MIGHTY NEIN PLAYLIST: Mollymauk Tealeaf
Written by Rachel on November 30, 2018
We’re so excited to share our very first Mighty Nein playlists with you! We’re kicking our new playlist series off with our fabulous lavender tiefling blood hunter, Mollymauk Tealeaf.
Our playlists are curated carefully by each Critical Role cast member and our previous character playlists can be found on Spotify via the official Critical Role account or you can listen to the playlist embedded below.
And now, a few words from our resident executive goth, Taliesin Jaffe.
First off, allow me to apologize. I’ve been putting this off for quite awhile now, but it’s officially getting silly. Let me begin by stating that I’ve added no songs to this playlist since Molly retired, having only edited my list down a bit for spoilers, or moving some songs to Clay’s playlist as they have oddly a bit in common.
Daydream in Blue by I Monster
What better place to start: Daydream is a song originally recorded in Belgium in the 60’s, reimagined by I Monster, then re-reimagined by I Monster using samples of the 60’s original with some sexy lyrical embellishments. I see the poppy fields of Oz in this song; a butterfly dreaming of the life of the Emperor; a sensual fresh start; innocent yet worldly. In short, this is going to be a lot of wank.
Go! (Single Edit) by Tones on Tail
Hundreds of the best nights of my life have featured this song. It’s the song the DJ played to remind you that the spooky death-obsessed club was also supposed to be sexy and fun. Goth vibes, great advise, and cowbell. You can go dig up the longer edits of the song if you agree with me that it should never end.
I’m All Bloody Inside by Liam Lynch
This song ran through my head the first time I saw Matt’s early draft of the blood hunter class. It’s silly and gross and Liam Lynch’s Fake Songs album is great.
Sheep Go to Heaven by Cake
If I would have anyone take anything from Molly, it’s that character and creed are often conflated. Your soul may be saved by a sensualist, materialistic, bitchy con-artist one day, just as easily as you may find injustice and cruelty at the hands of the upright and righteous. Get out there, be uncomfortable and keep your eyes open for empathy and don’t be fooled by cheap imitations. And yes, the Sunset Strip can be deeply depressing.
No One Lives Forever by Oingo Boingo
Molly was never under any illusion that he was going to live to a ripe old age. The circumstances of his life were too strange and riddled with pitfalls. So, the logical response to that fact was to not waste a damn second on bullshit.
Lydia the Tattooed Lady by The Dead Milkmen
A modern punk take on the Groucho Marx act. Sometimes you need new skin, so why not make yourself educational?
King of Spain by Moxy Fruvous
Yes, there is a town somewhere in Wildemount where Molly did, in fact, pretend to be reincarnated Marquet royalty in exile. You do some shady shit in the circus. Be pleased.
Jacky by Marc Almond
I love a good cover, and Jacques Brel’s La Chanson de Jacky has been covered beautifully in several languages. But Marc Almond brings way too much gravitas to this prayer to shallow frivolity and is something to behold. Everyone should be cute in a stupid ass way for an hour before they die. Also, listen to some Jacques Brel and some Soft Cell.
Dandy in the Underworld by T. Rex
I mean, we had to have some glam rock in here somewhere.
Too Drunk to **** by Nouvelle Vague
Yes, another cover. Nouvelle Vague finds a blasé stroll through a very punk song. If you must have nihilism, set it to Bossa Nova.
Danced All Night by The Tiger Lillies
A slow, dark reflection of the Julie Andrews version. All things must end, the carnival moves on.
Through the Roof ‘n’ Underground by Gogol Bordello
There was never any other band, nor any other song that was going to end this playlist.
Pack up the show and on to the next town.