Note: This week’s post is slight, but that is because I am working all week on my post for next week, a themed playlist that will be my first post to break the 7-item format. Keep your eye out for that.
Since the early days of folk (and famously when Johnny Cash sang “I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die”) musicians have been seen as the bad boys, singing about the seedier side of things. Even if the artist was a more clean-cut act, the cautionary tales spun throughout music history riddle the musical landscape. Without diving and digging through all of music history, here is a playlist of 7 songs about those who got wrapped up in the more unsavory aspects of life.
Check out the Spotify playlist (with some extra tracks) here, and keep an eye out here next Tuesday for a much bigger, and more intense playlist.
The Clash – Bankrobber
Crime: Um … robbing banks
Warren Zevon – Lawyers, Guns, and Money
Crime: Being an innocent bystander/possible espionage/illegal gambling/being generally mischievous
The Zombies – Care of Cell 44
Crime: Unknown, but she’s coming home soon
Felice Brothers – Frankie’s Gun!
The Hold Steady – Sequestered In Memphis
Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
Crime: Lots of murder
A.A. Bondy – How Will You Meet Your End?
Crime: “Killed my daddy and took his .45″