Drain the Blood: Ten Songs About Vampires. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is Published. This Day in History, 26/05/1897.

1.  Bauhaus ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’

(single A-side, 1979).

2.  Smashing Pumpkins ‘Bullet with Butterfly Wings’

(from the album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, 1995).

3.  Bis ‘Secret Vampires’

(from the Secret Vampire Soundtrack EP, 1996).

4.  Neil Young ‘Vampire Blues’

(from the album On the Beach, 1974).

5.  The Distillers ‘Drain the Blood’

(from the album Coral Fang, 2003).

6.  Kings of Leon ‘Closer’

(from the album Only By the Night, 2008).

7.  Ash ‘Vampire Love’

(from the album Meltdown, 2004).

8.  The Go-Betweens ‘Spirit of a Vampyre’

(from the album Tallulah, 1987).

9.  Radiohead ‘We Suck Young Blood (Your Time is Up)’

(from the album Hail to the Thief, 2003).

10. The Birthday Party ‘Release the Bats’

(single A-side, 1981).

Tales From The Riverbank: Ten Songs About Rivers. The Blackwall Tunnel Underneath the River Thames is Opened. This Day in History, 22/05/1897.

1.  The Jam ‘Tales From The Riverbank’

(B-side of Absolute Beginners, 1981).

2.  Richard Hawley ‘Roll River Roll’

(from the album Lady’s Bridge, 2009).

3.  Talking Heads ‘Take Me to the River’

(from the album More Songs About Buildings and Food, 1978).

4.  Pixies ‘River Euphrates’

(from the album Surfer Rosa, 1988).

5.  Nick Drake ‘River Man’

(from the album Five Leaves Left, 1969).

6.  REM ‘Cuyahoga’

(from the album Life’s Rich Pageant, 1986).

7.  Joni Mitchell ‘River’

(from the album Blue, 1971).

8.  Jimmy Cliff ‘Many Rivers to Cross’

(from the album The Harder They Come OST, 1972).

9.  Patti Smith ‘Pissing in a River’

(from the album Radio Ethiopia, 1976).

10. Antony and the Johnsons ‘River of Sorrow’

(from the album Antony and the Johnsons, 2000).