Tuesday, April 18, 2006


After that earlier post I went hunting for those 18th birthday tapes to see exactly what was on them and post the list on here. But I cannot find them. I thought I knew which box they were in, but again that box has gone.....

Instead I found some of the mix tapes I used to make, combinations of songs from the radio, other tapes and my parent's music. I present tapes 1, 5 and 9.

These are very very bad sometimes, I would apologise but I feel it wouldn't be quite enough.


Kate's Tape 1 (no date)

Get Ready For This
Preacher Man
The Stonk
Things That Make You Go Hmmmmmm
Jump To The Beat
U Can't Touch This
The Power
Do The Bartman
Moanin' Lisa Blues
Deep, Deep Trouble
I'll Be Back
3am Eternal
Everybody's Free
Ring, Ring, Ring
The Grease Mega Mix
Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Caravan Song
Piano Man

(no artists names recorded, but I know you know some of them. All I can say about this one is oh dear. But I still like Piano Man)

Kate's Tape V November '93

Babe - Take That
It Only Takes A Minute Girl - Take That
A Million Love Songs - Take That
I Can't Tell You Why - The Eagles
The Long Run - The Eagles
Everything Changes - Take That
Heartache Tonight - The Eagles
Pray - Take That
Seven Bridges Road - The Eagles
Wasting My Time - Take That
Love Ain't Here Anymore - Take That
Victim Of Love - The Eagles
Why Can't I Wake Up With You - Take That
The Sad Cafe - The Eagles
You Are The One - Take That
Another Crack In My Heart - Take That
Babe - Take That
It Only Takes A Minute - Take That
A Million Love Songs - Take That
Dreams - Gabrielle
Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.
Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel
Helplessly Hoping - Crosby, Stills & Nash

(I was obviously having a Take That/Eagles moment on this one. Does having R.E.M. on there redeem it a little? or insult R.E.M.?)

Kate's Tape IX (no date)

Crazy For You - Let Loose
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
Blame It On Me - D:REAM
Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel
Seven Seconds - Youssen D'our & Neneh Cherry
Always - Bon Jovi
If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
Secret - Madonna
Desperado - The Eagles
Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel
Devotion - Sean Maguire
Searching - China Black
Dreamlover - Mariah Carey
A Million Love Songs - Take That
Cryin' - Aerosmith
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Seventeen - Let Loose
Sweetness - Michelle Gayle
Stars - China Black
Song For You - Chicago
Someone To Love - Sean Maguire
Tell Her About It - Billy Joel
Some Girls - Ultimate Kaos
Strangest Party - INXS
She's Got That Vibe - R. Kelly
The Division Bell - Pink Floyd

(easiest the strangest combination of songs. I think the Let Loose and Michelle Gayle should be enough to date it, and where did the Pink Floyd come from?)

I would like to attempt to apologise for these after all. To my sister certainly, whose own taste in music is legendary (MUSE!!!!) and certainly to Mark, who is probably feeling very very frightened right now.

So here's a much better apology than I could ever muster.


MarkFarley said...

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a complete mix tape freak.

I have made literally hundreds for The Big Man since I was about 14. He has every single one and everytime I go back home, I am normally found spending an afternoon rummaging around for a Nirvana bootleg or Pep Will Eat Itself remix. xx

MarkFarley said...

The Bartman and The Stonk, really...?

Everybody's Free!!! Feels Good...!!

LOL Michelle Gayle comes into The Bookseller to the Stars all the time and no one bats a fucking eyelid...

She ordered a book once and I quite purposely asked her for her name....quite funny....

Kate said...

Poor old Michelle.

The box that had those tapes in also contained the Ultimate Kaos single as well as one by E.Y.C.

My music taste has improved slightly since then I hope, but I still love the Yam song.

"A million loves songs later, here I yam"

EmLah said...

oh yes its a good song. altho it kept me up all one christmas eve cos u had it on repeat!!!! gonna download some take that now! xxxxxxxxx

Michelle said...

You are so brave for posting the list that had 'Do the Bartman' Well done, you :) And thanks for your comment on my blog. The illustration was from my favourite book as a child, The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner - apparently she only used the 500 most commonly used words to help out young children. But it's just a sweet, simple story.