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Warren Ellis (Graphic Content)

The comics writer, novelist & screenwriter picks the music that represents him & his work, with tracks from Delia Derbyshire, Billy Bragg and Neu!

The comics writer, novelist & screenwriter picks the music that reflects the work he does, how he works, and what music means to him. With tracks from Delia Derbyshire, Billy Bragg and Neu!

Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of Transmetropolitan, Planetery, The Authority and the writer and co-creator of the graphic novel Red, which was the basis of two major motion pictures. He is also the author of the NYT-bestselling novels Gun Machine and Crooked Little Vein. He's currently the writer and showrunner for the Netflix animated series Castlevania.

This is part of 6 Music's Paperback Writers: Graphic Content series, focussing on where the worlds of comics and music collide. Alan Moore kicked things off on the 4th October, with the legendary comic book writer sharing two hours of his favourite music. He talked to producer and writer Richard Norris about the important part it's played in his life. Author Neil Gaiman was in the hot seat on Sunday 6th October, with an hour of music that has shaped him as a person and a writer. And the UK's current Comics Laureate Hannah Berry was in charge of the music last Sunday.

1 hour

Music Played

  • The Pogues

    Transmetropolitan

    • Red Roses For Me.
    • Stiff Records.
  • My Bloody Valentine

    Drive It All Over Me

    • You Made Me Realise.
    • Creation Records.
  • Delia Derbyshire

    Blue Veils And Golden Sands

    • The Delian Mode / Blue Veils And Golden Sands.
    • Silva Screen.
  • Salem

    King Night

    • IAmSound Records.
  • Billy Bragg

    Between the Wars

    • Cooking Vinyl.
  • Félicia Atkinson

    Grey & Green

    • O-RE-GON.
    • Home Normal.
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

    Death Is Not The End

    • Murder Ballads.
    • Mute.
  • David Bowie

    'Heroes'

    • Heroes.
    • RCA Victor.
  • Neu!

    Für Immer (Forever)

    • Neu! 2.
    • Grönland Records.
  • Phurpa

    The Visualisation

    • Trowo Phurnag Ceremony.
    • Sketis Music.
  • Northern Structures

    Bolts

    • Service & Devotion EP.
    • Sonic Groove.
  • Danielle Dax

    The Spoil Factor

    • Jesus Egg That Wept.
    • Awesome Records.
  • Julianna Barwick

    Sunlight, Heaven

    • Florine.

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