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Halloween songs/music/CDs

Posted by AK 
Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 21, 2006 02:37AM
I thought it might be interesting to compile a list of Halloween favorites. Of course there are acts that base their entire steez on being Halloween-oriented, or macabre/ghoulish/whatever, such as the Cramps, Misfits, various goth bands, and
compilations like "New Wave Halloween," but I bet
we could come up with some more off-the-wall items.
I'll kick it off with "It's Halloween" from the
Shaggs' first LP, and "Closed on Account of Rabies,"
a multi-artist homage to Edgar Allan Poe, produced by Hal Willner, with Christopher Walken, Iggy Pop,
Diamanda Galas, and Jeff Buckley. Oh, and most every Fall album has at least one track with a supernatural or macabre theme...
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 24, 2006 11:06PM
Does The Ghost in You by the Psychedelic Furs count?

Roky Erickson has a lot of good songs the involve evil and ghosts.
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 25, 2006 01:05AM
I guess "The Ghost in You" by Psychedelic Furs, The
counts--that band in general creeps me out. And it's hard to go wrong with Roky--it's even a cold night for alligators tonight!
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 25, 2006 01:58AM
The Frogs' "Death Songs" album! They're mostly known for their gay supremacy music, but they also did a self-released album of songs about killing their audience with the help of their warlocks, gargoyles ("the gargoyles are my friends, NOT YOUR'S!"), and dragons.

And definitely the cover of the Geto Boys song, "Mind Playing Tricks on Me", as done by Atom and His Package.

And any version/remix of the music from the Castlevania videogame series. Especially as done by the Minibosses.

"The Halloween Puppet Show" by Flossie and the Unicorns.

And I could go on, but I won't...

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/25/2006 01:58AM by boogiepop.
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 25, 2006 02:21AM
Put me down for some "Kandy Korn," Captain Beefheart-style! Sys-era Pink Floyd has some
tunes that could work for Halloween, like "Lucifer Sam" and "The Gnome" and "Scarecrow." Or "Aumgn" by Can...
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 26, 2006 04:41PM
Oh, brother -- NOW YOU'VE DONE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can't mention Halloween without yours truly, THE BARON NIGHTWOLF, elucidating upon the subject. I've heard the Frogs' early stuff in that vein (literally!), and that was their earliest stuff -- afore all the "gay or no way" shtuff. Besides the Misfits, there is one band I usually play on my annual Halloween radio spot with Dave Kosky called THE 3-D INVISIBLES. Off of Neurotic Bop Records from the latter '80s, all of their music is horrorshow-Halloween-subject-mattered, with songs like: 'I Walked With A Zombie', 'Frankenstein Stomp', 'Moon Over Transylvania', 'Dinner With Leatherface', 'Plan 9 From Outer Space', 'Werewolf Party', and various others. They are a very rare find.
Other obscure and non-obscure Halloween tricks-and-treats of mine include:

> 'Vampire Beavers', by Joe Hall and the Continental Drift.
> 'Riboflavin-Flavored, Noncarbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood', by 45-Grave.
> 'GooGooMuck', 'Teenage Werewolf', 'Human Fly', and various others by the Cramps.
> 'Monster Hash', by the Toyez.
> 'Teenage Frankenstein', by Alice Cooper
> 'The Elvis Zombie', by Pinkslip Daddy.
> 'Curse Of The Hearse', by Terry Tenney.
> 'Maggots', by Kendra Smith.
> 'Blood Makes Noise' and 'In Liverpool', by Susanne Vega.
> 'Ghost Power', by the Cords.
> 'Return To The Haunted House', by the Fleshtones.
> 'Do The Freddy', by the Elm Street Group, featuring Robert "Freddy" Englund.
> 'Vampire Rock', by the Fabulous Poodles.
> 'The Devil's In My Car', by the B-52s.
> 'Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead', by the Fifth Estate.
> 'I Want To Bite Your Hand', by Gene Moss (he may have also done a song called 'Transylvania-45789').
> 'Pet Semetary', by the Ramones.
> 'Ghost On The Road', by Guadalcanal Diary.
> 'Abigail's Ghost', by Green On Red.
> 'The Wolfbane Blooms', by the Nomads.
> 'Werewolf', by the Frantics.
> 'Where Wolfmen Lurk', by Gas Huffer.

