25 September 2009

RINGI-RANGA PER NOI Oi! GURE AUKERA RINGI-RANGA OEEE!!

Friday again, and this time you get a mix tape. I wish I could share the time that went into this one, it epitomizes the glory of The Mix Tape. Fold out cover lifted from newspapers and magazines, all taped together collage style; the songs painstakingly handwritten (alternating ink colors between artists and tracks), even including the year of release; and most importantly: the music chosen carefully for maximum flow and listening enjoyment. In 2003 we played a show at a squat in Bilbao, in Spain's Basque region. The lone resident to greet us was a cheery skinhead who spoke almost no english but did everything possible to make us feel welcome. He repeated over and over that he was "left skin," and would raise his left fist (in solidarity with all "good" skinheads I suppose). He didn't stay for our show (he went to work, like every good skinhead should), but when I woke up the next morning, there was this mix tape at my door, he had made it that night after work. We listened to this almost daily for the rest of the tour and I still bust it out from time to time, just a solid good time, with lots of songs by and about....well, skinheads. Good friday...

9 comments:

DISORDER BY DESING said...

message for living in the 80s could you send me the links to the virus live tapes to this email gabe.juska@gmail.com thank you.

DISORDER BY DESING said...

the song toxic is missing from the virus demo YOU CAN"T IGNORE IT FOREVER do you have that track or is it missing from you tape

the wizard said...

I know "toxic" is missing from the download. I have about half of the song, but the first part is warped beyond repair, so I left it off the zip...

DISORDER BY DESING said...

sorry that i don't much new stuff wish i did but i don't but i did find one new band that i liked wasted nation from the uk the varukers lp is killer cheers thanks for all your hard work on this blog

Anonymous said...

This tape rules. I am going to listen to it all day today. Skinhead Love Affair!

john / milwaukee

Anonymous said...

Caution with ringi-ranga! It's too many dangerous... aauuUUUUAAaaaa!!
Get your tits out for the boys!
Avanti con il RINGI-RANGA!
Ringi-ranga per noi! oi! oi! oi!
Ringi-ranga e vai subito!
Precauzione ragazzo con il tuo cazzo!
Fusball - Ficken - Alcohol!!
Ma che cosa é il ringi-ranga!
Eso eso que nos la tx.....!

Anonymous said...

That squat is not in bilbao is ORBEKO ETXEA in LLODIO (araba). Is near bilbao but is a diferent city and area from the basque. House is still there doing shows and activities but Iñigo (ringi-ranga) is no living anymore.

the wizard said...

LLODIO!!!
Of course - I remember spending the day walking around Bilbao (and I stayed there the next time I played Orbeko Etxea), thank you for reminding me.
I am crushed to hear that Inigo had died, he was a bizarre and wonderful character both times I met him, a very gracious host, and an excellent tour mix tape maker! Sad news...

Anonymous said...

It seems he says that he's not livin anymore in Orbeko Etxea, but is not dead.