Deep Cuts

Deep Cuts: Fireworks Songs

It was awfully nice of somebody to arrange for the Fourth of July to fall on “Deep Cuts” day this year.

I’m kind of goofy for fireworks, always have been. I was the kid who blew up model airplanes, Band-Aid cans, and mailboxes. I shot bottle rockets at kids (and vice versa), emptied all of the powder out of my Black Cats and tried to make my own mega-firecracker, and blew up a raft loaded with fireworks. It’s a wonder that I still have two eyes and ten fingers.

Man, I had a great childhood, at least as far as blowing up stuff goes.

Anyway, fireworks songs:

“Rocket From A Bottle,” XTC.

“Sparkle City,” Shuggie Otis.

“Cherry Bomb,” The Runaways.

“Black Cat,” Janet Jackson.

“Reel Around the Fountain,” The Smiths.

“Exploder,” Audioslave.

“M-80 (Explosive Energy Movement),” Papa Roach.

“Pinwheels,” Smashing Pumpkins.

There you have it: Eight songs to blow things up real good. What did I miss? I’m listening.

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