When I was writing Varjak Paw, I was almost always listening to The Cure. Somehow their music seemed to be the perfect soundtrack for Varjak's adventures in the city. Strangely enough, I didn't listen to Lovecats while writing, but it does seem perfect for Varjak Paw, so I put it on a compilation tape for Dave McKean when he was doing the illustrations!
The album I listened to the most while writing Varjak was definitely The Head On The Door. The track I would pick as the single most inspiring is A Night Like This. Whenever it came on, I would always feel an extra surge of energy. For me, it has exactly the feeling that I wanted to the book to have.
I still love that song; I listened to it a lot while writing Outlaw too, and even Phoenix. But lots of other music came into the writing of those books, and I'll do some more posts in the future about them, if anyone would like to know more!