April 14, 2009 AT 11:05 pm

Songs for making things…

Adrian from Gizmodo asked us for some songs that are good for “making things” here’s our playlist, post up your suggestions and songs here & also on Gizmodo!


Peter, Paul and Mary – If I Had A Hammer.


When we make things here and ship them, we listen to Morrissey



Daft Punk – Harder Faster Stronger.



Kraftwerk – Pocket Calculator.



John Prine – Grandpa was a Carpenter.



Madness – Our House.



Elton John – Electricity.



Kraftwerk – The Robots.



Jefferson Airplane – We Built This City.


Rufus Wainwright – The Maker Makes.



Radiohead – House of cards.



ZZ Top – Woke up with the Wood.

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8 Comments

  1. Nice tracks!

    Also, it’s pretty interesting how quickly Phil (at least I think that’s him) packaged those orders!

  2. How about Tom Waits’ “What’s He Building In There?”

  3. Good songs!

    Don`t know if it fits. But combine this songs with some White Russians and you will make!

    1984 – The Missing Voice
    Beck – Whiskeyclone
    Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
    Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
    The Clash – london calling
    The Dandy Warhols – Nietzsche
    Death In Vegas – Soul Auctioneer
    Dwarves – Back Seat of My Car
    Gorillaz – Kids With Guns
    Hooverphonic – 2wicky
    Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – On the low
    Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
    Jesus & Mary Chain – The Tower of Song
    Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower
    Leeway – Make Me an Offer
    Nine Inch Nails – Head Like A Hole
    Pixies – hey
    Portishead – Roads
    Sick of It All – Hello Pricks
    Tocotronic – Harmonie Ist Eine Strategie
    Tricky – Hell Is Around The Corner
    The Velvet Underground – I’m Set Free

    enjoy it!

  4. The Polecats, “Make a Circuit With Me”:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA4foTap-WQ
    OMD, “Electricity”:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq2vl99iIEc
    Art of Noise, “Close to the Edit”:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sFK0-lcjGU

    Child of the 80′s. Can’t help it!

    But words usually trip me up when I’m trying to focus, so my preferences while making things tend toward the instrumental, and frequently minimalist songs and composers. A couple that spring to mind are:

    Penguin Cafe Orchestra, “Telephone and Rubber Band”:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZygIVDql8Bk
    and “Perpetuum Mobile”:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvbCV6E0Wro

    Of course Philip Glass and “Koyaanisqatsi” need to be mentioned (especially “The Grid” sequence – about 0:44:15 in)…though maybe this is better described as “music for things falling apart.” :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sps6C9u7ras

  5. I made a pandora station from this playlist:

    http://www.pandora.com/?sc=sh90695750753635830

  6. I love that ZZ Top song. Great playlist. I would probably add the Talking Heads song, “Found a Job”.

  7. No Devo :(

    hmmmmm….

    Danny Elfman – Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
    Le Tigre – Decepticon
    Ima Robot – A is for Action
    Elton John – Carla/Etude/Fanfare
    The Vandals – Urban Struggle
    Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor
    Descendents – Bikeage

    I’ve also been somewhat addicted to Muse – Origins of symmetry (entire Album)

  8. Mad Scientist by the Flametrick Subs

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