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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.
  • And "All This Time" by Sting talks about Roman London and the river and such like.

    Sting is from Newcastle, which was built on the site of a Roman outpost. After all, the song is about his relationship with his father, so it's natural to assign the locale to his home town. The river would then be the Tyne, rather than the Thames.

    In fact, Sting was born in the locality (or maybe suburb) of Wallsend, which gets its name from the fact that it's at the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall, and thus marks the northernmost point of Roman influence in Britain.
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