20. Sandman Slim, Richard Kadrey (2009)

21. Kill the Dead, Richard Kadrey (2010)

22. Aloha from Hell, Richard Kadrey (2011)

23. Devil Said Bang, Richard Kadrey (2012)

So I’m tearing through this new series because paranormal noir is my balliwick and it’s hard to find GOOD paranormal noir. God, Lucifer, and every otherworldly riffraff shows up in this series, all spearheaded by Sandman Slim, aka James Stark: classic endearing semi-douchebag antihero. Who’s half angel. And does magic. And spent a good chunk of time being a gladiator and general plaything for Lucifer’s minions in Hell.   It’s a whole lot of story, but the pace is speedy and you never know what kind of monster (either foe or sometimes friend) is going to pop up.

It’s similar to Nancy A. Collins’ Sonja Blue series and has the feel of a less-serious John Constantine. I feel like Sandman Slim would be at home in the Wormwood comics of Ben Templesmith, where seedy humans and seedier non-humans struggle to eek out an existence in a gross and unfair world. 

The next book in the series, Kill City Blues, comes out later this summer and I am so stoked. And yes, you can follow Richard Kadrey on his tumblr.

girls rule

  1. The Best Thing (That Never Happened) - We Are The In Crowd
  2. Do My Thang - Miley Cyrus
  3. Elevator - Sky Ferreira 
  4. How To Be A Heartbreaker - Marina and the Diamonds
  5. Revenge & It’s Thrills - Tonight Alive 
  6. Ain’t It Fun - Paramore
  7. Domesticated - VersaEmerge
  8. Just Desserts - Marina and the Diamonds + Charli XCX
  9. Lonely Girl - Tonight Alive
  10. Should’ve Tried Harder - Hey Monday
  11. Music is My Boyfriend - Skye Sweetnam
  12. Don’t Gimme That - Aloha From Hell

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The Ever-Evolving Sandman Slim Devilish Songs Playlist

Hells Bells by AC/DC

Highway to Hell by AC/DC

I Walk The Line by Alien Sex Fiend

Get Behind Me Satan by The Almanac Singers

Sex With The Devil by Ann Magnuson

Blue Spirit Blues by Bessie Smith

Mutiny In Heaven by The Birthday Party

Evil Ways by Black Mountain

Beat the Devil’s Tattoo by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath

Hot Rails to Hell by Blue Oyster Cult

Old Devil by Bo Carter

The Devil Ain’t Lazy by Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

Rid the Devil by Bourbon Crow

No Lucifer by British Sea Power

The Devil Went Down To Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band

Straight to Hell by The Clash

Devil Or Angel by The Clovers

Lucifer’s Memory by Comets On Fire

Me and the Devil by Cowboy Junkies  

Aloha From Hell by The Cramps

Crossroads by Cream                     

If There’s A Hell Below We’re All Going To Go by Curtis Mayfield

Sleeping In The Devil’s Bed by Daniel Lanois

Devil’s Flame by Dawn Kinnard

Hellnation by Dead Kennedys                 

Satan by Deerhoof

Devil Come Down Sunday by Derek Miller

You Must Be Certain Of The Devil by Diamanda Galás

Stranger Blues by Dream City Film Club

Devil in Disguise by Elvis Presley

Devil Tango by Evan Lurie

There’s Going To Be The Devil To Pay by Fats Waller

Feelin’ Devilish by Fess Parker

Lucifer Rising by Flaming Lips

Devil’s Dance Floor by Flogging Molly

Seven Devils by Florence and The Machine

Old Devil Moon by Frank Sinatra

Dead Heaven by Gary Numan

Race With The Devil by Gene Vincent

Train To Satanville by Gin Gillette

A Devil In The Woods by The Gun Club

Devil City Destiny by Halo Benders

Straight To Hell_ Satan Is Real by Hank Williams III

Seasons In The Abyss by Hellsongs

God Bless The Devil by Hybrasil                              

Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell by Iggy and The Stooges

Devil With The Black Dress On by Jack Off Jill

Putting Salt On The Devil’s Tail by Jack Teagarden

Hell by James Brown

The Devil Is My Friend by The Jazz Butcher

I’d Rather Be The Devil by John Martyn

Devil’s Right Hand by Johnny Cash

Devil Got My Woman by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Lucifer by Junior Murvin

Pagin’ The Devil by The Kansas City Six

Stray Bullet by Kmfdm

Sympathy for the Devil by Laibach     

The Day The Devil by Laurie Anderson

Where’s The Devil… When You Need Him? by The Legendary Shack Shakers

Hellish Rag by Ma Rainey


Devil’s Island by Megadeth

Devil’s Dance by Metallica

Donkey Ride (Straight To Hell) by Michael J. Sheehy

All Hell Breaks Loose by The Misfits

Devil’s Whorehouse by The Misfits

Misfits - Devilock by The Misfits

Devil with a Blue Dress by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

Devil I Know by Motorhead

Devils by Motorhead

Devils in My Head by Motorhead

Demon Brother by The Murder City Devils

And This Is What The Devil Does by My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

Daisy Chain for Satan by My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

Devil Bunnies by My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

Lucifer’s Lament by Neva Dinova

Bellringer Blues by Nick Cave & Grinderman

Up Jumped The Devil by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Help Me I Am In Hell by Nine Inch Nails         

Came Back Haunted by Nine Inch Nails

Oh You Devil You by Oliver Brown

I’d Rather Be The Devil by Otis Spann

At The Devil’s Ball by The Peerless Quartet

Lucifer Sam by Pink Floyd

The Devil by PJ Harvey

Tying A Knot In The Devil’s Tail by Powder River Jack & Kitty Lee

Miss Lucifer by Primal Scream

The Devil’s Chasing Me by Reverend Horton Heat

Superbeast by Rob Zombie

Lucifer Rising by Rob Zombie

Crossroad Blues by Robert Johnson

Me and the Devil Blues by Robert Johnson

Hellhound On My Trail by Robert Johnson

Don’t Shake Me Lucifer by Roky Erickson & The Explosives

Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones

Train To Satanville by Ruby Ann

Little Demon by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Dust Devil (Suite) by Simon Boswell

The Devil Has Thrown Him Down by Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Devil Got My Woman by Skip James

Hell Awaits by Slayer

South of Heaven by Slayer

Burn Devil Burn by Soul Messengers & The Spirit Of Israel

You Will Miss Me When I Burn by Soulsavers Feat. Mark Lanegan

Devil’s Stompin Ground by Southern Culture on the Skids

Christmas with the Devil by Spinal Tap

Devil by Stereophonics                                  

Frankie Teardrop by Suicide

Down, Down, Down by Tom Waits

Damnation by Trent Reznor

Hell is Round the Corner by Tricky

She Belongs To The Devil by Washboard Sam

Super-Charger Heaven by White Zombie

Chased Old Satah Through The Door by Woodie Brothers

Devil Doll by X

i killed the teen dream

deal with it.

a trashy teen queen playlist


cherry lips(go baby go) / garbage . boys wanna be her / peaches . candy store / heathers the musical . i hate school / the aquadolls . wild young hearts / the noisettes . rip her to shreds / blondie . good girls are bad girls / tarah keatings . mine / the aquadolls . break the rules / charli xcx . girls just wanna have fun / aloha from hell . girls / the tuesday project . driving in cars with boys / lana del rey . becky / be your own pet . rich boyz / the aquadolls . cheerleader / st. vincent . i only have eyes for you / summer camp . miss y / marina and the diamonds . god help the girl / emily browning . jail la la / dum dum girls . c’est la mort / sky ferreira 

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