Posted April 12, 2018
JBFC Mixtapes is a new initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. We’ll be updating the blog with mixtapes from staff members, special guests, and more, to drop the needle on our favorite songs from, about, or inspired by films—with a few curveballs every now and then. Our fourth installment comes from JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas, who writes:
Part of my misspent youth involved DJ-ing at my college radio station, WDCE at the University of Richmond, which necessitated lots of concert going and other music-related activities like fulfilling strange band riders for the gigs we put on. My JBFC Mixtape is inspired by those days and includes songs from a time when college radio charts felt relevant and we all thought we were making some kind of contribution. The films connected to these songs represent a real range, from great music docs and concert films to movies from another place and time entirely, like 2017’s I, Tonya. Many of these songs are by bands I saw live, most more than once. ENJOY!
- “Gone Daddy Gone” by The Violent Femmes, from I, Tonya
- “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths, from 500 Days of Summer
- “Brokedown Palace” by the Grateful Dead, from Long Strange Trip
- “Mirror in the Bathroom” by the English Beat, from Grosse Pointe Blank
- “More Than This” by Roxy Music, from Lost in Translation
- “Pump Me Up” by Trouble Funk, from Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, D.C.
- “She’s Lost Control” by Joy Division, from 24 Hour Party People
- “Pale Blue Eyes” by The Velvet Underground, from The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
- “Shipbuilding” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions, from High Fidelity
- “Nothing in the World Can Stop Me Worryin About that Girl” by The Kinks, from Rushmore
- “The Harder They Come” by Jimmy Cliff, from The Harder They Come
- “Genius of Love” by Tom Tom Club, from Stop Making Sense
- “Temptation” by New Order, from Trainspotting
- “Language Is A Virus” by Laurie Anderson, from Home of the Brave
- “Smalltown Boy” by Bronski Beat, from Zack and Miri Make a Porno
- “Pressure Drop” by Toots and the Maytails, from Young Adult
- “Dance This Mess Around” by B52s, from Big Little Lies
- “Know Your Rights” by The Clash, from Sing Street
- “Life During Wartime” by The Talking Heads, from Stop Making Sense
- And a bonus, post-college radio track that I just really love and makes up for a semi- cheat by using a small screen title above: “Superstar” by Sonic Youth, from Juno.
Want more music + movies? Check out past JBFC Mixtape posts, and stay tuned for the next installment!