Auto Reverse, Mixtape — July 6, 2011 at 8:02 am

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (July 2011)

In the six months since launching the Slicing Up Eyeballs show on Strangeways Radio, we’re frequently asked why the program isn’t available as a download or podcast — and the short answer is that Strangeways, like any legit online radio outlet, can’t do that because of royalty and licensing issues.

Yet knowing that people can’t always make time for appointment listening — the show’s on at 10 p.m. EDT Tuesdays and 2 p.m. EDT Fridays… hint, hint — we’re launching a monthly mixtape series called Auto Reverse. In true throwback fashion, each mix will feature two 45-minute “sides” that can be streamed or downloaded via the player below.

This month’s debut installment features a cross-selection of some of the best tracks culled from the first six months of the Strangeways show (songs new, old and rare by the likes of Wire, The The, Bernard Sumner and more), plus some other odds and ends tossed in (see full playlist below). So check it out — and enjoy. Feedback is welcome.


Auto Reverse: The Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (July 2011) by Slicing Up Eyeballs


Tracklist: Auto Reverse — The Slicing Up Eyeballs Monthly Mixtape (July 2011)

1. Wire, “Two Minutes”
2. Hot Chip, Bernard Sumner & Hot City, “Didn’t Know What Love Was”
3. The Cure, “The Perfect Girl”
4. The Wedding Present, “Interstate 5”
5. Johnny Thunders, “You Can’t Put Your Arms Round a Memory”
6. Pixies, “I’ve Been Waiting For You”
7. The Great Book of John, “Never Tear Us Apart”
8. Depeche Mode, “Waiting for the Night”
9. The Sisters of Mercy, “Lucretia My Reflection”
10. He Said, “A.B.C. Dicks Love”
11. The Mission, “Deliverance”

1. Bash & Pop, “Friday Night is Killing Me”
2. X, “4th of July”
3. Neil Finn and Friends, “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (Live)
4. Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3, “Resolution”
5. The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Reverence”
6. The The, “No Hiding Place”
7. Suede with Neil Tennant, “Rent” (Live)
8. New Order, “Thieves Like Us” (7-inch edit)
9. The Replacements, “Sixteen Blue”
10. Badly Drawn Boy, “I Wanna Be Adored” (Live at
11. Ramones, “My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)”




  1. sweet idea! thanks

  2. Outstanding mixtape and superb site. Appreciate your hard work keeping me (and many others) in touch with the favorites of our youth. Cheers!

  3. Took a minute for me to get into side one, but then “Never Tear Us Apart” kicked in…now a huge fan of the idea. Keep them coming, please. I love hearing new old stuff :)

  4. awesome. i love the show…


  6. Your readers in Australia thank you.

  7. Spencer E

    If I only had kept a copy of all the mix tapes I made as a teen…..

  8. played thru both twice while working today. great stuff.

  9. Rob Popien

    AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You

  10. Great, thanks for your eforts. am sharing with my friends.

    Love Wire as they truly sound like an English band

  11. Great gift of your part for your audience guys, thanks a lot. Great site this one, glad I found it.

  12. He Said AND Sisters of Mercy? It’s my record collection as of 1991!

  13. The Madcircle

    yea…I liked it. please continue. Thank you.

  14. Love LOVE LOVE this idea and the music is grand! Thanks for all that you do for us who will not let the music die!

  15. This is great! Thanks for making this available.

  16. Simply awesome. Look forward to other installments.

  17. simply great !
    keep going on with “tapes” like these


  18. Totally awesome dude! Gotta come up with some cool names and themes for the tapes though. All part of a mix masters’ process.
    – Finger queue tape
    – Insert in player
    – Press pause/play/record
    – Drop the needle
    – release pause the millisecond after the needle makes contact with the record…

    So much better than itunes…. :)

  19. Almost forgot – on the last song of each side – pray you have enough time to fit the full song in and, in some cases – get ready to work some fade magic with the record volume, to try and save the tape. No way you’d record over a tape that had already been used… If you were going to do that you might as well have just bought a case of memorex tapes… But no – you went with a 90 min maxell gold or possibly a 100 min dennon (120s were a big no, no). Why? Because you care!..

  20. Any chance of putting this playlist up on Spotify? I think that would be awesome.

  21. Superb.

  22. It would be sweet if each side were :39 long. that way I could put Side A & B on the same CD for my car!

  23. Great !! My MIXTAPEs were called ETCS, and were never labeled: each tape was a total surprise for the listener, each and every time, like radio programming. I guess I recorded 50 ETCS tapes or so.

  24. grand david

    thank you thank you your mixes are very tasty ! it reminds me of my teenage time; and my choices were very good !

  25. I couldn’t find Side A. Has it been deleted?

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