Made a 21st birthday mix for my little bro! And here are some rambly liner notes. Enjoy! Love ya Cheeeese.
Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday
It’s a struggle to listen to this one all the way through, but it’s thematically on point and I get to quote High Fidelity: “Top five musical crimes perpetuated by Stevie Wonder in the ’80s and ’90s. Go. SUB-QUESTION: is it in fact unfair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter day sins, is it better to burn out or fade away?
Elvis Presley – Hi-Heel Sneakers
Doesn’t have the awesome “Ode to Billie Jo” intro (well I was out choppin’ cotton), but an awesome going out song that reminds me of you. Put your wig hat on your head.
The Champs – Tequila (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
Technically my birthday song, but I’ll lend it to you for today.
The Isley Brothers – Shout (Parts 1 and 2)
Hope you can Otis Day and the Knights to come to your frat tonight and bang out this classic, in some kind of world where you can make movies come true.
JAY-Z – H•A•M
Jay and Ye will get you fired up. First appearance by a Chicago artist on this list. Stay tuned!
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Gin And Juice
Snoop! Snoop a loop!
Cypress Hill – Tequila Sunrise (featuring Barron Ricks) - Clean LP Version
A little old school Cypress for ya. I like the sampled mariachi trumpets.
The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
Biggie is my go-to for parties, and this one, right after “Big Poppa” is my favorite.
R. Kelly – Ignition Remix
Chicago native appearance 2! About as egotistical as Kanye and twice as creepy! And hilarious!
Laserkraft 3D – Nein Mann - Radio Edit
That weirdo German song I played for you. Time to start dancin’.
LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
Another sweet dancing track.
Wilco – I Might
Chicago natives appearance 3!
Talking Heads – Burning Down The House
Did your hip-hop, did your electronic, time for some rock.
Us3 – Tukka Yoot’s Riddim
Da da da dum da da dey
Loudon Wainwright III – Drinking Song
Probably the most indie/hipster drinking song around. Better than Piano Man or Sweet Home Alabama.
Willie Nelson – Whiskey River
You’re a little bit country, and a little bit rock and roll.
Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side
In keeping with the nonsense syllables from US3 - do do do do do do do do. Lou Reed is the coolest.
Tom Waits – The Piano Has Been Drinking [Not Me]
In honor of Deeds, the Waits lover.
Carly Simon & James Taylor – Mockingbird
Mock! Yeah! Ing! Yeah! Bird! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Tenacious D – Dude (I Totally Miss You) - Clean Version
I mean, The D says it all - Dude, I totally miss you! Come out to Bahston.
Ben Harper – Beautiful Boy
Harper covering Lennon. A sleepy song after your long birthday day/night.
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