Yeeska! Need I go on?! By the by, I am scheduled to make my annual 'CSB appearance this coming Halloween from 7 to 9 PM. So until then or whenever:
HARK TO THE BRILLIANCE IN THE DARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 10/26/2006 04:59PM by baronightwolf.
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 28, 2006 11:25PM
Sorry, I meant Syd, not Sys in that post above.
And of course, there's "Frankenstein" by the New York Dolls (or is it Edgar Winter?). Maybe even "All Tomorrow's Parties" by the Velvet Underground and Nico ("What costume shall the poor girl wear...?").
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 30, 2006 04:55PM
You knew I'd recall at least ONE MORE Halloween ditty!
Actually, I can recall at least TWENTY more, but the most important one as far as 'CSB is concerned is:

"No Costume, No Candy" by THE SWINGIN' NECKBREAKERS!

If that tain't a Halloween song for the twenty-first century, then monsters don't mash!!
As for at least a FEW more Halloweeny toonies, we can also add:
>"Killer Klowns From Outer Space" and "Booby Trap", by The Dickies.
>"Nosferatu", by Blue Oyster Cult.
>"She's The Witch", by the Sonics.
>"Modrenicht", by Iowaska.
>"I'm A Vampire", by Future Bible Heros.
>"Werecow", by Flippy T. Fishhead.
>"Swamp Witch", by Jim Stafford.
A particularly obscure one is "Cyclops", by either David Small or David Little. A lot of the most obscure 'Ween songs were exclusive to the old Doctor Demento programs, like "Vampire Frogs" and "Monster Rap/It's Alive!".
Of course, always remember what Ministry tells us:
"Every day IS Halloween!"
And as always:
HARK TO THE BRILLIANCE IN THE DARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
March 02, 2007 05:08PM
Hey! Here's still a few more!

>"Gary Gilmore's Eyes", by the Adverts.
>"Brainwave", by the Rubber City Rebels.
>"The Devil Lives in My Husband's Body", by Pulsalama.

HARK TO THE BRILLIANCE IN THE DARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 06, 2007 04:11PM
6 October 2007 --

HALLOWEEN IS JUST 25 DAYS AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HARK TO THE BRILLIANCE IN THE DARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 07, 2007 07:12AM
It's by Edgar winter Group. I want to add ICP--they have at least 3 Halloween songs, but some can be interpreted to be Halloween as well.

Rockstar Mode
Late Sat./ early Sun.
2-7 am EDT
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 08, 2007 01:24AM
Easter Monkeys- Camera Fo (A song about Ghoulardi)
The Ghastly Ones - we have one of their cd's and it is filled with tons of spoky tunes
Deadbolt-Dark surf music with themes ranging from evil clowns to zombies to Gangster violence
Ghostriders in the Sky, has been done performed by many artists Dick Dale and the Legendary Stardust Cowboy do my favorite versions of it.
Dead Boys-Son of Sam

Fuckin' Yankees!!!

The Famous Monsters have two cds out. Both are loaded with moster themed music.
The Monster Mash compilation (on vinyl)
Titties and Beer-Frank Zappa must duel the devil to get back what he loves most
The Tortum Never Stops-Frank Zappa
The Mummies- the groups name alone merits them being included in this list. Their creepy sounding organ led instrumentals though definitely fit in with any Halloween show.
The Horror of Party Beach-Sloppy Seconds
Madness Invasion Compilations (vinyl)-These have tons of great tracks ranging from Martians to werewolves. I think it might also have some movie clip samples as well but I might be confusing it with another comp.

More to come,


Scruggscorp Syndicated Radio
Sunday Nights, Midnight- 2 AM
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 08, 2007 04:57PM

Let us not forget that the original "Horror Of Party Bleach -- er, BEACH" features 'The Zombie Stomp' on its soundtrack; I think it was performed by the Del-Vikings (or the Del-something).

The Easter Monkeys? BOO'YAH! And let us not forget their udder great Halloweener: 'My Baby Digs Graveyards'!

The Ghastly Ones had an acer with their LP 'A-HAUNTING WE WILL GO'. And so did the Bomboras with 'HEADSHRINKING FUN'.

Deadbolt's best Halloweener has gotta be 'Hank Watson Stalks The Earth' on 'SHRUNKEN HEADS'.

