There’s something special about the way this particular tape turned out. Ode to Joy segues into Particle Man; Ted, Just Admit It comes to its screaming conclusion and goes straight into Dream Academy. It’s really kind of surreal.
And then there are the retro ads, including one Toronto area people may remember: used car salesman Al Palladini: “any Palladini is a palla mine!” This was before the Mike Harris government (*p’tui*) made Palladini Minister of Transportation. Yes, the Minister of Transportation was a used car salesman. And the Minister of Education was a highschool dropout. Stupid right wingers.
Also, note how 808 State landed at #808. You can’t make this stuff up!
In the near future I hope to have a cassette deck at my disposal so I can actually provide audio files to go with this list – stay tuned!
828. Before the Bullfight – David Sylvian
827. Obsession – Animotion (also known as the theme music from FT/FashionTelevision.)
826. Ode To Joy – Ludwig Van
? Particle Man – They Might Be Giants
? Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
? Pretty Vacant – Sex Pistols
820. Summertime – Janis Joplin
819. Ted, Just Admit It – Jane’s Addiction
818. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want – Dream Academy
814. La Villa Strangiato – Rush
813. Mr Cab Driver – Lenny Kravitz
812. Since I Been Loving You – Led Zeppelin
811. Skate Away – Dire Straits
810. Wild Is The Wind – David Bowie
809. Get Up, Stand Up – Bob Marley & Wailers
808. In Yer Face – 808 State