Mix Tapes: 83 – 98

I don't have listings for tapes I gave away, but I kept copies of others and made some for myself. I typed these up in the early 00s at some point; moved them here in 2020. (There might also be some Spotify playlists; I'll link them eventually, if I remember.)

Kasey Kasem (1983) *

soundcloud upload of original cassette

2/26

Mr. Roboto - Styx
Breaking Us In Two - Joe Jackson
One x One - Hall and Oates
Allentown - Billy Joel

3/5

Poison Arrow - ABC
I'm Alive - Neil Diamond
Come On Eileen Dexy's - Midnight Runners
Family Man** - Hall and Oates
I Know There's Something Going On - Frida
Down Under - Men At Work
All Right - Christopher Cross

Notes:

*This is at least partially from the 3/5/1983 American Top 40 show; number 2254, but the countdown doesn't match my order, in some places. Presumably I taped these over a series of at least 2 different Sundays. see [dead link redacted]

**“Family Man” doesn't appear on the charts until 5/7/1983, so apparently I made it over several months – unless Kasey played a non-chart song? Like a “new release?” That would make everything else fit well.

Heart Like A Wheel (Christmas 1991)

Under The Milky Way - The Church
When You Come - Crowded House
Private Investigations - Dire Straits
Another You - The Godfathers
Shadow Me - Hoodoo Gurus
Heaven Laughs - Hooters
This Time - INXS
Ice - Daniel Lanois
Monday Night By Satellite - Max Q
Some Hearts - Marshall Crenshaw
Where Do We Go From Heaven? - Mighty Lemon Drops
There Is A Place In Hell For Me and My Friends - Morrissey
Heaven - Psychedelic Furs
Texarkana - REM
Cut Flowers - Smithereens
Open Arms - Journey
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths
Even Fallen In Love? - Buzzcocks
Beyond Love - The The
Come Back Down - Toad the Wet Sprocket
Be Near Me - ABC
Sapphire Bullets - They Might Be Giants
Piano Song - Erasure
Heart Like A Wheel - Billy Bragg

Summer '92

Take On Me - a-Ha
Eyes Without A Face - Billy Idol
Just What I Needed - The Cars
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Hello I Love You - The Doors
Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Red Rain - Peter Gabriel
Private Eyes - Hall and Oates
And We Danced - Hooters
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Melt With You - Modern English
King of Pain - The Police
Alive & Kicking - Simple Minds
Saved by Zero - The Fixx
Don't Change - INXS
I Will Follow - U2
Somebody's Gonna Hurt Someone - The Eagles
Don't Get Me Wrong - The Pretenders
Me In Honey - REM
Girl Like You - Smithereens
Red Red Wine - UB40
Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Miss American Pie - Don Maclean
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths

The Deadbeat Club (Christmas 1992)

Flowers of Guatemala - REM
Lost - The Church
Only the Rain - Escape Club
All My Life - Echo & the Bunnymen
Uncertain Smile - The The
Deadbeat Club - B-52's
Yes I Am Blind - Morrissey
Running to Stand - Still U2
Wild World - Maxi Priest
Fading Away - The Church
Too Closely - Game Theory
Human - Human League
Heaven Laughs - Hooters
Moon Over Bourbon Street - Sting
Ship of Fools - World Party
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
Temptation - New Order
Better Be Home - Soon Crowded House
Heartbreak Beat - Psychedelic Furs
Forever Live and Die - OMD
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths
Rock 'n Roll Ghost - The Replacements

Long Titles and Lots of Letters (Spring 1993)

