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gangster's paradise

Artist Song
The Arcade Fire  Neighborhood #2 (Laika) 
Steelers Wheel  Stuck In The Middle With You 
Pulp Fiction  Royale With Cheese (Dialogue) 
John Mellencamp  Just Another Day 
The Byrds  Mr. Tambourine Man 
Bob Dylan  Man In The Long Black Coat 
Pulp Fiction  Ezekiel 25:17 (Dialogue) 
Mozart  Sequentia - Dies Irae 
The Velvet Underground  Heroin 
The Arcade Fire  Rebellion (Lies) 
Kasabian  Club Foot 
Andrew Bird  Fake Palindromes 
Talking Heads  No Compassion 
Dropkick Murphys  The Outcast 
The Libertines  Up The Bracket 
Franz Ferdinand  The Fallen 
Dirty Pretty Things  The Enemy 
Arctic Monkeys  Scummy 
The Stranglers  Golden Brown 
Frank Sinatra  That's Life 
Nick Cave  Let It Be 
Mozart  Kyrie 
Off The Beat  Gangsta's Paradise 


[May 2007] Loosely inspired by Pulp Fiction, The Godfather trilogy, Goodfellas, Snatch, The Black Donnellys, Scarface, Boondock Saints, Reservoir Dogs et al.

01. alexander, our older brother, set out for a great adventure.
02. Oh, Mr. Blonde. [Reservoir Dogs]
04. Bobie Doll and Big Jim Picato, always there with their free advice. they've got pearl handled pistols underneath their vests. Just another day - the nonchalance and "glamour".
05. Gangsters and drugs. The hard stuff comes later.
06-08. I'm really fond of this sequence. It doesn't exactly come off in the listening, but I still think it's pretty cool. Dylan's creepy and haunting observations of what could be the Devil or Death; scary motherfucker SLJ wreaking vengeance; "Days Of Wrath" - describes the day of judgment, the last trumpet summoning souls before the throne of God, where the saved will be delivered and the unsaved cast into eternal flames. (from Wikipedia, because I'm rubbish at explaining things.)
10. Used in the final scenes of the unaired version of the first episode of "The Black Donnellys". Works way better than that Snow Patrol song they ended up using.
11. one... take control of me? yer messing with the enemy. High energy, the-chase-is-on I'll-fuck-you-up music.
12. whiskey-plied voices cried fraticide. Bands of brothers. That line was the inspiration for this mix.
13. they say compassion is a virtue, but i don't have the time.
14-15. Run-ins with the law.
16. well, what's wrong with a little destruction?
17. but your arrogance perplexes me.
18. Okay, so it's actually called "When The Sun Goes Down", but the pre-album version I used -slightly different and better sounding than the album version- is from when they kept changing the name. can see it in his eyes that he's got a nasty plan.
19. Used in Snatch. BEST.
20-21. The tenuous position of mob bosses/godfather etc. But lightly put. And then Nick Cave's lovely cover of "Let It Be". Catholicism and the search for forgiveness.
That's life, that's what all the people say.
You're riding high in April,
Shot down in May
But I know I'm gonna change that tune,
When I'm back on top, back on top in June.
22. I knew for certain I wanted to end with this, another piece of Christian (Catholic?) liturgy. Lord have mercy; Christ have mercy; Lord have mercy.
Bonus: For giggles. (And because at the time of making I did not have the Coolio original.)


French Connection
Date: 7/28/2007
Well executed (no pun intended) Mozza the original works well but I do miss the Coolio original.
Date: 7/29/2007
Mozart,are they a Morrissey tribute band?

This is a criminal mix and hopefully you will continue to offend.
French Connection
Date: 7/29/2007
I of course meant , Mozza works well, but miss the original Coolio track as opposed to 'Off The Beat,' well it was about 2am out here in France when I posted my original comment and the St Emilion had served it's purpose by then, so it's a wonder I could see straight never mind type!
A.D. 69
Date: 7/29/2007