Protextor & Brother Bear (the openers) probably turned up in the context of CupcaKKe (she helpfully gives a pronunciation guide in the (explicit lyric) track on the comp) and make up the contemporary contribution here. Other than that there is not a lot new on this mix, as I'm still digitising the mix CDs from the compilations shelf. So this is a compilation of compilation tracks, tracks that meant enough to someone else to put them on a comp, and then enough to me to include them on this one.
Here's your Youtube Mix:
Of the videos, the Eels track has a nice we-just-sprayed-ideas-at-a-wall vibe, the Lesbo Pig track (Where it's At is subbing in for Bed Bugs, which is less appropriate for the theme but a lovely slice of history) is sweet and sparkly and Dinosaur Egg explores the extreme lo-fi zone. The Robbie Williams track has a pretty good video too, of course. It's from his purple phase, and borrows heavily from the Pet Shop Boys, including bringing in their dancers, though they don't stick around - most of the video is not so much moody as in a colossal foul mood. The other really significant substitution is for a track called "The theme from The Bean" by a band called "Lovely Andy Roberts". It was off an old comp from the right era and it sounds like the guitar might be my dear departed friend Andy Roberts, but I think the lead vocalist is not him, probably the band only briefly existed and the name was a joke (Andy was lovely of course). I couldn't find it on Youtube so I dropped in a disreputable track called Charlie by an urban country artiste of the same name. Sorry about that -- if you want to hear the original just drop me a line.