Ka-Boom. This is the “official” beginning of Production For Use. For the first real post i didn’t want to leave anyone out. I tried to think of the most fitting and encompassing opening to a blog that aims to provide specified life soundtracks. Heartbreak was the only real answer.
Listening to music to deal with getting your heart stomped is probably the most common use of all music, ever since humans knew enough words to say “Fuck this, I’m leaving”. I’m sure there’s a romantic explaination…something about the heart technically being an instrument. Cruelty and sensitivty appears to be engrained in our genetic make-up, therefore heartbreak is also the most common theme in music. It beats love songs by a mile…in numbers and appreciation. This isn’t surprising. Heartbreak is one of the only things everyone can relate to. Love songs are excessive supplements, break up songs are a necessity.
Against my better judgement I decided to take on the task of finding a handful of what I thought were the most useful songs for heartbreak. Not just song about heartbreak, but songs that would be useful when you are actually going through it. As you may imagine there is a long and diverse list. Heartbreak is never simple, even when it is. Valentine’s Day seemed like the ideal place to start. PFU will be presenting several different collections of songs for romantic loss over the coming days. This is an attempt at a handy loveworn anthology. The mixes are gender specific and loosly follow the 7 stages of greif. The kick-off mix is for men, and the tone is angry.
Remember to please retain the song order.
PFU MIX #001
USE: Dealing with Heartbreak – Shock & Anger Stages. For Him.
Steve Martin – How To Leave Your Lover
Saul Williams – List of Demands (Reparations)
Simon & Garfunkel – Cecilia
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – There’s Something Wrong With You
Q65 – Get Out Of My Life Woman
The Wu-Tang Clan – Dogshit
The Rolling Stones – Some Girls
Zeigenbock Kopf – I Know Sorry When I See It
The Sonics – Shot Down
The Lovemakers – Whine and Dine (DJ Cuba Gooding Jr. Remix)
Crooked Fingers – Solitary Man
Desmond Dekker – This Woman
Willie Nelson – Bloody Mary Morning
The Dirtbombs – Lost Love
Half Japanese – 1,000,000 Kisses
Baby Huey & Baby Sitters – Messin With The Kid
The Cold War Kids – There’s Something Not Right With Me
Ghostface Killah – You Know That I’m No Good (Ft. Amy Winehouse)