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The Decemberists' 2006 album The Crane Wife includes a song about the group, titled "Shankill Butchers", casting them as bogeymen that mothers tell their children about before bed to get them to behave.

The "Shankill Butchers" were a group of UVF members involved in a large number of loyalist terrorist activities in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the 1970s. The Butchers' chief notoriety came from late-night abduction, torture and cut-throat murders of random members of the Roman Catholic community, although they… read more

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  • Avatar for joshsaussey
    The vocals on this track are so beautiful.
  • Avatar for saoirse14
    I've always scratched my head over this song. The true story is too tragic, and all too recent.
  • Avatar for thevelvetjoel
    Blasting this song whilst drunk...
  • Avatar for futchadoc
    I love when The Decemberists decide to be creepy... the result is AMAZING!!
  • Avatar for davidbowiegirl
    Great song
  • Avatar for futchadoc
    First Decemberists song I ever heard - on a mix one of my friends made me way back in high school. Too bad it took me so long to realize how awesome they are and discover more of their music!
  • Avatar for mgudites
    Creepy in the best way possible :)
  • Avatar for therealsteppen
    Fan-fuckin'-tastic!!!! ;-)
  • Avatar for donttrytogoogle
    love.
  • Avatar for BILLTHEBEARD
    THANKS NOCTURANA FOR SENDING THIS - ENJOYED THE VIDEO - TA VERY MUCH!

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