🎶 Mixtape Monday: Doom Patrol! 🎶

This week, I think I’m going to go with double doses of two of the feelings I get from the overall show - being vague to avoid spoilers, these, for me, touch on the more upbeat bits (which I get from how the group interacts on its whole; the feeling I come away with after watching the show each week - the first song + cover), but also the more unsavory parts we encounter (the second song/covers), both of which I think add a great amount of depth to the plot and character development we’ve been seeing. I wanted to show two sides of each of those aspects, therefore, I’m going with:

“Where Is My Mind,” by The Pixies (from Fight Club)

“Where Is My Mind,” by Milky Chance

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This),” by Emily Browning (from Sucker Punch)

“Sweet Dreams + White Stripes Mashup,” by Pomplamoose ft. Sarah Dugas

Also, to note, starting this week, will be adjusting the schedule to respond to all of you sooner throughout the week, so you won’t all have to wait for one day/giant post. >,< That said, finishing up responses to your last set of playlists - they’ll be on their way! :slight_smile:

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Strange wind by Shannon & the clams

For the world’s strangest heroes :rita_dp: :negativeman_dp: :robotman_dp:

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“Weird Science” (Big Audio Dynamite)
“Seven Nation Army” (White Stripes)
“Pompeii” (Bastille)
“Champagne Supernova” (Oasis)
“High Hopes” (Panic at the Disco)
“Midna’s Lament” from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
“Live and Learn” and “Reach for the Stars” from the Sonic series
Zinnia’s theme from Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
“Enola Gay” (OMD)
“Viva la Vida” and “The Scientist” (Coldplay just seems right.)

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Hello @MissInkBlot :wave:
Hope you’re doing well. These are the first things that came to mind. Admittedly I need to do a rewatch before Thursday (doing too many things at once—for some reason I can’t only watch TV anymore?? We’ll say thnx Covid on that one.) Anyway, here ya go! Take care. :purple_heart:

Crimewave- Crystal Castles

Asleep at the Wheel- Band of Skulls

Walking after Midnight- Ki:Theory, great but somber Patsy Cline cover.

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Alice-Avril Lavigne

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I actually thought this would be the theme a few weeks ago, so these have been on the backburner for some time now. I’m still pretty early in the show… but I tried to pick one song for each of the Patrol:

“Understanding In A Car Crash”, by Thursday


Might be obvious, this one is for Robotman/Cliff Steele.

“The Instability Of Proto Man”, by Death Therapy


While I believe it’s a homage to the Mega Man series… well what other person kind of resembles that, other than Victor/Cyborg?

“Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall”, by The Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald


For Rita/Elasti-Girl I had to throw in a classy song (sorry not sorry). At least in the first season/early episodes, she’s always “poor me”.

“Supernova”, by Off Road Minivan


This one was the hardest of the group. But looking at the lyrics, I decided to go for it with Larry/Negative Man.

“Djazz”, by Rob Scallon


And last but not least. For Crazy Jane, I had another song in mind, but remembered this awesome YouTuber! And figured it plays well since her persona can change on a dime.
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Cliff: Depeche Mode - Wrong

Jane: Meredith Brooks - B-tch

Vic: Lady Gaga - Bad Romance

Larry: Mike Curb Congregation - Burning Bridges

Rita: OMD - Pandora’s Box

Dorothy: Rebecca Scoichet - The Midnight in Me

Niles: Depeche Mode - Walking in my Shoes

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Well hello there MissInkBlot. :wave: :smiley:

Ah yes, hard to believe the Doom Patrol season 2 finale is upon us this week. :astonished:

Now, let’s see what we have going for the gang. :thinking:

First, this one came to mind for Rita and all the struggles she has been having this season. :rita_dp:

Next up, this one came to mind for Larry. :negativeman_dp:

Ah, now onto Jane. :crazyjane_dp: Couldn’t help myself to only just have one track for her. :smile:

First song seemed fitting for the struggles she has been dealing with this season and the second… Well… Hammerhead does have a way in doing things. Also happy Cliff was able to give her a hug even if she doesn’t like hugs. :joy:

Now, for the Robotman, Mr. Cliff Steele. This track encompasses how I’ve seen his journey from season 1 to 2 has unfolded. :robotman_dp:

Ah, yes, now onto Cyborg. This one came to mind particularly because of what he has been going through with Roni this season. :cyborg_dp:

Oh, and now for The Chief. Given what he has gone through and especially in the episode before we get to the finale this particular song came to mind. :chief_dp:

Ah, and now for miss Dorothy. Given what is at stake in the finale, this song seemed appropriate. :girl:

Let’s also hope she does not, as Candlemaker would say, make wish… :scream:

