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Bittersweet Songs Vol. 1 - Death Valley 69

Bittersweet Songs Vol. 1 - Death Valley 69

Chart positions

This show was 31st in the global folk chart.

Coinciding with the world premiere of Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood", here's a mix I threw together a while ago when all people knew was that the movie would somehow deal with the Manson murders. So, here's an attempt to capture mood and sound of the summer of 69 in Southern California. We're starting off with hippie vibes for the "Beautiful People", than drop some acid and go on a trip. The first cracks appear, it's creepy crawly time, there's an appearance by Manson himself, as we smoke a few joints and try to enjoy the mellow vibes. We go out to the desert and realize this might turn into a bad trip after all. Soon there'll be thunder. We're taking a break, flashing forward to 1980 to a seminal L.A. band influenced by post-Manson-culture. Then the Beast appears, a bad dream, bummer in the summer, a track written by Manson and an ode to the gypsy people. Things turning bad, this is where evil grows. Fade out. Death Valley 69. The end. Not a perfect mix, but enjoy.

Comments

Michael Beard

Listened to this on my evening bike ride last night. A fantastic aural trip. Manson and Jim Sullivan in the same mix? Love it!

Tomasso
Tomasso

hi michael - thx! yeah, driving out into the desert with jim sullivan, watching the family go by in their dune buggies... that's the idea.

John Hartmann

Sehr gut!

Tomasso
Tomasso

vielen dank! das freut mich sehr!

Dima Sobochkin

👌👍

Tomasso
Tomasso

here's the playlist...

Bill Quick – Beautiful People
Graham James – The Superlative Life Is Free
The Sound of Feeling – Along Came Sam
Sunforest – Magician on the Mountain
Charles Manson – Look at You Game, Girl
Listening – Stoned Is
Pearls Before Swine – Translucent Carriages
Chris Luce – Girl from Mt. Vernon
Jim Sullivan – Highways
Fever Tree – Unlock Your Door
Common People – Soon There’ll Be Thunder
X – White Girl
Aphrodite’s Child – The Beast
Dick Domane – Bad Dream
Love – Bummer in the Summer
Beach Boys – Never Learn Not to Love
Jan & Lorraine – Gypsy People
Skip Spencer – War in Peace
B – Piggies
Beach Boys – Til I Die
The Poppy Family – Where Evil Grows
Junior Parker – Tomorrow Never Knows
US69 – 2069 A Spaced Odyssey
Sonic Youth – Death Valley 69

Dima Sobochkin

Exactly What I need to listen! I'd like to ask you play list please.
Thank you!!!!

Tomasso
Tomasso

hi dima, thanks. i added the playlist here in the comments.

robertanthonyuk

We all miss manson!

Arnim Zola

A perfect mix by any definition (at least in my books)! Thanks, dude!