Sunday, September 23, 2007
Ian Rankin is pensioning John Rebus in "Exit Music", the 17th novel about the Edinburgh anti hero. Rebus' gift from his friends (?) at work is an I-Pod filled with good music in Rebus' taste, his Exit Music. It has been a good book series so far, but it may be best to finish now, while still on top? Artists and bands mentioned in the book:
Bert Jansch, Big Country, Bobbie Gentry, Caravan (as in “Canterbury’s finest”), Chuck Berry, Davey Graham, Deacon Blue, Dick Gaughan, Elbow, Fairport Convention, Frankie Miller, Hawkwind, Jack Bruce, Jackie Leven, James Blunt (As in “rather listening to Dick Gaughan than” JB), Jimmy Page, John Hiatt, John Martyn, John Renbourn, Johnny Cash, Kaizer Chiefs, The Killers, King Crimson, Leonard Cohen, Nazareth, Pentangle, Peter Hammill, Primal Scream, Randy Newman, Razorlight, Robert Plant, Rolling Stones, Rory Gallagher, Strokes, Sutherland Brothers, Talking Heads, Tangerine Dream, Tom Waits, Velvet Underground, Whisbone Ash, White Stripes, The Who.
I may be wrong, but I seem to remember that collegue Siobhan gave our hero a CD by the Manchester band Elbow in the previous book (Naming of the dead). Anyway, here they are with "Fallen Angel".