Episode 30: Motion Picture Soundtracks

Many thanks to the one and only Marc Maron (!) for giving us the intro for this episode! You can listen above, or right-click HERE to download!

Topic:

  • Movie soundtracks
  • The composers who have made their names enhancing movies
  • The directors who use songs strategically in their movies, giving different meanings to those songs
  • When does a soundtrack function well outside of the movie itself?

Further reading:

Songs Used:

  • Daft Punk – “Give Life Back to Music”
  • Dick Dale – “Misirlou
  • Rolling Stones – “Beast of Burden

Bands Mentioned:

  • Daft Punk
  • Carrie Brownstein
  • Mick Jagger / Keith Richards /Charlie Watts / Ronnie Wood / Mick Taylor / The Rolling Stones
  • Boards of Canada
  • Katy Perry
  • Tom Waits
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Keith Urban
  • John Mayer
  • Rod Stewart
  • Elvis Presley
  • Howlin’ Wolf
  • Miles Davis
  • Appleseed Cast
  • Big Boi / OutKast
  • Tom Odell
  • Jake Bugg
  • Vampire Weekend
  • White Stripes
  • Grizzly Bear
  • The National
  • Giorgio Moroder
  • Justice
  • Paul Rogers
  • Paul Williams
  • Bjork
  • Phoenix
  • Air
  • Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
  • Vangelis
  • Ennio Morricone
  • John Williams
  • Danny Elfman
  • James Horner
  • Michael Giacchino
  • Elliott Smith
  • Elton John
  • Phil Collins
  • Randy Newman
  • John Lennon
  • Trent Reznor
  • Howard Shore
  • Frank Black / Joey Santiago / Pixies
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Stiff Little Fingers
  • The Beta Band
  • Belle & Sebastian
  • Velvet Underground
  • David Bowie
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • Mariah Carey
  • The BeeGees
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Philip Glass
  • Johnny Marr
  • George Gershwin
  • Yo La Tengo
  • The Dancing Hats
  • Finish Ticket
  • Stornoway
  • Cold War Kids
  • Courtney Taylor-Taylor / The Dandy Warhols
  • Anton Newcombe
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