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For Rita, this song by the American Breed is perhaps most appropriate:

For Dorothy, here’s an instrumental by Duane Eddy that I think would go with her situation:

This is I think an appropriate song for the Chief given the circumstances from this season:

Jane probably feels this way anytime in the Underground:

For ex-race car driver Cliff, this tune may sum him up, courtesy of The King:

Larry comes off as melancholy in many ways, so here’s a good one for him:

Vic is a no-nonsense guy who needs a good theme walking in a room. Here’s one:

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Maybe it’s just me and my own bias because I love Queen, but I feel like Bohemian Rhapsody fits for the show’s mood. Not any specific characters, but the entire show. I also think Born This Way by Lady Gaga fits Danny Street and all of the Dannycitizns.

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Hello @MissInkBlot,
Since I don’t watch Doom Patrol, but from what I have seen from the first episode and the poster picture of season 2, here’s my 3 pick.:slightly_smiling_face:



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Hello, all! Giving a first delivery for the week - will finish up the next found tomorrow. :slight_smile:

@seitan – Talk about a song capable of adjusting the listener’s time and place, all at once - what a lovely addition to the list! I think what I love about this song so much is that it wasn’t released that long ago yet manages to successfully bring forth something of an aged feeling - sort of like the musical version of telling a child they have an old soul? At the same time, it transports you physically to a different world entirely – one where what happens in Doom Patrol can take place right before your eyes, too. The effect of those two attributes coming together is so cool! “Strange” is a good way of describing it, yes! :wink:

@TheRosses – What an assortment offered this week, wow! Thank you for all of them, since it looks like we’ve been on the same page this week without my realizing it (been doing a deep dive into the White Stripes, The Legend of Zelda, and Coldplay, myself, too!). Since you have so many listed, I can’t help but inquire as to what you wanted to apply each of those songs to, as well? With my keeping away from spoilers (you all aren’t obligated to, it’s self-imposed), at least on a Season 1 level, I end up wanting to apply “Weird Science” to Cyborg, “Seven Nation Army” to “Crazy Jane, “High Hopes” to Elasti-girl, “Pompeii” to Robotman, and “The Scientist” to Negative Man. :thinking: What’d you have in mind? :slight_smile:

@Razzzcat – Greetings! :smiley: Doing so/so, but that’s more an issue wishing it were winter already than anything else (begone, heat! shakes angry fist). :stuck_out_tongue: How are you doing this week? And thank you for superb rundown of songs! The video game features in “Crimewave” has transported me back to those nights when I used to watch too much Angry Video Game Nerd, lol. Except it’s everything but angry, and I love it – that one’s a great one to chill out to, and I feel like it does a great job representing the word “kooky” since that often comes to mind when I watch this show, lol. By comparison, the more serious tone of “Asleep at the Wheel” hits with a heavy punch, feeling as if it’s well-suited for when things go awry for the group, and a showdown of epic proportions is in order (though, at the song goes, how that’ll end is “anyone’ guess”). :wink: “Walking After Midnight” feels like the aftermath of all of that. Having to clean up the mess caused and restore order, which is a very slow process – makes me think of something that’s had me pensive lately: that it’s always easier to build and maintain (or destroy what’s been built) than it is to clean up and rebuild something. That list of songs keeps the mind traveling, that’s for sure! :blush:

@Walker – Ahh, I love the focus on Alice in Wonderland; there’s so much about Doom Patrol that immediately stands out from its very beginning, and the successful development of that otherworldly feeling that both persists and permeates throughout the show, on the whole, leaves a long-lasting impact that remains with you with the passing of each week and episode. I get a similar feeling from the song chosen, in how it mentions the highs, the lows, and external factors that one has to fight through. Avril’s voice does a beautiful job adding a layer of almost crystalline, child-like innocence to it, which makes a declaration like, “I, I’ll survive. When the world’s crashin’ down, When I fall and hit the ground, I will turn myself around, don’t you try to stop me! I, and I won’t cry,” all the stronger - it’s a fascinating tune I’m glad to be able to add! :slight_smile:

@LDFM – Ohh, yes, you make a good point on the timing, actually; sometimes there’s so much going on that mulling over when to offer each one takes a bit, so I thought the season finale might be best. Still, hearing that you’ve had songs on the backburner is exciting because it means that you’ve been thinking about this for quite a while! I found your choices to be excellent, and love how each one not only displays what you “see” when watching the characters, but what you see of their internal attributes/what makes them tick, as well, despite having spent so little time with them. Oddly enough, I found myself connecting with Negative Man’s song, in particular (you can literally feel the extra time you spent considering it for him rolling off of it in emotive waves), but am amazed by how you all get each character so well, down to their distilled essence. :blush: Did you end up with a favorite yet?

