Songs to write sci-fi by, part 1

Because I know all you’re curious about what my clone listens to while writing his novels… This is his “working soundtrack” lately when writing scenes from Daeren Drake’s POV:

“I See Red” — Clannad
“The Battle of Evermore” — Led Zeppelin
“The Court of the Crimson King” — King Crimson
“Daffodil Lament” — The Cranberries
“Wild Boys” — Duran Duran
“Madman Across the Water” — Elton John
“Glory Box” — Portishead
“Mysterons” — Portishead
“Wandering Star” — Portishead
“Don’t Let It Bring You Down” — Annie Lennox
“A White Shade of Pale” — Procul Harum
“Possession” — Sarah McLachlan
“Fumbling Towards Ecstasy” — Sarah McLachlan
“Black” — Sarah McLachlan
Paradise” — Uriah Heep
“No Quarter” — Led Zeppelin
“Into the Dark” — Melissa Etheridge
“My Body Is a Cage” — Peter Gabriel
“Hurt” — Nine Inch Nails
“Into the Mystic” — Van Morrison
“The Suburbs” — Arcade Fire

Go ahead, try to find a pattern in these songs — I dare you.  🙂

About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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10 Responses to Songs to write sci-fi by, part 1

  1. svrtnsse says:

    I didn’t try it, because I don’t know all of the songs, but I believe that if you put in the corresponding genres here:
    You’d find the majority of them to be in roughly the same area (certainly with a few expectations).

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  2. Laura L. says:

    They’re all good? (And dated, but hey, no judgement.) A tad on the girl music, but I doubt other people would say that… I just hung out with women who liked a lot of these songs. We’ll overlook Duran Duran.

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  3. Tammy Salyer says:

    So much great stuff in there! Though, I personally have to draw the line at Led Zeppelin 😉 I just can’t get the Led out.

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  4. sjhigbee says:

    Loving a LOT of your choices here:)). In fact, they’re also on my playlist… I think Sarah McLachlan should be FAR better known than she is. Interesting Peter Gabriel song… my alltime favourite (and the reason why I bought that particular album) is ‘Listening Wind’. I prefer the Johnny Cash version of ‘Hurt’ – but that’s a minor quibble…

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  5. Alex Hurst says:

    Haven’t listened to most of them… but now I have some new musicians to check out! Thanks. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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