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Song of the Day 6/27/09

Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1. Saturday’s song is #396:

The Vapors – Letter from Hiro

Best known for the inscrutable new wave hit Turning Japanese (a song you won’t find on this list), the British band actually put out two brilliant albums of fiery, artsy, Clash-style punk rock. This majestic, epic antiwar anthem from 1979’s New Clear Days is told from the point of view of a WWII-era Japanese kid saved from kamikaze duty by freak chance.

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June 26, 2009 Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Literature, Music, music, concert | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment