Monday, May 03, 2021

MA-58 - Ridin' with the Reaper

  

In celebration of Walpurgisnacht, which was last Friday night, here's a spooky little comp of teenage death songs, and others, in which "hitting the road" ends fatally for somebody.  The tracks:

 

01 - Two Hour Honeymoon - Paul Hampton - 1960  (3:12)

02 - The Carroll County Accident - Bobby & Laurie - 1969  (2:45)

03 - Car Crash - Avengers - 1977  (4:19)

04 - Chapel Bells Ringing - Gene Summers - 1962  (2:28)

05 - A Young Man Is Gone - The Beach Boys - 1963  (2:17)

06 - Wreck on the Highway - Roy Acuff - 1942  (2:47)

07 - The Ballad of Thunder Road - Robert Mitchum - 1957  (2:28)

08 - BJ the DJ - Stonewall Jackson - 1964  (2:47)

09 - Tell Laura I Love Her - Ray Paterson - 1960  (2:53)

10 - Tell Tommy I Miss Him - Marilyn Michaels - 1960  (2:44)

11 - Angel of Death - Hank Williams - 1954  (2:28)

12 - No Return - The Third Rail - 1967  (1:56)

13 - Message from James Dean - Bill Hayes - 1956  (1:56)

14 - Crash - KaS Product - 1990  (3:06)

15 - Fireball Rolled a Seven - Dave Dudley - 1975  (2:37)

16 - Transfusion - Nervous Norvus - 1956  (2:26)

17 - Come to Me Johnny - Johnny Victor - 1962  (2:13)

18 - The Hero - Bernadette Carroll - 1964  (2:10)

19 - Phantom 309 - Red Sovine - 1964  (3:22)

20 - Hello, This Is Joannie - Paul Evans - 1977  (3:04)

21 - Terry - Twinkle (Lynn Ripley) - 1964  (3:09)

22 - Black Denim Trousers - The Cheers - 1955  (2:06)

23 - Chicken - The Cheers - 1957  (1:56)

24 - Pile-up on the Highway - Lisa Bade - 1978  (2:55)

25 - Teenage Cremation - Dean Davis - 1965  (1:46)

26 - The Beginning of My End - The Unifics - 1968  (3:17)

27 - Last Kiss - Wayne Cochran - 1962  (2:27)

28 - The Visitation - White Noise - 1969  (3:00)

29 - All I Have Left Is Johnny's Hubcap - MAD Twists Rock 'n' Roll - 1962  (2:23)

 When asked to name songs about motor-vehicle accidents, anybody can name “The Leader of the Pack,” or the Beatles’ “Don’t Pass Me By” or “Revolution 9.”  I’ve picked a few familiar tunes, and a lot of less-popular ones, including about those scar-crashed lovers Laura and Tommy, and a pair by the Cheers.  Buckle up now, and remember that cross traffic does not stop.

 MA-58 - Ridin' with the Reaper

See you on Thursday with the continuation of this year's MUSICAL MONTH OF MAY!

  

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