As you can tell by both the cover for the album and the trailers, the music in the movie comes from this particular cassette tape. The tape’s owner is Peter Jason Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord (Chris Pratt). He made the mix-tape as a child on Earth before he left on the adventure that awaits us on the on the big screen. I, like many others around my age, made mix-tapes as a kid. Recording songs off the radio, copying songs off other tapes using two tape players, and even using my Home Alone Talkboy as the recording device. After my pal Mark created his personal galactic mix in the vein of Guardians of the Galaxy, I was left with a question: what would my Awesome Mix Vol. 1 entail if I left Earth to engage on cosmic antics before I hit my teenage years?
Ya’ll should go make mix “tapes” of music you loved when you were 12 and under. It’s a fun little project full of surprises, embarrassment, and self-discovery. I’m working on my own “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” now!
I did a thing