Murder Ballads

Episode 83

In Episode 83, Aaron and Brent get a jumpstart on Halloween this week by spotlighting the centuries-old sub-genre of music known as “Murder Ballads”.

With a storytelling narrative featuring lyrics detailing events surrounding death and mayhem, Aaron looks at three songs with a more traditional interpretation while Brent highlights three unconventional songs that pay homage to the style and characteristics of the genre.

This Week’s Playlist

  1. Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Warrant – Cherry Pie (1990)
  2. Oh Darlin’ What Have I Done – The White Buffalo – Prepare for Black and Blue (2010)
  3. My Name Is Mud – Primus – Pork Soda (1993)
  4. Sonora’s Death Row – Mark Erelli & Jeffrey Foucault – Seven Curses (2010)
  5. 18 And Life – Skid Row – Skid Row (1989)
  6. Shanekill Butchers – The Decemberists – The Crane Wife (2006)

Show Notes

Other Links

Band Websites

Warrant
Primus
Skid Row
The White Buffalo
Mark Erelli
The Decemberists

Listen to the Playlist


Videos Mentioned

  • (34:42) “My Name Is Mud” Video On Beavis and ButtHead – YouTube
  • (36:00) Primus Performing “My Name Is Mud” At Woodstock 94 – YouTube
  • (38:12) Blackie Farrell – SONORA’S DEATH ROW (Blackie Farrell) – YouTube
  • (49:06) Skid Row Co-Founder Dave Sabo Story Of “18 and Life” – YouTube
  • (01:03:26) Sarah Jarosz – “Shankill Butchers – Broussard’s Lament” – YouTube
  • (01:03:56) The Decemberists – Shankill Butchers | Live in Sydney | Moshcam – YouTube
  • Bands Mentioned
    • Warrant
    • Primus
    • Skid Row
    • The White Buffalo
    • Mark Erelli
    • Jeffrey Foucualt
    • The Decemberists
    • Metallica
    • Ben Gibbard
    • Deathcab for Cutie

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