Tuesday 14 May 2024

Baldy Behaved Mixes (2024 update)



Note to the world: all my latest 'mixes' exist only in Spotify playlists. Apologies to my 50 or so lifetime fans, who won't read this blog anyway. I'm talking to myself here.

I've not been in the habit of trawling through my mind & CD collection for musical memories for over 10 years. Even then, I always 'cheated' at the mixing part, never 'mixing' on the fly, but always using SoundForge & plugins to blend stuff pretty hapharzardly, occasionally finding my own sense of wonderment, and once ruining an entire mix by trying to be clever with levelling... so who cares about that, let's just get the good/niche/weird/classic/eclectic tunes on shall we? Mixing was never my forte, and DJs will do that better than I ever could.

Spotify is very convenient for this purpose, easy to compile and share a playlist, but there's no real mixing or blending capability, unless you're lucky and it picks up common tempo throughout, and then it's pretty cool how it auto-mixes.

Frankly, streaming services aren't in business to fairly compensate artists, but neither was the industry that produced physical media, and neither is recording a mix onto CDs or cassette and posting it out to friends. There is virtually no artist compensation for propping up these MP3s and FLACs on my hosted pages... a takedown order would be incredibly petty, but it's possible... the whole point of me doing this blog & mixes was so that others are able to discover weird, rare, but good music, and find more of it.

So yeah, now you can go explore the amazing music you just discovered, directly in Spotify, or if that sickens you, just take it over to your preferred choice of 2020s streaming music artist ripoff platform and explore there. I won't judge. Please, support the artists you love directly, if you can. Gigs, Bandcamp, send them cash, spread the word, etc. (I may look to switch all my click links across to ethical platforms like Bandcamp, wherever I can, but it is a lot of admin. I probably need to use AI for it. Guidance welcomed.)

Long story short, I lost all my web content during a migration to free hosting at GoDaddy, whoops, but thanks to the wonderful internet I got most of it back.


Baldy Behaved Vol. 6: A Dark Forest. An Apolcalyptic Sunset. A Broken Dream.

Soundtrack to the end of the universe

Posted in SNATCH on 6th July 2022 by baldmosher™

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Baldy Behaved Vol. 5: Songs for Fucking

Things that make you go "unff", inspired by LMDGAF™

Posted in SNATCH on 6th July 2022 by baldmosher™Spotify



Baldy Behaved Special Mimi Edition

Uplifting stuff for Mimi

Posted in SNATCH on 18th October 2021 by baldmosher


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Baldy Behaved Volume 4: Dark Phase

Dark/hard drum & bass and skullstep mix

Posted in Baldy Behaved Mixes on September 4th, 2009 by baldmosher

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01 – The Panacea – Power Of The Darkness
02 – Audio – Missing
03 – BSE – Boris The Blade (Optiv Remix)
04 – Evol Intent – Era Of Diversion
05 – Cooh – Dead Rock
06 – BSE – The Cooler
07 – Cooh – Love In A Cage
08 – Current Value – 60,000 Thoughts
09 – Current Value – Ion Storm
10 – Counterstrike – Cut You Into Little Pieces
11 – Current Value – Tunnel Vision (Donny remix)
12 – Current Value – Unpardonable Deeds
13 – Protech – We Believe
14 – Current Value – Fear (original mix)
15 – Counterstrike & Mumblz – Sickness & Suffering (Donny remix)
16 – Current Value – Tektonik
17 – Spor – Ignition
18 – BSE – Stasis
19 – Counterstrike & The Panacea – Tinnitus
20 – Tenchu, Zool, The Sect – Antimatter (The Sect remix)
21 – Evol Intent – Middle Of The Night

My first ‘proper’ mix…. I’ve been itching to put a variation of this mix out for about a year, ever since I discovered Current Value and started buying lots of darkstep, but I couldn’t do a mix without over half of it being Current Value. He’s just too damned good. Now I feel I’ve got a good thing going on and it’s time to unleash it on the world. More to follow I hope!

Baldy Behaved Special Plank Edition

Posted in Baldy Behaved MixesBaldy Behaved Special Editions on August 1st, 2009 by baldmosher

for Plank

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01 – The Five Blind Boys of Alabama – Standing by the Bedside
02 – Bodycount – Copkiller
03 – Rico – Shave Your Head
04 – Beastie Boys – Sabotage
05 – DJ Danger Mouse – 99 Problems
06 – Senser – Age Of Panic
07 – Rage Against The Machine – Bulls On Parade
08 – Deftones – Engine No. 9
09 – Marilyn Manson – Rock Is Dead
10 – Rotator – Shock Fight Fist
11 – Marduk – Christraping Black Metal
12 – Tenacious D – Wonderboy
13 – DJ Nuh – Chunkbubble
14 – Züri West – Johnny & Mary
15 – Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode
16 – Cardiacs – Fiery Gun Hand
17 – Current Value – Tunnel Vision (Donny remix)
18 – Current Value – Dark Rain

My DJ set, more or less, as played at Plank’s birthday bash at Baa Bar in Fallowfield, summer 2009. I got complaints from Ruari for not being “savage enough” so I accelerated that, unfortunately he’d left by the time Rotator came on. Then Plank started complaining about the lack of repetitive dance music so I threw on some Current Value at the end as requested. The sound wasn’t loud enough to do it justice, but it was more sensible than the last party when I finished with a Captain Yudlugar track.

