The Real Congregation :: Cuddle – The Mixtape :: 12/25/12
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!
- Sweet Shine :: Sonic Youth
- Tom Courtenay :: Yo La Tengo
- Saints :: The Breeders
- Ugly On The Outside :: The Judybats
- Nitemare Hippy Girl :: Beck
- Hypocrite :: Lush
- The Great Big No :: The Lemonheads
- Hate Me :: Nerdy Girl
- Love Buzz :: Nirvana
- Nirvana :: Juliana Hatfield
- Untogether :: Belly
- Brand New Love :: Superchunk
- Swim :: Madder Rose
- Here Comes My Girl :: Throneberry
- Automatic Buffalo :: The Sheila Divine
- Punk Means Cuddle :: Tsunami
- Upside Down :: Yo La Tengo
- Keep On Loving You :: The Lemonheads
- Drug Girls :: Velocity Girl
- What You Do To Me :: Teenage Fanclub
- Crush With Eyeliner :: R.E.M.
- Ultra Anxiety (Teenage Style) :: Madder Rose
- Westside Angst :: That Dog
- At The Mall :: The Mommyheads
- Spin The Bottle :: Juliana Hatfield
- Snowsuit Sound :: Sloan
- Tomboy :: Bettie Serveert
- Still? :: SF Seals
- Deep Talk In The Shallow End :: Ben Lee
- Summer Babe :: Pavement
- Sounds Familiar :: The Weakerthans
- Divorce Song :: Liz Phair
- Things :: Meat Puppets
- Crayola :: Tuscadero
- Chat about The Real Congregation on the Nerdy Show forums!
- Have some fun at this wacky mixtape archive!
- A pretty wonderful list of “Mixtape Rules”
- A wonderful book focusing on the visual side of mixtapes, curated by Thurston Moore!
- Our theme song is by The Evolution Control Committee!