Woke Up This Morning: Ten Songs About Gangsters. NYC Gangster Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano is Convicted on 62 Counts of Compulsory Prostitution. This Day in History, 07/06/1936.

1.  Alabama 3 ‘Woke Up This Morning’

(from the album Exile on Coldharbour Lane, 1997).

2.  Bruce Springsteen ‘Murder Incorporated’

(from the album Greatest Hits, 1995).

3.  Catatonia ‘I Am the Mob’

(from the album International Velvet, 1998).

4.  Bob Dylan ‘Joey’

(from the album Desire, 1976).

5.  Longpigs ‘Gangsters’

(from the album Mobile Home, 1999).

6. The Libertines ‘Up the Bracket’

(from the album Up the Bracket, 2002).

7.  The Clash ‘Guns of Brixton’

(from the album London Calling, 1979).

8.  Luke Haines ‘Freddie Mills is Dead’

(from the album Off My Rocker at the Art School Bop, 2006).

9.  The Specials ‘Gangsters’

(single A-side, 1979).

10. Morrissey ‘Now My Heart Is Full’

(from the album Vauxhall & I, 1994).

Life in Tokyo: Ten Songs About Japan. Sada Abe is Arrested After Wandering the Streets of Tokyo for Days with Her Dead Lover’s Severed Genitals in her Handbag. Her Story Soon Becomes One of Japan’s Most Notorious Scandals. This Day in History, 21/05/1936.

1.  Japan ‘Life in Tokyo’

(from the album Quiet Life, 1979).

2.  The Cure ‘Kyoto Song’

(from the album The Head on the Door, 1985).

3.  The Vapours ‘Turning Japanese’

(from the album New Clear Days, 1980).

4.  Clean Bandit ‘Rather Be’

(from the album New Eyes, 2014).

5.  Elvis Costello ‘Tokyo Storm Warning’

(from the album Blood and Chocolate, 1986).

6.  Tom Waits ‘Big in Japan’

(from the album Mule Variations, 1999).

7.  Manic Street Preachers ‘(I Miss the) Tokyo Skyline’

(from the album Rewind the Film, 2013).

8.  Eurythmics ‘I’ve Got A Lover (Back in Japan)’

(from the album Savage, 1987).

9.  Heaven 17 ‘Geisha Boys and Temple Girls’

(from the album Penthouse and Pavement, 1981).

10. Blur ‘Yuko and Hiro’

(from the album The Great Escape, 1995).