Anthony Bourdain recently created an iTunes Celebrity Playlist. And what does a playlist say about a person? Everything. It's their soul on paper.
Bourdain isn't necessarily shy though, case evidence being his current media scuffle with Paula Deen. So it's no surprise that the unruly Ramones headline the list and Iggy Pop makes two appearances. "Monster" and "Gin and Juice" were a bit of a surprise at first, but then fits in with his badass shtick. About the latter, he writes, "I can't drive down a street on the West Coast with the top down without thinking about this tune." And the dark, beastly "Monster"? Reminds him of meat. Of course.
Below is Bourdain's list in full.
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1. "Beat on the Brat" by Ramones: "A great song by a great New York band that could have come from nowhere else."
2. "Anemone" by The Brian Jonestown Massacre: "A sad, evocative, and brilliant song about (I think) betrayal and disappointment."
3. "La Decima Vittima (Main Title)" by Piero Piccino: "The kookiest, catchiest, kitschiest score ever from the insane (and fun) '60's Italian satire The 10th Victim. We try to rip it off all the time for No Reservations."
4. "Two Against One (feat. Jack White)" by Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi: "Danger Mouse? Jack White? Norah Jones? In a cheesy/wonderful homage to soundtracks to Italian films that never existed? YES!"
5. "Wedding Dress" by Mark Lanegan: "He's not a New York artist, but it's a great, great song that fits right in with memories of my New York past."
6. "Penetration" by Iggy & The Stooges: "Cause it's arguably the best Stooges song ever."
7. "Gin and Juice" by Snoop Dogg & Dat Nigga Daz: "I can't drive down a street on the West Coast with the top down without thinking about this tune."
8. "Black" by Pearl Jam: "Heartbreak again. More heartbreaking doesn't exist."
9. "Main Theme - Carter Takes a Train" by Roy Budd: "This track from the best, most uncompromisingly brutal gangster flick ever just fits with driving or moving in any part of England."
10. "Monster" by Kanye West, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver: "I'm thinking about Martin Picard here, and the Joe Beef guys. You'd BETTER keep your hands on the counter in Montreal."
11. "World in My Eyes" by Depeche Mode: "This reminds me of Hong Kong, where I always feel very far away."
12. "Kill City" by Iggy Pop & Jameson Williamson: "About Iggy's bad old days in L.A."
13. "Bullitt, Main Title (Movie Version)" by Lalo Schifrin: "I can't get away from this movie in San Francisco. I never grew up. So sue me."