The Downtown Decade Soundtrack


We've been quite pleased by the reaction to the soundtrack we created for The Downtown Decade; in fact, one woman said, “I just want to stay all day and listen to the music.” So for all of you who would like to recreate the experience in your own space, here is our song list, organized alphabetically by artist, and then by the names of the albums the songs were originally released on. Enjoy!

—Autoamerican: “The Tide Is High,” “Rapture,” “Walk Like Me”
—Parallel Lines: “One Way or Another,” “Heart Of Glass”
—”Call Me” (1980 single release; theme song from American Gigolo)

Bow Wow Wow
—I Want Candy: “I Want Candy”

The Clash
—Combat Rock: “Know Your Rights,” “Straight to Hell,” “Should I Stay or Should I Go,” “Rock the Casbah”

—Give 'Em Enough Rope: “All the Young Punks”
—London Calling: “Lost In the Supermarket,” “Clampdown,” “The Guns of Brixton,” “Revolution Rock,” “London Calling,” “Train In Vain”
—Sandinista!: “Police On My Back,” “The Magnificent Seven”
—The Singles: “This Is Radio Clash”

The Cramps
—Off the Bone: “Fever”

Fab 5 Freddy
—”Change The Beat” (1982 single release)

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
—Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five: “White Lines”

Iggy Pop
—Lust for Life: “Lust for Life,” “The Passenger”

James Chance & The Contortions
—Live Aux Bains Douches—Paris 1980: “Don't Stop Till You Get Enough,” “My Infatuation,” “I Got You (I Feel Good)”

James White & The Blacks
—Off White: “Contort Yourself”

Kid Creole & The Coconuts
—In Praise of Older Women & Other Crimes: “Endicott”

Lizzy Mercier Descloux
—Press Color: “Wawa”

Lounge Lizards
—The Lounge Lizards: “Incident On South Street,” “Harlem Nocturne,” “Do the Wrong Thing,” “Au Contraire Arto,” “Well You Needn’t,” “Ballad,” “Wangling,” “Conquest of Rar,” “Demented,” “I Remember Coney Island,” “Fatty Walks,” “Epistrophy,” “You Haunt Me”

Lydia Lunch
—Queen of Siam: “Atomic Bongos,” “Lady Scarface,” “Mechanical Flattery,” “Spooky”

—”3E” (1978 single release)

Public Image Ltd.
—Album: “Rise”
—Second Edition: “Albatross,” “Memories,” “Swan Lake,” “Poptones,” “Careering,” “Socialist,” “Graveyard,” “The Suit,” “Bad Baby,” “No Birds,” “Chant,” “Radio 4”

—Ramones: “Blitzkrieg Bop,” “Judy Is a Punk,” “53rd & 3rd,” “Let's Dance”
—Leave Home: “Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment,” “Suzy Is a Headbanger,” “California Sun,” “You're Gonna Kill That Girl”
—Rocket to Russia: “Rockaway Beach,” “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker,” “Teenage Lobotomy,” “Do You Wanna Dance?,” “Surfin' Bird”
—Road to Ruin: “I Wanna Be Sedated”
—End of the Century: “Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?,” “Rock 'N' Roll High School,” “Danny Says”
—Subterranean Jungle: “Little Bit O' Soul”
—Halfway to Sanity: “I Wanna Live Ramones”
—Rock 'N' Roll High School (movie soundtrack): “Rock 'N' Roll High School”

Richard Hell & The Voidoids
—Blank Generation: “Blank Generation”

Sex Pistols
—Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols: “Pretty Vacant,” “New York”

—The Second Album + the First Rehearsal Tapes: “Radiation,” “Dream Baby Dream”

Talking Heads
—Fear of Music: “Life During Wartime,” “Heaven”
—More Songs About Buildings and Food: “Found a Job,” “Take Me to the River”
—Remain In Light: “Once In a Lifetime,” “Houses In Motion”
—Speaking In Tongues: “Burning Down the House,” “Making Flippy Floppy,” “Girlfriend Is Better,” “Slippery People,” “Swamp,” “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)”
—Talking Heads: 77: “Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town,” “Psycho Killer”
—Little Creatures: “And She Was,” “Stay Up Late”
—True Stories: “Wild Wild Life”

—Marquee Moon: “See No Evil”, “Venus”

Time Zone
—Hard Cell: “World Destruction (feat. Afrika Bambaata & John Lydon)”

Tom Tom Club
—Tom Tom Club: “Genius of Love”


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