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This Is Memorial Device Playlist with Readings by David Keenan

January 9, 2018 | by Hannah Marshall

Tags: Airdrie, Buzzcocks, Patti Smith, Sonic Youth, Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month, david keenan, this is memorial device

To mark the paperback publication of David Keenan’s This Is Memorial Device, we have a specially curated playlist featuring Big Star, Buzzcocks, The Sonics and many more bands mentioned in the novel.

The playlist also has readings from This Is Memorial Device by David Keenan himself, so shake off those January blues and take a trip into the Airdrie post-punk scene of the early ’80s.

Listen below:

Tracklist:

  1. Sonic Youth  – Incinerate
  2. The Stooges  T.V. Eye
  3. Ramones – I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
  4. The Sonics – Shot Down
  5. David Keenan – ‘Music as Landscapes’ Reading
  6. Can – I’m So Green
  7. Roxy Music – If There Is Something
  8. Pere Ubu – Modern Dance
  9. Suicide – Cheree
  10. David Keenan – ‘Black Shapes In The Sea’ Reading
  11. Big Star –  I’m In Love With a Girl
  12. Television – Venus
  13. The Cure – Accuracy
  14. The Velvet Underground – What Goes On
  15. Siouxsie & The Banshees – Happy House
  16. David Keenan – ‘Buying LPs on a Saturday’ Reading
  17. Johnny ThundersYou Can’t Put Your Arms Round a Memory
  18. Lou Reed – Vicious
  19. The Red Krayola – Victory Garden
  20. Patti Smith – Redondo Beach
  21. David Keenan – ‘An Account of Seeing Memorial Device’ Reading
  22. Buzzcocks – I Don’t Mind
  23. Gang of Four – I Found That Essence Rare
  24. Eyeless In Gaza – New Risen

You can also delve into the literature that David Keenan cites as influencing This is Memorial Device on this list written by the author for Waterstones:  https://www.waterstones.com/blog/david-keenan-on-the-books-that-influenced-this-is-memorial-device

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This Is Memorial Device

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