Owen Gwilliam's Mix CD Liner Notes

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CDX 2002
The Kevin Bacon CD

CONCEPT: "The Kevin Bacon Game". Each song in the compilation is linked to the next by a shared performer or producer. See the liner notes for hints and answers.

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TRACKS:

  1. "Wonderland" - Big Country
  2. "A Little Is Enough" - Pete Townshend
  3. "Talk Of The Town" - Pretenders
  4. "All Along The Watchtower" - Neil Young
  5. "Splendid Isolation" - Warren Zevon
  6. "Out In The Cold" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  7. "All She Wanted" - Electric Light Orchestra
  8. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - The Beatles
  9. "Deserted Cities Of The Heart" - Cream
  10. "Round" - Public Image Ltd.
  11. "Dying From The Inside Out" - The Golden Palominos
  12. "Now That I Am Dead" - French Frith Kaiser Thompson
  13. "Veteran's Day Poppy" - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
  14. "Dancin' Fool" - Frank Zappa
  15. "Walking On Air" - King Crimson
  16. "Merely A Man" - XTC
  17. "Family Snapshot" - Peter Gabriel

CDX 2003
Bizarre Moods

CONCEPT: Simply a collection of comedy songs & bits.

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TRACKS:

  1. "Workin' On The Railroad" - Bart, Lyle, and Taggart (excerpt from Blazing Saddles)
  2. "My Name Is Bert" - John Schwab Band
  3. "J'Taime Wild Thing In Timperley" - Frank Sidebottom
  4. "Creepy Girl" - Tom Servo
  5. "Miami Driver" - Dave Barry
  6. "Here Kitty" - Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet
  7. "Mean To Me" - Heywood Banks
  8. "Girlfriend In A Coma" - Mojo Nixon
  9. "Communist Cooking" - Eric Idle & Neil Innes
  10. "Do Bears ..." - Rowan Atkinson and Kate Bush with Howard Goodall
  11. "What If?" - The American Comedy Network
  12. "The Blues Translated" - Malone & Nootcheez
  13. "Black Lassie (A Great American Dog)" - Cheech & Chong
  14. "Slow The Plot Down" - Joel Robinson, Crow T. Robot, and Tom Servo
  15. "My Pink Half Of The Drainpipe" - The Bonzo Dog Band
  16. "A Word From Our Sponsor" - Wags & Elliott
  17. "Song For Judy" - Reverend Billy C. Wirtz
  18. "Clearly Unhealthy" - Bongos, Bass & Bob
  19. "Like Pink But Not Quite" - The Dan Orr Project
  20. "A Patrick Swayze X-mas" - Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo and Joel Robinson
  21. "Farewell To John Denver" - Monty Python
  22. "Football" - Eric Idle & Neil Innes
  23. "Timperley Blues" - Frank Sidebottom
  24. "I'm Stupid" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  25. "Medical Love Song" - Monty Python
  26. "The Elvis Tapes" - The American Comedy Network
  27. "Protest Song" - Neil Innes
  28. "Eighteen Wheels On A Big Rig" - Heywood Banks
  29. "Asshole" - Denis Leary
  30. "The Sound Of Music" - The Bonzo Dog Band

CDX 2004
Mark Your Calendar

CONCEPT: Songs tied to a holiday on disc 1, and songs tied to a specific date on disc 2.

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DISC 1: "Every Day Should Be A Holiday"

  1. "Holiday" - Nazareth
  2. "New Year's Day" - U2
  3. "Have I Told You Lately" - Van Morrison
  4. "April Fool" - Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane
  5. "Easter" - Marillion
  6. "Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)" - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
  7. "Arbor Day" - 10,000 Maniacs
  8. "Memorial Day" - Heywood Banks
  9. "O Canada" - Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush featuring Terrence and Phillip
  10. "4th Of July" - X
  11. "Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)" - Randy Newman
  12. "Halloween Parade" - Lou Reed
  13. "No Matter Who You Vote For, The Government Always Gets In (Heigh Ho!)" - The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
  14. "Veteran's Day Poppy" - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
  15. "All Along The Mayflower" - The Dan Orr Project
  16. "Thanks For Christmas" - The Three Wise Men
  17. "11:59 (It's January)" - Scrawl
  18. "Auld Lang Syne" - Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet
  19. "Every Day Should Be A Holiday" - The Dandy Warhols

DISC 2: "On This Date..."

