Thursday, 26 May 2011
Music is such a huge part of life, and good music is always good inspiration.
When I write anything, I have a soundtack in my head for that story.
'The Price Of Falling', my first book, was written with a sound track in mind that consisted largely of the character's favourite band, Depeche Mode.
I love the lyrics for 'Never Let Me Down Again' and the dramatic music.
In the story I also mention the characters going to a show in Austin, Texas, for the band Revolting Cocks, aka Rev Co.
I did as much research as possible and did find a date in Austin for Rev Co in 1988. Hopefully that's correct!
Rev Co is one of the many side projects for a number of musicians, including Al Jourgensen, the singer from Ministry \m/
I wanted to mention music/bands that your 'average' reader may not have heard of before, as that was an experience I had when reading my first 'risque' novels, mostly by Poppy Z Brite when she would mention bands with fabulous names like Einstürzende Neubauten, Cocteau Twins, and so many others.
My aim was to mention music that sounded bizarre and perhaps a little daunting, as my main character was such a straight laced guy the reader would hopefully feel the same dubious reactions as he did when faced with a band named 'Revolting Cocks' !!
I'm in two minds about writing a sequel to 'The Price Of Falling', but if I do I've already got a sound track in mind, as they're in New York in the early 90s ;p
I just want to include a cover of Rod Stewart by Rev Co, and possibly one of the best rock videos ever created. 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy'
FYI Al Jourgensen is the one singing the chorus, the man's head who appears on the stripper's body. Classic.