HANG THE DJ – PART 1

Hang the DJ is a collection of lists about musical loves and hates, dreams and nightmares”. Edited by Angus Cargill published by Faber and Faber, 2008

In this post we take a look at the first 6 chapters. Stay tuned for a part 2.

Each chapter will be covered by two playlists.

– Full version – all tracks mentioned in the chapter

– Short version – A 20 track m90 compilation

Chapter One – PURE POP

From stuttered vocals to songs that should have hit the top spot.

Short version by m90

Full version

Lists by – Owen King / Sam Delaney / Amanda Petrusich / Simon Reynolds

Chapter Two – HEARTBREAKERS

From Tom Waits to camping-trailer blues.

Short version by m90

Full version

Lists by – Miriam Toews / Angus Cargill / Laura Barton / Willy Vlautin

Chapter Three – ROCK

From power ballads to power of plaid.

Short version by m90

Full version

Lists by – Richard T. Kelly / Will Hodgkinson / David Peace / Nick Kent / Richard King

Chapter Four – SONGS OF TERROR

From pixies to comas.

Short version by m90

Full version

Lists by – Nev Bradford / Peter Murphy / Roger Armstrong / Cathi Unsworth / Gary Lightbody

Chapter Five – Lo-FI

From English folk to pirate radio.

Short version by m90

Full version

Lists by Joh Williams / Rick Moody / Andrew Benbow / Patrick McCabe

Chapter Six – WAXING LYRICAL

From short stories to liner notes.

Short version by m90

Full version

Lists by – Stav Sherez / Tom McRae / John Kelly / Jon Savage.

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