Tape Exchange July 2021

Bravest of Readers and Dearest Exchangers,

Happy August! Summer is winding down but certainly not finished with us! This month has been relatively lowkey. All is not quiet on our front but for the time being there is little to report. However, it is the music that truly does the talking around here, and when it comes to music, we are always well stocked!


Every once and a while someone sends in a tape that has been kicking around for a long time. Believe it or not, the tape world can be quite serious, artsy, elitist, etc. Do you remember the early mixes you made, likely as a kid or young adult? You weren’t pandering with your picks, especially if it was pre-internet! It was an honest compilation and it’s refreshing to see tapes made before the goal in compilation was to impress strangers on the internet. If you don’t want to take my word for it that this mix has existed for a few decades, take a look at the track listing!

It’s Really More a State of Mind Than a State of Being Side A: It’s Really More a State of Mind Than a State of Being Side B:
Public Enemy – Politics of the Sneaker PimpsJimi Hendrix – All Along the Watchtower
Santana ft. Rob Thomas – SmoothPrimus – Amos Moses
Cypress Hill – Hits from the BongRammstein – Tier
Sublime – 40oz to FreedomTom Jones – Kiss
Phish – Bouncing Around the RoomOzomatli – Super Bowl Sundae
Greg Brown – Two Little FeetBeastie Boys – Shambala
Rage Against the Machine – Bullet in the HeadTool – Eulogy
Bob Marley – Burnin’ and Lootin’Tonic – If You Could Only See
Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo ChildPhish – Character Zero

CTEP’s Contribution:

As we mentioned earlier, July was relatively lowkey for us at the CTEP. A vacation was had but the summer has started winding down, but not without some surprises! In this way our life as of late is much like this tape: mellow, then surprising, laid back but lethal!

Here’s a link to a complete Spotify playlist!
CTEP’s Monthly Tape Exchange: July 2021

Side A:Side B:
Justin Townes Earle – The Saint of Lost CausesThe Stone Coyotes – Plain American Girl
Charlie Parr – Over the Red Cedar Lisa Lawrence – Good Love Gone Bad
Bobby Charles – Small Town TalkMichael Nau – Scumways
Violent Femmes – Never TellNatalie Hemby – Heroes
Buena Vista Social Club – Chan ChanCliff Richard – Devil Woman
Foy Vance – Be With Me Georgie Fame – Yeh, Yeh
Mark Knopfler – Back on the Dance Floor
Fruit Bats – Disarm

Check out these tunes! One simple click could change your life! You can listen to Steve Miller Band or whatever lo-fi indie project you’re obsessed with any ol’ time! Give something fresh a chance!


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