A friend of mine, listening to an embryonic version of this mix — a sort of imaginary soundtrack to The Originals, the graphic novel by Dave Gibbons — described it as being “Ready Steady Go! in Hell.” And I thought; Yeah, I can work with that.

The Who – Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere from Thirty Years Of Maximum R & B (1994)
New Fast Automatic Daffodils – Beatlemania / What Kind of Hell Is This? from Body Exit Mind (1993)
Johnny Boy – Johnny Boy Theme from Johnny Boy (2006)
Dusty Springfield – The Windmills Of Your Mind from Dusty In Memphis (1969)
The La’s – There She Goes from The La’s (1990)
Petula Clark – Downtown from Downtown (1964)
The Jam – David Watts from All Mod Cons (1978)
XTC – Making Plans For Nigel from Drums and Wires (1979)
Val Bennett – The Russians Are Coming (Take Five) from Trojan Reggae Chill Out Box Set (2003)
Joe Jackson – Beat Crazy from Beat Crazy (1980)
Traffic – Paper Sun from Feelin’ Alright: The Very Best of Traffic (2000)
Françoise Hardy – Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles from The Yeh-Yeh Girl from Paris! (1965)
The (English ) Beat – Too Nice To Talk To from Wha’ppen? (1981)
Bram Tchaikovsky – Girl Of My Dreams from Strange Man, Changed Man (1979)
The Selecter – Three Minute Hero from Too Much Pressure (1980)
The Pudding – Magic Bus from Rubble Volume 6: The Clouds Have Groovy Faces (2003)
Girls Aloud – Hoxton Heroes from Can’t Speak French EP (2008)
The Creation – Making Time from We Are Paintermen (1967)
Morrissey – The Last Of The Famous International Playboys from Bona Drag (1990)
The Packabeats – Theme From “The Traitors” from The Alchemist of Pop: Home Made Hits and Rarities 1959-1966 (2002)
The Bangles – Going Down To Liverpool from All Over the Place (1984)

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Jack Feerick

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Jack Feerick — editor, proofreader, freelance know-it-all, and three-time Jeopardy! champion — lives with his family and three two one cat somewhere in upstate New York, where he plays in a rock 'n' roll band and occasionally runs his mouth on local radio. You can listen to more of his work on Soundcloud, if you like.

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