|Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Sean Yseult - White Zombie/Star and Dagger|
|Written by Sean Yseult|
|Sunday, 24 June 2012 05:00|
If simply seeing the name of former White Zombie bass player Sean Yseult above has already got you thinking that what follows could quite possibly be the coolest mixtape to grace the pages of Uber Rock so far, then you could be right. If you don't know who Sean Yseult is then, seriously, you might be reading the wrong site. There is major respect for Sean at URHQ so, when we asked her to list her ultimate thirteen song mixtape, we knew this article would be cooler than thou. Read on for confirmation as Alice Cooper, The Damned, Cheap Trick, The Cramps and more battle it out for top spot......
Hearing the Cramps back in high school changed my life - and after all these years, when I hear the engine rev up at the beginning of this song I automatically start jumping up and down and singing along. After touring with the Cramps many times, whether with White Zombie or as their bassist, I will always remember Lux sticking out his butt and shaking it every time he says "Stick out your can . . ." - well you know the rest of that line, I hope!
2.) 'Green Machine' - Kyuss (from the album 'Blues for the Red Sun')
Again, the jumping up and down thing and instant head banging required. I have so many great memories watching them nightly from the side of the stage while on tour together, J. and I would be there every time, just amazed.
3.) 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' - Black Sabbath (from the album of the same name)
One of the heaviest riffs ever written by my all time favorite band ever, it's almost impossible not to air guitar when that fucking riff kicks in. Inevitable.
4.) 'Kick Out the Jams' - MC5 (from the album of the same name)
This song embodies the original white riot, just total anarchy. It always makes me happier than hell to hear it full blast. Yeaaaah!!!
5.) 'No Fun' - The Stooges (from the self-titled album)
When I first moved to NYC's Lower East Side in the early '80s, I had a roommate named Leon, RIP. Leon would wake up and put this record on every morning full blast and walk around our cramped apartment on Delancey, singing along. Those were good times. For some reason every time I see this record on a jukebox I go for this song.
6.) 'Let It Bleed' - Rolling Stones (from the album of the same name)
I love this entire record, but this song has such camaraderie and a feeling of good times and good will - willing to let you bleed, or whatever you want to do!
7.) 'Eighteen' - Alice Cooper Band (from the album 'Love it to Death')
One of the best riffs in history. Love the Coop, love the lyrics, just a perfect song. Also a perfect album - one of my top 10 always.
8.) 'Downed' - Cheap Trick (from the album 'In Color')
Again, love this entire record, but something about the contrast of the cheery music and lovely Robin singing of suicide - it's more than a girl can take. And it rocks!
9.) 'Shake a Tail Feather' - Andre Williams (from the album 'Rhythm & Blues!')
I got a call one day to play bass for Andre, that very evening at New Orlean's El Matador Lounge. I learned 15 songs in an hour and went down to meet the dirtiest old man in the world. He wore a silver suit, did tons of drugs and hit on all the ladies. This song is not his nastiest by any stretch, but his voice implies it is a lot nastier, and his sheer joy of being dirty is evident and contagious. I have seen DJs in New Orleans turn a bar upside-down by playing this song.
10.) 'Fan Club' - The Damned (from the album 'Damned Damned Damned')
Love the whole record, it's been on my constant rotation since high school - but this song is so haunting and lovely, always my favorite track. And another great and memorable riff.
11.) 'She's My Witch' - The Sonics (from the self-titled album)
I got a farfisa when I was eighteen because of this band. HUGE fan, and this song has the greatest lyrics, of course with a title like that!
12.) 'Summertime Blues' - Blue Cheer (from the album 'Vincebus Eruptum')
This version - and Blue Cheer - make me want to scream. And jump around. The fucked up guitar replacing the responses is brilliant.
13.) 'Feel Good Hit of the Summer' - Queens of the Stone Age (from the album 'Rated R')
Because it feels so good! One of the greatest anthems ever written. Everyone have a great summer and rock out!!!
[Photo by Lisa Johnson]