Love Me Two Times - The Doors
Dyslexic Heart - Paul Westerburg
How Can I Fall? - Breathe
What You Need (Coldcut Force Mix) - INXS
Rush - Depeche Mode
Reeling in the Years - Steely Dan
Radio Free Europe - REM
(Keep Feeling) Fascination - Human League
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
What Girls Want - Material Issue
The Whole of the Moon - Waterboys
Pop Song 89 (Acoustic) - REM
It's A Shame About Ray - The Lemonheads
Feel - The Church
Like The Weather - 10000 Maniacs
Another Girl, Another Planet - Mighty Lemon Drops
Take A Chance On Me - Erasure
This Twilight Garden - The Cure
Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead - XTC
We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful - Morrissey
Gardening at Night - REM
Caught In My Shadow - The Wonder Stuff
Too Fast For You - The Church
Don't Care - Klark Kent
Johnny Come Home - Fine Young Cannibals
Ultraviolet (Light My Way) - U2

Walk A While With Me/Here (Christmas 1993)

Crazy - The Jesus and Mary Chain
Snowbound - Donald Fagen
Amelia - Game Theory
Nightclub Jitters - The Replacements
Narrow Your Eyes - They Might Be Giants
Start Again - Ian McCulloch
Freedom Deep - INXS
This Twilight Garden - The Cure
'74 – '75 - The Connells
Walk A While With Me - Icicleworks
Drive - The Cars
Missing You - John Waite
Boys of Summer - Don Henley
One Slip - Pink Floyd
Voices Carry - 'Til Tuesday
Lonesome Tonight - New Order
Here - Dream Academy
Why Worry - Dire Straits
Love Circles - Squeeze
Space Age Love Song - A Flock of Seagulls
Ice - Daniel Lanois

Spring 1994

Young Americans - David Bowie
Things Can Only Get Better - Howard Jones
(Keep Feeling) Fascination - Human League
Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
What About Love? - 'Til Tuesday
Gone Daddy Gone - Violent Femmes
Postcards from Paradise - Flesh for Lulu
Poison Arrow - ABC
Fear of the Unknown - Siouxie and the Banshees
Live and Let Die - Wings
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Grey Cell Green - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
Mute Witness - Morrissey
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
Tenderness - General Public
Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
Overkill - Men At Work
Bring On The Dancing Horses - Echo & the Bunnymen
Telecommunication - A Flock of Seagulls
Eat the Menu - Sugarcubes
This Twilight Garden - The Cure
All Together Now - The Farm
Chorus - Erasure

Charleston Mix (a/k/a “Dreaming”) (Summer 1995)

Two Places at Once - The Church
Waiting for Her - a-Ha
Suspicious Minds - Fine Young Cannibals
This is Easy - Marshall Crenshaw
Mad About You - Belinda Carlisle
You Think You Know Her - Cause and Effect
Wouldn't It Be Good? - Danny Hutton Hitters
Birdhouse in Your Soul - They Might Be Giants
This is the Day - The The
Broken Tears - for Fears
Head Over Heels / Broken Tears - For Fears
Party Girl - U2
All the Way - New Order
Always A Place - Hooters
What's My Scene? - Hoodoo Gurus
Dreaming - OMD
All I Want - Lightning Seeds
Heart and Soul - T-Pau
The One I Love - REM
Ship of Fools - Robert Plant
Save A Little Room For Me - John Wesley Harding

Magical Grapefruit Mix

(Bobby Bowden Side)

Bittersweet - Big Head Todd&the Monsters
Power of Two - Indigo Girls
After Ventus - Enya
Marlene Dietrich's Favorite Poem - Peter Murphy
A Certain Someone - The Sundays
Never Coming Back Again - Fleetwood Mac
Still Crazy - Simon and Garfunkel
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
Try A Little Tenderness - The Commitments
Push - The Cure
Can't Help Falling in Love - Lick the Tins

(Steve Spurrier Side)

Wave of Mutilation - The Pixies
Caribbean Blue - Enya
Land of Canaan - Indigo Girls
Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
One Lonely Night - REO Speedwagon
Give A Little Bit - Supertramp
Blood & Fire - Indigo Girls
Three Babies - Sinead O'Connor
Lay Me Down - The Connells
Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
I'd Love to Change the World - 10 Years After
Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
Ebudae - Enya

Miles Away / Pain Makes You Beautiful (1996 - 7?)

