Red Laal Playlist

It’s not every book that has a discography. Red Laal does. Each section of the book is framed around a film, and each chapter framed by a song title. Here’s the discography. It’s quite a mix. Click the video player above to listen to the playlist in full. Details of songs below.

Producer: Sally Hibbin. Director: Ken Loach
Studio/Production company: Channel Four Films/Parallax Pictures. 1993

Wapas karna
Taken by Trees ft. Sodagher Ali, East of Eden, 2009, Rough Trade Records
Pimper’s paradise
Bob Marley & The Wailers, Uprising, 1980, Tuff Gong/Island
Throw your hands up
Eightball & MJG ft. OutKast, In Our Lifetime, 1999, Suave House Records/Universal Records
Glitter freeze
Gorillaz ft. Mark E Smith, Plastic Beach, 2010, Parlophone/EMI
Alphabet aerobics
Blackalicious, A2g Ep, 1999, Quannum Projects
Such a night
Dr. John, The Definitive Pop Collection, 2007, Rhino/Elektra
The art of getting jumped
De La Soul, Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, 2000, Tommy Boy
Geto Boys, The Resurrection, 1996, Virgin

Producer: Mark Herbert. Director: Shane Meadows
Studio/Production company: Warp Films. 2004

I against I
Massive Attack ft. Mos Def, Collected – The Best of Massive Attack: Greatest Hits, 2006, Virgin
Twinz (Deep Cover ‘98)
Big Pun, Endangered Species, 2001, Relativity
Realms of Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Junior M.A.F.I.A. ft. Notorious B.I.G., Conspiracy, 1995, Atlantic
Rock (remix)
Louis Logic ft. Celph Titled, Lexicon, Ryu & J-Zone, Blame it on the Hooch, 2004, Pot to piss in
Mirror in the bathroom
The Beat, I Just Can’t Stop It, 1980, Go-Feet
Blood runs cold
Jedi Mind Tricks, Violent by Design, 2004, Babygrande Records
English rose
The Jam, All Mod Cons, 1990, Polygram
Chalte chalte
Lata Mangeshkar, Pakeezah (soundtrack), 2004, Saregama
Primal Scream, Screamadelica, 1991, Creation Records
Plan B, The Defamation of Strickland Banks, 2010, 679 Recordings
Radio retaliation
Thievery Corporation, Radio Retaliation, 2008, ESL

Producer: Ethan Coen. Director: Joel Coen
Studio/Production company: Working Title Films. 1998

Too hot
Swollen Members, Black Magic, 2006, TVT
Chief rocka
Lords Of The Underground, Here Come the Lords, 1994, Cooltempo
Red right hand
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Best of, 1998, Mute
Quiet dog
Mos Def, The Ecstatic, 2009, V2 Cooperative Music
Laura Gene
Big Black Lincoln, Heaven’s Caught on Fire, 2007, Maple
I’ll be your man
The Black Keys, The Big Come Up, 2008, Alive Records
S. 90 skank
Big Youth, Ride Like Lightning, 2003, Trojan
The truth
Beanie Sigel, The Truth, 2000, Mercury
One day at a time (the golden banjo)
Phontaine, Bibliotec, 2007, CD Baby.Com/Indys
Slim Jenkin’s place
Booker T. & The MG’s, The Best of Booker T. & The MG’s, 2005, Atlantic

Producer: Michael Balcon. Director: Robert Hamer
Studio/Production company: Ealing Studios, 1950

Let’s push things forward
The Streets, Original Pirate Material, 2002, 679
On days like these
Matt Monro, The Very Best of Matt Monro, 1992, Music For Pleasure
Tonight the streets are ours
Richard Hawley, Lady’s Bridge, 2007, Mute
And so it burns
Jedi Mind Tricks, Legacy of Blood, 2004, Babygrande records
Royal Flush, Ghetto Millionaire, 2005, TVT
Gang Starr, Moment of Truth, 1998, Cooltempo
True skool
Coldcut ft. Roots Manuva, Sound Mirrors, 2006, Ninja Tune
Nova heart
Spoons, Arias & Symphonies, 1982, Ready
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Take Them on Your Own, 2003, Virgin

Producer: Simon Channing Williams. Director: Mike Leigh
Studio/Production company: Channel Four Films, CiBy 2000, Thin Man Films. 1996

Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti, 1975/1997, Pid/Atlantic
Swerve and lean
Nappy Roots, The Humdinger, 2008, Nappy Roots Entertainment Group
Joy Division, Still, 1993, London
Afrika shox
Leftfield ft. Afrika Bambaata, Rhythm and Stealth, 2003, Sony
Jus Allah, All Fates Have Changed, 2005, Babygrande
Something to lose
Kyprios of the Sweatshop Union ft. Metty the Dert (Sweatshop Union), Kyprios, 2009, Kyprios
Shadow portraits
White Lotus, ft. Loke and Morning Star, Formless Kung Fu, 2008, Lotus Clan Productions
Real estate
Cypress Hill, Cypress Hill, 1991, Columbia
3 minute classic
7L and Esoteric, A New Dope, 2006, Babygrande
Sunn vanjhli di mitthri taan ve
Noor Jehan, Greatest Punjabi Hits, 2006, EMI Pakistan
Somebody got murdered
The Specials, Today’s Specials, 1996, Virgin
Straight to hell
The Clash, Combat Rock, 1982, CBS
Ja sha taan
Fun-Da-Mental, Erotic Terrorism, 1998, Nation/Mantra
Je toon akhian de samne naeen rehna
Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Nit Khair Mangan Vol. 17, 1991, Oriental Star
King of pain
The Police, Synchronicity, 1983, A & M
Lonely soul
Unkle ft. Richard Ashcroft, Psyence Fiction, 1999, Mo Wax
Ali mullah
Transglobal Underground, Backpacking on the Graves of Our Ancestors: 1991 –1998, 1999, Nation
Space age love song
A Flock of Seagulls, A Flock of Seagulls, 1990, Jive

Producer: Bertrand Faivre. Director: Asif Kapadia
Studio/Production company: FilmFour. 2001

Tried by 12
The East Flatbush Project, Remixes, 1998, Ninja Tune
Food for thought
UB40, Signing Off, 1980, Graduate Records
Transform ya
Bun B, No Mixtape, 2010, Trill Ent./Double Dose Ent./Rapalot 4 Life/LRG.
Black steel in the hour of chaos
Asian Dub Foundation ft. Chuck D, Time Freeze 1995-2007: The Best of Asian Dub Foundation, 2007, Virgin
Wajan marian bulaya kai war
Alam Lohar, Best of Alam Lohar: Dil Wala Dukhda, 2003, Nupur
Exit music (for a film)
Easy Star All-Stars ft. Sugar Minott, Radiodread: Tribute To OK Computer, 2006, Easy Star
Saif ul Malook
Alam Lohar, Saif-ul-Malook, 2008, OSA
Assan hun tur jana
Alam Lohar, A Tribute, Vol. 1, 2007, Oriental Star Agencies

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