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could it bring somebody down if i never made a sound again

Superdrag – Sucked Out /// 1996

Awww man, this song definitely wins the award for most-stuck-in-my-head over the past 13 years. “Who sucked out the feeeeeelleeeen!?!” My college hallmates were often subjetced to random a capella renditions of the chorus in my angelic shriek. I think most of them didn’t even know the song. Now we can finally rememdy that. For them, and for you too.

Bury your face in MySpace /// Official website

Pre-Millennial Flashback! /// Spacehog – In The Meantime

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give my love to the future of the humankind

Spacehog – In The Meantime /// 1995

So it’s Easter today, the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ. I think it’s only fitting that I do some resurrecting of my own and bring back the songs that formed my sonic mind as a wee lad. Growing up in Los Angeles I had the privilege of being raised by KROQ, a station that literally changed my life upon discovering it. Ricki, Dr. Drew, and Adam taught me about sex and relationships on Loveline; Kevin and Bean taught me about humor; and Jed The Fish, Tami Heidi, and Sluggo taught me about music. I would spend hour after hour at my desk listening to KROQ and soaking in every moment. These songs were my best friends, their grungy hooks gripping my ears, their lyrics etching themselves into capacity for lyric memorization that I have since lost completely. Anyway, I am going to bring you along as I trip down memory lane, reliving the songs that sound-tracked everything from all-nighter essays and board game nights to my first kiss and first love. I might not let you in on every intimate memory these are tied to but that probably has more do do with my poor memory and me as a post-millennial bloomer than anything else. More than anything these songs remind me of youthful innocence. Some might be familiar, many will be new, all should be loved. Alright, enough of that, this is not a whiny tween diary, it’s a damn music blog and you came here for the jams!

If you read all that, thanks, but I hope that you at least let Spacehog keep you company with their epic 1995 track, “In The Meantime.” These guys are from England but formed in NYC. I recognize the album art but couldn’t name any other tracks from Resident Alien or its 1998 follow-up The Chinese Album. I kinda feel like letting the music do the talking on this one so I am not going to do much research on Spacehog. I have a feeling that this will be the case in most of these Pre-Millennial Flashbacks (PMFs) so get used to it.

Bury your face in MySpace /// iTunes

*Just Burn It!* The High Speed Chase Mix! (Plus narrative!)

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I know, I know, tough economic times, devastating financial collapse, 800000 billion dollar bailout, blah, blah, blah. Are you gonna keep whining like a schoolgirl with a skinned knee or are you gonna do something about your fiscal apocalypse? What should I do, you ask? Well dummy, do what normal people do when they are hard up for dough, rob a damn bank. Its a stick up, baby, and this is your getaway mix! Get a CDR and Just Burn It!

Narrative of your adventure, track-list, and download link after the jump.

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For You? Only The Very Best!

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I was thinking ’bout you and me and everything we’ve been through

The Very Best – Dinosaur on the Ark

This weekend’s MixTape is not TBE-produced but you will dig it nonetheless. If the name didn’t already give it away, it is not to shabby. Wondering how a dude with a name like Mwamawaya got mixed up (ha!) with a group who goes by the moniker “Radioclit?” Yeah, me too. Their official story tells it best.

Esau Mwamwaya was born in Mzuzu in Malawi, East Africa. He grew up in the capital, Lilongwe, and played drums in various bands, including Masaka Band.  In 1999 he moved to London, and ran a second-hand furniture store near Radioclit’s old studio.  After the Radioclit boys bought a bike from Esau they invited him to one of their house warming parties, made friends, and started making music together. Two years later the project has gotten it’s name, The Very Best.

Good thing Radioclit found him because I hear they are wicked hard to find. I mean,  of course I know where it is they are. Duh.

The track you have been no doubt feelin’ has guest vocals by Ben Brewer, the dude responsible for the newly minted MIA Jr. Yeah I know, what is it with all these shlubs boning the hottest talent of ’08 and then getting love on my blog.?

The Very Best on MySpace and Track list after the jump…

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Heads Up 2009! TBE's Hot Acts to Watch.

2009-Heads Up

Is anyone still writing 2008 on their checks? Does anyone still use checks?

Less talk, more rock. Besides, I have said enough in the track notes so all you “readers” can just continue down there. And yeah yeah, I know we are like 1/6 done with the year but you are already here so just quit complaining and download the damn thing already.

Heads Up! ’09 <—- Click it!

Track notes after the jump!

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Heads Up 2009! TBE’s Hot Acts to Watch.

2009-Heads Up

Is anyone still writing 2008 on their checks? Does anyone still use checks?

Less talk, more rock. Besides, I have said enough in the track notes so all you “readers” can just continue down there. And yeah yeah, I know we are like 1/6 done with the year but you are already here so just quit complaining and download the damn thing already.

Heads Up! ’09 <—- Click it!

Track notes after the jump!

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What Up '08 (Part 2)

At long last…

What Up ’08 (Part 2)

In case you forgot, the forumla goes like this.

Part 1 + Part 2 / CDR = Grooviness

Track notes after the jump.

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What Up ’08 (Part 2)

At long last…

What Up ’08 (Part 2)

In case you forgot, the forumla goes like this.

Part 1 + Part 2 / CDR = Grooviness

Track notes after the jump.

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