January 30, 1995

20th Anniversary Mix

This mix is a bit of a misbegotten patchwork. I received my first big batch of free CDs from the BMG Music Service, and I assembled this mix over the space of six months. Conceived 1/30/1995; Recorded 4/7/95  5/25/95  10/6/95


  1. Polly: Nirvana
  2. "Sexual Healing" A cover of the Marvin Gaye song from Soul Asylum, on the No Alternative benefit CD.
  3. We Belong: Pat Benatar
  4. "Sometimes" I met the members of the band James when interning at WFNX in 1993-1994.
  5. Good Thing: Fine Young Cannibals
  6. Nice Work If You Can Get It: Sting
  7. Is She Really Going Out With Him? Joe Jackson [live]
  8. Harvest Moon: Neil Young
  9. Blues Before Sunrise: Eric Clapton
  10. So Whatcha Want? Beastie Boys
  1. Take Me To The River: The Commitments
  2. Angels: David Byrne
  3. I Alone: LIVE
  4. A Good Idea: Sugar
  5. Two Hearts Beat as One: U2
  6. Gee Angel: Sugar
  7. Plush: Stone Temple Pilots
  8. When I Come Around: Green Day
  9. Rise: Public Image, Ltd.
  10. Unseen Power of the Picket Fence: A song by Pavement, mostly about their favorite R.E.M. songs, on the No Alternative benefit CD.
  11. Can't Fight It: Bob Mould, on the No Alternative benefit CD.

El Mix 19

  1. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody): Talking Heads
  2. Pop Song '89: R.E.M. [live and acoustic]
  3. Euro-Trash Girl: Cracker
  4. Almost Hear You Sigh: The Rolling Stones
  5. Fell On Black Days: Soundgarden
  6. One on One: Hall & Oates
  7. Strong Enough: Sheryl Crow
  8. You Made Me The Thief of Your Heart: Sinead O'Connor
  9. Here Comes The Rain Again: Eurythmics
  1. What Time Is It? I swear this will be the last Spin Doctors song in one of my mixes!
  2. The Stake: Steve Miller Band
  3. Heat of the Night: Bryan Adams
  4. Lawyers, Guns & Money: Warren Zevon
  5. Authority Song: John Cougar Mellencamp
  6. Crime in the City (60 to 0 part 1): Neil Young
  7. Up All Night: Boomtown Rats
  8. Demolition Man: The Police
  9. All You Zombies: The Hooters
(90 minute Maxell cassette)

January 22, 1995

N's 14th Music Mix

I liked this cassette so much, I made a CD-R version of it once I upgraded to a CD recorder in 2001.

Side A: "Mostly Sedate"

  1. Angie: The Rolling Stones
  2. Mary: The 4 Of Us
  3. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm: Crash Test Dummies
  4. Love Song: The Cure
  5. Series of Dreams: Bob Dylan
  6. Leave a Tender Moment Alone: Billy Joel
  7. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror: Elvis Costello
  8. Evan Dando covers the Victoria Williams song "Frying Pan" for the tribute CD Sweet Relief.
  9. "How Could You Want Him When You Could Have Me?" I think this may be the last appearance of Spin Doctors on one of my mixes.
  10. Ordinary World: Duran Duran
Side B: "Heaven & Earth"
  1. Country Road: James Taylor
  2. Find The River: R.E.M.
  3. All That Heaven Will Allow: Bruce Springsteen
  4. Bright Side of the Road: Van Morrison
  5. Wildflowers: Tom Petty
  6. Save Me Now: Jeff Lynne
  7. Cloud Nine: George Harrison
  8. Here Comes The Sun: Nina Simone
  9. Seasons Of Wither: Aerosmith
  10. "Look Up To The Sky" is a one hit wonder from The Indians, who sound very much like The Cranberries.
  11. "Can't Rain All The Time" by Jane Siberry can be found on The Crow movie soundtrack.
(90 minute TDK cassette)

January 04, 1995

18: Sampler - Christmas Gifts of 1994

Back in the mid-1990s, I used to receive tons of CDs for Christmas presents. Almost all of these songs came from CDs I got for Christmas in 1994.


  1. Jungle Boogie: Kool & The Gang (from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack)
  2. All She Wants to Do Is Dance: Don Henley
  3. Superstition: Stevie Wonder
  4. And Your Bird Can Sing: The Beatles
  5. Hourglass: Squeeze [live]
  6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love: Queen
  7. Tears of a Clown: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  8. I Wanna Be Your Man: Paul McCartney [live]
  9. I Need Love: Sam Phillips
  10. Bang & Blame: R.E.M.
  11. Zombie: The Cranberries
  1. Like A Rolling Stone [rehearsal]: Bob Dylan, from The Bootleg Series box set
  2. You Belong To Me: Bob Dylan, from the Natural Born Killers soundtrack
  3. Stuck in the Middle With You: Stealer's Wheel, from the Reservoir Dogs movie soundtrack
  4. You Don't Know How It Feels: Tom Petty
  5. Hazy Shade of Winter: The Bangles
  6. Big Empty: Stone Temple Pilots, from The Crow movie soundtrack
  7. Not For You: Pearl Jam
  8. From Us To You/You Really Got A Hold On Me: The Beatles [live on the BBC]
  9. Come As You Are: Nirvana [unplugged]
  10. Time Baby III: Medicine, from The Crow movie soundtrack
  11. Lucas with the Lid Off, Lucas
(90 minute TDK cassette)