  1. "Black Friday" - Steely Dan
  2. "Grey Victory" - 10,000 Maniacs
  3. "The Day John Kennedy Died" - Lou Reed
  4. "Trouble Every Day" - The Mothers Of Invention
  5. "Hurricane" - Amy Rigby
  6. "Girlfriend" - Matthew Sweet
  7. "Burn On" - Randy Newman
  8. "Ohio" - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  9. "Smoke On The Water" - Deep Purple
  10. "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - U2
  11. "Cell Number Seven" - John Entwistle's Ox
  12. "Who Are You" - The Who
  13. "Biko" - Peter Gabriel
  14. "May 1, 1990" - Adrian Belew
  15. "Let Me In" - R.E.M.
  16. "Brand New Start" - Paul Weller
  17. "Mama Told Me Not To Come" - Randy Newman

2005
Soundtrack For A Dream Vacation

CONCEPT: Songs (and sketches) that popped into my head as my then-fiancée (now wife) and I took a trip to England, Scotland and Ireland.

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TRACKS:

  1. "Cool Britannia" - The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
  2. "English Boy" - Pete Townshend
  3. "Towers Of London" - XTC
  4. "Remember" - John Lennon
  5. "Down In The Tube Station At Midnight" - The Jam
  6. "Bag O'Nails" - The Who
  7. "Baker Street" - Gerry Rafferty
  8. "Mean Mr. Mustard / Polythene Pam / She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" - The Beatles
  9. "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" - Pink Floyd
  10. "Journey Of The Sorcerer" - Joby Talbot
  11. "Waterloo Sunset" - The Kinks
  12. "Edinburgh Castle" - Mike Scott
  13. "Opening Fanfare / Main Theme / Camelot Fanfare / The Knights Of The Round Table" - Monty Python
  14. "The Battle Of Marston Moor (July 2nd 1644)" - Electric Light Orchestra
  15. "Greenman" - XTC
  16. "Crunchy Frog" - Monty Python
  17. "Mind The Gap" - The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu
  18. "Going Underground" - The Jam
  19. "The Merrymakers Dance (The Fish Slapping Dance)" - ABC Radio Orchestra
  20. "Stormy Weather" - Jeff Lynne
  21. "The Kings Of Kerry" - The Waterboys
  22. "City Full Of Ghosts (Dublin)" - Mike Scott
  23. "God Save The Queen" - Queen

CDX 2009
Homonyms

CONCEPT: Two CDs that each have the same song titles, but are actually completely different sets of songs.

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DISC A:

  1. "Do It Again" - Steely Dan
  2. "1985" - Bowling For Soup
  3. "One Of These Days" - Camper Van Beethoven
  4. "I Can't Stand It" - Lou Reed
  5. "See You" - Foo Fighters
  6. "Ball And Chain" - XTC
  7. "Guiding Star" - Teenage Fanclub
  8. "In The City" - Joe Walsh
  9. "Tonight" - Hard-Fi
  10. "Tonight" - The Soft Boys
  11. "Turn To Stone" - Electric Light Orchestra
  12. "I Need You" - The Who
  13. "The Ledge" - The Replacements
  14. "The Show Must Go On" - Three Dog Night
  15. "Square One" - Coldplay
  16. "Time" - Pink Floyd
  17. "Surrender" - U2
  18. "Surrender" - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
  19. "Man On The Moon" - Sugar

DISC 1:

  1. "Do It Again" - The Kinks
  2. "1985" - Manic Street Preachers
  3. "One Of These Days" - Pink Floyd
  4. "I Can't Stand It" - Eric Clapton
  5. "See You" - Big Country
  6. "Ball And Chain" - Social Distortion
  7. "Guiding Star" - Cast
  8. "In The City" - The Jam
  9. "Tonight" - Supergrass
  10. "Tonight" - The Move
  11. "Turn To Stone" - Joe Walsh
  12. "I Need You" - The Beatles
  13. "The Ledge" - Fleetwood Mac
  14. "The Show Must Go On" - Queen
  15. "Square One" - Tom Petty
  16. "Time" - Tom Waits
  17. "Surrender" - Electric Light Orchestra
  18. "Surrender" - Cheap Trick
  19. "Man On The Moon" - R.E.M.