Of course, the myriad volumes of 'BACK FROM THE GRAVE' are chuck-full of Halloweeny ghouldness. My favorites: 'Ghost Power' by the Cords, and 'Werewolf' by Morgus and The Derringers. However, I rather doubt that the aforementioned Morgus of that latter song was the actual Morgus the Magnificent, who haunted New Orleans' sundry teevee stations hosting bad horror/sci-fi movies back during Cleveland's own Ghoulardi/Hoolihan-and-Big-Chuck years.

You know, many teevee horror movie-hosts made records and CDs over the past half-century -- especially Zacherley, Elvira, and the MST 3000 robots. Tarantula Ghoul, who was apparently the first horror host in Salem, Oregon, released one or two LPs as Tarantula Ghoul and The Gravediggers. You might want to dig it up.

Later for now.

HALLOWEEN IS JUST 23 DAYS AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![Time of writing ...]

30 October marks my TENTH ANNIVERSARY on Dave Kosky's 'THROAT CULTURE CAFE'.

See you then! And always:

HARK TO THE BRILLIANCE IN THE DARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 09, 2007 02:55AM
you people are awesome.


i am so psyched to do a halloween show i can



dj spider lady

and lucky me





hopefully I can make it up for the kosky/baronightwolf halloween show - looks to be a good one. heh heh heh BOO!!

here's one not already mentioned:

"wake up screaming" by the subhumans
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 12, 2007 03:54PM
Thanky most kindly, Spidey-Lady. Last year, we had Internet listeners from Hungary, Germany, Britain, and the US listening to 'Throat Culture'. As much as I love WCSB, I love you folks EVEN MORE come Halloween!

As always:

HARK TO THE BRILLIANCE IN THE DARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We'll keep a bug-light on for ya!
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 15, 2007 06:10AM
im up to do the jazz rotation on the 27th

im thinking about just doing a halloween madness show sinec it will be timely and then people will actually get to hear the insane halloween shows i do every year..........
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 16, 2007 04:01PM
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 17, 2007 03:42AM
All holidays are lame. Even worse, they are COMMERCIAL!! How is a non-commercial station to handle this? I just don't. Fuck 'em.

Rockstar Mode
Late Sat./ early Sun.
2-7 am EDT
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 27, 2007 06:34PM
How about "Halloween" by the Dream Syndicate?

"This is No Money Mark. Why are you listening to WCSB Cleveland?"
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 29, 2007 03:48PM
TOMORROW IS MY ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!{Time of writing ...}

Including some special tributes to Chas Smith (miss ya, partner).

7 to 9 PM.


HARK TO THE BRILLIANCE IN THE DARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HALLOWEEN IS IN 2 DAYS! [Time of writing ...]
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 30, 2007 01:34AM
I'll be doing a special extra creepy Halloween show as well on
Wednesday 10/31 from 7pm-9pm
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
October 31, 2007 07:13AM
I did do a half-assed reading of LA MESSE NOIR ( The Black Mass) from Anton Szandor LaVey's THE SATANIC RITUALS, set to Diamanda Galas.

Rockstar Mode
Late Sat./ early Sun.
2-7 am EDT
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
November 06, 2007 05:15PM
SEE Y'ALL NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HARK TO THE BRILLIANCE IN THE DARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
November 12, 2007 04:45PM
Well, actually I'll still be here flapping about the Forum, but as for radio:

SEE Y'ALL NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HARK TO THE BRILLIANCE IN THE DARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(And make good on your Radiothon pledges, dagnab it!
... Or at least make good on your LEMON Pledges -- har!Har!)
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
August 29, 2008 04:35PM
HALLOWEEN 2008 IS JUST TWO MONTHS AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And it's our first one from the Cole Center (I hope)!

And hey -- here are a few more recent additions for Halloween playlists:

"Juliet Of The Spirits", by the B-52s; off their latest: 'FUNFLICKS'.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell", by Michelle Shocked.

That last song is a delightfully creepy oddity wherein Shelley tells us about an owl changing her into a RABBIT.

Eeehhhh ... what's up, Shocked?
Re: Halloween songs/music/CDs
August 29, 2008 05:00PM
the fuzztones' version of "she's my witch" gets my halloween 2008 vote

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