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#strokes6music - what would you put on the ultimate Strokes playlist?

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Rowan Collinson Rowan Collinson | 10:31 UK time, Thursday, 31 January 2013


The Strokes - what you you put the ultimate playlist dedicated to them?



What a week for fans of The Strokes. If the surprise appearence of a brand new song 'One Way Trigger' on Friday night wasn't enough, 'last nite' our favourite boys from NYC announced a brand studio album - 'Comedown Machine' - to be released on March 25.


We love The Strokes at BBC Radio 6 Music - in our eleven years on air the've grown up alongside us, with songs from all their previous four albums becoming staples of our playlist.It's not just on record they excel, live they're also a formidable proposition – remember Reading 2011 when Jarvis joind them on stage?


In honour of their return, this Sunday we want to create the ultimate Strokes playlist - but we need YOUR help picking the tunes. It could be:


*Your favourite track by the band, b-side, album track, rarity or 6 Music Greatest Hit nominated 'Juicebox'.

*Other artists Julian Casablancas has worked with such as Queens of the Stone Age, Danger Mouse, Santigold...or even some of his solo material. *

*Acts which scream New York – Blondie, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture… This list is endless.

*Their punk influences like The Ramones and The CBGBs

*Contemporaries such as Interpol, The White Stripes and The Hives

*Or up-and-coming artists who owe much to The Strokes - perhaps The Vaccines or Palma Violets?

It's up you to shape the playlist. Tweet your suggestions using #strokes6music, leave your suggestions on our Facebook page, email us your Strokes stories or add tracks to our collaborative Spotify Playlist. And you're a Strokes fan be sure to tune in to BBC Radio 6 Music this Sunday at 6pm for two hours deduicated to the band and their world. Is This It? Definitely.


  • Comment number 1.

    Someday, N.Y. city Cops, Automatic Stop

  • Comment number 2.

    Trying Your Luck,Meet me in the Bathroom,Red Light, Life is Simple in the Moonlight

  • Comment number 3.

    whatever happened, hawaii,just what i needed (cover with Jarvis Cocker),hard to explain, modern girls and old fashioned men,modern age and under control.

  • Comment number 4.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 5.

    My list includes 4 discs, it is very difficult to choose because I love their music and all their songs, I will choose three of each album. Well my choice is:

    Is This It: Barely Legal, Hard To Explain y Trying Your Luck
    Room On Fire: What Ever Happened, 12:51 y The End Has No End
    First Impressions Of Earth: Razorblade, Electricityscape y Red Light
    Angles: Machu Picchu, Under Cover Of Darkness y Life Is Simple In The Moonlight.

    B-Sides: Hawaii, I'll Try Anything Once, This Life, Mercy Mercy Me, Modern Girls and Old Fashion Men.

    Covers: Just What i Needed, Life is a Gas,


  • Comment number 6.

    Ize of The World, You Only Live Once, Modern Girls and Old Fashion Men, Machu Picchu, 12:51, I'll Try Anything Once, Electricityscape, Under Cover of Darkness, and of course Someday. I based the choosing upon which ones would represent them the best :D

  • Comment number 7.

    Someday, Last nite, under control, New york city cops, Reptilia.

  • Comment number 8.

    In her Prime, Rhythm Song

    New York City Cops
    Alone, Together
    Barely Legal
    The Modern Age
    Hard to Explain
    What Ever Happened
    Automatic Stop
    Ize of the World
    Red Light
    Ask me Anything
    I'll Try Anything Once
    You Only Live Once
    Machu Picchu
    Under Cover of Darkness
    Life is simple in the Moonlight
    Two Kinds of Happiness
    One Way Trigger
    Last Nite

    Julian C: 11th Dimension, Out of the Blue, River of Brakelights, Glass
    - Boombox, My Drive Thru -

    Covers: Walk on the Wild Side, Just what I Needed

  • Comment number 9.

    the strokes .the best playlist.
    ize of the world.reptilia.between love & hate.razorblade.i cant win.someday.last nite.12:15.11ht dimension.you only live once.in the other side.

  • Comment number 10.

    What Ever Happened?
    Taken for a Fool
    Fear of Sleep
    Modern Girls and Old Fashion Men
    Hard to Explain


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