Mix Tape – Fresh Ears

mix tape

The great thing about music is that any song, no matter how old, can be regarded as brand new if being heard by a fresh set of ears. Right now, some 10-year-old kid’s world is getting rocked by hearing Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog” for the first time.

For the newest mix tape in the Coughing Bison Collection, I concocted a group of tunes you may not be familiar with. Here in my geographic area, FM radio mainly consists of regurgitated classic rock, regurgitated new country, and regurgitated Top 40. I listen to these stations, but I also need variety. If you need variety, too, check out these tunes and see if there are any that are new to you. To see any of the previous mix tapes, check out these links:

Vol. 1 – I Just Wanna Pump… You Up
Vol. 2 – The Songs of Fayettenam
Vol. 3 – The Radio in the Garage
Vol. 4 – All the Feels
Vol. 5 – Boombox Beats
Vol. 6 – Essence of Adolescence

“Bad King Kong” – Derevolutions


“Pickin’ Up the Pieces”
– Fitz & the Tantrums


“Wild One”
– Those Darlins


“In Hell I’ll Be in Good Company”
– Dead South

Thanks to my buddy Norris for this one.


“As Good As It Gets”
– Grand Theft Audio


“Smells Like Rockin’ Robin”
– Nirvana vs Jackson 5 Mashup


“Move”
– Saint Motel


“I Need Never Get Old”
– Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats


“Bread & Butter”
– Hugo


“Super Bon Bon”
– Soul Coughing

This one’s a favorite from back in the day when I played Gran Turismo 2 with my buddies Mike and Zeman.


“Holy Touch”
– Foxy Shazam


“Gone”
– JR JR


“In Spite of Ourselves”
– John Prine & Iris DeMent

I gotta give credit to my buddy Comer for getting me hooked on this one.


“Freak of the Week”
– Marvelous 3


“Black”
– Kari Kimmel


“Feel It Still”
– Portugal. The Man


“Teardrop”
– Massive Attack


“Everytime”
– Mike Relm


“Put Your Money on Me”
– The Struts


“Woman Woman”
– AWOLNATION


“928 Horn Jam”
– Trombone Shorty

Best 56-second song ever.


“She Came On”
– Super Deluxe


“The Whole World is Drunk”
– Sunny Ledfurd


“American Girls”
– Homie

(a one-time band that included guys from Weezer, Cake, and Soul Coughing)


Pretty. Much. Any. Song. by Postmodern Jukebox
Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox take modern songs and perform them in vintage music styles, like 1930’s jazz and surf rock, in collaboration with a featured singer. I chose “Stacy’s Mom” for this mix tape, but you can’t go wrong with any of their performances. Find a Postmodern Jukebox playlist on YouTube and you won’t be disappointed.

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