Cardiacs Mix Tape

I made myself a seriously sweet Cardiacs compilation, which I thought I’d share with you. All of these tracks are available at iTunes, and three of them are available as a free download from It’s an updated, expanded version of the mix tape given to me in 1993 either by Kavus or Arash Torabi – I forget which.

If you’re not already familiar with the “progressive punk” band who, since 1977, have influenced Faith No More, Radiohead, Muse, Blur, Tool, Korn, System of a Down, the Melvins, the Pixies, Talking Heads, the Smashing Pumpkins and They Might Be Giants … well, ya know, you really should! If you play only one of the tracks on this list, make it the last one, simply because it demonstrates the sheer epic scope of the music: it’s colossal!

1. The Alphabet Business Concern (Home Of Fadeless Splendour) [jump to the 2′ mark]


2. Two Bites of Cherry
3. Baby Heart Dirt


4. March
5. Goodbye Grace
6. In a City Lining

7. Arnald

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