Cutting it a bit close this month, but, hey, that’s tradition around here at Slicing Up Eyeballs. Nevertheless, we’re back with the May installment of the ever-popular Auto Reverse mixtape series — and it’s one of our occasional themed installments, no less.
The horrific bombing in Manchester last week that killed 22 young music fans got us thinking about that city’s musical heritage, and the central role those iconic bands — The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order, The Fall, The Stone Roses, etc. — play on this site.
With that in mind, this month’s mix — two 45-minute sides that you can stream via Mixcloud, or download, at a limited time, courtesy of the link below — pays tribute to the sounds of Manchester that so many of us know and love, featuring the aforementioned bands and more, including Buzzcocks, Happy Mondays, A Certain Ratio, The Chameleons, Magazine and more.
Check out the mixtape below — and enjoy.
Oh, and if you’d like to help support the families of those killed or injured in the Manchester Arena attack, please consider donating to the British Red Cross Society’s We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which to date as raised more than £1 million in relief funds.
1. The Stone Roses, “Mersey Paradise”
2. Buzzocks, “What Do I Get?”
3. The Smiths, “Suffer Little Children”
4. The Durutti Column, “Sketch for Summer”
5. Inspiral Carpets, “This Is How It Feels”
6. Happy Mondays, “Step On”
7. The Railway Children, “Darkness and Colour”
8. Crispy Ambulance, “Deaf”
9. New Order, “Your Silent Face”
10. Ludus, “Mirror Mirror” (Live)
11. Monaco, “What Do You Want From Me?”
12. Magazine, “A Song From Under the Floorboads” (Peel Session)
1. Joy Division, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Peel Session)
2. The Fall, “Copped It”
3. Inca Babies, “The Interior”
4. Electronic, “Get the Message” (UK 7-Inch Mix)
5. James, “Sit Down”
6. The Charlatans, “Then” (Peel Session)
7. Revenge, “Pineapple Face”
8. Quando Quango, “Love Tempo”
9. A Certain Ratio, “Do the Du”
10. The Other Two, “Tasty Fish” (12-Inch Mix)
11. The Chameleons, “Inside Out”
12. Vincent Gerrard and Steven Patrick, “I Know Very Well How I Got My Note Wrong”
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Stream/Download: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Auto Reverse Mixtape (April 2017)
- Stream/Download: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Auto Reverse Mixtape (March 2017)
- Stream/Download: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Auto Reverse Mixtape (February 2017)