Listen In: Italo and The Passions Made You A Playlist

January 14, 2015 | Rhett Jones

“Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist or scroll down to see and hear individual tracks.

This week’s playlist comes to you from Italo and The Passions, a band that specializes in stripped down, straight up Rock and Roll. They’ve put together a batch of tracks that range from ’70s glam to funked up classic to lounge staple, and they’re all punk rock. If you want to hear these influences get rolled up into one perfect sound, check out Italo and The Passions’s music right here.

The Kinks – “I’m Not Like Everybody Else”

New York Dolls – “Subway Train”

Sly and The Family Stone – “If This Room Could Talk”

Esquerita – “Nobody Knows You When You re Down And Out”

Rod Stewart & The Faces – “Stay With Me Live 1972”

Minor Threat – “Look Back and Laugh”

MC5 – “Over and Over”

John Lennon – “Gimme Some Truth”

Frank Sinatra – “That’s Life”