The eternal struggle between machine and animal, order and freedom, patrolling a set amount of pixels and running free. Sonic the Hedgehog.
Run Run Run -- The Velvet Underground
Robot Rock -- Daft Punk
Running Free -- Buzzcocks
Sneakers -- Raekwon
Faster -- Janelle Monáe
Wild And Free -- Curtis Mayfield
Speed King -- Deep Purple
Unoriginal Soundtracks is a podcast that uses music to talk about video games. So this isn't a Christmas playlist -- it's a Viscera Cleanup Detail: Santa's Rampage playlist.
A Chainsaw For Christmas -- Zombina and the Skeletones
Father Christmas -- The Kinks
The Real Meaning Of Christmas -- Future of the Left
'Zat You Santa Claus -- Louis Armstrong
Christmas Rappin' -- Kurtis Blow
Drink a Rum -- Lord Kitchener
Sock It To Me Santa -- Bob Seger
Clean Up Woman -- Pretenders
It Must Be Santa -- Bob Dylan
Don't Believe In Christmas -- The Sonics
David Christmas -- Fucked Up
The surprise hit of the season is an action game based on the Lord of the Rings books (not the films) by the developers of The Matrix Online. It mixes satisfying, flowing combat with the metal themes of orcs, the undead, and torture and it inspires this metal-heavy podcast.
Destroy The Orcs -- 3 Inches Of Blood
Puppet World -- Iggy Pop
Back From The Dead -- The Adverts
Plain Gold Ring -- Kimbra
Mordor -- Necromantia
Screaming For Vengeance -- Sepultura
Torture -- The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Daddy Sang Bass [Live] -- Johnny Cash
To hear a mirror in a song
And heaven in a music podcast,
Hold infinity in your ears
And 27 minutes in Unoriginal Soundtracks for Desert Golfing.
Horse With No Name -- America
Golf Is Groovy -- Parry Gripp
Lost In The Desert -- Johnny Cash
Waiting For A Long Time -- The Highwaymen
Isolation -- Iggy Pop
Golf Ball Shuffle -- Earthshoe
Orange -- Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Traveling Alone -- Jason Isbell
This episode of Unoriginal Soundtracks brings rap, '50s rock and roll, and soul about live music and the people who make it possible. And maybe some metal about metal itself.
Live On Stage -- Dilated Peoples
Hot Rod -- The Collins Kids
Longer Than You've Been Alive -- Old 97's
The Roadie Song -- Aaron Neville
The Guitar Man -- Cake
Lemmy -- Boney Fiend
The Battle Rages On -- Dropkick Murphys
The Metal -- Tenacious D
My Generation -- The Who
My Generation -- Patti Smith
Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.
Spintires is a surprisingly fun offroading simulator. Instead of Euro Truck Simulator's sat nav, you scout the terrain in your soviet Land Rover knockoff and devise the best route to take your log-laden trucks. This playlist of southern rock, country, and rap would fit on one of the vehicle's tape decks, if communist Russia allowed such western decadences.
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