@woweezowee I’ve listened to your mix a couple of times now so it’s about time I gave you some feedback.
I was very pleasantly surprised by the opening version of Born in the USA, totally different, far more stripped back and raw, definitely preferred it to the original.
When I initially said I’d not heard any of the tracks on your mix before this was based on a quick scan of the track list, on first listen I realised I knew the Portishead and Talking Heads tracks very well I just didn’t recognise them from their names for some reason. Hadn’t heard the live version of Roads before though.
I enjoyed your little interludes and mixing, the transition from Nena to William Onyeabor worked really well. I found his track overstayed its welcome a bit for me though.
The inclusion of The Road intro in the second half was inspired, one of my favourite books that made the transition to film surprisingly well. That bit to the end of the disc was my favourite. Love that Flashbulb track, I’ve not heard of them before so will be investigating more. I liked the little Tom Waits bedtime story to end on as well, where did that come from?
The only downsides, Americana is not one of my favourite genres so unfortunately a few tracks on the cd didn’t really do it for me, Rainer, Calexico, Jim O’Rourke and Cake for example. But I can totally see how they fitted into the theme. Overall a really interesting mix of tracks that flow really well.
@Trev still need to give yours a proper listen, I will have some feedback for you soon.