2012
Life On Mars (US Soundtrack)

CONCEPT: Most of the 60's and 70's songs from the soundtrack of the US version of Life On Mars

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DISC 1:

  1. "Life On Mars?" - David Bowie
  2. "Signs" - Five Man Electrical Band
  3. "Baba O'Riley" - The Who
  4. "Little Willy" - The Sweet
  5. "Out Of Time" - The Rolling Stones
  6. "All The Way From Memphis" - Mott The Hoople
  7. "Get Down" - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  8. "I Am A Rock" - Simon & Garfunkel
  9. "Sweet Cherry Wine" - Tommy James & The Shondells
  10. "Just A Little Lovin'" - Dusty Springfield
  11. "Reflections Of My Life" - The Marmalade
  12. "Mother And Child Reunion" - Paul Simon
  13. "Rock & Roll" - The Velvet Underground
  14. "Bang A Gong (Get It On)" - T. Rex
  15. "20th Century Man" - The Kinks
  16. "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" - The Hollies
  17. "Long Promised Road" - The Beach Boys

DISC 2:

  1. "Wild In The Streets" - Garland Jeffreys
  2. "I'm Going To Keep On Loving You" - Kool Blues
  3. "Everybody Is A Star" - Sly And The Family Stone
  4. "Black And White" - Three Dog Night
  5. "We're An American Band" - Grand Funk Railroad
  6. "Tuesday's Dead" - Cat Stevens
  7. "Everything I Own" - Bread
  8. "Reelin' In The Years" - Steely Dan
  9. "Spaceman" - Harry Nilsson
  10. "No Time" - The Guess Who
  11. "Whiskey In The Jar" - Thin Lizzy
  12. "My Maria" - B.W. Stevenson
  13. "White Room" - Cream
  14. "30 Days In The Hole" - Humble Pie
  15. "Look At The View" - The Action
  16. "Yesterday's Game" - Traffic Sound
  17. "Starman" - David Bowie
  18. "Supersonic Rocket Ship" - The Kinks
DISC 3:
  1. "The Ballroom Blitz" - The Sweet
  2. "It Don't Come Easy" - Ringo Starr
  3. "Lux" - Traffic Sound
  4. "Isn't Life Strange" - The Moody Blues
  5. "Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time)" - Elton John
  6. "Go Now" - The Moody Blues
  7. "Fakin' It" - Simon & Garfunkel
  8. "Venus" - Shocking Blue
  9. "Point Me In The Direction Of Albuquerque" - The Partridge Family
  10. "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" - Jim Croce
  11. "All The Young Dudes" - Mott The Hoople
  12. "Satellite Of Love" - Lou Reed
  13. "Go All The Way" - Raspberries
  14. "Windy" - The Association
  15. "Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)" - Reunion
  16. "Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters" - Elton John

RPG Geek Mixtape Exchange 2015 (Part 1)
Things Are Not Always What They Seem

CONCEPT: A collection of covers, with a bonus disc of the originals (mostly)

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DISC 1:

  1. "There Is A Theory..." - excerpt from The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
  2. "Re-cycled Vinyl Blues" - Neil Innes
  3. "Atlantic City" - The Hold Steady
  4. "Back Of A Car" - Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
  5. "I Can't Explain" - Yvonne Elliman
  6. "Heart Of Gold"- Richard Lloyd
  7. "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" - They Might Be Giants
  8. "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" - Noel Gallagher
  9. "Save It For Later" - Pete Townshend
  10. "California Man" - Cheap Trick
  11. "Arms Of Love" - R.E.M.
  12. "I Saw The Light" - Teenage Fanclub
  13. "Sixteen Tons" - Eels
  14. "Pinball Wizard" - Elton John
  15. "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" - The Who
  16. "Roll Over Beethoven" - Electric Light Orchestra
  17. "Stairway To Heaven" - Frank Zappa
  18. "16 Encores" - Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet

DISC 2:

  1. "How Sweet To Be An Idiot" - Neil Innes
  2. "Atlantic City" - Bruce Springsteen
  3. "Back Of A Car" - Big Star
  4. "I Can't Explain" - The Who
  5. "Heart Of Gold"- Neil Young
  6. "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" - The Four Lads
  7. "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" - The Smiths
  8. "Save It For Later" - The English Beat
  9. "California Man" - The Move
  10. "Brontosaurus" - The Move
  11. "Arms Of Love" - Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
  12. "I Saw The Light" - Todd Rundgren
  13. "Sixteen Tons" - "Tennessee" Ernie Ford
  14. "Pinball Wizard" - The Who
  15. "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" - Elton John
  16. "Take Me To The Pilot" - Elton John
  17. "Roll Over Beethoven" - Chuck Berry
  18. "Stairway To Heaven" - Led Zeppelin
  19. "Having An Average Weekend" - Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet

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