Matterhorn Playlist

The following are songs that Karl Marlantes considers significant to or expressive of the time in which Matterhorn is set:

We Gotta Get Outta This Place by Eric Burdon and the Animals. (Marlantes says, "The chorus was almost an anthem: 'We got to get out of this place. If it's the last thing we ever do. We got to get out of this place. There's a better life for me and you.' People would sing it stoned, drunk or sober, shouting it at the top of their lungs in bars, enlisted clubs, officer clubs. A Vietnam veteran can't hear this song without being put right back to that time and place.") 

I Heard It Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye 

Homeward Bound by Simon and Garfunkel 

Wild Thing by the Troggs

Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud by James Brown

I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die by Country Joe and the Fish

Memphis Soul Stew by King Curtis and the Kingpins

Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf

Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Someday We'll be Together by the Supremes

Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash

Magical Mystery Tour by the Beatles

Light My Fire by the Doors

The Night Train by James Brown

I'll Be There by the Jackson Five

I Say a Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin

Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell

Sing Me Back Home by Merle Haggard

19th Nervous Breakdown by the Rolling Stones

Stoned Soul Picnic by the Fifth Dimension


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