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Happy Music Monday! As you all know, later this week is Halloween, so Scott's decided to open up the floodgates! He's made a little playlist full of those songs you most enjoy on October 31st. Here's one of his favorites (try not to be too scared!)

Alice Cooper - The Ballad Of Dwight Fry

 

When one of the first people to support you is Frank Zappa, you're obviously doing something of worth. But Alice Cooper didn't really take off until he started wearing straitjackets and dressing in women's clothes. His image as a horror-rocker is so cemented that even when performing a traditional love song with The Muppets it still ends up spooky-style. Sad for the poet inside the man, but GREAT for people who want to make Halloween playlists!

Get your creepy, goofy, Monster Mashy hits ready, because after the jump, you'll find four more Halloween hits… and then it'll be YOUR turn to help out!

Before we pass around the peeled grape eyeballs, remember our new Spotify playlist will be featuring a great selection from last week's Music Monday comments. The theme of the mix this time is Dark Songs and play it loud! It might help add to the scary! But before you go there, stay here and listen to our current Music Monday. Scott's next choice is...

Screaming Lord Sutch - Jack The Ripper

 

Horror Rock wasn't really a genre when Screaming Lord Sutch crawled out of the London swamps and scared those poor teenage girls. But he's one of the originators, and he's beloved of such stars as Jimmy Page and Jack White. Maybe not the kind of thing you'd put on the stereo at Christmas, but this is Halloween, baby! Let him have his moment in the lack of sun!

The Cramps - Goo Goo Muck

 

Lux Interior is one of the few men on the planet who can look like he's on black and white film even when he's in color. That makes him a Halloween natural, and that's why anyone who's anyone this time of year runs to the Cramps records. "Goo Goo Muck" is the story of a were-blob on the prowl, which makes it just monstrous enough for my purposes. The jangling guitar is merely a bonus. And speaking of guitar...

TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me

 

I've read this song is a tribute to blues guitarist Howlin' Wolf but feel that rush of energy in the intro? It's not possible to be more transformative, and that's got to be how it feels when turning from human to beast. And since the video has stop-motion werewolves in it, I say we count it for the Halloween playlist. What do you think? TOO LATE, I'VE DECIDED!

Kate Bush - Experiment IV

 

Imagine if the military accidentally made a weapon so pure, they themselves couldn't even turn it off? That's the plot of this Kate Bush song, more of a short story with a chorus than a pop hit. Think of it as an origin story for a haunted House (get it?) and you'll see why it made my list. I just wish the video had been in black and white.

There's plenty of Halloween color in our Turntable.fm room, so stop in for spooky Music Monday enjoyment. And feel free to add your own scary scary monster sounds in the comments below! Novelty hits are fair game, but please, don't just post a big list and hog them for yourself. Other people like making suggestions too! And Halloween is about giving as well as getting!



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LarryLars


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"Monster Mash" by Bobby (Boris) Pickett and The Crypt Kickers!

It hit #1 on the Billboard pop singles chart when initially released in 1962, and went back to the top 10 in 1973!

nice use of movie clips

Here's Bobby!

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mossygreen


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I started collecting links last night! So excited!

Yay Satanic hippie rock! Here is a link to a playlist for the entire 1969 Coven album
Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls. The first song, "Coven in Charring Cross," will definitely tell you if you want to listen to the whole thing. The album ends with a black mass, so if you need one of those, just go to the last track.

Yay Satanic progessive rock! Here is a link to a playlist for the 1970 Black Widow album Sacrifice. It is like a Hammer film you don't need to watch. If you let's do the time warp again! to listen to the whole thing, please just listen to Come to the Sabbat, because it has the best chorus ever.

Favorite one-offs:
Vivian Stanshall's "11 Mustachioed Daughters:" a spookier studio version with Bonzo Dog, and a
looser, odder live version with biG GRunt (Roger Ruskin Spear plays a leg theremin; he is my favorite).

