8k42 Murder Ballads

A few choice ditties on a theme of murder and suchlike…

Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays
Bobby Darin – Mack The Knife
Quincy Jones – Killer Joe
Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe
Neil Young – Down By The River
Elvis Presley – In The Ghetto
Mississippi John Hurt – Stackolee
Kingston Trio – Tom Dooley
Johnny Cash – Mercy Seat
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Henry Lee
Delaney Davidson – In The Pines
Lightning Tape Wolf – I Kill
Sam Cooke – Frankie and Johnny
Tom Jones – Delilah
Serge Gainsbourg – Bonnie and Clyde
Elliott Smith – Son Of Sam
Bauhaus – Terror Couple Kill Colonel
Adverts – Gary Gilmore’s Eyes
Sonic Youth feat Lydia Lunch – Death Valley ’69
Cure – Killing An Arab
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
PJ Harvey – The Words That Maketh Murder
New Order – Murder
Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
Beasts Of Bourbon – Psycho
The Band – Long Black Veil
Gillian Welch – Caleb Meyer
Gene Pitney – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Lloyd Price – Staggerlee

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2 thoughts on “8k42 Murder Ballads”

  1. Hi MD, digging your selections. May I suggest that if you do decide to do a Stackelee program you entitle it “All about a John B. Stetson hat” because although the versions differ greatly they all agree that the stealing of this ($5) hat was the reason Stackelee shot dead Billy de Lion. Great to see you in Sydney. JOx

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