Friday, July 9, 2010

Which song best 'represents' street art?


(Graffiti writer Maxx Moses, image via Chris Keeney)

There are so many songs you would play on your iPod dock as you tagged a wall in a midnight street. A bit of Rage Against The Machine, some Prince, a few Beatles tracks and maybe a little Bob Dylan.

But is there a song which embodies the street art mood? Decayed spaces, vandalism, blotched denim, countercultural zest, rebellion.

I think Crystal Castles comes pretty close with 'Doe Deer', off their second self-titled album. So distorted, yet melodious.

Crystal Castles - Doe Deer (stream at Hype Machine) (links removed)

What songs would you put on a street art compilation?







7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michael Jackson - Bad

Street artist said...

Banksy - Exit through the gift shop

Zilka said...

Definitely not prince...

Banksy said...

I like to play Madonna when I'm bombing.

Anonymous said...

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Houl said...

Howling Wolf - Commit a Crime

Omar said...

Good choice Houl.

And congrats on your well-deserved secret wars win.