Pussy Whipped)
  8. Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) (Extended)
  9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Time Warp
  10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Sweet Transvestite

Download Gigs 1998-Part 1 (47m 05s, 53.3Mb .mp3)

Part Two:

  1. Chumbawumba – Tubthumping
  2. Consolidated feat. The Yeastie Girls – You Suck
  3. Kool and the Gang – Jungle Boogie
  4. The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
  5. Daft Punk – Around the World
  6. Armand van Helden – The Funk Phenomena (Hot Tracks)
  7. Madonna – Frozen (Extended Club)
  8. Soft Cell – Tainted Love (Club 69 Future Mix Part 1)
  9. Aqua – Barbie Girl (Spike’s Plastic)
  10. Los Del Rio – Macarena (Mezcla Guerrillera)
  11. Apotheosis – O Fortuna (Apocalypse Chorus)

Download Gigs 1998-Part 2 (54m 47s, 58.7Mb .mp3)

Part Three:

  1. Chumbawumba – The Good Ship Lifestyle
  2. Various Artists – I Love Rock and Roll (The Medley)
  3. Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
  4. X Calibur – Love American Style
  5. Alpha Team – Speed (Hardcore)
  6. Lords of Acid – The Crablouse (Coming Even Harder)
  7. Toni Basil – Mickey (Killa Klub)
  8. Harajuku – On My Own (Club)
  9. The Immortals – Mortal Kombat Theme (Encounter the Immortals)
  10. Stone Age feat. Linda Jo – (Meet) The Flintstones (Extended)
  11. Aqua – Lollipop (Candyman) (Extended)
  12. The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
  13. Louis Prima – Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)

Download Gigs 1998-Part 3 (1h 03m 25s, 68.8Mb .mp3)