@LastAstronaut - I’ve spent a lot of time in the car this week so I’ve had a good chance to listen to your mix. I don’t know why you were so negative about it - I think it’s really good. It certainly fulfills the basic point of these things by introducing me to some new stuff.
There’s a few artists and songs I’m well familiar with - The Knife, Buzzcocks, Roots Manuva, Sleater Kinney, Girls. Leaving those aside, there are more hits than misses amongst the rest.
Deftones - I have never listened to them before, having always written them off as a nu-metal band and hence not for me. On the evidence of this song, which I really like, I was completely wrong. More of an anthemic rock band with some interesting post-rock textures. Is this song representative?
Neon Neon - don’t know why I never investigated this record as I’ve been a big SFA fan, but I really liked this song.
Uresei Yatsura - a band who’s name I’ve seen on these forums but never listened to. I loved this song, probably my favourite on the mix.
Let’s Wrestle- another in the ‘heard of but not listened to’ category for me. Quite liked it. They’ve heard some Pavement records.
Iron Maiden - amazingly, I’ve never knowingly listened to an Iron Maiden record (metal is a bit of a blind spot for me). This is great though, love the way it gets in, does its job and gets out quickly. Can hear the punk influence on it and the way it went on to influence bands like Metallica, Slayer etc.
Nine Inch Nails -another band that have passed me by. Couldn’t believe how much this sounded like a tinny copy of lots of 80s bands I like (Cabaret Voltaire, Fad Gadget etc). It did grow on me a bit but I’d still rather listen to the originals.
Killing Joke - I’ve heard some Killing Joke over the years and quite liked it, but this is a rotten song (and so very, very long)
Jay Reatard, Ghostpoet, Lamb, The Go! Team, The Fastbacks, Jello Biafra, The Czars, And So I Watch You From Afar.
Not sure why I can’t get into The Czars. They sound so much like lots of stuff I do like but they leave me cold. The Go! Team remind me of the punch you get at teenage parties - they take lots of ingredients that should be fun and make something a bit sickly and unpalatable. I hear a lot of Ghostpoet on 6Music and I always find it sort of alright. Same here.
Thanks again. I’ll definitely be further investigating The Deftones and Uresei Yatsura and getting hold of the Neon Neon record.