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Music I Listened to in My Head While Walking Around the Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition

By Richard Cabut.

Basquiat exhibition, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 22/01/11

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… and Edge of Blue by DJ Krush and Getto Skank by Joe Gibbs and The Art Of Rollin’ by The Mackrosoft and Assault On Precinct by 13 John Carpenter and The Beat Generation by Bob McFadden and Blues Montage by Langston Hughes/Leonard Feather and Diamonds on My Windshield by Tom Waits and Naked Lunch [Excerpt] by William S. Burroughs and The Clown by Charles Mingus/Jean Shepherd…

… and Game Is My Middle Name by Betty Davis and Wrote For Luck by Happy Mondays and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is by Rose Royce and The Joust by Spectre vs. Scotty Hard and Doze In Dub by Bass Invaders and Spirit Lake by CocoRosie and Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim and Everything Is Neu by Hatchback Club and Creator has a master plan by Brooklyn Funk Essentials…

… and Revolution Was Postponed Because of Rain by Brooklyn Funk Essentials and Cosmic Funk by Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes and Me and Baby Brother by War and Get Fresh Boy (Dub) by BRONXGIRLS FEAT. CHRISSY C and Love Don’t Love Nobody by Ella Brown and Let Me Down Easy by Bettye LaVette and Requiem (Remix) by Dr. Alex Paterson and Dystopian Romance by Peter Van Hoesen…

… and Are You Experienced? By The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Yum Yum (Gimme Some) by Fatback Band and Follow the Leader and Eric B & Rakim and The Summer Of ’42 by Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson and Shack Up by Banbara and You Can’t Hide From Yourself by Teddy Pendergrass and Give Up The Funk (Let’s Dance) by B.T. Express Toot An’ Toot An’ Toot by Curtis Mayfield and Double Dutch Bus by Frankie Smith and Fakin’ Out by The Soul Destroyers feat. Sharon Jackson…

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…and The Deafening Screams of Silence by Hydroponic Sound System and Big Fun (Original Mix) by Inner City and Hello (Boys And Girls) by The Beloved and I Can’t Stand The Rain by Ann Peebles and Namaste by Beastie Boys and Soon Forward by DJ Spooky and Loop by Ken Ishii and Living for the City by Stevie Wonder and My Baby Don’t Breathe by Omar And The String poppers…

… and Rock Billy Boogie by Johnny Burnette and Bottle To The Baby by Charlie Feathers and Talking Drums Whispering Vinyl by Quantic Soul Orchestra and Wardance by Killing Joke and Keeping The Motion by DJ Krush and Holly Rock by Sheila E. and Sucker MC’s by Run DMC and I Can’t Live Without My Radio by LL Cool J and Kung Fu Fighting by Lloyd Parks and Hap Ki Do by Big Youth and Bon Baiser du Poste by Les Sages poêtes de la rue and Green Door by WYNDER K. FROG…

… and Why D`Ya do it by MARIANNE FAITHFULL and Snakecharmer (Francois Kevorkian Snake Dub) by Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay and Adventures on the wheels of Steel by GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS FIVE and Tales From Outer Space by Jah Wobble and Variations sur un thème de Monteverdi (I, II, III) by The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Boys Keep Swinging by David Bowie…

… and Bassline by Mantronix and Hell is Round the Corner by Tricky and A Different Blues by Apple Juice Kid (Miles Remixed) and Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) by Melanie and Masterpiece by Grover Washington Jr. and Riki Tiki Tavi by Donovan and Lazy Butterfly by Devendra Banhart and Little Johnny Jewel by Television and Afrodizziact by Cry Cisco…

…and Pretty Funny Thing by Brigandage and Living In The Ghetto by Purple Image and Ain’t It Strange by Patti Smith and Smokebelch 1 by The Sabres Of Paradise and Let We Go (Villalobos Remix) by Rhythm & Sound and Skin I’m In by Chairmen Of The Board and Life Is Just a Moment by Roy Ayers and Spliff Dub (Sukh Knight Remix) by Zomby Fucked-Up…

…and Pendulum by DJ Krush and The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us by Golden Flamingo Orchestra and Ghost Town by Kode9 & The Spaceape and Buffalo Stance by Neneh Cherry and Clap your hands and stomp your feet by Bonni St. Claire and Morning has broken by Cat Stevens and sun worshippers by Diana Brown & Barrie K Sharpe and From The Heart by Generation X and Slang Teacher by Wide Boy Awake…

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Richard Cabut has written for various publications and media organisations. His fiction and poetry have appeared in a selection of
magazines and books. He also played bass and proselytized for the punk band Brigandage. Richard lives in London, and works as a writer.

First published in 3:AM Magazine: Tuesday, February 1st, 2011.