God Thing: A Companion

Partly because it's ten years ago that I was recording God Thing, and partly because I enjoyed compiling the Alice Dee playlist, I thought I'd make a companion playlist to God Thing. The God Thing text is - in part - a knot of literary, musical, and cinematic references, and picking one's way through it can be difficult, I admit. This latest playlist collects the songs referred to. You're on your own with the literary and cinematic allusions, for now.


Herewith the track listing:-


Europe Endless - Kraftwerk

Kangaroo - This Mortal Coil

The Cutter - Echo & The Bunnymen

Beneath The Southern Cross - Patti Smith

Love Of Life - Swans

Clara - Scott Walker

(I Got A) Catholic Block - Sonic Youth

Miss World - Hole

A Thousand Kisses Deep - Leonard Cohen

Dancing Barefoot - The Patti Smith Group

Hatesong - Cubanate

Sunny Goodge Street - Donovan

Lucretia My Reflection - The Sisters Of Mercy

One World One Sky - Covenant

Here It Is - Leonard Cohen

Lay Lady Lay - Bob Dylan

Where Are You? - Coil

President Gas - The Psychedelic Furs

Buzzers - Scott Walker

Wing - Patti Smith

Rejoyce - Jefferson Airplane

California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas

She Said Destroy - Death In June

Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan

Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Rejoicing In The Hands - Devendra Banhart

Scratches And Dust - Coil

Brazil - Geoff Muldaur

Cripple Crow - Devendra Banhart

Amused To Death - Roger Waters

Heaven Up Here - Echo & The Bunnymen

Trampin' - Patti Smith

Wizards Have Landed - Bill Hicks


There was only one track I was unable to include due to it not being on Spotify, Wounded Galaxies Tap At The Window by Cyclobe.


Stream here:-



The playlist fits neatly onto two CDs, with the split after Here It Is. Feel free to burn and create your own cover art.