-Gang of Four’s “Entertainment”
-The Stranglers’ “Rattus Norvegicus”
-“a Dennis Bovell comp” (“Decibel“?)
-an un-named Neutral Milk Hotel album
-Stereolab’s “Emperor Tomato Ketchup”
Except for the Dennis Bovell, which I’ve never heard, I love all those albums. But they seem like exactly the ones I would avoid if I was buying stuff for a guy whose tastes (supposedly) run more to the Grateful Dead. It’s like if Mario made Michael try the duck nuts at Del Posto: delicious, but best served to people with refined palettes.
What bands do you always want to put on a mix, but never do?