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Playlist thoughts.

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Going to London, as you've probably heard me blather on about.
What music do you think needs to be played on one's walkman while wandering London- while on the tube, while wandering the Millennium Bridge, while waiting in line to get into the British Museum? There're a few choices that I'm dragging along for my own tastes- Aztec Camera's album 'High Land, Hard Rain'; ABC's track 'Tower of London' (from 'How To Be A Zillionaire'); Shriekback's song 'Mothloop' (for the fact that the lyrics include the name of various Underground stops); a good fuckton of Bowie; the Eurythmics' song 'This City Never Sleeps'; the British Sea Power album 'Decline Of', because it seems to fit the Anglophilia, and some Smiths, because that does too...

What does London sound like to you, then? What would you think the soundtrack of London would have to have on it, if you were putting one together?
Suggestions will duly be noted and examined and considered.

UPDATE: add 'Gravity's Angel', Laurie Anderson, to the list here. Perhaps some of Coil's album 'Horse Rotorvator', if not the whole damn album: Penetralia seems to want public transit listening.
  • You know, I've never even BEEN to Abbey Road?
    Half of my favorite albums in the bleeding world were recorded there (or re-mastered therein), and yet- not been to the site.
    What the hell.
    <adding to checklist>
    • I never went in and took the tour or anything like that, but it was about three blocks from where I went to school, so I saw the crosswalk and the wall (covered in interesting graffiti) and sometimes we'd go down there, sit on the wall and smoke, and watch silly tourists in the zebra crossing taking pictures of each other and messing about in traffic.

      I always liked the Abbey Road stretch; it went through some interesting neighborhoods, and that road is where the old Roman road was, and I'm a sucker for stuff like that.
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