8track: 1, 2, 3

Picture the scene: you've just stepped out of the Hercules Moments DeLorean and you find yourself in the 90s. MC Hammer pants and Walkmen are all the rage. Deciding to ignore the fashion of the day, you pick up a Walkman and head home to 2012...

Over the past few months, we've been getting in touch with bands, celebrities and more to ask them to create eight-song-long mixtapes for YOU. So crack out your Walkman and enjoy...

1, 2, 3 are a band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, whose sound is a blend of old-school sounding rock 'n' roll and modern indie-pop. Chad, chief glockenspiel player and bassist, and additional vocalist, shares with us his top 8 tracks of the moment. 

The Mhurs - Why?!

I get the funny feeling that someone is watching me from far away through binoculars, and at any given moment a car chase scene could ensue. 

The Stooges - No Fun

I'm currently working on a screenplay set in Detroit, and have been feeding my brain a lot of great music that has come out of the motor city. Kind of hard to exclude this one. 

Port St Willow - North

Imagine you're in an Arctic climate, isolated, laying in the dark. It's so cold the hairs inside your nose freeze. Your eyes hurt to open, it's painful to breathe. You will freeze to death, an outcome you've accepted as inevitable. This song would be the last thing you hear. 

M Ward - Watch The Show

A Wasteland Companion is my preferred night driving record currently. 

Radiohead - On The Beach (Neil Young cover)

Once you hear this cover it hits you in waves how much Thom Yorke's voice was influenced by Neil Young's crooning growl. 

Dusty Springfield - I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore

As sad as the content on Dusty In Memphis is, what can't be overlooked is the feeling of hope that surrounds almost every track. It's an album about acknowledging life's bad situations but not accepting defeat from them. Truly one of a kind and a must listen for me a few times a year. 

Frank Sinatra - Blues In The Night

"My mamma done told me, when I was in Knee-pants

My mama done told me, "son, a woman'll sweet talk"

And give ya the big eye, but when the sweet talkin's done

A woman's a two-face, a worrisome thing who'll leave ya to sing the blues in the night."

The Clash - The Card Cheat

This song is a fine example that the Clash could do, and did, whatever the hell they wanted to do better than you or your band ever will.

Check out 1, 2, 3 on Facebook or on their website (they have music on there too).

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