Greetings to the playlists page for the book Monsters: Hope, Addiction, Ex-Girlfriends and Other Dangerous Things. If you are around my age, Somewhere around 38, you probably made and listened to mix tapes. You may have had your heartbroken with Simon and Garfunkel playing the background and now you can't stand those guys. Or it could be Danzig. That would make you even angrier.
These songs do not represent a "best of" a certain genre or era. You will see a few songs twice and a few artists come up a few times. Spotify missed two songs that I could not put on these lists. I think they were lousy songs and it gave me a chuckle. All of the tracks here (except chp. 2 which is a shout out to the earlier generations of my family) were songs that resonated, were playing, remind me of a feeling then, or an anachronistic response with modern music to an earlier age. I would have written 5 pages in each chapter defending the songs I chose. But, they are just that, songs I chose. Enjoy!