For weeks now, the internet has been chattering about the newly released documentary Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, directed by award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville. And to be fair, there's a lot to talk about, including Neville's questionable use of A.I.-generated audio as well as the director's general avoidance of addressing addiction head-on.
But no matter how the documentary landed with you, there's an addendum to the film that any Bourdain fan can appreciate: Neville has created a sprawling Spotify playlist devoted to the late chef's favorite songs.
'When I started making the documentary Roadrunner, pretty much the first thing I did was to put together a playlist of all the music that Tony mentioned,' explains Neville in the playlist description. 'I kept adding songs he mentioned in books, interviews, Instagram stories and more. I ended up with about 18 and a half hours of music.'
Keen listeners will recognize a few of the tracks from the movie – including Brian Eno's 'The Big Ship' and The Modern Lovers' 'Roadrunner' – but the digital playlist can (and does) go much deeper. The director told Esquire that he also checked in with some of Bourdain's friends to toss in even more beloved tracks from the Parts Unknown star's repertoire.
Currently, the playlist hosts a whopping 302 songs, totaling about 21 hours of listening time. And as you might imagine, the range of music Bourdain enjoyed is vast, with the collection hopping from Iggy Pop and Etta James to The Beach Boys and Kendrick Lamar.
Ready to plug in? You can listen to the entire playlist on Spotify.