Based on a mixtape I created in 1990 to try and show the progression of rock & roll through hard rock to metal with a special emphasis on great riffs. I have mostly included songs that were released as singles rather than album tracks.
Originally compiled in 1989 on a C90 cassette, this was part of a series of mine featuring some of the hits from rock history as well as tracks off a few of my favourite albums.
Artists include Rodriguez, Doobie Brothers, Allman Brothers Band, Deep Purple, Focus, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Xit, Shawn Phillips and many more.
This tape is on page 13 of book 7 (of 8) of my hand-written mixtape archive.
Originally compiled on a C90 cassette, this mix was inspired by the Music Of Our Time (1971 sampler) from CBS and the Suck It And See! sampler from Vertigo (1973). At the time, I called this tape Music Of Our Time Vol. 2, but the title of Music Of My Time seems more apt as it featured tracks from the albums that I was really into at that time, such as Revelations: A Musical Anthology For Glastonbury Fayre, Woodstock, King Crimson’s Larks’ Tongues In Aspic, Space Hymns by Ramases and others.
This tape is on page 20 of book 1 (of 8) of my hand-written mixtape archive.
A digital recreation of a C90 cassette that I compiled sometime in the early 80’s being my favourite tracks from the “Woodstock” and “Woodstock 2” albums. This is part of my “Remember The Mixtape” series. It is on page 33 of book 5 (of 8) of my hand-written mixtape archive.
Artists include Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Richie Havens, Country Joe & The Fish and more. I also included Crosby, Still, Nash & Young’s version of Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock as the mixtape opening track.
A mix of acoustic songs from the late 60’s up to the mid-70’s. Artists include America, Cat Stevens, The Rolling Stones, Bob Carpenter, Ramases, Gordon Lightfoot, Ralph McTell, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, The Eagles and a whole bunch more.
A mix of tunes from my teenage years featuring plenty of Glam Rock. Artists include David Bowie, Deep Purple, T Rex, Roxy Music, Frank Zappa and a whole bunch more.