Monday, September 14, 2009

No Funeral PodTape Vol.1, No.1

This is part of the secret laboratory project I've been working on lately. The other part is something truly epic that will (hopefully) be finished this week. Concerning this portion of the experiment, I've been tinkering with recording software in order to rip various audio samples that tickle my fancy. I've sort of got it down at this point, although I'm having difficulty ripping audio from DVDs. If anyone has a tips on this, please e-mail me at

Welcome to the inaugural No Funeral PodTape. What the hell exactly is a PodTape you ask? Well, it's equal parts podcast and mixtape. I've been kicking around this idea for awhile now and it's finally going forward. Much like the current MP3 blog and the zine before it, this is a constant work in progress.

Everyone is familiar with the concept of a mixtape. What sets this apart from other, lesser-quality mixes is that the music is culled from my vast collection of No Funeral-approved recordings. The other thing that sets it apart is the samples inserted between the songs. This isn't a mere collection of music. I'd like to think of the No Funeral PodTape as an experience; the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. That's the goal, anyway.

For the first edition, I've pulled choice selections from Jello Biafra, Bill Hicks, and Hunter S. Thompson; interwoven with the tracklist below. Feel free to leave feedback and comments about what works, what doesn't, and where I should go cram it. This is an experiment in audio radness that conveniently fits onto an 80-minute CD-R (or easily fits on you iPod). Enjoy!

No Funeral PodTape
Vol. 1 No. 1

Part One
Part Two

1. Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! – “Poke On” – Tim & Eric Awesome Record, Great Songs!
2. Trapped Under Ice – “See God” – Secrets of the World
3. Trapped Under Ice – “Believe” – Secrets of the World
4. Jello Biafra
5. Meatjack – “Falling Down” – Trust
6. Himsa – “Rain to the Sound of Panic” – Courting Tragedy and Disaster
7. Bill Hicks
8. Scissorfight – “Mantrap” – Mantrapping for Sport and Profit
9. Insect Warfare – “Manipulator” – World Extermination
10. Bill Hicks
11. Eyehategod – “Serving Time in the Middle of Nowhere” – Preaching the End-Time Message
12. Hunter S. Thompson
13. ABACABB – “Destruction” – Survivalist
14. The Warriors – “War is Hell” – War is Hell
15. Jello Biafra
16. Giant Squid – “Neonate” – Metridium Field
17. Jello Biafra
18. The Jesus Lizard – “One Evening” - Head
19. iwrestledabearonce – “Tastes Like Kevin Bacon” – It’s All Happening
20. Jello Biafra
21. Mastodon – “Ole Nessie” – Remission
22. Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! – “Love Slaves” – Tim & Eric Awesome Record, Great Songs!
23. Magrudergrind – “Built to Blast” – Magrudergrind
24. Infest – “Judge Me” – Mankind
25. Bill Hicks
26. Starkweather – “Shroud” – Into the Wire
27. Hunter S. Thompson
28. Trap Them – “Destructioneer Extraordinaire” – Sleepwell Deconstructor
29. Hunter S. Thompson
30. Cursed – “Hell Comes Home” - II



Kord said...

This is a really cool idea, downloading it now. Love the choices.

No Funeral said...

Thank you. There's definitely more to come. It only gets weirder from here...