September 10, 2013

Modcast #277: Cops, Criminals, Prison & Punishment

How many songs about cops or crime are there? Well dozens, if you're just listening to The Clash. This week's modcast is all about crime and punishment, the cops and the criminals. Every song touches on some angle of the overall theme from The Clash to The Kirkbys, from the 60s to the 90s and beyond, it's a pretty popular theme.

First things first, quick shout out and thank you to the Ice Cream Man for hosting last week's show, and it was a pretty damn good show. He was fresh off the debut of his own power pop podcast which you can check out at his very excellent blog at

Now reach for the sky mods, you've got a lot of crime to catch up on.

Listen Now

Social Distortion -- It's The Law (1988)
The Riptides -- Dial M For Murder (2009)
Willie Nile -- Police On My Back (2006)
Green Day -- I Fought The Law (2004)
Standells -- Have You Ever Spent The Night In Jail? (1966)
Sindicate -- Hangman (196?)
The Kirkbys -- It's A Crime (1966)
The Untouchables -- Mandingo (1985)
The Skeletones -- Mugsy Shambles (1988)
The Specials -- Rude Boys Out Of Jail (1980)
Bad Manners -- Inner London Violence (1980)
The Clues -- Almost Framed (1981)
Tearjerkers -- Murder Mystery (1980)
The Clash -- Somebody Got Murdered (1980)
Supergrass -- Caught By The Fuzz (1995)

The Untouchables -- Free Yourself

The Clash -- Bankrobber