Since I wrote about our late friend and former Phoenix senior managing editor Clif Garboden's mix CDs for our tribute last week, several curious and brave souls have come forward asking what, exactly, is on his most revered and feared disc. Still braver souls have expressed an interest in hearing it. And so I am unleashing "From the Captain with love... music to fear," an eclectic mix inspired by Worcester rock scene veteran, hand-puppet enthusiast, and dive-bomber extraordinaire, Captain PJ. Among the many highlights: pow-wow music for children, propaganda, polka, and a song Clif said "must have sent Italian-American
cultural advancement back to pre-Columbian times."
Just press play on the embedded 8 Tracks music player. Be warned: because of licensing agreements, 8 Tracks doesn't allow you to skip many tracks, so to get the experience, you're forced to hear all 29 tracks -- just the way Clif intended it. This is a commitment, people, but you will be rewarded. Clif's original "Hot Dots"-style liner notes are below. Yee-yee!
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