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Any Major Halloween Vol. 2

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Any Major Halloween Vol. 2

Another year, another Halloween mix. As with Any Major Halloween Vol. 1, this one is not for fans of novelty monster mashes. If you take a step to the left, it will be because you’re spooked by the music or by unnerving lyrics — not because a fun but rather overplayed showtune instructs you to do so.

The Eels track used to scare my son’s teenage friend, back in 2006, a demonstration in how music doesn’t need lyrics to be frighten. Conversely, lyrics can be all the more petrifying if they are set to pretty melodies, such as two of the murder ballads included here, Down In The Willow Garden and Where The Wild Roses Grow.

If I’m still doing this blog next Halloween, I promise to lighten the mood.

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R and includes home-spooked covers. PW in comments.

1. The Simpsons – Halloween Theme (1990)
2. Alan Price Set – I Put A Spell On You (1966)
3. Godley + Creme – Under Your Thumb (1981)
4. Eels – Marie Floating Over The Backyard (2005)
5. Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians – My Wife And My Dead Wife (1985)
6. October Country – My Girlfriend Is A Witch (1968)
7. Medeski, Martin & Wood – End Of The World Party (2004)
8. Mazzy Star – Taste Of Blood (1990)
9. Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue – Where The Wild Roses Grow (1995)
10. Violent Femmes – Country Death Song (1984)
11. The Never – The Witch (2006)
12. Eddi Reader – Bell, Book And Candle (1998)
13. Ryan Adams – Halloweenhead (2007)
14. The Alan Parsons Project – Raven (1976)
15. Five Man Electrical Band – Werewolf (1974)
16. Alice Cooper – Feed My Frankenstein (1991)
17. Ramones – Pet Sematary (1989)
18. Red Sovine – Phantom 309 (1967)
19. The Everly Brothers – Down In The Willow Garden (1958)
20. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Feast Of The Mau Mau (1969)
21. Howlin’ Wolf – Evil (Is Going On) (1954)
22. The Tarantulas – Black Widow (1961)

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  1. halfhearteddude
    October 29th, 2015 at 06:53 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. bucho3000
    October 29th, 2015 at 18:39 | #2

    Thank You!

  3. courtney
    October 30th, 2015 at 01:00 | #3

    I’m frightened just looking at the playlist!

  4. Anders Franzén
    October 31st, 2015 at 12:48 | #4

    Thanks!

    The scariest music I know is the ending of Alpha Centauri by Tangerine Dream.

  5. dogbreath
    November 10th, 2015 at 17:24 | #5

    Many thanks for this ghoulish mix. Grabbing this a bit late, but as it’s a non-Halloweeny Halloween mix it’s good to go at any time of year. And the scariest music in my book would be anything by The Partridge Family! Cheers….

  6. halfhearteddude
    November 12th, 2015 at 07:00 | #6

    Ha ha ha. I take it you won’t be into the new Teen Dreams compilation.

    Still, Partridge Family = Wrecking Crew.

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