C-90 Go!

Dumpster diving through my cassette collection yesterday afternoon, I found a ton of mixed tapes, recorded between 1987 and 1999. I always kept a blank C-90 by the stereo to record stuff from the college, Top 40, adult contemporary, and dance stations. Some of the recorded stuff — often in fragments or with DJ commentary — is staggeringly sequenced.

The following sequence is from one of the last ones I made, dated March 1999. A few notes: I have fond memories of the Method Man song, especially as a palate cleaner after Cars bassist/singer Ben Orr’s one solo hit, the synth-heavy “Stay The Night.” I have no idea how “Cleaning Windows” snuck in there.

How would you rank the following songs? Or your thoughts?

Benjamin Orr – Stay The Night

Method Man – Judgment Day

Pere Ubu – Happy

ABC – Be Near Me

Cher – Believe

Madonna – Nothing Really Matters

The Roots – You Got Me

Belinda Carlisle – Circle in the Sand

Lauryn Hill – Lost Ones

Van Morrison – Cleaning Windows

Hole – Malibu

Blondie – Maria

New York Dolls – Lookin’ For a Kiss

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