Sunday, August 07, 2011

Let's Eat!

Music for Compulsive Nibblers
(a mixtape from the '90s)

The other day, in between scoops of Breyer's Dulce de Leche and Almond Butter ice cream with fistful chasers of Skinny Pop popcorn, my omnivorous girlfriend Amy quipped, "Hey, I (mmmmmgrrr) wanna make a (mmmmmslllrrgggr) food-themed mixed tape (smack smack, slurp slurp). Where should I start?" That got me digging out my theme mixtapes from the '80s and '90s - way back before iTunes and CDs made finding, recording, and distributing songs so much easier; before downloads and file sharing, I had to rely on my own personal record collection (yes, every song listed below is from vinyl). Here's the print version of my "Let's Eat!" tape (recorded on a Maxwell UDII 90-minute cassette tape and taking its title from the Nick Lowe Live Stiffs LP song); please feel free to add to and update it! (It is, after all, rather dated - note how I didn't even have Weird Al's "My Bologna" or anything by Southern Culture on the Skids like "Banana Pudding" or "8 Piece Box.")

Amy sez: "Let's eat!"

Amy found her Cheeseburger in Paradise - and Super-sized it!

Side A
Beatles - Savoy Truffle
Collins Kids - Shortnin' Bread
Louis Jordan - Beans & Cornbread
Louis Jordan - Boogie Woogie Blue Plate
Wird Al Yankovic - Girls Just Wanna Have Lunch
John Mellencamp - Hot Dogs & Hamburgers
Nat King Cole - Frim Fram Sauce
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Home Cooking
Tom Waits - Eggs & Sausage
Nick Lowe - Let's Eat!
Undertones - Mars Bar
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Farmer's Market
R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders - Get a Load of This
David Soul - Black Bean Soup
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - Call Any Vegetable

Side B
Andrew Sisters - Hold Tight (Seafood Mama)
Mounds/Almond Joy commercial
Earth Opera - Roast Beef Love
Oreos commercial
Cracker Jack commercial
NRBQ - Hot Biscuits & Sweet Marie
(Note: But how could I not also add NRBQ's "RC Cola and a Moon Pie"!)
Armour Hot Dogs commercial
Butterbeans & Susie - Hot Dog Man
I Love Bosco commercial
Chicquita Bananas commercial
Chordettes - Lollipop
Insiders - Love Like Candy
Ohio Express - Chewy, Chewy
Frank Zappa - St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast
Jimmy Buffet - Cheeseburger in Paradise
Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Muffin Man
Pink Floyd - Apples & Oranges
Steve Goodman - Chicken Cordon Blues
Jonathan Richman - Double Chocolate Malted
Jack Wild - Cotton Candy

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Blogger B.Bowers said...

"Pig Meat Papa" Leadbelly,"Gimme a Pig Foot and a Bottle of Beer" Bessie Smith B.Bowers

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Cheeseburger and Fries" - King Lollipop

7:07 PM  
Blogger B.Bowers said...

Again from Bill "Mrs.Paul,Mrs.Paul(Don't do me like Sara Lee)"Root Boy Slim, "Larks Tongues in Aspic" King Crimson,"Saturday Night Fish Fry" Pearl Baily and Moms Mabley. I know the original is by Louis Jordan but this one has MOMS! And for dessert "Tutti Frutti" Little Richard.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Melissa D said...

Morphine's "French Fries with Pepper"... yum!

12:36 PM  
Blogger B.Bowers said...

"Hot Dogs" Hasil Adkins "Rice Pudding""Ice Cream Cakes" Jeff Beck "Mountain Oysters" Eddie"Lockjaw"Davis "Popsicles and Icicles" The Murmaids "I Want Some of Your Pie" Blind Boy Fuller.

12:55 PM  

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