Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Richard Bacchus - D Generation Print E-mail
Written by Richard Bacchus   
Sunday, 13 January 2013 04:00


The massive swell of approval and interest that met with Uber Rock's interview with D Generation guitarist Danny Sage back in October told us that we had to revisit this most incredible of bands before they unleash their long-awaited new album like glunk rock manna from heaven. What better way than by getting the band's other guitarist, the legendary Richard Bacchus, to compile his ultimate thriteen song mixtape? There really is no way out of the Midnite Mixtape Massacre.....


1.) 'Commando' - Ramones (from the album 'Leave Home')


When I moved to NYC in '79 all I ever heard about in Woodhaven Queens Vietnam vets, out of their minds on Angel Dust. I was fascinated and went out on safari for Dusted Vets and found The Ramones.


2.) 'Hold On To Your Hiney' - Tony Joe White (from the album 'Eyes')


Words to Live By. "Hold on, to your Hiney." Tony Joe White has the funkiest Stratocaster in Rock and Roll. Don't Believe me? Ask Elvis Presley.


3.) 'Disco Lady' - Johnny Taylor (from the album 'Eargasm')


My dear friend, Pete Kimbrell, exclaims, every time this song comes on, "This Song is About Fucking."


4.) 'Snake Bite' - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (from the album 'Motiverichard bacchus')


"She was a little bit long and a little bit lean, kinda woman that makes a man feel mean."


If it isn't Scottish, it's crap.


5.) 'I Wish I Was A Girl' - Pink Fairies (from the album 'Kings Of Oblivion')


Larry Wallis was the original guitarist for Motorhead. Roll up a fatty and space out on the breakdown in this jam. While you're at it, wish you were a girl.


I used to wear a Pink Fairies denim jacket with a flying pig painted on the back. I misspelled Pink Fairies "Pink Faries." Jim Thirwell from Wiseblood was the only one that ever noticed and used to give me endless amounts of shit for it. I'm guessing Jim Thirwell is a huge Fairies fan.


6.) 'The Christian Life' - The Louvin Brothers (from the album 'Satan Is Real')


The most excellent jam to rock on your way to a Slayer show. Gram Parsons does a pretty good version too.


7.) 'City Lights' - The Flamin' Groovies (from the album 'Teenage Head')


"Got to see the empire's tallest building/Where the plane shot that big monkey/And they killed him."


The reason I moved to NYC.


8.) 'Tight Pants' - The Stooges (from the album 'More Power')


"Pants so tight, make we wanna start a fight."


9.) 'The Slider' - T. Rex (from the album of the same name)


I could never understand
The wind at all
Was like a ball of love
I could never never see
The cosmic sea
Was like a bumblebee
And when I'm sad
I slide


More words to live by.


10.) 'Tiger Feet' - Mud (from the album 'Mud Rock')


"That's neat, I really love your tiger feet."
First song I learned on the violin.


11.) 'Wild About You' - The Saints [Via The Missing Links] (from the album 'I'm Stranded')


"You're wild, and I'm wild about you."


12.) 'Blue Monday' - New Order (from the Collector's Edition of album 'Power, Corruption & Lies')


This and a pint of Boddingtons and you're instantly transported to a shitty pub in Manchester. My idea of heaven.


13.) 'Live With Me' - The Rolling Stones (from the album 'Let It Bleed')


"The meat I eat for dinner must be hung out for a week."


Ode to the joy of multiple personalities.





[Photo by Craig Lamont]