Before Peter Quill wore out Awesome Mix. Vol. 1 and cracked open Awesome Mix. Vol. 2, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn created Awesome Mix Vol. 0.
If you’re wondering what reason there was for a Vol. 0, well, it’s fairly logical. It was used during filming. Gunn had put together a 10-song playlist to use on set during the Boot of Jemiah bar scene on Nowhere. Gunn had previously kept the list secret, but made it public on Spotify today for all of us to enjoy. You can check out right here – but be prepared, it’s a bit different from the film’s music choices.
And here’s the song list:
1. Never Wanted to Dance by Mindless Self Indulgence
2. Party Hard by Andrew W.K.
3. The Way It Was featuring Bionik by Aceyalone and Bionik
4. I Like It, I Love It by Lyrics Born
5. Let’s Dance to Joy Division by The Wombats
6. Start Wearing Purple by Gogol Bordello
7. Ben Vereen by Pigeon John
8. Teenagers by My Chemical Romance
9. Black List featuring Juskwan by Lyrikill
10. Timebomb by Old 97s
It’s a nice little reprise while we all patiently await whatever Vol. 3 is, likely coming to Zune in 2020.