Friday, April 3, 2009

All the Mod Cons

One thing you should know about me is that I like soundtracks. Well, not all soundtracks, but I've always thought soundtracks got an unfair rap as generally crappy collections designed to cash in on a movie's popularity; relying on one hit to entice people to buy essentially an album otherwise full of (your choice of words) filler/dross. So here's three soundtracks (Absolute Beginners, The Harder They Come, and Scandal) with a minimum of filler (though the duplication of a couple of songs on The Harder They Come is a bit annoying, not to mention odd.) Even though there's precious little dross, I like the way the musical styles blend together so I've taken songs from all three and interspersed them into two mixtapes.
(P.S. Don't ask why I used this picture. It just seemed to fit.)

That's Motivation David Bowie
Johnny Too Bad The Slickers
007 (Shanty Town) Desmond Dekker
Japanese Girl Lloyd Clarke
Having It All Eighth Wonder - Featuring Patsy Kensit
Rodrigo Bay Working Week
Scandal Don Drummond
Judge Not Bob Marley
Sweet and Dandy The Maytals
The Harder They Come Jimmy Cliff
Killer Blow Sade
Christine Keeler Roland Alphonso
Get on the Ball Basil Gabbidon
Riot City Jerry Dammers
Exodus Ernest Ranglin
Many Rivers to Cross Jimmy Cliff

Honour Your Mother & Father Desmond Dekker
Absolute Beginners David Bowie
You Can Get It If You Really Want Jimmy Cliff
Draw Your Breaks Scotty
Mr. Kruschev Skitter
Russian Roulette King Edwards
Rivers of Babylon The Melodians
Girls Rush Lloyd Clarke
Have You Ever Had It Blue? The Style Council
Quiet Life Ray Davies
Miss Jamaica Jimmy Cliff
Love Me Baby Laurel Aitken
Va Va Voom Gil Evans
Sitting in Limbo Jimmy Cliff
Selling Out Slim Gaillard

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