My Name is Parus radious, you killed my father, prepare to die.

Muhammed Ali says in his autobiography: “I’m a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I’m no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.”  Well, all you dog-killers and even for all you cheek-turners, this month we’re delving into songs that sing the merits or pitfalls of revenge and vengeance (and a little bit of Schadenfreude). Bust out the cold cuts music fans and sharpen those straight razors:
You’ll Pay – Little David and his Harps
Revenge – The Others
I Warned You Baby – Frankie Lee Sims
You’ve Got Another Thing Coming – Esquires
Fist City – Loretta Lynn
The Box it Came in – Wanda Jackson
Cuttin’ My ABCs – Charlie Jordan aka Uncle Skipper
Frankie and Johnny – Sam Cooke
Rocky Raccoon – Richie Havens
Run Uncle John! Run! – Jerry McCain and his Upstarts
Pirate Jenny – Nina Simone
Stone Cold Dead in the Market – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
Johnnie Take My Wife – Wilmouth Houdini
Apesar de Você – Chico Buarque
A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
These Boots are Made for Walking – Nancy Sinatra
One Way or Another – Blondie
I’ll Get You Too – Billy Emerson
Revenge – Black Flag
Mental Revenge – Johnny Darrell
Revenge – Herbie Hancock
Vengeance (Title Theme) – Carlo Savina
The Payback, Pt. 1 – James Brown


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