Playlist: Tex Perkins’ Book Playlist

So at the very end of the book I was gibbering on about yesterday is a playlist by Tex himself to quote him or the book:

“To enhance your reading experience”

I didn’t listen to all the songs in this order until now, I randomly looked at the list while reading and thrown something on. Now that I’ve finished it and even wrote a tit-bit about it myself. I’ve looked all the tracks on YouTube so I might as well posted them all as a very big blog post today for anyone who is going to be reading his book. Maybe or even if your not, he’s got great taste!

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Born On The Bayou

Alice Cooper – I’m Eighteen

Link Wray – I’m Branded

Johnny Cash – Rock Island Line

Stray Cats – Runaway Boys

The Cramps – Garbageman

The Scientists – Set It On Fire

The Damned – Feel The Pain

Iggy Pop – Nightclubbing

Hasil Adkins – She Said

The Birthday Party – Zoo-Music Girl

Sacred Cowboys – Nothing Grows In Texas

The Gun Club – Sex Beat

Elvis Presley – Crawfish

The Count Five – Psychotic Reaction

Gene Vincent – Double Talkin’ Baby

The B-52’s – Planet Claire

Dr. John – Jump Sturdy

Warren Smith – Uranium Rock

The Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers

Jim Stafford – Swamp Witch

Dolly Parton – Jolene

The Sonics – Louie Louie

The Legendary Stardust Cowboy – Paralyzed

Chad Morgan – The Fatal Wedding

Johnny Burnette – All By Myself

The Velvet Underground – Train Round The Bend

The Missing links – You’re Driving Me Insane

Alex Chilton – I’ve Had It

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Hot Head

Alan Vega – Jukebox Babe

Ennio Morricone – Man With A Harmonica

Can – Mushroom

Blurt – The Fish Needs A Bike

Brian Eno – In Dark Trees

The Modern Lovers – Pablo Picasso

Pere Ubu – 30 Seconds Over Tokyo

Chrome – Nova Feedback

Jad Fair – Dead Men Walk

(Note: it’s the second song of four below which DMW is 32 sec. long)

Lydia Lunch – Lady Scarface

Einstürzende Neubauten – Ich Bin’s

Negativland – Yellow Black and Rectangular

Ian Dury & the Blockheads – You’ll See Glimpses

The Residents – Hello Skinny

The Beatles – You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Charles Mingus – Boogie Stop Shuffle

Louis And Bebe Barron – Morbius’ Study

Non – Cruenta Voluptas

Derek And Clive – This Bloke Came Up To Me

Jack Nitzsche & Merry Clayton – Performance

James Chance – Contort Yourself

Half Japanese – Thing With A Hook

John Lurie – What Do You Know About Music, You’re Not a Lawyer

Tom Waits – Shore Leave

Beck – Loser

Hound Dog Taylor – Give Me Back My Wig

The Meters – Sophisticated Cissy

Bob Marley & the Wailers – Crazy Baldhead

Led Zeppelin – Bron-Yr-Aur

Leonard Cohen – The Partisan

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Big Eyed Beans From Venus

Jimmy Reed – Hush Hush

Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome

The Stooges – Little Doll

The Rolling Stones – Moonlight Mile

Link Wray – Fire And Brimstone

Gillian Welch – Everything Is Free

Eagles – Witchy Woman

Fleetwood Mac – The Chain

John Martyn – Don’t Want To Know

Alice Coltrane – Journey In Satchidananda

Betty Davis – They Say I’m Different

Kiss – Cold Gin

Pink Floyd – Childhood’s End

Jack Nitzsche – One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (Theme)

J.J. Cale – Crazy Mama

Van Morrison – Fair Play

Lalo Schifrin – Scorpio’s View

Nancy Sinatra – Friday’s Child

Lightnin’ Hopkins – Bring Me My Shotgun

Hank Williams – Ramblin’ Man

Neil Young – Don’t Let It Bring You Down

Townes Van Zandt – Waitin’ Around To Die

Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Tony Joe White – High Sheriff of Calhoun Parrish

Warren Zevon – Werewolves Of London

Lou Reed – A Gift

William Shatner – Mr Tambourine Man

The Floaters – Float On

Peaches – AA XXX

The Necks – The Boys I

Miles Davies – One And One

DJ Shadow – I’ve Been Trying

Donna Summer – I Feel Love

The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’

Funkadelic – I’ll Bet You

The JB’s – Hot Pants Road

Howlin’ Wolf – I Ain’t Superstitious

Elton John – I’ve Seen That Movie Too

Jerry Goldsmith – Planet Of The Apes (Main Theme)

David Bowie – It’s No Game

Cluster & Eno – Ho Renomo

The Seekers – Puff The Magic Dragon

Donald Byrd – Cristo Redentor

Bukka White – Fixin’ To Die Blues

Johnny Cash – Thirteen

Bob Dylan – I’m A Fool To Want You

Steve Earle – Goodbye

So does this make up for almost posting nothing this week? Because that’s an epic and huge playlist! I guess it’s a few pages in the back of his book so off course it’s going to be very, very, very long. I really enjoyed it, never got bored with any of his tracks he’s picked, everything was pretty great to me and not a bad song. Thanks to Tex for including something like this in his autobio-book. Some I know and love but a few are newbies to me.

How about you? What do you think of all these? Please do let us know if you do make it all the way through the list too, OK?

Tex @ The Big Day Out 1994. Which was my first one, you know? Photo by Tony Mott.


  1. Hey, another interesting list to explore! How about putting together Spotify playlists for such thing as well, and sharing those. Will make it easier to listen to than separate YouTube vids. Just a thought! 🙂

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    1. I don’t know about that really? When I did start doing those playlist posts I did make them a few times but Spotify was missing so much stuff when it came down to it and it seem no one listen to them anyway. But Dylan and Beatles are both missing on YouTube this time. I think did asks at some points about what people liked or didn’t but no one seem to care about it then. I kind-of think readers or listeners will pick out bits and maybe not listen to the whole thing anyway because I know when I go back and look that’s what I do and some do say that to me too more that they listen to everything but I guess if they only had to press play once it could be different. I’ll think about it, OK?
      Cheers again David 🙂

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      1. No worries. Like I said, just a thought. I understand the effort required, especially if nobody seems interested. Still, appreciate the hard work you put in with these informative posts anyway. Cheers. 🙂

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