Baldy Behaved Special Unclean/DY Edition

Posted in Baldy Behaved MixesBaldy Behaved Special Editions on February 2nd, 2009 by baldmosher

for Uncle Andy

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01 Arthur Conley – Sweet Soul Music
02 Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
03 Cliff Richard – Summer Holiday
04 The Beatles – Birthday
05 Stevie Wonder – Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
06 Oasis – Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
07 Motley Crue – Girls Girls Girls
08 Skid Row – Youth Gone Wild
09 The Holloways – Generator
10 The Pigeon Detectives – Take Her Back
11 Dire Straits – Romeo and Juliet
12 Louis Armstrong – We Have All The Time In The World

The set list was put together with help from Ste as a present for Andy’s birthday. I finally made the CD almost exactly a year later and gave it to him on his birthday. He didn’t even register that it was made specifically for him, until later that week, as he was a bit preoccupied with a large ring that was in his pocket at the time….

Baldy Behaved Special TAXI! Edition

Posted in Baldy Behaved MixesBaldy Behaved Special Editions on December 4th, 2007 by baldmosher

for Cabby

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01 Green Day – Panic Song Insomniac
02 Supergrass – Richard III Supergrass is 10 – The Best of 1994-2004
03 Life of Agony – Weeds Soul Searching Sun
04 Electric Six – Gay Bar Fire
05 Junkie XL – Billy Club Saturday Teenage Kick
06 Gravity Kills – Inside Gravity Kills
07 16 Volt – Happy Pill Super Cool Nothing
08 Senser – Adrenalin Asylum
09 Fear Factory – Cars (Numanoid Mix) Hatefiles
10 Type O Negative – My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend October Rust
11 Faith No More – Stripsearch Album of the Year
12 VAST – Touched Visual Audio Sensory Theatre [Us Import]
13 Blameless – Don’t Say You’re Sorry Signs Are All There
14 Pearl Jam – Given To Fly Yield
15 Metallica – Wasting My Hate Load
16 Limp Bizkit – My Generation Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water: Special UK Edition
17 Killing Joke – Savage Freedom Democracy
18 Rage Against The Machine – Snakecharmer Evil Empire
19 Strapping Young Lad – Two Weeks Alien
20 And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead – Mistakes & Regrets Madonna
21 The Wildhearts – Urge Endless Nameless

Cabby heard the G.Y.M. edition and said I should “put some Type O on the next one”. Not a massive fan of them but they conjure fond memories of laughing at sweaty goths in rock clubs so it seemed a good enough reason to make another rock compilation. Nothing too heavy, and no instrumentals; it’s a collection of good songs. In the end, the Type O track sat dead centre, so for the first time I’ve built a CD outwards from the middle.

01 Green Day – Panic Song Insomniac
02 Supergrass – Richard III Supergrass is 10 – The Best of 1994-2004
03 Life of Agony – Weeds Soul Searching Sun
04 Electric Six – Gay Bar Fire
05 Junkie XL – Billy Club Saturday Teenage Kick
06 Gravity Kills – Inside Gravity Kills
07 16 Volt – Happy Pill Super Cool Nothing

08 Senser – Adrenalin Asylum
09 Fear Factory – Cars (Numanoid Mix) Hatefiles
10 Type O Negative – My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend October Rust

11 Faith No More – Stripsearch Album of the Year
12 VAST – Touched Visual Audio Sensory Theatre [Us Import]
13 Blameless – Don’t Say You’re Sorry Signs Are All There
14 Pearl Jam – Given To Fly Yield
15 Metallica – Wasting My Hate Load

16 Limp Bizkit – My Generation Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water: Special UK Edition
17 Killing Joke – Savage Freedom Democracy
18 Rage Against The Machine – Snakecharmer Evil Empire
19 Strapping Young Lad – Two Weeks Alien
20 And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead – Mistakes & Regrets Madonna
21 The Wildhearts – Urge Endless Namelesshigh quality printable covers: tif jpg
Cabby heard the G.Y.M. edition and said I should “put some Type O on the next one”. Not a massive fan of them but it seemed a good enough reason to make another rock compilation. Nothing too heavy, and no instrumentals; it’s a collection of good songs. In the end, the Type O track sat dead centre, so for the first time I’ve built a CD outwards from the middle.

