Music streaming website Spotify seems to have become one of the summer’s main talking points. I read with interest that the good people at The Dogs Trust had stolen a PR march on everyone & set up their own Dogs Trust playlist of doggie related tracks including such canine classics as Elvis’s Hound Dog, David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs and Donny Osmond’s Puppy Love.
We thought it was such a great idea we couldn’t resist creating our own PA Photocall photography themed Spotify mixtape. Track listing below & you can stream it via
1. F-Stop Blues – Jack Johnson
2. Camera – REM
3. Having My Picture Taken – Boomtown Rats
4. Girls On Film – Duran Duran
5. Whishing (If I Had A Photograph of You) – Flock Of Seagulls
6. Pictures Of You – The Cure
7. The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye – Morrissey
8. Local Boy In The Photograph – Stereophonics
9. Kodachrome – Paul Simon
10. Polaroids – Shawn Colvin
Hopefully something there for everyone. One thing that did cross my mind when reviewing the final selection, apart from the fact paparazzi favourite Peaches Geldof’s dad seems to have written the soundtrack to her life before she was even born, was that all these songs seem to be from or very much about the pre digital photography age.
From the classic camera motor drive intro of ‘Girl’s On Film’ to the 35mm format that inspired Paul Simon, film photography has always carried a sense of glamour and nostalgia that the contemporary digital version hasn’t quite been able to replicate.
Maybe Tinchy Stryder will spot the gap in the market for a some digital photography themed dubstep, but until then we’ll be humming along to Flock of Seagulls.
If you think there’s any classic photo related numbers we missed then please post a comment & let us know, or add directly on Spotify.
Post by Tim Kerr (Director & Picture Editor of PA Photocall)