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Searching For Songs

My search party has returned on their Taun-Tauns empty handed. It’s time to close the shield door on the South Wing as Chewbacca moans in agony.

Pretty much since the original Napster was ever worth a darn I have been searching for two songs, but have always come up empty handed.

The first song, which should be easier to find, is called Nothing Special by Bastro. The song was originally done by My Dad is Dead. This song was one of my favorites, but the only copy I ever had was a tape I made from Paul Oldham’s split 7″ of Bastro and My Dad is Dead. That tape is long gone, but my need to hear the song has only grown stronger over the years. The drumming on it was stellar.

The second song was from a mixed tape originally given to my brother when he was in 9th grade at the Brown School in Louisville (which would put me in 5th grade at the time). I think he got the tape from Brian McMahon or Britt Walford. On the first side was the seminal Flex Your Head LP from Dischord Records (I have that on vinyl still), but on the other side were a bunch of random songs.

There were no liner notes or anything, so I don’t know who sang it, but the song i think was called Refrigerator Kid, and was about a kid getting stuck inside of a refrigerator and suffocating. Morbid, yes, but it stuck with me all these years, and I’d love to hear it again.

That tape I inherited from my brother pretty much steered me away from Def Leppard and Nena, altering my musical tastes forever.

Anyone know anything about these songs, where I might obtain a free MP3, or even buy them?

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  1. That’s great. I do have an old record player Felix let me borrow (I still need to give it back). I never thought of searching for the actual record – only an MP3. Shows you how stuck I am in the digital age!

  2. Well, I don’t have an ipod…so I guess I still have a foot in the analog world. (my not so nice car still has a tape player…yikes!). Plus I’m a little bit of a music snob and prefer lossless formats.

    As for the second song, I’m stumped. The best hint I’ve found is this:

    “There’s a Slayer album with a song about a kid who gets stuck in a refrigerator, and you can hear him scream in the background. I choose that one. Very Unsettling.”

    Which was found on this page:

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