Liquid - Judybats
Bound in a Nutshell - Lightning Seeds
Lover Lay Down - Dave Matthews Band
Crash - Ocean Blue
Every Little Word - Flesh For Lulu
Nightclub Jitters - Replacements
Slave to Love - Bryan Ferry
There Is A Place in Hell For Me and My Friends - Morrissey
Miles Away - Basia
She Hates to Go Home - Marshall Crenshaw
Candleland - Ian McCulloch
Blasphemous Rumors - Depeche Mode
Dying From The Inside Out - Golden Palominos
A Sort of Homecoming - U2
Planet of New Orleans - Dire Straits
Being Simple - Judybats
Ice - Daniel Lanois
1963 - New Order
Pain (Makes You Beautiful) - Judybats

Down in the Shacks (1996 – 7 – 8?)

spotify playlist

Our Story - Judybats
You Don't Love Me - Matthew Sweet
Breaking Us In Two - Joe Jackson
No Tears Tonight - Murray Attaway
Broken-Hearted Savior - Big Head Todd&the Monsters
In This Maroon - Judybats
I Don't Mind (If You Forget Me) - Morrissey
Listen, It's Gone - Ocean Blue
You Should've Been There - Marshall Crenshaw
Now Is That Love - Squeeze
A Good Year For The Roses - Elvis Costello
Another Girl, Another Planet - Mighty Lemon Drops
The Disappointed - XTC
Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime - Dream Academy
If It Crumbles - The Connells
The More You Live, The More You Love - A Flock of Seagulls
Down in the Shacks Where The Satellite Dishes - Grow Judybats
Frank Mills - The Lemonheads
Am I Wrong - Love Spit Love
Good Feeling - Violent Femmes
August - September - The The
I Believe - Tears for Fears
Weren't We Wild - Judybats

Southwest 13th Street (November 1999)

spotify playlist

West of Bald Knob - Marshall Crenshaw
Beyond Love - The The
Rotary Ten - REM
Eydie's Tune - Marshall Crenshaw
Oscillate Wildly - The Smiths
Take 5 - Dave Brubeck
White Tornado - REM
Pedro Says - The Connells
Follow Your Bliss - B-52's
White Mustang II - Daniel Lanois
Every Street - Dire Straits
Ice - Daniel Lanois
Tranquility - The Church
This Is How It Feels - Golden Palominos
You Said What?? - Marshall Crenshaw
Three Sisters - INXS
Begin to Return - Golden Palominos
Rain Holds - Golden Palominos
Just Like I Pictured It - Medeski Martin & Wood
Start – Stop - Medeski Martin & Wood
Nocturne - Medeski Martin & Wood

Unknown (running tape?)

spotify playlist

Postcards From Paradise - Flesh for Lulu
Here Comes Everyone - The Wonder Stuff
No Stars - Figures on a Beach
Electric Blue - Icehouse
I See Life - Guadalcanal Diary
Since You've Been Gone - Outfield
Erica's Word - Game Theory
Heaven - Psychedelic Furs
The More You Live, The More You Love - A Flock of Seagulls
Waltz The Halls Always - Loud Family
The Village - New Order

Running Tape (marked 4/29/98)

The Turnpike Down - The Lemonheads
You Make Me Nervous - The Greenberry Woods
Pretty Deep - Tanya Donelly
Confetti - The Lemonheads
I Wanna Be There When You Come - Echo & The Bunnymen
Clipped - Tanya Donelly
Bit Part - The Lemonheads
Love Songs - The Greenberry Woods
Alison's Starting To Happen - The Lemonheads
Landspeed Song - Tanya Donelly


I'm no longer entirely sure of the provenance of this list. At some point in iTunes I created or imported the "GHS Megamix." It might be a single compilation of all the songs that ever made it onto mixtapes for (& from?) HS pals, even a few years after graduation. (There also seem to be duplicates, which complicates my understanding of what this is/was...)

