xPQwRtz

reWRITING THE INDIE CONSTITUTION

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

happy? sad? you be the judge

you know how songs gather memories?
a song you love becomes inextricably linked with an event - the break up of a relationship or the buying of a fantastic pair of socks.

and sometimes these songs don't in themselves evoke a particular mood.
or the mood they evoke is the opposite of the effect they have on you.

with that said, here's xPQwRtz compilation #5.
like buses there are two at once this time.

#5.1 is songs that, whenever i hear them, make me feel sad or uncomfortable.
#5.2 is songs that always make me feel happy or make my heart race.

i'm not going to go into the reasons all these songs have their effect on me - it would take forever, i can't be bothered, and i'm sure you don't really care.
i'm also pretty sure you'll know a lot of these songs and you'll think, "why on earth does THAT make him sad/happy?"

so, here they are for your pleasure - two very personal groups of songs:

xPQwRtz compilation #5 part one - sad songs
tracklisting:

felt - declaration
cannanes - woe
beloved - this means war
jazz butcher - susie
strawberry switchblade - trees & flowers
june brides - this town
chills - the great escape
kilgore trout - basilisk
marc riley & the creepers - shadow figure
microdisney - pink skinned man
pastels - surprise me
band of holy joy - mad dot
weather prophets - naked as the day you were born
sea urchins - please rain fall
biff bang pow! - if i die
stump - our fathers
television personalities - arthur the gardener
momus - murderers, the hope of women
these immortal souls - marry me (lie! lie!)
young marble giants - final day

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PART 1 - 105MB


xPQwRtz compilation #5 part two - happy songs
tracklisting:

pastels - heaven's above
prefab sprout - don't sing
robert lloyd - the part of the anchor
stitched back foot airman - wouldn't you like to know
bIG fLAME - man of few syllables
pleasureheads - something you're above
television personalities - and don't the kids just love it
wolfhounds - disgusted, e7
soup dragons - whole wide world
great leap forward - let's jive while we're still alive
that petrol emotion - it's a good thing
scritti politti - jacques derrida
haircut one hundred - favourite shirts (boy meets girl)
bogshed - tried & tested public speaker
hit parade - stop
fire engines - candyskin
tynal tywyll - '73 heb flares
teardrop explodes - ha ha i'm drowning
woodentops - good thing

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PART 2 - 80MB


note: as usual the vast majority of these are taken from my scratchy old records and so the quality is a bit poor in places.

ENJOY!

7 Comments:

  • At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    sad to say..links are not working. thanks

     
  • At 10:10 AM, Blogger crayola said…

    ALL FIXED.

    THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP.
    :)

    cx

     
  • At 5:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just as a point of interest, I posted a compilation along similar lines last month. It's not all indie, and (mostly) a little more contemporary - but I thought you might be interested anyway:
    http://tinyurl.com/yy6t7s

     
  • At 5:54 AM, Blogger crayola said…

    nice!
    :)

     
  • At 7:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks a lot! Somebody from MY.

     
  • At 7:46 AM, Blogger crayola said…

    MY?

     
  • At 5:13 PM, Blogger ourpeboritp!o!p! said…

    Hey Crayola...

    I just played "Mad Dot" by Band of Holy Joy from you comp...great song...with that driving beat and organ sound...now that made me want to look for that Band of Holy Joy LP (Manic Magic Majestic)that er, unfortunately I didn't like it the first time I heard it...Now I have to look for it...somewhere in my basement!! Thanks for the tip! I'll use it in my future "mixed"
    tape!

    Jessel
    http://www.myspace.com/jesselbaltazar

     

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