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Deep Cuts: The World’s Worst Mix Tape

mixmasterThe lost art of the mix tape.  Yeah, we have playlists now and YouTube, but it isn’t the same.

A mix tape said something, in my case usually, “I’m a very desperate and horny kid, and this is what my idea of seductive sounds like.”

Yes, and that was the downside of the mix tape.  Often the message that you sent was not the message that you thought you were sending.

So, in that spirit here is a pass at what might be the world’s worst mix tape.  Think you can make one that’s worse?  I’m listening.

“Old MacDonald,” Elvis Presley

  • Message intended:  Aren’t I ironic and clever?
  • Message received:  I’m either a stunted adolescent or a pedophile.

“Creep,” Radiohead

  • Message intended:  I’m a hipster.
  • Message received: I’m a creep.

“Fat Bottomed Girls” Queen

  • Message intended:  I rock!
  • Message received:  You have a big ass!

“Mother,” Pink Floyd

  • Message intended:  Pink Floyd is, like, awesome.
  • Message received:  I’m a mama’s boy.

“Da Butt,” EU

  • Message intended:  I want to dance.
  • Message received:  I want to do the butt.

“Look At Your Game Girl,” Charles Manson

  • Message intended:  I’m so cool I know where to find rare nuggets.
  • Message received: I’m a serial killer.

“All By Myself,” Eric Carmen

  • Message intended: I don’t want to be all by myself.
  • Message received: I don’t want to be all by myself.

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  1. XTC, “Dear God”
    Message intended: I question authority.
    Message received: What’s wrong with this kid?

    Bad Brains, “Sacred Love”
    Message intended: Our love is sacred.
    Message received: I think I love the Bad Brains.

    Jimi Hendrix, “Little Wing”
    Message intended: This song really gets to me.
    Message received: I definitely freaking love Jimi Hendrix.

    The Smiths, “Girlfriend in a Coma”
    Message intended: I’m more clever than you.
    Message received: This guy is a necrophiliac


  2. ha! This is a great post. So many songs could potentially go bad on a mix tape.

    Morrissey – You Have Killed Me
    Message intended: I am passionate about you
    Message received: I am passionate about being dramatic

    Abba – Dancing Queen
    Message intended: I like a bit of ironic fun!
    Message received: I spent too much time in my room in high school


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