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getting in tune
A novel by Roger L. Trott
Playlist for Getting in Tune
Getting in Tune is a rock ’n’ roll novel. As such, music is part of the novel’s setting, plot, theme, motivation, and passion. From songs played by the Killjoys, the novel’s fictional band, to songs that pop up in conversation, music is the character that propels the novel forward. For readers who want to hear the music as they hit the road with the Killjoys, here’s your musical roadmap.
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Entrance Music/Theme
"Getting in Tune" The Who

Chapter 1
Dream Sequence:
    “The Real Me” The Who

Chapter 2
Talking with the band:
    “Victoria” The Kinks
    “Truckin’” The Grateful Dead
    “Fresh Air” Quicksilver Messenger Service
    “Sugar, Sugar” The Archies

Chapter 3
Band practice:
    “All Along the Watchtower” Jimi Hendrix
    “Crazy on You” Heart
    “Whole Lotta Love” Led Zeppelin
    “Sunshine of Your Love” Cream
Taking Kevin’s albums:
    “My Generation” and “Happy Jack” The Who

Chapter 4
Going to the party:
    “Baby I Love Your Way” Peter Frampton
    “Disco Duck” Rick Dees
    “Let Your Love Flow” The Bellamy Brothers
    “Silly Love Songs” Paul McCartney & Wings
At the party:
    “Tush” ZZ Top
    “Walk This Way” Aerosmith
    “Roadrunner” Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
    “Hey Joe” Patti Smith
    “(I Belong to the) Blank Generation” Richard Hell & the Voidoids
    “Little Johnny Jewel” Television
    “Judy is a Punk” The Ramones
    “Jive Talkin’” Bee Gees

Chapter 5
Picking up Mick:
    “Mama Told Me Not to Come” Three Dog Night
    “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” The Rolling Stones
    “Baby I’m-A Want You” Bread
On the road:
    “Reeling in the Years” Steely Dan
    “After All the Good is Gone” Conway Twitty

Chapter 6
Wondering about Rob:
    “You Wear it Well” Rod Stewart

Chapter 7
Arriving at the Mai Tai Hotel:
    “Slow Ride” Foghat

Chapter 8
Eating breakfast:
    “A Beautiful Morning” The Rascals
Killing time:
    “The Rock” The Who
    “See Me, Feel Me” The Who

Chapter 9
Tuesday night set:
    “We’re An American Band” Grand Funk Railroad
    “Badge” Cream
    “Don’t Fear the Reaper” Blue Oyster Cult
    “Suffragette City” David Bowie

Chapter 10

Chapter 11
Wednesday night set:
    “Whole Lotta Love” Led Zeppelin
    “Locomotive Breath” Jethro Tull
    “Taking Care of Business” Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    “Sweet Jane” The Velvet Underground
    “Rock ’n’ Roll All Nite” Kiss

Chapter 12

Chapter 13
At Pam’s Cup O’ Coffee Café:
    “Born to be Wild” Steppenwolf

Chapter 14
At Kitten’s:
    “Wish You Were Here” Pink Floyd
Sound check:
    “Sweet Emotion” Aerosmith

Chapter 15

Chapter 16
Friday night set:
    “Rock’n Me” Steve Miller Band
    “No More Mr. Nice Guy” Alice Cooper
    “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” Elvin Bishop
    “The Boys Are Back in Town” Thin Lizzy
    “It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll” The Rolling Stones
    “Tush” ZZ Top

Chapter 17
Friday night set (continued):
    “Stairway to Heaven” Led Zeppelin
    “American Woman” The Guess Who

Chapter 18
Dinner at Evangeline’s:
    “Over My Head” Fleetwood Mac
    Sweet Baby James (album) James Taylor
    Blessed Are… (album) Joan Baez
    Court and Spark (album) Joni Mitchell
    Summer Breeze (album) Seals & Crofts
    Hotcakes (album) Carly Simon
Candles in the Rain (album) Melanie
    “Wild World” Cat Stevens

Chapter 19
Saturday night set—the bikers arrive:
    “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” Elton John
    “Brown Sugar” The Rolling Stones
    “Bang A Gong” T. Rex
    “Easy Livin'” Uriah Heep
    “Dream On” Aerosmith
    “Show Me the Way” Peter Frampton
    “Radar Love” Golden Earring

Chapter 20
    “My Ding-a-Ling” Chuck Berry
    “Don’t Fear the Reaper” Blue Oyster Cult
    “Hey Baby” Ted Nugent
    “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    “Movin’ On” Bad Company
    “The Joker” Steve Miller
    “How Long” Ace
    “Rock & Roll Stew” Traffic
    “Iron Man” Black Sabbath
    “Paranoid” Black Sabbath
    “War Pigs” Black Sabbath
    “Magic Carpet Ride” Steppenwolf
    “Genocide” Judas Priest
    “Smoke on the Water” Deep Purple

Chapter 21
    “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” Rod Stewart
    “Thrill” The Killjoys

Chapter 22
Finishing the set:
    “Won’t Get Fooled Again” The Who

Chapter 23
Talking with Nita:
    Quadrophenia (album) The Who

Chapter 24

Chapter 25
Waiting for Rita:
    Teaser (album) Tommy Bolin
Yogi’s in love:
    “I Think I Love You” The Partridge Family

Chapter 26
Getting ready for the Heart gig:
    “Dreamboat Annie” Heart
    “Magic Man” Heart
    “Immigrant Song” Led Zeppelin

Chapter 27
Opening for Heart:
    “All Along the Watchtower” Jimi Hendrix
    “It’s Too Late” The New York Dolls
    “Rebel, Rebel” David Bowie
    “Thrill” The Killjoys
    “Sweet Jane” Velvet Underground
    “Both Ends Burning” Roxy Music
    “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” The Monkeys

Chapter 28
Exit Music:
    “Pure and Easy” The Who

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