Darling: The Soundtrack to the Novel – The Mythology of Darling Part 3

October 24, 2012

All Things Creepy, Darling, Writing

Also check out Part 1: Black Hounds and Part 2: A Ghost Story for Halloween

Okay, so I admit this one’s a bit of a stretch. The soundtrack to the novel presented as mythology? I’m with you. I’m kinda-sorta pulling a fast one here.

But the music I listened to while writing the novel certainly played a part in how it developed. Furthermore, while creating the perfect playlist to go along with the novel, I found that many of the songs not only captured the mood of a particular section of the novel but often captured more. Like the ghosts and haints and all of the storytelling and folklore from East Tennessee, there’s a very strong musical tradition, whether it be bluegrass or funeral dirges.

So I thought that, while I work on Part 4 of this series (which will do with a very creepy and very Appalachian legend), I thought I would share with you what I see as the perfect soundtrack for the novel. Not to mention the fact that I recently did a road trip with the amazing John Skipp, who is as brilliant as creating mix CD’s for long rides as he is editing anthologies. I won’t explain why certain songs appear where they do but, if you read the novel, you should see why.  And besides, it’s Halloween. Everyone should be looking for a nice selection of music to help set the mood.

If you’re interested, you can check out the complete soundtrack on iTunes.

Here’s the lineup (I’ve provided videos for some):

1. Peace of Mind – Boston

2. Minding My Own Business – Coconut Records

3. The Amityville Horror Theme – Lalo Schifrin

4. A Smaller God – Darling Violetta

5. I Want to Kill You – Darling Violetta

6. Kabangin’ All Night – Genitorturers

7. Fantasia in D Minor – Mozart

8. The Last Day I Was Happy – Scarling

9. Thirteen – Johnny Cash

10. Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones

11. Helen’s Theme (Candyman) – Phillip Glass

12. Creepy Green Light – Type O Negative

13. Mishima Closing – Phillip Glass

14. Squealer – Genitorturers

15. I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab For Cutie

16. House of Shame – Genitorturers

17. You Don’t Know What Love Is – John Martyn & The Guy Barker International Quintet

18. Iron – Woodkid

19. Come to Me – Velvet Chain

20. Time Has Come Today – The Chambers Brothers

21. Battery – Metallica

22. Terrorvision – Genitorturers

23. O Death – Ralph Stanley

 

Brad C. Hodson is a writer living in Los Angeles. His novel DARLING is available from Bad Moon Books.

 

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About Brad C. Hodson

I'm a writer living in LaLa Land. You may have read some of my fiction or seen a film I've written. If you're into horror, you may have stumbled across some of my darker work or dealt with me as the Administrator for the Horror Writers Association. Or you've probably never heard of me. That seems the likeliest.

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