Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Power, Corruption, and Lies

Brad Owen- Power, Corruption, and Lies MIX

Been a while since I have posted but I felt the need to spread this fantastic 4-cd mix that Brad Owen put together. If you live in Chicago or know anything about clubs, you know who he is. He is the man behind Smartbar, the club voted best underground club in the US, and the spot that is by faaar my favorite club. Smartbar has been renovated recently and the soundsystem sounds fantastic now. All of the best DJs in the world play there and every weekend there is somebody worth checking out. It is not like some of the "ultra" clubs where the swank and fashion is more important than the music. Smartbar has always been 100% about the music and there is no attitude, no dress code, and always a packed dancefloor. Check out the lineups at

ANYWAY, aside from dropping tech house bombs or classic electro records at the club, Brad pulled from his collection and mixed some of my favorite post punk, electro, indie rock, and other assorted gems into a 4 cd mix. I uploaded it as a zip file for faster downloading. This is a fantastic mix to expose you to a lot of older tracks you may not know but most likely have influenced the bands you do.

Power, Corruption, and Lies

an brown - all ablaze ** CD 1 starts here
interpol - obstacle 1
maximo park - apply some pressure
pixies - tame
suede - trash
arcade fire - neighborhood #3 (power out)
editors - munich
joy division - transmission
gorillaz - dirty harry
broken social scene - cause = time
dinosaur jr - feel the pain
sugar - a good idea
radionhead - myxamatosis
lcd soundsystem - too much love
happy mondays - loose fit
stone roses - elephant stone
david bowie - suffragette city
the clash - pressure drop
the stooges - no fun
the jam - going underground
the fall - hit the north pt 1 ** CD 2 starts here
charlatans uk - weirdo
ride - twisterella
oasis - supersonic
art brut - moving to LA
doves - pounding
franz ferdinand - auf asche
love and rockets - kundalini express
jane's addiction - been caught stealing
fugazi - burning
bloc party - pioneers
arctic monkeys - i bet you look good on the dancefloor
gang of four - we live as we dream, alone
psychedelic furs - president gas
velvet underground - waiting for the man
the pioneers - the more you ignore me, the closer i get
new order - dreams never end
public image limited - poptones
lush - ladykillers
echo and the bunnymen - all that jazz
magazine - shot by both sides
minutemen - i felt like a gringo a certain
ratio - shack up
badly drawn boy - disillusion *** CD three begins here
the smiths - the boy with the thorn in his side
the walkmen - the rat rentals - please let it be you
primal scream - damaged
teenage fanclub - the concept
swervedriver - how does it feel to look like candy
chapterhouse - pearl
my bloody valentine - sometimes
mr projectile - love here
adam johnson - blinding sun
jesus and mary chain - tower of song
leonard cohen - tower of song
nouvelle vague - too drunk to fuck
ian mcculluch - the flickering wall
curve - horror head
cocteau twins - heaven or las vegas
new order - your silent face
depeche mode - policy of truth *** CD 4 starts here
kraftwerk - radioactivity
yamo - guiding ray
ladytron - beauty * 2
portishead - revenge
primal scream - higher than the sun
the orb - blue room - chocolate hills of bohol mix
air - surfing on a rocket
broken social scene - swimmers
sonic youth - schizophrenia
spiritualized - pure phase
spiritualized - electric mainline
slowdive - souvlaki space station
smashing pumpkins - suffer
postal service - we will become silhouettes - matthew dear mix
the verve - slide away
the dears - lost in the plot
durutti column - otis
u2 - mlk
stone roses - i wanna be adored