The Incredible String Band's Witch's Hat.

The Pretty Things' Baron Saturday

Tyrannosaurus Rex's One Inch Rock (has a witch in it, anyway)

Lydia Lunch's cover of Alice Cooper's Black Juju (aw, should have included it last week)

tedzilla99


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I think of this 80s gem for Halloween songs:

mossygreen


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I'm assuming someone else will do all the Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath heavy lifting (Scott [if I may call you that], you made a good beginning but Billion Dollar Babies is probably the best Alice Cooper Halloween album). If not, I will come back and post more tonight! Yes, that is a threat!

chicken0102


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Here are some:

"Werewolves of London" by Zevon
"Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley
"Thriller" by Michael Jackson (and featuring Vincent Price!)
"Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr (though he never mentions the number--555-2368)
(I don't know if these were tedzilla's post since youtube is blocked at work)
"Grim Grinning Ghosts" from the Haunted Mansion at Disney World

Slydon


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mossygreen wrote:I'm assuming someone else will do all the Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath heavy lifting (Scott [if I may call you that], you made a good beginning but Billion Dollar Babies is probably the best Alice Cooper Halloween album). If not, I will come back and post more tonight! Yes, that is a threat!



You may call me that! And Alice Cooper is hard, because he DOES have a lot of good songs, but not all of his songs are straight up about horror. That's why I went with Dwight Fry for the theme.

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

mossygreen


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Slydon wrote:You may call me that! And Alice Cooper is hard, because he DOES have a lot of good songs, but not all of his songs are straight up about horror. That's why I went with Dwight Fry for the theme.



And he revisits themes a lot, so there's the whole aspect of "WHICH song about necrophilia should I choose?!" Actually, that's a trick question because the answer is "I Love the Dead."

CowboyDann


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I'm taking the easy way out for now. I'll come up with something a little more creative once I get off work.





Both of these songs come from an album that gave me nightmares for months to come. Not Safe For Work or Humanity. Pretty disturbing tracks there.

If you ever have 2.75 hours to kill sometime with nothing better to do, I suggest turning out all the lights and putting this album on with some headphones. Always a fun time.

mattkronik


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So many good, spooky tracks for Halloween:


  • Massive Attack - Paradise Circus
  • Frank Sinatra - Witchcraft
  • Uriah Heap - Rainbow Demon
  • Gnarles Barkley - Who's Gonna Save My Soul
  • Royskopp - What Else is There
  • The Submarines - 1940
  • The Presets - The Girl and the Sea
  • Dead Man's Bones - Loose Your Soul
  • Alice Cooper - Pick Up the Bones
  • Gravediggaz - Trippin'


Oh, and this gem: RJD2's "A Beautiful Mine" with Nat Cole's "Nature Boy"

cbrett42


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What, no "Spooky Little Girl Like You"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8l4c2yOM4s

CatCK


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Here are videos for a couple already mentioned:

Michael Jackson's "Thriller"



Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London" (I miss Warren Zevon).



And, while this isn't exactly Halloween, it's certainly creepy. Let me please introduce the Rolling Stones, "Symphony for the Devil".

strawhousepig


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First off, *TA-DOW* How ya like me now, b--.... er, Mr. Lydon?

Really got a kick out of those satanic hippy tunes mossygreen. My first satanic choice is from a classic NWOBHM album, 1983's Melissa by Mercyful Fate - At The Sound Of The Demon Bell.

Nice spooky intro on this one. Followed by a sound that to me is like butter... that Thrash... Destruction "Curse the gods" w/ Lyrics - YouTube

Also have to include one from the first album I heard that creeped me out. Venom - In League With Satan - YouTube Super campy now that I'm not in 6th grade.

