Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Compilation of the Week: Oh Joy It's...CMJ! Sampler

Here we have another promotional cassette from 1993 on epic/columbia records, featuring their indie and  sublabel artists. It seemed epic had a thing also for Ren & Stimpy during this time and so they feature on the cover, in 3-D nonetheless (see Compilation of the Week: Dining Hall Classics).
This tape, with catalogue number CAT5553, features some of the same artists and cuts of other epic promos of this era. CMJ, which still operates today, stands for College Music Journal (http://cmj.com/  ), which among other things, hosts a music festival each year, and at one time published an excellent monthly magazine that feature a CD sampler. Several were issued with Front 242 cuts, and so will be spotlighted someday.

The 242 track featured here is "Animal" . (I find it a bit ironic that the next track following is by Carcass...)

Also note: Another stand-out band featured on this tape is Stabbing Westward, who along with Ethyl Meatplow, toured extensively with Front 242 on the UP EVIL Tour, following Lollapalooza 1993.

The track list is as follows:
Side One:

  1. Mercury Rev:  "Something For Joey"
  2. Eve's Plum:  "I Want It All"
  3. Kate Bush:  "Rubberband Girl"
  4. Mudhoney/Sir Mix-A-Lot:  "Freak Momma"
  5. The Boo Radleys:  "Barney (...And Me)
  6. October Project:  "Be My Hero"
  7. Fudge Tunnel:  "Ten Percent"
  8. Bad Brains:  "Take Your Time"
  9. Fugees (Tranzlator Crew):  "Vocab (Excerpt)"
  10. Hollyfaith:  "Bliss"
Side Two:
  1. Flop:  "Woolworth"
  2. Jamiroquai:  "When You Gonna Learn?"
  3. Prong:  "Another Worldy Device"
  4. Stabbing Westward:  "Control"
  5. Smokin Suckaz Wit Logic:  "Cuz I'm Like Dat"
  6. House of Large Sizes:  "North Cedar"
  7. Front 242:  "Animal"
  8. Carcass:  "Buried Dreams"
  9. Sepultura:  "Biotech Is Godzilla"
  10. Jeff Buckley:  "Mojo Pin"

Cassette Tape Artwork

Track Listing

Side 2 (Front 242 Side!)

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