Saturday, October 02, 2010

There's More to Life Than Monster Mash

Ever tried to find Halloween music that someone might actually want to hear?  The Halloween party CDs I see in the stores make me cringe - it's all "Monster Mash", "Werewolves of London", the theme from the Addams Family, or worse yet, exaggerated groaning and creaking from recordings that someone likely made back in the 50's.  Since I like to have music playing while scarfing down handing out candy to the local kidlets, I decided to make my OWN playlist of groovy, somewhat spookily themed music, all of which is easy on the ears (pointed or otherwise).  Here's a sample -- take a second to listen to Lullaby, by the Cure, as you read through the playlist:

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Lullaby by The Cure
Devils by The 69 Eyes
Lucretia, My Reflection by Sisters of Mercy
Funhouse by P!nk
Put Your Lights On by Santana
Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo
Voodoo by Godsmack
Transylvania by Creature With the Atom Brain
My Last Breath by Evanescence
Creep by Radiohead
Dead Girls Are Easy by The 69 Eyes
She's Only Evil by Alien Ant Farm
She's My Ride Home by Blue October
Night Watch The 69 Eyes

If you haven't heard these songs, I'd urge you to do so. They have ambience that's perfectly suited to the spooky season, without being cliche'. I particularly recommend anything on this list by The 69 Eyes, She's Only Evil by Alien Ant Farm, and Transylvania by Creature With the Atom Brain (spookily trance-like, and very cool).  All available in video form on YouTube, and available for download.

Happy Halloween listening, ghoulfriends!

5 comments:

Sharon S. said...

can't beleive you don't have Insane Clown Posse- Boogie-woogie man .

Terri Garey said...

Oh, that's easy to figure out, Sharon. I only put music on my playlist that I liked. :-)

Insane Clown Posse has never been among my favorites. ;(

Anonymous said...

Well I don't think someone could have made a CD of groaning and creaking back in the 50's only saw the emergence of CDs in the late 80's early 90's, in the future get your time periods straight

Kev Weldon said...

Yeah, it's a shame how Cds will only accept recordings made after the CD was invented, isn't it? All that pre-1980's music lost to so-called "progress".

Idiot.

Terri Garey said...

Ah, we have some "sticklers" in the house! Play nice, boys! :-)

And Kev, thanks for pointing out the obvious to Anonymous, which is that recordings made before CDs were invented can still be put on CDs, including creaking, groaning and pre-80's music...