Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Let It Bleed playlists

Like all the WVMP novels, "Let It Bleed" has a playlist of songs mentioned in the story. Sometimes the songs are explicitly stated, and other times it'll just say something like, "a haunting blues tune," which leaves me room to choose anything I want.

Like the novella itself, "Let It Bleed"'s playlist is full of criminals. Enjoy.

Song Artist
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
Stack O'Lee Blues Mississippi John Hurt
House of the Rising Sun The Animals
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Iron Butterfly
Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones
Amber 311
Everlong (acoustic) Foo Fighters
The Righteous and the Wicked Red Hot Chili Peppers
Give It Away Red Hot Chili Peppers
Negative Creep Nirvana
F.O.D. Green Day
I'll Be Seeing You Billie Holiday

Let It Bleed soundtrack by Jeri Smith-Ready on Grooveshark


Again, like the WVMP novels, each chapter of "Let It Bleed" is the title of a popular song (or at least a song that was popular in its time). I try to strike a balance among all the eras, from the 1940s to the present. The title of the book is usually the title of the penultimate chapter. And I always end on a Nirvana song.*

Song Artist
She's Not There The Zombies
Dangerous Type The Cars
Me and the Devil Blues Robert Johnson
Down with the Sickness Disturbed
Closer Nine Inch Nails
A Mess of Blues Elvis Presley
Where It's At Beck
Cousins Vampire Weekend
The Kids Are Alright The Who
Come Out and Play Offspring
Over, Under, Sideways, Down The Yardbirds
Running on Empty Jackson Browne
Born to be Wild Steppenwolf
Running on Empty Jackson Browne
Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones
All Apologies Nirvana

Let It Bleed chapter titles by Jeri Smith-Ready on Grooveshark

* Except in Bring on the Night, which was framed by Neil Young's "Hey Hey My My (Out of the Blue)" and its counterpart "My My Hey Hey (Into the Black)," which Kurt Cobain quoted in his suicide note ("It's better to burn out than fade away."). So almost a Nirvana song.

For more playlists, check out the WVMP music page. Or tune in to the WVMP Pandora stations for continuous vampire DJ action.

Thanks for listening!

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