10.08.2005

Book Soundtracks- Can't Stop Won't Stop

I mentioned Book soundtracks some time back (long ago when I started Can't Stop Won't Stop) and I still haven't happened upon any sites that offer soundtracks or song listings for books they're reading. So I'm going to start with the book that pushed me over the edge.

First the rules:
A) The soundtrack is can only be 16 songs long. There's something comforting about sticking with the traditional full-length album concept.

I could easily list 50 songs for this particular book- stuff Jeff Chang writes about, songs not mentioned, addendums, personal favorites, etc. But the book does a really good job in listing sources at the back of the book.

B) The songs are not necessarily mentioned in the work but capture the mood and atmosphere of the work. They're meant to be a companion piece to the work. To enhance the flavor, not duplicate it.

Here's my soundtrack to Can't Stop Won't Stop by Jeff Chang
1) Dead Prez- Hip Hop
2) Sugar Hill Gang- Rapper's Delight
3) Bob Marley and the Wailers- Concrete Jungle
4) Afrika Bambaataa- Planet Rock
5) Blondie- Rapture
6) Dillinger- Cokane in my Brain
7)Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five- the Message
8) Public Enemy- Don't Believe the Hype
9) Eric B. and Rakim- My Melody
10) Toddy Tee- Batter Ram
11) NWA- F--- tha Police I love Amazon's listing- you can read them naughty words in books but not in song titles. Track 17 is really interesting.(ed. note)
12) Ice Cube- The Wrong Nigga ta Fuck Wit
13) Public Enemy- Burn Hollywood Burn
14) Dr. Dre- Let Me Ride
15) Snoop Dogg- Gin and Juice
16) Eminem- Like Toy Soldiers

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