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I don’t remember whether there was a specific occasion that prompted Andy to make this tape. Like a lot of good mix tapes, there’s some familiar stuff here, as well as some truly weird selections that are very Andy. It tends to the (then) classic rock, but is just as eclectic as the friend that assembled it.

Photo of the album cover: a bald man dotted with bees

This one definitely gave me way more trouble than most of the rest of these in trying to assemble a modern playlist. There are some bits that are more like collage that he grabbed from other tapes (I’ve resorted to YouTube links). I’m sure I’ve linked a different recording of the Corelli piece. Big Hair was a local band, fronted by a cousin of mine. Die Lustigen Almdudler are a local German/polka band that one of our mutual friends (all-state tuba player!) played in; they still exist, and are online, but not their music from 30 years ago.

Spotify playlist


  1. Bugs Bunny Thing – Spin Doctors (YouTube)
  2. Spud – Big Hair
  3. Ramble On – Led Zeppelin (Apple Music)
  4. Courtesy Phone – Henry Rollins (YouTube)
  5. Grip – Rollins Band (Apple Music)
  6. Auf der Autobahn – Die Lustigen Almdudler
  7. The Beauty Of Gray – Live (Apple Music)
  8. Vincent – Don McLean (Apple Music)
  9. No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley & The Wailers (Apple Music)
  10. Midnight Star – “Weird Al” Yankovic (Apple Music)
  11. Waiting Room – Fugazi (Apple Music)
  12. Calypso – John Denver (Apple Music)
  13. Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles (Apple Music)


  1. Yellow Ledbetter – Pearl Jam (Apple Music)
  2. Train – 4 Non Blondes (Apple Music)
  3. Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Apple Music)
  4. Birth Ritual – Soundgarden (Apple Music)
  5. Don’t Let It Get You Down – The Crusaders (Apple Music)
  6. Gigue from Sonata, Op. 5, No. 9 – Arcangelo Corelli (Apple Music)
  7. Cross-Eyed Mary – Jethro Tull (Apple Music)
  8. Darkness of Greed – Rage Against The Machine (Apple Music)
  9. The Devil Went Down to Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band (Apple Music)
  10. Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin (Apple Music)
  11. Lucky Man – Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Apple Music)