Oilers Mix Tape #2

The Oil has got a lot of fans (including yours truly) feeling pretty emotional these days, what with the trading and the losing and the injuries and the shady excuses and the losing and the rookies...

Like any good child of the 80's, I firmly believe that mix tapes are pretty much the solution for everything. To help my Oil lovin' pals get through this super-sad time, here's an especially emo mix to cry along to.

He Hit Me (it felt like a kiss) - The Crystals
This song really speaks to Oil fans' loyalty. The EIG keeps feeding us garbage, but we always take it with a smile and come back for more. Suckers? Maybe.

Selfless, Cold, and Composed - Ben Folds Five
A solid description of the steely, unemotional responses from K.Lo and the EIG regarding media inquiries on Smyth's trade, the budget, and the Oilers' future.

Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
This one's for our male readers. Let it out, guys!

Miss Misery - Elliot Smith
A boycotting fan's love song to the EIG: "Two tickets torn in half / And a lot of nothing to do / Do you miss me, miss misery / Like you say you do?"

Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Waaaaaaahhhhhhh! *sob*

Girlfriend in a Coma - The Smiths
This damn team is in a coma. Like Morissey, a lot of fans have shown indifference toward the Oiler's failures ("There were times when I could have murdered her...no I don't want to see her"). But secretly, they still love the Oil ("I would hate anything to happen to her...would you please let me see her").

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? - Culture Club
Do you, K.Lo?

Blue Monday - New Order
This one's all about the EIG's attempts at groupthink and their dependence on Oil fans' undying devotion: “I’m quite sure that you’ll tell me just how to feel today”

When the Children Cry - White Lion
Aside from being hilarious, this song is for the Oiler rookies. Don't cry, young 'uns. You're finally playing in the NHL! Sort of!

Winds of Change - Scorpions
I mostly just like the whistling in this song, but it also represents a ray of hope: "The future's in the air / I can feel it everywhere." I mean, there's really no place to go but up, right? ... Right?


Anonymous said…
Winds of Change was my grad theme, sigh.
joninabox said…


Where the hell did you get that emo picture?

Anyways, solid choices all round. Nice mix of kitsch, classics, and street cred. Or something.
Black Dog said…
Winds of Change - is that the song where he wanders down to Donkey Park?

Or something.
Alana said…
That's the one, Pat! It's a jukebox classic!
Anonymous said…
Isn't that emo picture from some godforsaken Seventeen magazine or something? I believe my sister made it into a humourous t-shirt transfer many moons ago.
I'd be inclined to include "Unlovable" by the Smiths on this list too. Depressing.
Julian said…
Wow, you really are a child of the 80's eh? The Smiths, The Cure, Joy Division, New Order...

I suppose emo went to shit after that though, so it's understandable.
mike w said…
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

Now I feel like hanging myself with Stroszek playing on the TV.
andy grabia said…
You aren't suggesting that all these songs are truly emo, are you? Or do you mean it in a larger sense?

You also forgot "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas, the ultimate Smytty-is-Gone song.

Might I also recommend this book to lovers of the mix tape.
Alana said…
No, these songs aren't strictly "emo," but they're all pretty emotional. That book looks cute -- I'll have to check it out.
Katie O'D said…
"Otherside"- RHCP. I've been getting it stuck in my head whenever I think of the Oilers. Besides the chorus (how long WILL we slide?) there's this:
"I heard your voice through a photograph
I thought it up it brought up the past
Once you know you can never go back
I've got to take it on the otherside"
Smytty? The Oilers past? Either way, the song is definitely depressed enough.

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