Mixtape #31: Metronomy
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Metronomy's Joseph Mount put more thought into our mixtape challenge than most, picking videos for each selection and even writing his own little intro para. We like it when bands do that. Over to Joe...
"What with modern technology and all, I have gone for an audio-visual mixtape, I suppose it's a mix-video-tape. But, I must stress, this is not me being lazy. Quite the opposite in fact. You must imagine the struggle of finding these things on YouTube. More often than not they appear with still images of the band on them, or some Comic Sans floating about. Sometimes, they just have stills of mates abroad having fun together, remembering their holiday, the song that made their trip. No, these things I pick are worth watching, they have furthered my eduction and I hope they will do the same for you."
Buddy Rich 'Drum Solo'
This is Buddy Rich, he is my hero. More Buddy please!
Cathy Rich/Buddy Rich 'The Beat Goes On'
Buddy Rich is the greatest drummer that ever lived. My Grandad gave me a snare drum when I was teb along with a Buddy Rich live record that included this song. His daughter has Beatles hair, it's a damn good look.
Their coolness has not yet been matched in my opinion. I was once told off for playing Elastica at an electro night, I've not tried it since.
Laurie Anderson 'Sharky's Day'
My dad once played this to me in the car, I almost cried I was so confused. I used to laugh at him for liking it, now I realise I was the fool! Without Laurie Anderson the world would be in a much worse state than it is.
Amadou & Mariam 'Sabali'
We are labelmates with these two... there is a whole world out there. I think 'sabali' means 'sweetness'.
Fonzworth Bentley Ft. Kanye West, Andre 3000 and Sa-Ra 'Everybody'
Sa-Ra are amazing, Andre 3000 is the coolest man in the world, Kanye West has gone a bit strange and Fonzworth himself used to be P.Diddy's butler or something. What is not to like?
Slick Rick 'Children's Story'
Slick Rick is English, you can tell by the way he says "Nawt lawng agow". He made Snoop Dogg and Pharrell the men they are today.
Jamie T 'Salvador'When I first heard this I went insane. It sounded/sounds like the future. I wish I loved the rest of his songs, sadly it is only this one that does it for me. But it genuinely changed my life when I first heard it. I listened to it non stop for weeks.
Herman Dune 'Not On Top'
They remind me of Brighton, the good times and the bad... mainly the bad.
The Modern Lovers 'Pablo Picasso'
A staple in any mix-video-tape.
Talking Heads 'This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)'
This is perhaps the most wonderful song ever written... so everyone covers it.
Cat Power 'Werewolf'
I think I have listened to this song a hundred thousand times, I will listen to it more still. She's the original Amy Winehouse and the reason that X-Factor girl sings the way she does.
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