Sticking with camp, you *cannot* go wrong with The 3-D Invisibles. The 3-D Invisibles - Cool Ghoul - YouTube

mossygreen


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A few more thoughts:

Because it wouldn't be an occasion without horrible disco, Amanda Lear's Blood and Honey

Even though I have mixed feelings about Eva O. because she was at some point involved with Richard Ramirez, I love Angel of Death

Why, yes, Lydia Lunch did cover Spooky. It goes about as well as could be expected.

Barry Dransfield's The Werewolf

Final Alice Cooper picks:
live version of Unfinished Sweet
Billion Dollar Babies, featuring DONOVAN!
live version of I Love the Dead
TV special version of Black Widow

As a special treat, if you're wondering why so many people wanted Vincent Price to do a spoken word piece on their album: Witchcraft-Magic-An Adventure in Demonology.

Enjoy!

strawhousepig


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Almost forgot. Gotta have this one. Screamin Jay Hawkins - I put a spell on you - YouTube

mossygreen


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strawhousepig wrote:Almost forgot. Gotta have this one. Screamin Jay Hawkins - I put a spell on you - YouTube



CLASSIC!

Also: thanks for keeping this going! I thought of three more songs this morning myself.

mossygreen


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strawhousepig wrote:Almost forgot. Gotta have this one. Screamin Jay Hawkins - I put a spell on you - YouTube



Also, again: I see your "I Put a Spell on You" and raise you Alligator Wine.

And, to keep the spirit going:

Bauhaus' The Hollow Hills live
Reposting Comus' Drip Drip and adding Diana--First Utterance is kind of a terrifying album
There is always room for Caravan's C'thlu Thlu.

vigilante1987


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Creepy, crawley, creepy creepy crawly crawly

Boris The Spider (The Who)



and how could I forget Ghost Riders in the Sky?

strawhousepig


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How about theme music?

Love this funky tune from the Vampyros Lesbos soundtrack. Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab - The Lion & The Cucumber - YouTube possible NSFW cover art.

Then there's this little ditty. :D

mossygreen


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strawhousepig wrote:How about theme music?

Love this funky tune from the Vampyros Lesbos soundtrack. Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab - The Lion & The Cucumber - YouTube possible NSFW cover art.

Then there's this little ditty. :D



Hmm, I'm pretty sure you're not me because you listen to '80's thrash, but The Lion and the Cucumber is my favorite song off that album, so, I'm not entirely sure.

Man, we were just talking about Tubular Bells yesterday at work, too.

Here's Lemmon Princess by The Leaves. It has the Devil.

I'm saving one more Halloween song for midnight.

mossygreen


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The Shaggs want you to know IT'S HALLOWEEN!

CowboyDann


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(2:43 PM, 10/29/2012) CowboyDann WON'T LET GO OF SWANS



Saw them live on 9/11 I'll never forget! so sorry if I'm still on a bit of a swans high from that show.

As promised tough here is something a little more creative.

Sonic Youth - Halloween


Here is one more

And A bonus one about ghosts in general.

Artist: Radical Face
Album : Ghost
Song : Haunting
How could this not fit theme?


strawhousepig


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Wonder if CowboyDann would appreciate Sunn0)))? Me, I get tired of waiting for music like that to start.


Not spooky, but it's still halloween!

mossygreen


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I know nobody's going to be around anymore, but here's what I remembered while at work:

Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy

Cream, Strange Brew

Paul Williams performing The Hell of it, from the great Phantom of the Paradise, on an episode of The Hardy Boys for some reason? Bonus: Somebody Super Like You/Life at Last from Phantom of the Paradise itself, in a nice send-up of era-appropriate Alice Cooper (it's probably wrong to love Peter Elbling/Harold Oblong as much as I do).

James Chance and the Contortions (sort of), I Danced with a Zombie

New York Dolls, Frankenstein

Donovan, Season of the Witch

Okay, I'm done. I'll bring up all the same stuff next year. Happy Halloween, everybody!

CowboyDann


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strawhousepig wrote:Wonder if CowboyDann would appreciate Sunn0)))? Me, I get tired of waiting for music like that to start.