Our own Lee Child just contributed to the New York Times Papercuts blog with a playlist of what he listens to while writing. Of particular note is the influence two live cuts from Led Zeppelin’s “The Song Remains the Same” film had on his new novel, Gone Tomorrow:
“This is a double cheat, really, on my part because the music also recalled the movie images for me, and on Zep’s part because most of the music and concert footage was rerecorded and reshot much later in a studio. But, hey, the project covered three nights at Madison Square Garden in 1973, when New York was gritty, and there are clips of the city, especially including the subway, and they inspired the feel I wanted for the book.”
Check out Lee’s playlist here.