I Stopped to Fill My Car Up: Ten Songs About Fuel. Fidel Castro Nationalizes Esso, Texaco and Shell in Cuba. This Day in History, 01/07/1960.

1.  Ash ‘Petrol’

(from the album Trailer, 1994).

2.  Pixies ‘River Euphrates’

(from the album Surfer Rosa, 1988).

3.  Catatonia ‘Fuel’

(from the album Paper Scissor Stone, 2001).

4.  Bloc Party ‘Price of Gas’

(from the album Silent Alarm, 2005).

5.  Client ‘Your Love is Like Petrol’

(from the album Command, 2009).

6.  The Prodigy ‘Diesel Power’

(from the album The Fat of the Land, 1997).

7.  The Pogues ‘Smell of Petroleum’

(from the album Waiting for Herb, 1991).

8.  Sparklehorse ‘Gasoline Horseys’

(from the album Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot, 1996).

9.  Suede ‘Picnic by the Motorway’

(from the album Coming Up, 1996).

10. Stereophonics ‘I Stopped to Fill My Car Up’

(from the album Performance & Cocktails, 1999).

Baby Elian: Ten Songs About Cuba. Federal Agents Seize 6 Year Old Elian Gonzales From His Relatives’ Home in Miami. This Day in History, 22/04/2000.

1.  Manic Street Preachers ‘Baby Elian’

(from the album Know Your Enemy, 2001).

2.  The Ramones ‘Havana Affair’

(from the album The Ramones, 1976).

3.  XTC ‘Living Through Another Cuba’

(from the album Black Sea, 1980).

4.  The Clash ‘Washington Bullets’

(from the album Sandinista!, 1980).

5.  The Rolling Stones ‘Indian Girl’

(from the album Emotional Rescue, 1980).

6.  Buena Vista Social Club ‘Hasta Siempre Commandante’

(recorded during Buena Vista Social Club album sessions, 1997).

7.  Pete Seeger ‘Guantanamera’

(from the album We Shall Overcome, 1963).

8.  Kirsty MacColl ‘Mambo De La Luna’

(from the album Tropical Brainstorm, 2000).

9.  Jackson Browne ‘Going Down To Cuba;

(from the album Time The Conqueror, 2008).

10. Billy Bragg ‘Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards’

(from the album Worker’s Playtime, 1988).