 

All music in these recordings is © the original Copyright owner and tracks are included and edited for promotional purposes only. I make no claim to copyright ownership whatsoever, but I do own copies of all the above tracks on either CD or vinyl. Please buy the original albums if you like the artist. The above links to Amazon.co.uk help to support baldmosher.com. I do not endorse filesharingIf you are an artist who is included in the above mixes, and you wish me to remove the relevant track, please just ask and I will begrudgingly do so. However, I’d rather just send you a free copy of the mix, and let you have some listening pleasure of your very own, courtesy of the baldmosher.

Baldy Behaved Volume 3: It’s About Peace And Coercion

Posted in Baldy Behaved Mixes on September 4th, 2007 by baldmosher

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please note that the original A3 front cover wasn’t backed up when I left HP, so I’ve only got a scan of the ones I printed. Sorry.

01 dEUS – Sister Dew The Ideal Crash
02 Recoil – Jezebel Liquid
03 Propellerheads – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (baldmosher intro edit) Decksandrumsandrockaroll
04 Apocalyptica – Until It Sleeps Cult
05 Bjork – Joga Homogenic
06 Aim – Cold Water Music Cold Water Music
07 Mika – My 3.35 Mika
08 Boards Of Canada – Julie And Candy Geogaddi
09 Aphex Twin – Windowlicker Windowlicker
10 The Streets – Has It Come To This Original Pirate Material
11 Super Collider – It Won’t Be Long Head on
12 Future Sound Of London – Flak Lifeforms
13 Jackson And His Computer Band – Arpeggio Smash
14 C-Tec – I Die Tomorrow Cut
15 Inhaler – 340 kg of rock (remix) Metal Inferno
16 Cylob – Smash Up The Pram Lobster Tracks
17 Boards Of Canada – Gyroscope from Geogaddi
18 Deftones – Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away) Around the Fur

You can blame Purplehazer for this. It was her suggestion to make a chilled out third edition to “complete the opus” and it seemed like a good idea, so I did, hence the name, which makes the first three titles read like a philosophy. To be honest, this has very little to do with coercion, but then my tracklists rarely do follow the titles. The links, as ever, are with the inlays. What I didn’t envisage was the almost three years it’d take me to finish it. In the meantime I had to do two “special editions”, which didn’t really follow the BB ethos anyway, so I guess it all worked out ok in the end. At some point I’ll do a proper 3-hour chillout mix, cos I struggled to fit everything I wanted to use into two hours, let alone into 80 minutes, and I’ve still got a lengthy wish list.

Baldy Behaved Special MFR Edition

Posted in Baldy Behaved MixesBaldy Behaved Special Editions on February 4th, 2007 by baldmosher

for Kirkz

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01 Skinny Puppy – Film Remission
02 Ministry – Reload Filth Pig
03 Leech Woman – Fedrill Three3Zero
04 Foetus – Take It Outside Godboy Gash
05 16 Volt – I Fail Truth Super Cool Nothing
06 Static-X – I’m with Stupid Wisconsin Death Trip
07 SYL – Relentless SYL
08 Lard – Forkboy The Last Temptation of Reid
09 KOMPRESSOR – YOU WILL CALL ME KOMPRESSOR no longer available
10 Cubanate – Come Alive Barbarossa
11 Fear Factory – T-1000 (H-K) Remanufacture
12 Ultraviolence – Masochist Killing God
13 Hypnoskull – City Beat Ffwd>Burnout!
14 Hypnoskull – The Self Detonation Device Panik Mekanik
15 Venetian Snares – Winnipeg Is A Dogshit Dildo Winnipeg Is a Frozen Shithole
16 Mouse On Mars – Distroia Niun Niggung
17 Download – Lenge T’agn Sidewinder E.P.
18 Download – Zonk Lift Subconscious: Paradigm Shift
19 Sonovac – I Don’t Want Nobody Else But You Raw
20 Front Line Assembly – Prophecy Implode
21 Skinny Puppy – Knowhere Last Rights

Kirkz heard the G.Y.M. edition and made some passing remark about liking Dead Kennedys. I pointed out the link to Lard, and he made the foolish suggestion that I should make him an “industrial” mix CD. What he possibly didn’t bank on was just how much like being stuck in a large factory I would make it sound. I love every second of this CD but it’s bloody hard going if you don’t see the funny side. Play it loud, and you enter a whole different realm of aural abuse.

