Crash

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This episode we are taking on JG Ballard’s controversial odyssey of car crash symphorophilia and perverse technology. A bunch of silly Londoners who like to get off by driving into each other do indeed get off by driving into each other. A bit off-kilter TV scientist obsesses over celebrity car crashes and fantasizes about dying in a head-on collision with Elizabeth Taylor. Dependence on technology is taken to the extreme and used for unsavory carnal means (Imagine that!). And all other sorts of fun stuff! Of course, I am using “fun stuff” in the loosest sense of the word.

Since the book is mostly a continuous series of car crashes and consequential sex, we are foregoing the usual format to provide an equally jumbled mix of lustfully suggestive songs, car wreck songs, and (of course) lustfully suggestive car wreck songs. Autocratic autoerotic automobile autointoxication!

So unbuckle up and relax, the mix is flying at you through a shattered windshield sending shivers down your spine and causing a burning sensation in your loins.

In the Kingdom #19 – Sonic Youth
Days of Graduation – Drive-By Truckers
Johny Hit and Run Paulene – X
Cars – Gary Numan
En Melody – Serge Gainsbourg
Detroit Rock City – Kiss
Warm Leatherette – The Normal
Der Feuerstuhl – Die Crazy Girls
Always Crashing In the Same Car – David Bowie
I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass – Nick Lowe
Dead Man’s Curve – Jan and Dean
Cream – Prince
Car Wreck – Haley Bonar
Kiss of Steel – Samhain
The Living End – The Jesus and Mary Chain
Motorcrash – The Sugarcubes
Untitled (How Does It Feel) – D’Angelo
Under My Wheels – Alice Cooper
How I Left the Ministry – The Extra Glenns
Crawling from the Wreckage – Dave Edmunds
Pink Cadillac (Demo) – Bruce Springsteen
Pull Up to the Bumper – Grace Jones
Kiss Them For Me – Siouxsie and the Banshees
Last Kiss – J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers

Wreck you later!

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