Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Normal Bias Time Machine


This gorgeous dinosaur miraculously popped up in my wife's glove compartment a few weeks back. I'd written it off years ago, though it is always in the back of my head when I am MP3 trolling for eighties stuff. It was complied by my dear friend Jefferson, the first person I knew with an accent (excluding my father) and the first person I knew who purchased music based on reading N.M.E. as opposed to CREEM. College, natch, and by the mid 80's he had finished and was in Pilsen while I was still slacking in Bloomington. The man has always had a way with the bins, and being in the big city busted it wide open.

First exposure to JAMC, Screaming Jay (back in vogue that year courtesy of Jim Jarmusch), and I think even The Fall for chrissakes, if you don't realize the importance of all that than you shouldn't be reading a music blog. Lots of great tracks from long lost bands, a few things haven't aged that well but over all really listenable. It makes you think that a bunch of what you're getting a unicorn over at Pitchfork was invented by British people in 1986.

For your consideration I have lovingly recreated it here as a mp3 mix complete with fab tape scan artwork. If interested send me your proper email and I will shoot you a few zip files, divided as side A and B of course.

5 comments:

Pete said...

Yes please. But to my work email:
peter.angeli@fedex.com

CS said...

Good stuff on there. I just recently got the Felt record and listened to all of that Prefab Sprout on Spotify. (Now, just need to track down Captain Sensible!) The Prefab Sprout aged pretty well, for some reason the Felt didn't--which for some other reason, surprised me.

Gabino said...

The Felt track on the tape is from "Ignite The Seven Cannons" which has the Cocteau Twins dude producing, dates it a bit. "The Strange Idols Pattern & Other Short Stories" is the one to have

DC said...

Good stuff...

Pete said...

Thanks. I didn't appreciate this stuff in the 80s. Maybe I can now.