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  • 7 years ago
Blow Out Mix: a mixtape from 1987!

Blow Out Mix: a mixtape from 1987!

Playing tracks by

Fruittrees, John Lee Hooker, SONIC YOUTH, Sterling Holloway, Captain beefheart and more.

This is one of the oldest mixtapes I still possess. 1987. It was done for the stoners that lived in the Tweedy Road student houses in Bromley. We had many many crazy and wonderful times there. This tape was a popular play for a while. This is side 2. Side 1 has dated more to be honest. In those days I had no decks of my own, but I did have two cassette decks and a very simple 4 into 2 line mixer. So I mixed using that with a Wem Copycat echo plumbed in. At the time, even when I DJ'd live I would overdub recordings of adverts, news broadcasts and kids TV from cassettes I had recorded.

There are some great tracks here: Sonic Youth's album "Sister" had just come out, The Fall were on top of their game again, and we were all just about to be consumed by acid house.. (you can hear it in the Cabaret Voltaire track).

Obviously, the quality is not the best it could be, but to be honest I find it amazing how good it still sounds after nearly 25 years.


Paul Douse

A real blast from the past, and Australians in Europe was the best thing the Fall ever did. Spot on. Put the kettle on someone, Bromley's back!!!!!