summer twang mix tape

My summertime mix tape was so popular last week, I’m stoked to be able to bring you another one!  This one was compiled for you by reader Mab of Still On The Ground, whose song suggestions on the last post were so great that I asked him if he would make his own mix tape for me.  Here’s what he has to say about his amazing summer twang mix:

“When the summer temperatures begin to rise, I start to get the insatiable itch for some good ol’ country music. I’m not sure why this is, but I think that it has something to do with the fact that I’m not really a huge fan of the summer heat, so somehow the twang of country music, or anything country-related, soothes my restlessness. The following selection ranges from upbeat, almost rockabilly sounding country from the 1950s, to the deranged interpretation of roots music by some punks in the 1980s, to some contemporary acts trying to keep the old sound alive. There’s even a British band (Demented Are Go) on the mix, which I find interesting. Regardless of how the music is played, the recurrent strand of good, twangy guitars is what helps me pass the all too-warm Southern California nights. Enjoy! ♥ mab”

Summer Twang Mix Tape via Mediafire

1. Why Baby Why – George Jones
2. Hillbilly Fever – Little Jimmy Dickens
3. Hold On – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
4. (I Was Born A) Busted Hymen – Demented Are Go
5. American Nightmare – Misfits
6. Mama Tried – Merle Haggard
7. Drivin’ Nails in My Coffin – Ernest Tubb
8. My Rough and Rowdy Ways – Lefty Frizzell
9. I Was A Teenage Werewolf – The Cramps
10. Thunderstorms and Neon Signs – Wayne Hancock
11. Country Heroes – Hank Williams III
12. Ramblin’ Man – Hank Williams

A huge thanks again to Mab for curating this incredible list of jams!


One response to “summer twang mix tape

  1. This is an awesome playlist. Wayne Hancock was awesome when I saw him at Ink n Iron. Plus any playlist with The Misfits is good in my book.

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