Here’s a collection of the irregular “Strangeways Soundtracks” feature, where I offer up bands/tracks that have either directly inspired the atmosphere of the book or successfully evoke it on their own. As always, if you know of or are in a band that fits alongside all of this, feel free to drop me a line suggesting ‘em. I’m always glad to hear some more music in this vein. At the top of the list is the “original” handful of artists I was listening to in heavy rotation about the time of writing Murder Moon and The Thirsty.
No autotune please. Not unless it’s used interestingly. Oddly enough, I have no problem with artists who use modern technology to make their music sound like it was recorded in 1935. Well, mostly I don’t.
This was the original soudtrack feature I wrote up when THE THIRSTY was running at Robot 6, only what seems like an eternity ago. You’ll get a good feel for the kind of thing that I’m listening to when I’m dreaming all this stuff up. Here’s the more recent additions.