Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese’s HBO series Vinyl is set to end in just over a month. To celebrate, the second volume of the show’s soundtrack will be released just before the finale on April 15th. During the run of the series, mini-soundtracks have been released every Friday. The fifth and most recent one was released on Friday and features covers from Iggy Pop, the Arcs, the Kills’ Alison Mosshart and The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas.
Set in the 70s, the series follows music executive Richie Finestra who is focused on saving his record company as rock and roll starts to take a backseat in the wake of other genres. Its soundtrack has an incredibly strong, significant rock and roll sound (as you can guess by Jagger’s involvement). The acclaimed show stars Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple, Ray Romano, Paul Ben-Victor and P.J. Byrne. Jagger’s son James also has a role as Kip Stevens, the lead singer of the Nasty Bits.
The mini-soundtrack consists of five tracks: Casablancas has covered The Velvet Underground’s White Light White Heat, while Iggy smashes Nervous Breakdowns’ I Dig You Mind. Mosshart quickens the pace of The Punks’ My Time’s Coming and The Arcs take on Bobby Packer’s Watch Your Step.
Listen to these four incredible renditions below and take a trip back in time.
Vinyl Volume 1.5 is available now via iTunes. Vinyl Volume 2 will be released on April 15th.