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Beyond Something and Nothing (Late '80s / Early '90s Alternative Rock Set)

Beyond Something and Nothing (Late '80s / Early '90s Alternative Rock Set)

Playing tracks by

The Ocean Blue, Figures On A Beach, Wild Swans, Erasure, Echo & The Bunnymen and more.

The original set started out in 1991 on the Teac 3340 as a way to mix some cuts from the Sire Records series, “Just Say Yes.” I believe there were seven in the “Just Say Yes” series, but the original set contained tracks only from the first four. I also added songs by artists who appeared on the series. For example, I included cuts from the Wild Swans’ “Bringing Home The Ashes” and The Charlatans UK’s “Some Friendly.” In 1992, when the INXS album, “Welcome To Wherever You Are,” came out, I was so excited about that album, that I reworked some of the music in the set to include cuts from that album. I also included cuts from one of my favorite albums of 1989, Bob Mould’s “Workbook.” Due to the editing restrictions of a linear-based analog reel to reel, I was never able to really rework the set to my satisfaction. Now, with Toast and Peak Pro, I was finally able to create a nice one-hour set using my favorite songs from the albums mentioned. I hope you enjoy it.



I noticed that some of my cloudcasts are no longer available for play in the U.S. due to some illogical rules imposed upon Mixcloud by the "industry." I do not agree with these rules as I believe my intent is not to replace any purchasable music offered by the artists, but rather to showcase the artists with the hope that the listener will explore and purchase their music. Until such time that logic prevails, my only options are creating new sets by perhaps splitting the original set into two sets (while still retaining the "minimum number of tracks in a set" rule) and/or modifying the set to conform to the "number of times an artist or tracks from an album can appear in a set" rule. I will, however, leave the original cloudcast up. Because my sets are created one song at a time in software, I am able to disassemble, tweak, and then reassemble the sets in order to conform to the rules. I apologize that these sets are not available to U.S. listeners and thank you for your support.