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Hot-heads in hot-rods: seven of the very best Death Discs

6 May, 2015 — by Christopher Ratcliff0


How seven classic songs mined dangerous driving and teenage tragedy for big bucks and sick yucks.

The Death Disc, also known as a ‘splatter platter’, ‘car crash song’ or quite simply a ‘teenage tragedy song’ is a style of ballad popularised in the 50s and 60s sung from the point of view of either a dying (or dead) teenager or the dying (or dead) teenager’s sweetheart.