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The Real Congregation :: Cuddle – The Mixtape :: 12/25/12

Posted by MarcWithaC on December 25, 2012

On this episode, Marc With a C digs up an exclusive treat for you: a cassette mixtape that he made back in 2001 called “Cuddle: The Soundtrack To The 90’s Romantic-teen-angst-coming-of-age-drama That Never Was“. For no good reason, this mixtape has held an inexplicably secure place in Marc’s heart, so much so that he’s decided to play it for you in it’s entirety, directly from the rather aged cassette!

Here’s the rather clunky description written to go along with the tape upon completion, over a decade ago: “Don’t you just love those romantic/comedy/drama movies of the early 90’s that were really just vehicles for some great soundtracks? I mean, just think back to ‘Reality Bites’, ‘Mad Love’, ’10 Things I Hate About You’… when looked back upon, these aren’t exactly the stuff that great film is made of. They were just middling period pieces made to get kids into their local cinemas. And as if stealing their 7 dollars wasn’t enough for an hour and a half of Winona Rider, Ben Affleck, Ethan Hawke, and in some good cases, Drew Barrymore… they would then fill the soundtrack with the ‘hottest’ in ‘alternative bands’ to further milk the helpless teenagers. My god, am I ever glad that they did!!! I cant get enough of these movies featuring Hollywood’s ideas of what normal ‘alterna-life’ in the ’90’s was all about. So many cliches, so many bad on-screen kisses, so many great soundtracks!!! Getting to the point… in this mix, I tried to invoke the spirit of those wonderful 90’s soundtracks by filling up a 120 minute cassette with songs that could have fit into any of those films, be it in lyrics, mood or sound. Heck, a few of these actually *were* in a few of those movies. I hope you enjoy my ‘fictitious soundtrack’ tribute to the soundtracks of the alternative soundtracks of the ’90’s!!!

Overzealous or what? Well, for better or worse, here’s the tape, and Marc’s exclusive holiday gift to you all. See you in 2013!


  1. Sweet Shine :: Sonic Youth Sweet Shine - Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
  2. Tom Courtenay :: Yo La Tengo Tom Courtenay - Prisoners of Love - A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs 1985-2003 (Box Set)
  3. Saints :: The Breeders Saints - All Virgos Are Mad
  4. Ugly On The Outside :: The Judybats Ugly On the Outside - The JudyBats
  5. Nitemare Hippy Girl :: Beck Nitemare Hippy Girl - Mellow Gold
  6. Hypocrite :: Lush Hypocrite - Hypocrite - EP
  7. The Great Big No :: The Lemonheads The Great Big No - Come On Feel the Lemonheads
  8. Hate Me :: Nerdy Girl Hate Me - Twist Her
  9. Love Buzz :: Nirvana Love Buzz (Remastered) - Bleach (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
  10. Nirvana :: Juliana Hatfield Nirvana - Hey Babe
  11. Untogether :: Belly Untogether - Star
  12. Brand New Love :: Superchunk Brand New Love - Tossing Seeds (Singles 89-91)
  13. Swim :: Madder Rose
  14. Here Comes My Girl :: Throneberry
  15. Automatic Buffalo :: The Sheila Divine Automatic Buffalo - New Parade
  16. Punk Means Cuddle :: Tsunami Punk Means Cuddle - World Tour and Other Destinations
  17. Upside Down :: Yo La Tengo Upside-Down - Upside Down
  18. Keep On Loving You :: The Lemonheads Keep On Loving You (Live At Maison Ouge) - Lemonheads (Fan Club)
  19. Drug Girls :: Velocity Girl Drug Girls - ¡Simpatico!
  20. What You Do To Me :: Teenage Fanclub What You Do to Me - Teenage Fanclub
  21. Crush With Eyeliner :: R.E.M. Crush With Eyeliner - Monster
  22. Ultra Anxiety (Teenage Style) :: Madder Rose
  23. Westside Angst :: That Dog Westside Angst - That Dog
  24. At The Mall :: The Mommyheads
  25. Spin The Bottle :: Juliana Hatfield Spin the Bottle - Reality Bites (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  26. Snowsuit Sound :: Sloan Snowsuit Sound - Twice Removed
  27. Tomboy :: Bettie Serveert
  28. Still? :: SF Seals
  29. Deep Talk In The Shallow End :: Ben Lee
  30. Summer Babe :: Pavement Summer Babe - Westing (By Musket and Sextant)
  31. Sounds Familiar :: The Weakerthans Sounds Familiar - Fallow
  32. Divorce Song :: Liz Phair Divorce Song - Exile In Guyville (Deluxe Edition)
  33. Things :: Meat Puppets Things - Too High to Die
  34. Crayola :: Tuscadero Crayola - The Pink Album


About MarcWithaC

I was born at a very young age. After that, I made a lot of records. Used to host The Real Congregation for Nerdy Show. Now I just sort of pop up when needed, and I'm the general manager for Nerdy.FM, our 24/7 radio station dedicated solely to nerdy music! Also, still making records.

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