JODSGN Mix Tape | 1991-A

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1991 represents a landmark year for massive album releases/sales from a variety of genres, like RHCP’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Pearl Jam’s Ten, Metallica’s Black Album, to name a couple, nevermind Nirvana’s Nevermind! It was also the “Year that Punk Broke” into mainstream. After a solid decade of underground brilliance, the mainstream media, and John

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JODSGN Mix Tape|Nuggets Nugs

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Twenty nugs from the Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968 compilation. The rock world owes a huge debt of gratitude to Jac Holzman (Elektra Records) and Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group) for having the foresight to compile and preserve such a large collection of early psych/garage rock. Relentlessly influential, the Nuggets album

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JODSGN Mix Tape | 1982-A

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1982 was the year that saw the “Second British Invasion” begin, and the rise of “New Music,” both of which were bolstered by the emergence of MTV. Artists like Duran Duran, Flock of Seagulls, and Human League began appearing in the charts, and were recieving heavy rotation on television… But we’re having none of that! 1982 for us is mostly about

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JODSGN Mix Tape | 1977-A

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1977 is the year when punk rock really begins to flourish, many bands were forming and full-length albums were being released. But it ain’t all punk… We got Motorhead, Bob Marley, Rainbow, Elvis Costello, and more. Whattaya think, should 1977-B be all disco? Interstellar Overdrive: NASA’s 1977 Voyager was launched into deep space carrying a

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JODSGN Mix Tape | Blues No.1

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A brief introduction to some of the greatest performers and songs in the genre of Blues… This playlist was unfinished, but we’re posting it in honor of a man who also wasn’t finished, B.B. King. We’d say Rest In Peace, but somewhere in the cosmos, the man probably already booked 8 shows for next week.

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JODSGN Mix Tape | 1968-A

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While researching this playlist a theme kept repeating; change. Many beginnings, ends, and departures into new territory. The Beatles and The Supremes swap the #1 spot on the charts for the fifth time, the Stones get psychedelic then later wise up, Johnny Cash does a live album on his own terms at Folsom Prison, Black

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JODSGN Mix Tape | 1981-A

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It was initially scoffed at when introduced, but MTV came on the scene in 1981. Nobody knew the massive impact it would have. The industry was given a powerful new advertising medium, the public got to see all those weirdos who make the music they like, budding film/TV directors got to workshop their skills in

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