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Country vs. Urban Mixtape

by The Concordian October 11, 2011
Country vs. Urban Mixtape

With mid-October already upon us, many new and returning Concordia students are still adjusting to life in the big city. From the hustle and bustle of the big metro stations, to almost getting hit by cars crossing between the Hall and LB buildings, this city can be a very intimidating and hazardous place.
That being said, a city such as Montreal presents certain opportunities and amenities that are inaccessible in a smaller setting.
But there are also times when one has to get out into the open country. From open fires, to leashless dogs, to much easier public drinking, being outside an urban centre has a number of advantages.
To reflect on the joys and troubles of both city and rural living, here are some songs that evoke the feeling of both the country and the city, as well as two songs about the highways which create a bridge between urban and rural.

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SIDE A: The Country

1. “Are You Ready for the Country?” – Neil Young – Harvest
2. “Country Pie” – Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline
3. “Green River” – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River
4. “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” – The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo
5. “Going up the Country” – Canned Heat – Living the Blues
6. “Lonesome Valley” – Kitty Wells – Dust on the Bible
7. “Lonesome Cowboy Bill” – The Velvet Underground – Loaded
8. “Lazy Days” – The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo
9. “Country Honk” – The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed
10. “Motorway” – The Kinks – Everybody’s in Show-Biz

SIDE B: The City

11. “Route 66” – The Rolling Stones – England’s Newest Hit Makers
12. “I Love Living” – The Reatards – Teenage Hate
13. “City Kids” – Motorhead – On Parole
14. “Eyesore City” – The Spits – The Spits IV
15. “Living in the City” – The Boys – The Boys s/t
16. “Murder City Nights” – Radio Birdman – Radios Appear
17. “Trapped in the City” – Bad Times – Bad Times s/t
18. “Inter-City Kitty” – The Monks – Bad Habits
19. “Big City” – Dead Boys – We Have Come for Your Children
20. “I Wanna Get a Job in the City” – The Kids – The Kids s/t


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