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:grin: To Be Continued…

Edit: @MissInkBlot will you also be writing comments for western music also? I do apologize for over doing it, adding so many music for Jonah Hex.

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I just wanted to describe the show as a whole. Like, I was thinking “What songs remind me of Doom Patrol in general?” and I went with that.

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boy oh boy oh boy, i can’t wait to listen to everyone’s picks, and make mine! i might have to break up my submissions (if that’s okay) because my brain’s gonna be thinking of new ones for hours! days! weeks! (I’m way behind on season 2 because i haven’t felt like i’m in a headspace to enjoy it, so mine aren’t as topical as others’)

general themes

Garbage - Not Your Kind of People (the guitar motif sounds creepy, and the song overall has almost an anthem feel)

and @patterson65.37405 and i are on the same page! this is just a modern arrangement of their pick (i loved the brassy '60s style on the early season 1 teasers)

Barry Adamson - The Man With the Golden Arm

When Larry and the Dannyzens go to war with the Bureau of Normalcy (i can just see maura lee karupt bashing a paramilitary goon in slow motion)

Perfume Genius - Queen

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To: @MissInkBlot

RE: Importance & Doom

When characters were companions, the creative were inspirations, the turning pages were as crucially warm as a hug, & the four color subdued a lonely earth for a time, is when a comic book saved a life on separate occasions.

From pre-Vertigo to the streaming vertical & horizontal of the screen, my run-in with the Doom Patrol is forever entangled with some of the most consequential moments in my life. Curating a selection of themes reflecting from the comic, the show, the characters, and the times made for great mindfulness. As being de-humanized and invisibility are high costs to bear for clarity.

This mixtape is equally a thank you/love letter as it is a reminiscence.

( ( Intro & Doom ) )
On A Rope by Rocket From the Crypt


They Say I’m Different by Betty Davis

( ( Alienation & Doom ) )
Lost in the Supermarket by The Clash


Bad In My Head by Pain Teens

( ( Frustration & Doom ) )
Cool To Be You by the Descendants


Crying Shame by 7.Y.B.

( ( Anger/Fight & Doom ) )
Sunless Saturday by Fishbone


Young, Gifted, Black, in Leather by Special Interest

Right Brigade by Bad Brains

( ( Savoir Faire & Doom ) )
GO! (feat. Karen O.) by Santigold


Let Yourself Get Down by Luscious Jackson

( ( Bliss & Doom ) )
Punk Rock Girl by The Dead Milkmen


Pata Pata (Stereo Version) by Miriam Makeba

( ( Heartache & Doom ) )
J’ai Jeté Mon Coeur by Françoise Hardy


Bring You Back - Wendy & Lisa

( ( Resolution & Doom ) )
The Riot’s Gone by Santigold


Balloon by Wendy & Lisa

Thanks: above / soul / hardcore / riot grrrl / punk / zines / Los Bros. / writers / artists / late nights / Karen B. / Alan M. / Grant M. / Rick V. / Dave G. / Stephen B. / Dave M. / Brian B. / Jill T. / Rachel P. / Nancy C. / Sam K. / Neil G. + @Applejack for the lesson and time / @MissInkBlot & @BestBeastBoy - for shared words on mutual interests / @Pretty.Poison.Bombshell, @NovellPaladin, @ProActress2O, @nu52, @Mae, @Ariel-BatgirlFan, & @bribriibri - each of you for your thoughtfulness & authentic kindness. / the Doom Patrol / all who have also been alienated

*w/a/s/i/t/t/r/u/e/f/o/r/a/n/\a\n\a\l\o\g/\x/h/e/a/r/t/x/w/h/e/n/i/t/w/a/s/o/n/l/y/g/i/v/e/n/d/i/g/i/t/a/l/?

#x:white_heart:|Doomx

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Do I have a favorite character yet? I don’t know if I have “one”, it’s a pretty odd, rag tag, band of misfits. And I’m not familiar with Doom Patrol as a group, so it’s all new to me.

Yeah, I’m impressed with what others share also. We should get a Music Meister badge or something going!

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OH MY GOD! That “Djazz” was cool, I’ll check them out later to see what else they have. It’s always great finding new music and this thread is a great source.

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Hey @MissInkBlot! I’m glad you enjoyed the songs. I’m not glad you’re overheating and longing for winter tho! Here, stare ONLY at this: :snowman_with_snow: :eyes: Also, if this doesn’t work, maybe grrrr, and show some teeth when you shake that angry fist? Certainly feels good for a moment if nothing else. (What? It’s the little things!)

