October 28, 2008

MEOW MIX vol. 6 -- I say "Dirty Deeds," you say "Back in Black"

Our two cats, Vernon & Cheswick, were extremely hostile towards each other for the first few weeks. Gradually, they’ve become fast friends and have even taken up grooming the other, something that appears very gay. But we’re a tolerant people and have no problem with homosexuality human-wise or kitty-wise.

This is the sixth installment of the ridiculously named Meow Mix series. On the mix, you’ll find wonderful tracks from WIRE, Lightnin’ Hopkins (a favorite of the Swan Fungus blog), Tom Waits, The Handsome Family and Elliott Brood. Highlights include a blistering version of “Clouds” by the Jayhawks from a 1995 concert in New York. Elvis Costello performs an acoustic version of my favorite song from 89’s Spike called “God’s Comic.” I heard the Vermillion Sands tune “Mary” on WFMU the other day and really liked it. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan are on fire with “Fight Fire with Fire.” The best tracks, though, are “Buttons” by Shugo Tokumaru and “Top Drawer” by Man Man…both very unique and catchy.

MEOW MIX vol. 6

1. Everything is Broken (alternate) – Bob Dylan
2. Outdoor Miner – Wire
3. Miss You Know – Elliott Brood
4. The Woman Downstairs – The Handsome Family
5. Fight Fire with Fire – Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
6. Life I Used to Live – Lightnin’ Hopkins
7. Gin Soaked Boy – Tom Waits
8. Buttons – Shugo Tokumaru
9. Top Drawer – Man Man
10. Clouds (live) – The Jayhawks
11. Mary (demo) – Vermillion Sands
12. God’s Comic (acoustic live) – Elvis Costello

Download MEOW MIX vol. 6

As always, comments are welcomed, as are suggestions.

1 comment:

soundless_space said...

Sweet mix, I really liked this one.