This song involves Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos taking an imagined trip to America during which he hangs out with Mark Twain's 19th century literary characters Huckleberry Finn and his runaway slave pal Jim. Kapranos explained to Q Magazine: "Huck and Jim are actually the perfect metaphor for why America is so f--ked up right now."
"The Night Chicago Died" was written and recorded by the British group Paper Lace. They talk about Al Capone in the song, but got a lot of details wrong - understandable since they wrote it based on gangster movies.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.