:thinking: I’m of the mind that maintenance is the same as total reconstruction. You have to simultaneously conserve, but adjust/clean at all times, so our work is never technically done. It’s not unlike the way they maintain the Gate Bridge: they paint it 365 days a year. Once they get to the end, they go back to the beginning and start again. And now I wanna listen to Sleater-Kinney…OK, here we go: this song is about said bridge in a manner of speaking. Works for the playlist too. Any one of the characters—dealers choice. :slightly_smiling_face:
:purple_heart: Have a great week.

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Catching up on this. :heart: Sending thanks for your kind words and patience during the (unexpectedly :disappointed:) slow healing process, everyone. :slight_smile:


@Coville - Ah ha… I must say, despite that song’s name, one thing I’ve learned is that one can’t go wrong with Depeche Mode when it comes to choosing songs for themes like these, so I’m excited to see that added! Thinking about what Cliff’s gone through over each season makes that song’s overall feel a very appropriate choice. Likewise, choosing Meredith Brooks for Jane is interesting… the way she moves and sounds in that song is, to me, reflective of Jane in a good way. A similar vibe there, along with the offered mix of traits given in that song.

I’m honestly surprised by the addition of “Bad Romance,” but I can see that, and can’t help but be thankful for the chance you gave to dance to a song I’ve long enjoyed having on my personal playlist. :stuck_out_tongue: “Burning Bridges” is an intriguing addition for Larry; I like how the feel of it makes me think of the armed forces, which would make sense for him, but the lyrics feel very fitting for him, as well. The video and song for Rita’s just as well-suited for her and her prior career as an actress - the glitz and glamor of it all.

The sound of Rebecca’s voice in “The Midnight In Me” was the first thing to hit me when thinking of Dorothy. Wow, that’s such a good pick for her! The childlike sound of it, juxtaposed with the song’s theme… I don’t think I could’ve chosen better, myself. And I’m glad you went back to Depeche Mode for Niles. “Walking In My Shoes,” is powerful for a number of reasons, in making me think of his relationship with Dorothy, for example. You did a superb job with these! :slight_smile:

@ajm08g - Why hello, hello! I know how you felt about the finale… we hardly knew ye, Season 2, but I’m glad there’s another one on the way. :partying: For your list, I like how I’m already familiar with so many of the songs chosen. It made it so that I could compare them to their character without even needing to listen to them first. And then, I listened to them, of course, because they’re all just that good. xD

There are certain lyrics that stand out to me for each of them, too, such as “it just takes some time,” popping out for Rita, and “I’m waking up to ash and dust, I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust, I’m breathing in the chemicals,” making me think of what is it that makes Larry have to cover up like he does (though I can see him cooking to that song, too lol). I don’t blame you for choosing more than one for Jane… one isn’t enough for her, by any means! I hadn’t thought of “Diary of Jane,” though, but wow, I’m amazed by how well that fits! Nicely played, my friend. :wink: Same is true with “Hammerhead,” in that, after listening to it, I realized just how well-matched the lead singer’s voice is for her on its own. The frenetic energy of the song is icing on the cake there.

Ooh, and Cliff, yes! “I want to heal, I want to feel what I thought was never real,” pulses like a flashing light from that song for him, while “Robot Boy” is an indisputably lovely choice for Cyborg, in both name, and lyrics, alike. “The Famous Final Scene” is a heart-wrenching pick that really tugs at ya when it comes to what we learn about The Chief, so I’m glad you round it all out with an upbeat song for Dorothy (ah, another wonderful choice one can’t go wrong with - you all know just when to unleash the good’uns we’ve suffered from not hearing for too long, lol). Great choices! You made them create a double layer of familiarity for me that I would’ve had a hard time achieving myself. :smiley:

@patterson65.37405 - Ah ha, I see what ya did there with Rita :wink: Nicely played with “Bend Me, Shape Me,” and just a really good, catchy tune all on its own, too! “Because They’re Young” is a nice one to add for Dorothy, and it’s sound makes it something I can see being background to some of her scenes. Everyone else’s songs are expertly chosen, as well, with my favorites being the ones for Cliff, Larry and Vic (with that song from Elvis being spot on for how I envisioned Cliff during his earlier days, “Only the Lonely” being something I can imagine Larry having on his personal MP3 player, and “Man With the Golden Arm” giving me a good giggle. I love how swanky that last one is, and can totally imagine that being a theme for Vic). The shared themes running throughout all of your songs tie together really well; I think it’s a good depiction of how good they all work together as a team. :heart:

@TheSpookyWifeOfJasonTodd - You know, I can see “Bohemian Rhapsody” being a great fit for the show, too. I’ve always loved how ornate and unexpected parts of the song is, and that goes hand in hand with a show like this, for sure. :slight_smile: It’s been a long time since I’ve heard “Born This Way” - thank you for mentioning that; it brings back a lot of memories, and I agree about it being just as good a choice for Danny!

