Today is the first day of Spring. Fuck yeah.
Here is a mix I put together of songs that just plain MAKE ME HAPPY. Because isn't that what Spring is all about? The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and love is in the air. What a magical time!
You'll find this mix to be different in both color and tone from the Winter Non-Mixtape I posted back on the first day of that season, and for good reason: now is a time for joy and celebration, a time to look forward to the warmth and bounty of the fast-approaching Summer.
You'll note that many of the songs contained herein fall under the "1970's Hard Rock" label. There is a very simple reason for this. 70's Hard Rock makes me happy. You might also notice that a few of these songs were imported from Cosmic Hearse. The Hearse makes me happy, too.
As usual, the mp3s have been re-numbered to maintain their flow in 'Playlist' mode and the entire mix is under 80 minutes to facilitate disc-burning. This time, though, I've provided links where applicable to connect you to the original source material.
Consider me sprung.
1) Ronnie James Dio - Love Is All (from Roger Glover's The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast)
2) Witchfinder General - Music
3) Fuckemos - Someday
4) White Witch - Auntie Chrissy, Harlow
5) Parliament - I Call My Baby Pussycat
6) Drunk Horse - Pismo
7) Brocas Helm - Prepare For Battle
8) Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation
9) The Capaces - What Love Is
10) Death - Freakin' Out
11) Angel - On & On
12) Lothar And The Hand People - What Grows On Your Head
13) Manowar - Sting of the Bumblebee
14) Black Randy And The Metrosquad - Sperm Bank Baby
15) Sir Lord Baltimore - Pumped Up
16) Queen - The Hero
17) Neil Hamburger + The Hard-Ons - American Exports
18) Hematovore - Fuck Yeah, Hammerhead Shark
19) Cromagnon - Caledonia
20) Hard Stuff - Jay Time
21) Bad Brains - Attitude
22) Quincy Jones - Sanford & Son Theme Song
23) White Witch - We'll All Ride High (Money Bags)
24) The Lord Weird Slough Feg - We'll Meet Again
25) Isao Tomita - Star Wars Main Title
HAPPINESS AND NEVER-ENDING JOY