Rock Therapy: The "Outcasts & Outlaws" Playlist


I, with my Facebook friends, created this Outcasts & Outlaws playlist for those who, for good or ill, don't quite fit in to the societal norm. Claire Hollenbaugh totally got the heart of this playlist, "I love this project. What a great idea to build self esteem and to show that even if your little circle thinks one way, that there are many out there that have other experiences and outlooks. It's the musical equivalent of taking a world tour to immerse yourself in different cultures and perspectives." You can also copy and share this link to the playlist:

Outcasts & Outlaws playlist

The list so far....

  1. Creep Radiohead
  2. Pork and Beans Weezer
  3. Self Esteem The Offspring
  4. Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) The Offspring
  5. Renegade Styx
  6. Desperado Eagles
  7. Poncho And Lefty Willie Nelson (With Merle Haggard)
  8. The Highwayman Loreena McKennitt
  9. Knockin' on Heaven's Door Bob Dylan
  10. Don't Take Your Guns to Town Johnny Cash
  11. The Ballad of Curtis Loew Lynyrd Skynyrd
  12. Man in Black Johnny Cash
  13. A Boy Named Sue (live) Johnny Cash
  14. Brave Sara Bareilles
  15. Comfortably Numb Pink.Floyd
  16. Eleanor Rigby The Beatles
  17. Richard Cory Simon & Garfunkel
  18. My Stupid Mouth John Mayer
  19. Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pt.1, Pink Floyd
  20. Got You Where I Want You The Flys
  21. Red House Jimi Hendrix
  22. Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones
  23. People Are Strange The Doors
  24. White And Nerdy "Weird Al" Yankovic
  25. American Tune Paul Simon

Thanks to all my Facebook friends who contributed to this list. I started with the first 13 and they gave me the rest. Great tunes all. What other songs belong on this list? Please add them in the comments below...

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FYI, for any Pink Floyd The Wall fans, this site ( is FANTASTIC if you really want to get deep into The Wall. I always thought it would be fun to do a workshop about the psychology and symbolism of The Wall, but this guy has already laid it all out in a really great way.  The Wall is like the outcast's bible ;-)