Mixtape Wednesdays: Dazed And Confused
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015

  • Posted by: Don Saas

Monday was a...holiday for folks of a certain state of mind...a certain chemically enhanced state of mind. I wanted to put this post up on that illustrious day, but, alas, Mixtape Wednesdays are for Wednesdays. Something tells me though that aficionados of that certain substance don't need an excuse to listen to music and partake in one of their favorite pastimes. So, if you need a little something to channel your inner Randall "Pink" Floyd from Richard Linklater's seminal classic, Dazed and Confused, we've got the best tracks, new and old, to usher you on your journey.

For those that want to listen to the music immediately, here's a Spotify link of the mixtape if you want to light up and start listening right now. And for those who want all of the videos at once, a YouTube embed of the entire playlist is included at the bottom of the article.

Led Zeppelin -- "Dazed And Confused"

Of course we're starting with this. Also...Led Zeppelin...please, please get back together.




Dispatch -- "The General"

I can't hear this song without thinking of Bonnaroo 2012, and...well...it's Bonnaroo so you do the math.




The Beatles -- "Strawberry Fields Forever"

A solid choice for the greatest song written by the easy pick for the greatest band of all time.




Broken Social Scene -- "Cause = Time"

Another band that I would kill to see tour again.




Pink Floyd -- "Comfortably Numb"

Did you really think this list would be complete without a Pink Floyd number?




A$AP Rocky -- "Goldie"

A$AP Rocky is the haziest star in hip-hop today that isn't Wiz Khalifa, but Wiz hasn't put out a good track in over five years, so we'll take A$AP Rocky any day.




Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers -- "Mary Jane's Last Dance"

Is this one too on the nose?




Real Estate -- "Easy"

Real Estate is just about the most chill band in indie rock today, and they're an easy pick for this list.




Cream -- "White Room"

Cream represented one of the heights of psychedelic 60s rock songwriting, and "White Room" is their masterpiece.




Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar -- "Never Catch Me"

Flying Lotus is our avant-garde experimental hip-hop maestro, and "Never Catch Me" is his acid-jazz opus.




Rush -- "YYZ"

This is not the last purely instrumental track on this mix.




Radiohead -- "How to Disappear Completely"

In the right state of mind, this song can make your very being feel like it's dissolving.




David Bowie -- "Ziggy Stardust"

Cause sometimes the only thing in life that you really want is to be an androgynous space man.




The War on Drugs -- "Under the Pressure"

With a sound like this, I've always just assumed that the band's name was ironic.




Miles Davis -- "Flamenco Sketches"

Kind of Blue is perhaps the greatest jazz album ever recorded, and there are few tracks better for lying down and spacing out to Miles Davis's impossibly tight grooves than "Flamenco Sketches."


And, as promised, here's the YouTube embed of the whole playlist for anyone who wants to see all of the videos in a row.




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