Phillip Thompson

Crime Fiction writer


Jim Babjak of the Smithereens                 Photo: Wikipedia Commons

This is the final playlist in this series of music posts. It’s the longest playlist I use, and it’s a little different from the others. The previous two, the “muses” lists, are geared more toward setting a mood or inspiring an idea. This one is just all-out, play-it-loud rock and roll. For whatever application I might need. This one is called “Outlaw Rock.”





  1. Lightning When I Need (Five Horse Johnson)
  2. Rough-Housin’ (Live) (.38 Special)
  3. Call Me the Breeze (Live) (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  4. T for Texas (Live) (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  5. Travelin’ Man (Live) (Bob Seger)
  6. Beautiful Loser (Live) (Bob Seger)
  7. Remedy (The Black Crowes)
  8. Sinister Kid (The Black Keys)
  9. A Girl Like You (Smithereens)
  10. Gold On The Ceiling (The Black Keys)
  11. Cumbersome (Seven Mary Three)
  12. Rockin’ In The Free World (Neil Young)
  13. Brand New Cadillac (The Clash)
  14. Give Me Novacaine/She’s a Rebel (Green Day)
  15. It’s Only Love (Brian Adams and Tina Turner)
  16. American Woman (Lenny Kravitz)
  17. Jealous Again (The Black Crowes)
  18. Gimme Shelter (The Rolling Stones)
  19. Refugee (Tom Petty)
  20. Fire Woman (The Cult)
  21. Winners and Losers (Social Distortion)
  22. Gun In My Hand (Dorothy)
  23. Protection (Lucinda Williams)
  24. Mary Jane’s Last Dance (Tom Petty)
  25. La Grange (ZZ Top)
  26. Superstition (Live) (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
  27. I Need You Tonight (ZZ Top)
  28. You Got That Right (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  29. That Smell (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  30. Won’t Get Fooled Again (The Who)
  31. Ball and Biscuit (The White Stripes)

Got a playlist? Post it in the comments.


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