High Fidelity Bong

Oh today ’tis a glorious day. As long-time readers of this blog may remember, I plugged the wrong power supply into my external hard drive a few month ago and totally fried it (complete with magic blue smoke). After much sobbing and attempted suicide attempts, my genius friend was able to fix it and recover all of the lovely music that was trapped on it. So today my music collection went from 20GB to over 120GB. If I wanted to I could rock out non-stop for almost 70 days and not hear the same track twice (although I’d hear a ton of different live recordings of Pearl Jam’s ‘Yellow Ledbetter’). I don’t think I’m going to do that though. In celebration here are some tracks I wanted to post months ago but was unable to as they were on the fried disk. Oh, and if any of you sent me an email asking for a favor…I would check your inbox.

Star (Trafalmadore Mix)
Star (7” Version)
Dreamlike State (The 12 Hour Technicolor Mix)
Trafalmadore is not an easy “word” to spell. Turns out it’s a planet in Slaughterhouse 5, ironic considering I posted the soundtrack to that a few days ago. All of these remixes come off the 12” single for ‘Star’, and don’t worry, the ‘Dreamlike State’ mix really isn’t 12 hours long (although how awesome would that be?).

Thomas Dolby
Windpower (Extended Mix)
Flying North (Extended Mix)
More Dolby, this time he’s not accompanied by Joe Walsh, Stevie Wonder, Lea Thompson, George Clinton and an anthropomorphic duck. 20 bucks says some combination of those characters have appeared in someone’s LSD flashback.

Depeche Mode
Strangelove (Maxi-Mix)
Strangelove (Midi-Mix)
Strangelove (Highjack Remix)
The first two Strangelove mixes and ‘FPMIP’ come off of a 12” single that has “Bong 13” on the cover. I swear I used to have that single on CD, I’m highly suspicious of my former pothead roomy, that is something that would be absolutely hysterical to a stoned loser. The Highjack remix is off of a promo single. The Midi-Mix is just that, a midi-recording, and it sounds totally awesome.

Run DMC Featuring Method Man
The Beginning (No Further Delay…)
This was the first single released in promotion of Crown Royal, the record that would be Run DMC’s final album because of the death of Jam Master Jay. Despite being subtitled ‘No Further Delay…’ the album was delayed for over a year after the release of this single, and when it finally did come out this song was nowhere to be found. Strangely, parts of it were taken and sliced into the vastly inferior track “Simmons Incorporated.” The quality of this isn’t the greatest, I got it off of some file-sharing site eons ago.

One Response to “High Fidelity Bong”

  1. James says:

    Have you looked at http://www.mp3tunes.com? I swear by it! It makes sure your music stays backed up! Plus you can load mp3’s from other webpages directly to your mp3 locker, with out downloading them to your pc! And stream your music (192kbps) from any high speed internet connected pc.

    I would just hate for you to lose that music again! 🙂

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