Shortly before I launched The Stars Were Right I assembled a playlist of music that inspired the book. Over the last few months I have messed with it off and on but now I think it’s at a place where it’s sharable.
Check out the full playlist on Rdio ≫
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As a collection it’s a pretty eclectic mix, but Stars is a pretty eclectic book so in that regard I think it captures the tone. If you don’t want to stream the whole playlist you can listen to any song you want individually. I have the full playlist listed below. Click the artist name to find out more about that specific musician/band or click the song title to listen to that particular song on YouTube.
- Marion Black – Who Knows
- Titus Andronicus – In A Big City
- Billie Holiday – Gloomy Sunday
- Lotte Kestner – Fake Empire
- Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man
- Dropkick Murphys – Prisoner’s Song
- Johnny Cash – Rusty Cage
- Iggy Pop – The Passenger
- Mountain – Don’t Look Around
- M83 – Midnight City
- Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – She Put the Wammee on Me
- Miles Davis – I Waited for You
- Scorpions – The Zoo
- Portugal. The Man – Purple, Yellow, Red, and Blue
- Tom Waits – Hold On
- Andrew Bird – Fake Palindromes
- Modest Mouse – Fly Trapped In A Jar
- Those Darlins – Western Sky
- Pixies – Hey
- Tom Waits – Cold Cold Ground
- Okkervil River – Westfall
- Scout Niblett – Kidnapped by Neptune
- The Black Keys & RZA – The Baddest Man Alive
- The Stooges – Search & Destroy
- The Dead Weather – Die by the Drop
- Townes Van Zandt – Snake Song
- Bob Dylan – Fixin’ to Die
- Noah Gundersen – Oh Death
- The Flaming Lips – Look…The Sun is Rising
And that’s it! I had a lot of fun making this, so look for more playlists in the future. Don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below or shoot me an email and let me know what you thought! Would love the feedback!
If you haven’t read The Stars Were Right and want to know what this playlist is all about you can buy it from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or from pretty much any ebook store.
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