All good things have to come to an end and I will bury the late, great Back to Mine series quickly tonight
Back to Mine 25 – Röyksopp
To be honest, other than the Art of Noise “Legs” and the Funkadelic “I’m Never Gonna Tell It”, this disk never lives up to the promise of its Talking Heads opener “Born Under Punches” – this one is a bit too out there for me.
Back to Mine 26 – Bugz in the Attic
This one had a great “Rockin’ It” by the Fearless Four, “Hooked on your love” by the Fantastic Aleems, “Stool Pigeon” by Kid Creole and “Departure” by Earth, Wind and Fire but beyond that was honestly rather flat. We get the felling that the series is running out of gas…
Back to Mine 27 – Guillemots
This one starts out strong with “Providence” by Sonic Youth and “Witness” by Roots Mauva and also has a nice “And I Love Him” Beatles cover by ‘Little’ Esther Philips as well as “Speeding Motorcycle” by Daniel Johnson. There is also some nice Mingus (“Tensions”), the spacey “All Neon Like” by Björk, and the sublime “My World Is Empty Without You”. The collection is rounded out by “Expecting to Fly” by Buffalo Springfield as well as “No End (Piano Solo)” by Sandy Denny. Over all not bad for the next to the last disk.
Back to Mine 28 – Krafty Kuts
I suppose they wanted to go out with a bang. Kraft Kuts treats us to a well-crafted set drifting across lots of different styles with some bonified classics (“Searching” by Roy Ayers), some covers (” In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” by the Incredible Bongo Band) and some other mixes and electronica. It was a very pleasant album to groove to. I like the Brazilian flavored exit with “Summer Samba” by Krafty Kuts…
So there you have it. Back to Mine. 28 disks. 438 songs. 1 day 7 hours 30 minutes and 29 seconds of music. I hope you enjoyed the ride.
Manu suggested trying the Late Night Tales next. We’ll see. In the meantime, I need to work on the Fiction page…