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


8. A Little Man and a House


9. Dog-Like Sparky
10. The Leader of the Starry Skies
11. Hope Day
12. Everything Is Easy


13. Come Back Clammy Lammy
14. The Breakfast Line
15. Manhoo
16. Is This the Life?


17. Fiery Gun Hand


18. There’s Too Many Irons In The Fire


19. Day Is Gone


20. The Everso Closely Guarded Line


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