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Neil Gaiman (Graphic Content)

The author of Sandman, Good Omens and American Gods among much else, picks some of the music that's shaped him. With tracks from Bowie, Dusty Springfield and Tori Amos.

The multi-award-winning author of Sandman, Good Omens & American Gods picks some of the music that's shaped him. With tracks from David Bowie, Dusty Springfield, Elvis Costello, Amanda Palmer and Tori Amos.

A writer of comics, graphic novels, fiction, films, and plenty in between, Neil talks about how music has influenced him over his long and varied career.

This is part of 6 Music's Paperback Writers: Graphic Content series, focussing on where the worlds of comics and music collide. Alan Moore kicks things off on the 4th October, with the legendary comic book writer sharing two hours of his favourite music. He talks to producer and writer Richard Norris about the important part it's played in his life. Hannah Berry, the UK's current Comics Laureate takes over the reins next Sunday 13th October, and Castlevania creator Warren Ellis completes the line up with an hour of his favourite music on 20th October.

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1 hour

Music Played

  • Elvis Costello

    Waiting For The End Of The World

    • My Aim Is True.
    • Stiff Records.
  • Al Stewart

    Soho (Needless To Say)

    • Past, Present & Future.
    • CBS.
  • The Dixie Cups

    Iko Iko

    • Iko Iko.
    • Red Bird.
  • Courtney Barnett

    Avant Gardener

    • Avant Gardener.
  • Amanda Palmer

    Voicemail For Jill

    • There Will Be No Intermission.
    • 8ft. Records.
  • Lou Reed

    Walk On The Wild Side

    • Global Television.
  • Dusty Springfield

    I Only Want To Be With You

    • Dusty- The Silver Collection.
    • Philips.
  • David Bowie

    Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

    • Ziggy Stardust.
    • EMI.
    • 11.
  • Bob Dylan

    Subterranean Homesick Blues

    • CBS.
  • The Gothic Archies

    How Do You Slow This Thing Down?

    • The Tragic Treasury: Songs From "A Series Of Unfortunate Events".
    • Nonesuch.
  • Tori Amos

    A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square

    • Good Omens (Original Soundtrack).
    • Silva Screen.

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