Tape Exchange September 2021

Bravest of Readers and Dearest Exchangers,

Oops! We did it again! Months have gone by since we last spoke as the days, one by one, were lost to sloth, depression, apathy, and other fun words! September was a total blur at this point as have been the last few months (and years, am I right?!). We will be rapid firing the backlogged exchanges from September, October, and November with the goal of getting December out for it’s originally scheduled deadline. On a personal note, I have quit my day job and have transitioned to living a life centered around music. Please consider checking out and supporting Oak Honest Records, O’K and the Night Crew, and my solo efforts as well. Anyways, back to the programming that you were expecting or dreading!

Did we mention that September was a blur? Let’s see, we met blues legend Mr. Kim Wilson in the flesh! We saw Ace Frehley and Alice Cooper in concert, which was incredible! We know things happened, but who knows what they were!

Raddest Tape:

September’s raddest tape was this amalgamation of assorted media, John Stamopus! This mix was a fun listen filled with bizarre choices, interesting covers, and hilarious songs. Honestly, I wish every reader could hear this mix. Cool stuff like this is exactly why this program exists and for this, we thank you!

Side: ASide B:
Uncle Tupelo – I Wanna Be Your DogQueen – Flash (Single)
The Troggs – Supergirl Fats Domino – Everybody’s Got Something to Hide
Nina Simone – The PusherSkee-Lo – The Tale of Mr. Morton
The Meters – Chicken StrutThe Gouurds – Ziggy Stardust
Benji Hughes – The MummyRichard Cheese – Somebody Told Me
Harry Dean Stanton – Everybody’s Talkin’Puddles Pity Part – Pinball Prison
Elton Motello – Jet Boy Jet Girl Devo – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
John Cole – Hello, ThereMojo Nixon, Skid Proper – Blues is Everywhere
Liz Phair – Baby Got GoingJimi Hendrix – Sgt. Pepper’s
Mungo Jerry – Baby JumpJello Biafra, Mojo Nixon – Plastic Jesus
Joe South – Hush Devo – Secret Agent Man
Tom Waits – Hang on St. ChristopherPrimus – Making Plans for Nigel
The Langly Schools Music Project – Band on the RunCord Lund – All I Wanna Do is Play Cards
Jacques Dutronc – Les MetamorphosesPresidents of the U.S.A. – Kick Out the Jams

Baddest Tape:

Coming in for September’s baddest tape is this collection of stand up comedy. It’s raunchy, hilarious, and everything stand up comedy should be! Fantastic clips from the late, great Norm MacDonald as well as many others! This is the first time we’ve received stand up comedy as a submission and we want more! Want to get your hands on it? Your best chance is to send in a tape and increase the odds of receiving it in return!

CTEP’s Contribution:

This month was a weird one, we won’t lie. It’s a mellow mix overall, but there are some rockin’ moments to be heard! There are also some folky vibes and some groovy sounds, too! This is probably the most modern-indie-oriented mix we’ve ever made. We’re not sure how to feel about that, but someone will love these songs! Could that someone be you? There’s only one way to find out! We had to incorporate some Alice Cooper and Blaze Foley as they had most certainly charmed over the course of the month. We had also fallen really deep into some Pat Finnerty content, if you’re not familiar, you should be! Shit, if you manage to read this stuff every month (usually), then you’ll absolutely love his comments on music and his comedic approach! We’ve also got more Big Thief in the mix! We’re not sponsored in anyway, just fans of their sound! Go on and get it!

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

Side A:Side B:
Sylvan Esso – Die YoungO’K and the Night Crew – The Poor Surgeon
Indigo De Souza – Take Off Ur PantsAlice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies
Tristen – Glass JarThe Murlocs – Francesca
Pavement – Box ElderAdam Melchor – Light Year (ft. Lennon Stella)
John “Papa” Gros – Cocaine and Chicken FricasséeRoger Miller – Reincarnation
Dr. Dog – Here Comes the HotstepperBlaze Foley – Clay Pigeons
Pat Finnerty and the Full Band – Tough GigGillian Welch – Elvis Presley Blues
Big Thief – Certainty
King Tuff – I’m Free

It only takes one song to change your life. Have at it and enjoy!


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