@Reaganfan78 - Hey there! No worries at all, cycling through to get everything posted to, so no worries about going overboard at all; as you now know, it’s not been due to any of your or anyone else’s choices (twas a case of the mind fooling me into thinking I could do more than I could, and the body shut me down with a stern, “NO!” >,<). I always enjoy what you come up with from week to week, so it’s never a negative to listen to what you had in mind! :slight_smile:

Speaking of choices, though, yes, I am so here for Randy Newman being added to the mix! You hit the nail on the head and then some, considering how many strange, indescribable things seem to happen in this show. :eyes: That, and who doesn’t like Toy Story? :stuck_out_tongue: Or “The Wizard of Oz,” for that matter, which does epitomize the whimsical traits bubbling off of that particular poster with skill. You did a great job just going off of so little experience with the show - your instincts are very much on the money in my opinion, both in topics, and, for songs like “Face to Face,” the overall feel! :smiley:

@TheRosses - Ahh, I see what you mean - I like the way your mind thinks when summing up the collective like it does, then!

@biff_pow - Wow, it sounds like your mind’s been hard at work when it comes to Doom Patrol, hasn’t it? Hours, days, weeks, months! :stuck_out_tongue: No worries about being topical. I often work on a mixture of “everything but the kitchen sink” and “throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks” when it comes to songs, since I go by feeling before more concrete things, so wherever your creativity takes you is fine!

You’re right about “Not Your Kind of People” having a creepy sound to it. Almost like a mixture of The Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?” and Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box,” along with a few songs from the ending of Casper and Hocus Pocus - gives a very Alice in Wonderland edge that’s positively delightful! You achieve a similar sound with “Queen” (that song’s perfect for an intro/ending credits accompaniment), actually, while the brass in “The Man With the Golden Arm” brightens up everything, taking it to a whole 'nother level. I really liked your choices, and can definitely see why they came to mind for you!

@xLOVEandDoomPatrolx - I adore how you began your post - the love and appreciation for comics and the creativity found therein are evident, as is the influence they’ve had in your life. It’s an honor to have been able to experience your mixtape with you! 'Tis a love letter if I’ve ever seen, and lists like that are why I’ve always been hesitant to restrict the amount of songs one can share. :slight_smile:

When listening through them, I really found myself drawn to Betty Davis’ “They Say I’m Different” for something that does a good job encapsulating this group from my perspective - beautifully appropriate, and adding a really nice bit of funk into the mix. But, at the same time, I like the way you seem to manage “cool” things down periodically with songs like “Lost in the Supermarket,” “Bad In My Head,” “J’ai Jeté Mon Coeur,” and “Balloon.”

Then, from an entirely different direction, you also do a lovely job mixing in the perfect amount of quirky by using the tempos and background instruments for songs like “Punk Rock Girl,” “Pata Pata” and “Go!” I point out those because it all comes together to show just how well you know the characters, and the overall feel of Doom Patrol as a whole. So well that finding the perfect pieces is something that seems effortless for you, along with being a delight for the ears. :heart:

@LDFM - Hmm, I have a hard time choosing a favorite character in that bunch, or the show, in general. For that, I’d have to find one I relate to best, and I’ve yet to come across one that fits just right (although personality-wise, the closest is probably Jane, if I’m honest. Sometimes I’ll watch what she goes through and it feels oddly familiar). Thank you for asking and for sharing your badge idea, though! I love that, and will run that by the wonderful Applejack to see if it’s possible. :smiley:

@Razzzcat - That heat wasn’t playing around was it? Ugh, I hope things have improved where you at, at least! Staring at a snowman will have to be my go to for the future when I find myself glaring at the clouds for not adequately shielding the sun (can you tell I agree with you? Alas, yes, it IS the little things! :stuck_out_tongue:)

Ah, I see what you mean about maintenance - I think, looking back, I conveniently left that out because of my personal aversion to it. Jokingly, I’m the horrible type wants to do things once, and they just stay as they are because I deem they should, so the idea of them painting the Gate Bridge on a daily basis has me going :eyes: and already merging over into :tired_face: (vicarious depletion of my energy reserves, engaged, lol). But on a serious level, I agree with you. One’s work is never done. :slight_smile: As for that song, I’m seeing Cliff and Larry for that masterpiece. :heart:

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