Playlists - Dexters' songs to "recover from hangovers & heartbreaks" featuring Oasis, Jam, Black Lips, Kinks & more
Clearly gearing-up for life on the road, brash, new guitar band Dexters have put together a Playlist of songs to deal with either hangovers or heartbreaks - two regular occurrences while touring. "Sometimes there's not a lot of difference between them, you can get drunk on love and when it all goes wrong it makes you feel sick like an awful hangover," notes singer Tom Rowlett. "I suppose heartbreaks can last a lot longer so I'm just happy I've had a lot more hangovers than heartbreaks." With the band playing London's Queen Of Hoxton tomorrow night (5 December) here's their recovery soundtrack for the day after...
Black Lips - Modern Art (hangover)
"I love this song; I could be feeling rough as anything and it would make me want to jump up and down and get back on it. It's also my favourite song about taking ketamine at art galleries."
The Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes (heartbreak)
"It's a love song that feels so unsure of itself but in a really good way. It's that song you would play on repeat again and again when you're not ready to feel better. Lou Reed has the perfect tone for this sort of tune. "
Oasis - Columbia (hangover)
"Similar to The Black Lips song it's just such a mega tune I can play this through my ear phones bopping down the road and automatically it gives me purpose, it makes me think I'm walking somewhere much more interesting or important than I actually am."
The Replacements - Unsatisfied (heartbreak)
"Look me in the eye then tell me that I'm satisfied... Sung like he's been necking whiskey and chain smoking for days. I don't think it's supposed to make you feel better but it definitely makes you think, At least I don't feel as bad as this guy."
The Kinks - Have a Cuppa Tea (hangover)
"Everyone loves a cuppa tea after a night out. Love the lyrics to this one, they're so funny but true. Ray Davies is the master of songs like that."
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The Streets- Don't Mug Yourself (heartbreak)
"It puts a smile on my face every time I hear it. I suppose if I followed its advice a bit more there would've of been less heartbreaks, oh well."
The La's - Knock Me Down (hangover)
"It's a proper good song to dust yourself off to and get ready for a new day. I paid what it cost me all it got me was the pain/ I'm a Jack in the box by name a bobbin/ knock me down again Love it!"
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry (heartbreak)
"I know it's a bit obvious but it can't be helped, they got the sentiment of the song so bang on the money it has to be in this list."
The Jam - English Rose (hangover)
"None of my hangover picks so far have been even slightly lo- fi or chilled, a lot of people seem to like that sort of stuff when getting over a sore head, I much prefer to play something raucous and try power through but if I had to pick a mellow song to chill out to it would be this one every time, it's beautiful."
The Clash - Train In Vain (heartbreak)
"Never mind a heartbreak, which this song is clearly about, The Clash could get me through pretty much anything. This song is that good."
For more on Dexters, including ticket details for their show tomorrow, head to Facebook.com/dextersband plus here's one of their songs, appropriately enough, Recover.
11:14 AM | 04/12/2012
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