Whoever picks the songs for Mojo magazine’s mix CDs is one cool ass Mofo! GLONO sends an open letter to the Mojo Mofo to set up a record party and makes some suggestions. Got any songs to add?
Dear Sir or Madame,
Who the hell are you? Would you like to hang out some time? I just picked up the December issue of MOJO with the free Mix CD of drug themed songs and must say it is one of the best mixes I’ve ever heard. It ranks up there with Jake Brown’s “26 Timeless Classics” or “Day-Old Crown” mix tapes from college. No shit, this is a great mix and I’ll bet you’re really cool to hang out with.
I mean, from the opening “The Devil is Dope” by the Dramatics to the Small Faces’ “Here Comes the Nice” to Sebadoh’s “Too Pure”—it’s like you’re reading my mind, or Twisting My Mellon, as the Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder would say (notable exclusion there, especially since you have a Monday’s feature in the December issue. What gives? [Probably licensing issues – ed.]).
I’ve been picking up MOJO for years now and it’s consistently a good read. I ride the train to work every day and it makes for a nice commute, but this mix is quite possibly going to send me into freak-out-Willy-Wonka-boat-ride-mode! It’s sick, man. Sick! (Note to Self: Can I sue MOJO if I trip too hard and never come back after listening to this mix? Call GLONO lawyer ASAP.)
I do have some suggestions though, in addition to the Happy Mondays noted above. Here are 10 more:
1. Daisy Chain For Satan – My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult
2. Little Fluffy Clouds – The Orb (featuring Rickie Lee Jones) *
3. She Said – The Beatles
4. Flying on the Ground is Wrong – Buffalo Springfield
5. Just Say No – Young MC
6. Dope Man – NWA
7. Drug Me – Dead Kennedys
8. Julie’s in the Drug Squad – The Clash
9. Sister Morphine – The Rolling Stones *
10. Not if You Were the Last Junkie on Earth – The Dandy Warhols
* included in the article, The 100 Greatest Drugs Songs Ever, but not on the cd.
There are so many more, but then we’re getting into Rhino Records’ turf and you know how those bastards can be.
Anyhow, I love the mix and can’t thank you enough for leaving anything by Glenn Frey off the list. Seriously, like Miami Vice hadn’t already started to suck when he had to add that steaming turd “Smuggler’s Blues” into the mix?
Derek Phillips, Glorious Noise