What to listen to the music that inspired the Death of Rock’n’Roll Series?
Do you want to listen to the songs* that close out one chapter and open the next?
Click through to the Spotify link (login required) and journey through the story with the characters.
Enjoy the music, remember the time and places that you’ve heard these songs before; support the artists that make this all possible.
The songs have been listed on a best efforts basis, with apologies as indicated.
Enjoy. Support live music. Support art where ever you find it. It’s important.
Songs from: The Death of Rock’n’Roll, The Impossibility of Time Travel, And Other Lies
Play List for Chapters
Play List for Chapter 1
Play List for Chapters 2-4
Play List for Chapters 5
Play List for Chapters 6-7
Play List for Billy Bragg Beating Scene
Play List for Chapters 8
*Apologies to XTC; Harvest Festival isn’t available on Spotify so I’ve substituted Summer’s Cauldron in it’s place.
Play List for Chapters 9-11
Play List for Chapters 12-14
Play List for Chapters 15-16
*While the entire Ramones ‘Acid Eaters’ album isn’t referenced in the novel, it’s good enough to warrant inclusion. Even if you don’t have a lot of time, you won’t find the Ramones, and their songs rarely lasting more than 3.30, much of an imposition.
Songs from: And Then They Ruined Everything
Play List for Chapters
*Apologies to The Forbidden Dimension; Unbidden (Chapter One) isn’t available on Spotify so I’ve substituted Graveyard Line in it’s place.
Play List for Chapters 1-2
*Apologies to The Forbidden Dimension; Unbidden (Chapter One) isn’t available on Spotify so I’ve substituted Graveyard Line in it’s place. Similarly, I’ve replaced My Road Now with Dyslexic Heart by Paul Westerberg and the I Think We’re Alone (cover) with When We Were Young by the Killers, on the same basis.
PlayList for Chapters 3-4
*Apologies to The Hellacopters; Holiday Cramps isn’t available on Spotify so I’ve substituted By The Grace of God in it’s place. Similarly, I’ve replaced You Can’t Talk To The Dude with I Can’t Find My Best Friend by Jonathan Richman and the Over and Over with Journey Through The Part by Neil Young, on the same basis.
PlayList for Chapters 5-8
PlayList for Chapters 9-11
*Apologies to The Rollins Band (and Henry Rollins for so much) and the Hoodoo Gurus who have not allowed Spotify to host any of their catalogue, so while there is reference to both bands and their music in the novel, I can’t provide you with a listen.
Respect the bands, and any artist’s right to monetise their work as they see fit. If you haven’t heard either Rollins Band or the Hoodoo Gurus, please do. If you like them buy them. If you live in Australia, you still have time to see the Hoodoo Gurus. Yes, they’re still at it.
PlayList for Chapters 12-19
Play List for Chapters 20-Encore