Thomas Pynchon Spotify Playlist

By Jason Boog Comment

As the stock market crashed today, we decided to counter the gloomy news with a Spotify playlist handpicked by novelist Thomas Pynchon. Chill out all day with this list collecting 31 groovy songs from Pynchon’s Inherenet Vice.

Here’s more about the list, via his Amazon page: “Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello is a private eye who sees the world through a sticky dope haze, animated by the music of an era whose hallmarks were peace, love, and revolution. As Doc’s strange case grows stranger, his 60s soundtrack–ranging from surf pop and psychedelic rock to eerie instrumentals–picks up pace. Have a listen to some of the songs you’ll hear in Inherent Vice—the playlist that follows is designed exclusively for, courtesy of Thomas Pynchon.”

Follow this link to get a Spotify invite for the free service. Once you have an account, check out our Thomas Pynchon Spotify playlist, our Ann Patchett Spotify playlist and our Henry Miller Spotify playlist. If you have more ideas for a particular playlist, you can always add your suggestions in the comments section–we will update our mix.

Thomas Pynchon Inherent Vice Playlist on Spotify

Johnny And The Hurricanes – Bam-Boo
Bonzo Dog Band – ”Bang Bang” (My Baby Shot Me Down)
Elephant’s Memory – Old Man Willow
The Beatles Greatest Hits Performed By The Frank Berman Band – Can’t Buy Me Love
Stan Getz – Desafinado
Bob Lind – Elusive Butterfly
Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon [The Frank Sinatra Collection] [1966 Live At The Sands Album Version]
The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
Tommy James & The Shondells – Hanky Panky – Single Version
Roy Rogers & Dale Evans – Happy Trails
The Beach Boys – Help Me, Rhonda (2001 Digital Remaster) (Mono)
The Marketts – Out Of Limits
Tiny Tim – The Other Side
The Doors – People Are Strange
The Chantays – Pipeline
Ronnie Aldrich & The London Festival Orchestra – Quentin’s Theme (from “Dark Shadows”)
Roza Eskenazi – Ta Kerya Ta Sparmatseta
The Rolling Stones – Something Happened To Me Yesterday
Thunderclap Newman – Something In The Air
The Spaniels – A Stranger In Love
The Archies – Sugar, Sugar
The Trashmen – Surfin’ Bird
The Tornados – Telstar
The Champs – Tequila (Original)
Ethel Merman – There’s No Business Like Show Business
Blue Cheer – Summertime Blues
Domenico Modugno – Volaré
Roy Acuff – Wabash Cannonball
The Surfaris – Wipeout
The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Ohio Express – Yummy, Yummy, Yummy