I was looking through my Random Tunes file, and ran across “41 Shots” by Bruce Springsteen. It’s about/inspired by the Amadou Diallo shooting in NYC. I personally think it’s an interesting piece of Social Commentary and simultaneously a pretty cool tune. I think that’s pretty rare.
I figure Neil Young’s got two: “Ohio” with CSNY, about the Kent State shootings, and “Let’s Roll”, about the 9/11 attacks.
So, who else has done the Law & Order thing with music? What are your favourite current events inspired songs?