Mixtape 125 :: The Buzz

by Julius C. Lacking Julius C. Lacking
Pretenders Pretenders

It’s been 45 years since Chrissie Hynde initially hit her stride with the Pretenders, and she hasn’t slowed down for anybody since.

In this episode: Arling + Cameron, Bill Callahan, Blur, Cherry, Chicano Batman, Chico Hamilton, The Clash, Cornershop, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Elliott Smith, Fat White Family, Goldfrapp, Grand Analog, Holy, Isobel Campbell, King Chango, Los Lobos, Marshall Crenshaw, Melkbelly, The Needs , Palm, Pixies, The Pogues, Pretenders, The Rants, Soul Coughing, Tune-Yards, Vampire Weekend, Wisely

  Song Artist Notes
1 The Buzz Pretenders Feels like old pretending
2 Hey World Isobel Campbell Positive thrumming
3 I'm A Wooden Soldier Cornershop It’s got that groove
5 There She Goes Again (Live) Marshall Crenshaw Enter the tunnel of time
6 Dirty Old Town The Pogues Wear a helmet, Shane!
7 Song 2 Blur Wooo hooo
8 So Into You Wisely Well, hello
10 Lost in the Supermarket The Clash Always a pleasure
11 Heavy Lifting Palm It's complicated
12 Mutations Grand Analog Got the bounce
13 This Fall. Last Fall. The Rants What do we know about this band?
15 I Believe In Sunday / Someday The Needs Ramones-level enthusiasm
16 Color My Life Chicano Batman Smooth n’ awkward
17 Protest Song Bill Callahan Dour voice
18 Rose Parade Elliott Smith A live version
20 Gigantic Pixies What a gas
21 Waterfalls Cherry Dropping beats
22 Systemagic Goldfrapp Robot danceparty
24 Saint Behind The Glass Los Lobos Mitch and more Mitch
25 Supra Genius Soul Coughing It's froomy
26 Ya Hey Vampire Weekend Tragic tragedy
27 Road to Nowhere (Live) David Byrne & St. Vincent Byrning down the house
29 Take H20 Melkbelly Hold that thought
30 Finalmente King Chango Enjoy the fusion
31 For Mods Only Chico Hamilton You heard the man
33 All These Worlds Are Yours Holy So long and worth it
34 Colonizer Tune-Yards Ends weird
35 Whitest Boy on the Beach Fat White Family Bring sunscreen
37 We Love To Dub Arling + Cameron Bouncing on the buzz