Buried in a Good Mix Tape: Best of 2013 Mix...

Another year, another mix...

I began assembling my Best Of compilation for 2013 mentally around January when I'd listened to the Mystical Weapons album.  Real assembly began midway through November, sequencing and transitions being my normal areas of focus.  I had a version of this mix locked down until I made the mistake of listening to the Savages album and then suddenly I HAD to include one of their songs.  So, one track was eliminated and then a lot of space had to be cleverly handled to gain one minute so I could fit all of this neatly into one 80-minute CD.  Overall, I'm pretty happy with it.

For the cover, I hijacked press materials from The Monkees' the 1968 psych train wreck, Head.

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What do you think of my selections?

Melt-Banana – My Missing Link ("fetch")
Dead in the Dirt – No Chain (The Blind Hole)
A Fucking Elphant – I'm Addicted to Drugs & Sex and I Want You to Choke Me (Seven Inches of A Fucking Elephant 7")
Tera Melos – Bite (X'ed Out)
Mystical Weapons – Mechanical Mammoth (s/t)
Big Black Cloud – Bomb My Brain ("Black Friday")
Ensemble Pearl – Wray (s/t)
This Town Needs Guns – Havoc in the Forum (13.0.0.0.0)
Insect Ark – Lift Off (Long Arms)
Queens of the Stone Age – I Appear Missing (...Like Clockwork)
Baptists – Still Melt (Bushcraft)
Run the Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) – Get It (Run the Jewels)
Marnie Stern – East Side Glory (The Chronicles of Marnia)
Windhand – Evergreen (Soma)
Thee Oh Sees – Night Crawler (Floating Coffin)
Melvins – Female Trouble (Everybody Loves Sausages)
Savages – Strife (Silence Yourself)
Big Deal – Pillow (June Gloom)
Locrian – Exiting the Hall of Vapor and Light (Return to Annihilation)
Chelsea Wolfe – Destruction Makes the World Burn Brighter (Pain is Beauty)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Jubilee Street (Push the Sky Away)

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Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead
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