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Lynchland Guest Mix #10 — Barry Adamson

Lynchland Guest Mix #10 — Barry Adamson

Playing tracks by

Ennio Morricone, The Yardbirds, Pink Floyd, Trouble, John Barry and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 1st in the #indie rock chart, 2nd in the #soundtrack chart, 10th in the #jazz chart and 16th in the #hip hop chart.

Our new guest is Barry Adamson, one of the most prominent members of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and Magazine. In the early nineties, he embarked on a prolific solo career and has since released many great, highly cinematic jazz-rock albums. Given the noirish quality of his music, it was only natural that David Lynch would call him to work on the "Lost Highway" soundtrack, for which Barry composed no less than four tracks ("Mr. Eddy's Theme 1", "Mr. Eddy's Theme 2", "Something Wicked This Way Comes [edit]", and "Hollywood Sunset"). He kindly accepted to share fifteen of his favorite songs with us, and his selection is worth a seminar in modern music history. Check out the comments below for Barry's comments about his selection.


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Paul Healy
Paul Healy

Pure Barryness!


He's got excellent taste too, this mix is great!


Here's what Barry Adamson had to say about each of the tracks he chose:

01 Ennio Morricone – “Gli Intoccabili (Titoli)” (Gli intoccabili)
“Found this soundtrack with John Cassavetes starring as ‘Machine Gun McCain’ in a bargain basement. This standout track continues to inspire.”

02 Yardbirds – “Stroll on” (Blow-Up)
“Featured in the film Blowup by Michelangelo Antonioni. Jeff Beck AND Jimmy Page on guitar rip this wide open.”

03 Pink Floyd – “One of These Days” (Meddle)
“School yard favourite of mine and inspired me to echo up the bass! Awesomeness from David Gilmour’s slide guitar too.”

04 Trouble – “Snake Eyes” (Snake Eyes)
“Caught this at the end of one of the new Twin Peaks shows - right up my alley, as David Lynch said to me about the script for Lost Highway!”

05 John Barry – “Kill for Pussy” (Body Heat)
“From the Body Heat soundtrack. A little known but great John Barry score that the English film director, Peter Strickland, turned me onto.”

06 21 Savage – “No Heart” (Savage Mode)
“Cinematic Hip Hop from producer Metro Boomin with 21 Savage’s scathing lyrical finery taking things to a whole other domain.”

07 Jim James – “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)” (Regions of Light and Sound of God)
“Best thing about the movie The Accountant, is this track from the album ‘Regions of Light and Sound of God’ by Jim James.”

08 The Cactus Channel and Sam Cromac – “I’m Not Ready to Relax”
“Australian soulful genius and themes of longing play out on their amazing EP Do it For Nothing makes me kinda swoon!”

09 The Bug (featuring Inga Copeland) – “Fall” (Angels & Devils)
“Used as the theme on a recent UK Crime show and lasting long after the show finished. This is as fine a slice of darkness as you will ever hear.”

10 Balthazar – “The Oldest of Sisters” (Rats)
“In a Parisian Hotel watching late night tv and this band from Belgium comes on. Timeless, great playing, great song and stayed with me since then.”

11 Alabama Shakes – “Sound and Color” (Sound & Color)
“Saw them play in a tiny club in Brighton years back and new I was watching a very special band. I wasn’t wrong.”

12 Brian Eno – “Third Uncle” (Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy))
“From the Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy album, post punk never sounded better than this.”

13 The Pop Group – “Savage Sea” (Y)
“In a less explosive but still compelling moment from the Y album. Still stirs up images of beauty and destruction.”

14 The Dears – “No Cities Left” (No Cities Left)
“Ah... The wonderful, wonderful Dears. Title track and an amazing example of their sheer brilliance.”

15 Bernard Herrmann – “Taxi Driver (Main Theme)” (Taxi Driver)
“One of the greatest film compositions ever. Herrmann’s genius for getting inside character and story is beyond comparison.”


I just discovered Barry while listening to some old cassettes of the Natural Born Killers and The Beach movie soundtracks. He had some really cool additions to those soundtracks. I had no idea he was in Magazine and The Bad Seeds. A very talented guy indeed. Perfect timing for this mix !


Great timing indeed! I believe he's been a Bad Seed from the get-go. I'm a huge fan myself, so I'm glad he accepted to do this for Lynchland! I'd personally recommend his LPs "As Above So Below", "Oedipus Schmoedipus", "Moss Side Story" and "Back to the Cat", they're fantastic.