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Author Archive: "Graham Joyce"

The Powell’s Playlist: Graham Joyce

The Powell's PlaylistThe Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit is set on the English coast in the hot summer of 1976, so the music in this playlist is pretty much all from the '70s. The songs follow David's journey of innocence to experience, and on the way he solves a terrifying personal mystery.

1. "In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry
This first song is a signature summertime sound of the period. It's easygoing, upbeat, and sort of naive almost to the point of being naff; but that's how David is when he starts out in this story.

2. "Low Rider" by War
David arrives at the holiday centre to find himself sharing a room with a doper. He lands a cool job as a Greencoat. You get to walk around looking pretty. What could be easier than being a Low Rider like that?

3. "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" by Joe Jackson
David meets the beautiful Terri. He can't believe that she's married to the scary gorilla Colin. Oh-oh, better stay well clear of that train wreck.

4. "The Man with the Child in ...

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