GHS Megamix

GHSmix1

Something So Strong - Crowded House
Over You - Echo and the Bunnymen
Erica's Word - Game Theory
Kiss on my List - Hall and Oates
De Do Do Do De Da Da Da - The Police
If You Leave - OMD
Do Wot You Do - INXS
Superman - REM
Turn to the Sky - The March Violets
The Loved One - INXS
One X One - INXS
Red Hill Mining Town - U2
I Got You Babe (live) - UB40
Guilty - UB40
Why Don't We Get Drunk... - Jimmy Buffet
I Want Your Sex - George Michael
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
A Thousand Hours - The Cure

GHSmix2

Why Worry - Dire Straits
You Make My Dreams - Hall and Oates
A Day Without Me - U2
Burn for You - INXS
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
Shine Like It Does - INXS
Set Them Free - Sting
Footprints - Squeeze
Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
I Would Do for You - UB40
Don't Change - INXS
This Time - INXS
A Sort of Homecoming - U2
Customer - The Replacements
Obsession - Animotion
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
Somebody - Depeche Mode

GHSmix3

Latest Trick - Dire Straits
Once Upon A Time - Moody Blues
And We Danced - Hooters
All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - The Police
Heartbreak Beat - Psychedelic Furs
Wouldn't It Be Good - Danny Hutton Hitters
Can't Hardly Wait - The Replacements
She Loves Me - Stephen Duffy
Everything's Gone Green - New Order
The Game - Echo and The Bunnymen
Red Rain - Peter Gabriel
Repetition - Information Society
Brand New Lover - Dead or Alive
Crazy - REM
The Hardest Walk - The Jesus and Mary Chain
Soul Mistake - INXS

GHSmix4

Everlasting Love - U2
Unchained Melody - U2
Round and Round - New Order
The Flowers of Guatemala - REM
Lost - The Church
Only the Rain - Escape Club
All My Life - Echo and the Bunnymen
Uncertain Smile - The The
Deadbeat Club - B-52's
Yes, I am Blind - Morissey
Running To Stand Still - U2
Wild World - Maxi Priest
Fading Away - The Church
Too Closely - Game Theory
Human - Human League
Heaven Laughs - Hooters
Moon Over Bourbon Street - Sting

GHSmix5

Ship of Fools - World Party
There is a Light... - The Smiths
Temptation - New Order
Better Be Home Soon - Crowded House
Heartbreak Beat - Psychedelic Furs
Forever Live and Die - OMD
Please, Please, Please... - The Smiths
Rock and Roll Ghost - Replacements
Saturday Night - Blue Nile
October - U2
About the Weather - 10000 Maniacs
Heart Like a Wheel - Billy Bragg
Love This Life - Crowded House
Doing the Unstuck - The Cure
Save a Prayer - Duran Duran
Planet of New Orleans - Dire Straits
Lay Your Hands On Me - Thompson Twins
The Whole of The Moon - Waterboys
Someplace Where Love Can't Find Me - Marshall Crenshaw

GHSmix6

Everything - Material Issue
Proud To Fall - Ian McCulloch
Sing Your Life - Morissey
A Familiar Face - Ocean Blue
Dreaming - OMD
So You Think You're In Love - Robyn Hitchcock
You Just Haven't Earned It - The Smiths
Sapphire Bullets - TMBG
The Disappointed - XTC
Head Over Heels - Tears for Fears
Follow Your Bliss - B-52's
Two Places at Once - The Church
Suspicious Minds - Fine Young Cannibals
This is Easy - Marshall Crenshaw
Mad About You - Belinda Carlisle
Birdhouse in Your Soul - TMBG
This is The Day - The The
True - Spandau Ballet

GHSmix7

Head Over Heels - Tears for Fears
Party Girl - U2
All The Way - New Order
Always a Place - Hooters
What's my Scene - Hoodoo Gurus
All I Want - Lightning Seeds
Heart and Soul - T'Pau
The One I Love - REM
Ship of Fools - Robert Plant
Pop Goes The World - Men Without Hats
Wonderland - Big Country
When Smokey Sings - ABC
Skyway - The Replacements
I'll Be There - Escape Club
I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
Just Died In Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew
Under The Milky Way - The Church
Everything's Gone Green - New Order