(Close to the) Mix CD Edit
November 9, 2012 7:55 AM Subscribe
If you were to introduce somebody who is curious about Skinny Puppy to the band, what would your ideal single-CD track list be? Bonus round: the Art of Noise.
posted by Shepherd to media & arts (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I have a younger work colleague whose current musical tastes and mine overlap almost perfectly (Aesop Rock, Fuck Buttons, LCD Soundsystem, Mastodon, Wolves in the Throne Room, Kowloon Walled City, Killer Mike, Holy Fuck, ad infinitum), but who kind of missed industrial music entirely, except for some NIN spillover. Ditto the Art of Noise.
I, on the other hand, think that Skinny Puppy and the Art of Noise were the two most forward-thinking bands of their age, and after hearing the Old Guy That Still Likes Cool Music go on about it for a while, he'd like to give both bands a shot.
This is where my abject love becomes a hindrance. I can't pare down, and I can't really distinguish "entry level" SP/AON from "advanced reading." Do I go chronological by date? Most-accessible to less-accessible? Skinny Puppy isn't really a band with "best of" collections, and the "Best Of" for the AON are kind of... meh.
I'd like to do this with once CD per group, if possible. I'm sifting through albums and trying to strain out the best "101" mixes for both groups, but I could use some help. I've seen some brilliant posts and conversations about both bands on the blue, so I'm turning to you for input and help.