Baldy Behaved Special G.Y.M. Edition

Posted in Baldy Behaved MixesBaldy Behaved Special Editions on September 4th, 2006 by baldmosher

for Nic

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01 Deftones – Bored Adrenaline
02 3 Colours Red – Halfway Up The Downs Pure
03 Rage Against The Machine – People Of The Sun Evil Empire
04 Big Dumb Face – Fightin’ Stance Duke Lion Fights the Terror
05 DVDA – What Would Brian Boytano Do South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
06 Sepultura – Refuse Resist Chaos Ad
07 S.O.D. – Celtic Frosted Flakes Bigger Than the Devil
08 Pitchshifter – Subject to Status www.pitchshifter.com
09 Rammstein – Sehnsucht Sehnsucht
10 Big Dumb Face – Blood Red Head Duke Lion Fights the Terror
11 Subversion – Murder Most Foul Foul EP (unavailable)
12 Lard – Sylvestre Matuschka The Last Temptation of Reid
13 Dead Kennedys – Holiday In Cambodia Holiday in Cambodia
14 Cardiacs – Dog-Like Sparky Sing to God parts 1 & 2
15 Blur – Parklife Parklife
16 The Wannadies – Someone Somewhere Bagsy Me
17 James – Just Like Fred Astaire Millionaires
18 dEUS – Little Arithmetics In a Bar Under the Sea
19 The Young Gods – Lointaine Only Heaven
20 Mr. Bungle – Sweet Charity California
21 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – I Wanna Be Just Like You This Beautiful Life
22 Apocalyptica – Domination Inquisition Symphony

Salvyria wanted me to make her a CD to go to the gym. Cover inspiration came, of course, from Dodgeball, and making it as homoerotic as possible. (Anybody remember Rainbow Brite? I did.)

Baldy Behaved Volume 2: It’s Not About Religion

Posted in Baldy Behaved Mixes on November 4th, 2005 by baldmosher

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01 Cardiacs – Eden On The Air Sing to God parts 1 & 2
02 Devin Townsend – War (baldmosher edit) Infinity
03 Strapping Young Lad – Home Nucleonics City
04 Anaal Nathrakh – Pandemonic Hyperblast Codex Necro
05 Cubanate – Hinterland Interference
06 Alec Empire – Fire Bombing The Destroyer
07 Ultraviolence – Still Killing God
08 DJ Scud & I Sound – Short Sharp Shock Mortal Clash
09 Ministry – Jesus Built My Hotrod Ministry – Psalm 69
10 Rammstein – Klavier Sehnsucht
11 Nine Inch Nails – At The Heart Of It All (created by the Aphex Twin) Further Down the Spiral
12 Tomandandy – Red Drugs (baldmosher edit) Killing Zoe
13 Björk – There’s More To Life Than This (Recorded live at the Milk Bar toilets) Debut
14 Freq Nasty – Goose (dub) (baldmosher edit) Pure Garage Vol.4
15 Blame – Music Takes You (BLIM Remix) Music Takes You: Remixes
16 Devin Townsend – Life Is All Dynamics Infinity
17 Devin Townsend – Unity Infinity

There wasn’t any Dev on the last CD and I felt a bit guilty about that. So I had my opening two tracks; I had my closing two; the middle bit I wasn’t sure about. So I just fucked with it. A lot. With more undulations than a fat woman with massive tits being wobbled on a water bed on the moon, this one’s a lot more abrasive, but leaves a lovely smooth surface ready for priming.


Baldy Behaved Volume 1: Eat Shit And Fucking Die You Fucking No-Good Shit-Eating Fuckhead

Posted in Baldy Behaved Mixes on November 3rd, 2004 by baldmosher

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01 Swans – Love Will Save You White Light from the Mouth of Infinity
02 Foetus – Mighty Whity Gash
03 The Young Gods – Kissing The Sun Only Heaven
04 Techno Animal – Megaton Megaton
05 The Future Sound Of London – We Have Explosive (7″ edit) We Have Explosive (CD 2)
06 Cristian Vogel – Whipaspank (Cylob mix) Whipaspank
07 Download – Cunning III
07 Aphex Twin – Elephant Song Analogue Bubblebath 4
08 Bjork – You’ve Been Flirting Again Post
09 Squarepusher – Do You Know Squarepusher Do You Know Squarepusher
10 Talvin Singh – Sutrix Ok
11 Dälek – Classical Homicide Megaton
12 Busta Rhymes – A Trip Out Of Town Anarchy

This mix was eventually created for two reasons: firstly, salvyria complained that I never made her a CD; secondly, the first prostheta.com forum CD trade came around, so I had to make one. I numbered the CDs individually, but not only that, issued them with personalised cover images; no two inlays are the same.

I set the scene for the Baldy Behaved series from the outset… Rule one: keep your sense of humour, even if it’s ironic. Rule two: don’t plan anything, let the tracklist grow naturally. Rule three: make sure you want to play it again. This one’s only short, but it’s sweet. I don’t recall where the title came from but it just seemed to fit nicely.