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October 31, 2001
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The MeFi Halloween mix. Let's crank it up. Drop your song selections in here.
posted by BarneyFifesBullet (64 comments total)

 
I might as well get this one out of the way…

Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Pickett

and….

Welcome To My Nightmare – Alice Cooper
posted by BarneyFifesBullet at 4:26 PM on October 31, 2001


The entirety of Blue Oyster Cult's Imaginos album.
posted by kindall at 4:31 PM on October 31, 2001


How about some creepy electronic music?

"Second Bad Viibel" by Autechre (off their Tri Repetae++ release), "Gwarek 2" by Aphex Twin (off his new album Drukqs) or basically almost the whole damn Selected Ambient Works Volume 2 release by Aphex Twin as well.

Play any of the above and send the neighborhood kids scampering away.
posted by almostcool at 4:32 PM on October 31, 2001


Van Halen "Runnin' with the Devil"
posted by msacheson at 4:36 PM on October 31, 2001


Jimmy Webb's "MacArthur Park"

My God, someone left the cake out in the rain... the horror, the horror....
posted by eyeballkid at 4:40 PM on October 31, 2001


Can't not have Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London" in there (though his "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" would make for a better Halloween costume...).
posted by mattpfeff at 4:40 PM on October 31, 2001


Oingo Boingo, Dead Man's Party
posted by darukaru at 4:40 PM on October 31, 2001


I'll go with Screamin' Jay Hawkins: Little Demon.
posted by Kafkaesque at 4:42 PM on October 31, 2001


Anything by Celine Dion:)
posted by schlomo at 4:42 PM on October 31, 2001


"Fire" - Crazy World of Arthur Brown

"I Put a Spell on You" - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
posted by skyscraper at 4:43 PM on October 31, 2001


The Shaggs: "It's Halloween"
Rodd Keith: "Run Spook Run"
The Cramps: "Goo Goo Muck"
Screamin Jay Hawkins: "I Put A Spell On You"
Slave: "Slide"
The Scars: "Horrorshow"
posted by tpoh.org at 4:43 PM on October 31, 2001


lays down in coffin and sets self on fire for typing so slowly
posted by skyscraper at 4:44 PM on October 31, 2001


Oh, almost forgot!

The Plasmatics: "The Damned"
posted by tpoh.org at 4:45 PM on October 31, 2001


Kind Diamond rules you, mortal scum!


posted by scottandrew at 4:45 PM on October 31, 2001


D'oh! That's KING Diamond. "Kind Diamond" is his nicer brother who goes to church and stuff.
posted by scottandrew at 4:49 PM on October 31, 2001


Got to include some Wumpscut.
posted by Kafkaesque at 4:52 PM on October 31, 2001


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posted by msacheson at 4:56 PM on October 31, 2001


nomad by xorcist, natch.
posted by rebeccablood at 4:57 PM on October 31, 2001


Mussorgsky - "Night on Bald Mountain" for the oh-so-tasteful intro.
posted by skyscraper at 4:58 PM on October 31, 2001


Chris Isaak - "Little Black Flowers"
posted by rushmc at 4:59 PM on October 31, 2001


Ozzie Osbourne - "Bark At The Moon" *insert devil horns here*
posted by dilokiam at 5:02 PM on October 31, 2001


shocking blue's "demon lover"
grim grinning ghosts
all of ministry's "psalm 69"
posted by dincognito at 5:03 PM on October 31, 2001


Little Shop of Horrors.

Sweet Transvestite (from Transexual, Transylvania)
posted by fooljay at 5:10 PM on October 31, 2001


Tom Waits - Earth Died Screaming
Nick Cave - The Curse of Milhaven
posted by Hildago at 5:19 PM on October 31, 2001


ministry -Every Day is Halloween
Bauhaus -Bela Lugosis Dead
posted by th3ph17 at 5:22 PM on October 31, 2001


echo and the bunnymen -Killing Moon
posted by th3ph17 at 5:23 PM on October 31, 2001


Black Sabbath-'Electric Funeral"
posted by clavdivs at 5:23 PM on October 31, 2001


almostcool: don't forget Autechre's Confield in its entirety. That album's got a feeling of lonesome, impending doom that's hard to top.

And for even more creepy isolationism, Main is hard to beat.
posted by andnbsp at 5:24 PM on October 31, 2001


Tom Waits' "Black Rider" Opera / Album has Just the Right Bullets

anyone else love that work?
posted by crankyrobot at 5:26 PM on October 31, 2001


The Time Tarp - Riff Raff (feat. Magenta, Transylvanians)
Sexy sucker - My Life with The Thrill Kill Kult
Anything by The Electric Hellfire Club
Thingmaker - Marilyn Manson
I, Zombie - White (not just Rob) Zombie
posted by phalkin at 5:29 PM on October 31, 2001


Motley Crue - "Shout At The Devil"
posted by dilokiam at 5:38 PM on October 31, 2001


The album length version (about 23 minutes long) of "Tubular Bells," by Mike Oldfield. That would put hair on a baby's knuckles.
posted by datawrangler at 5:47 PM on October 31, 2001


It's already been said, but I'll put my vote in for "Bela Lugosi is Dead" by Bauhaus.

However, you can't possibly have a musical collection for Halloween without including the soundtrack for the "shower scene" from "Psycho". Simply the scariest 30 seconds of music in movie history.
(but the "Jaws" dah-dum comes close)
posted by Grum at 5:48 PM on October 31, 2001


"do the zombie" and "she's fallen in love with a monster man" -- the eyeliners

anything by the groovie ghoulies

"chain saw", "i don't wanna go down to the basement", and "pet sematery" -- ramones

for sheer halloween mood you can't beat ghostland by goblin market -- "highgate", maybe?

"the ravenna witch" and "the secret in her smile" ("she is the cause and the effect/it's in the bite marks on her neck!") -- the green pajamas

"tracy i love you" -- luna

and, finally, the one, the only "scream and run away" by the baudelaire memorial chorale (better known as the magnetic fields)
posted by pxe2000 at 5:50 PM on October 31, 2001


Kronos Quartet's Black Angels is pretty creepy. Their Schnittke album scares they hell out of me as well, come to think of it. And there was a Current 93 album that almost made me run from the room, but damed if I can remember the title of it. Oh, and of course Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus.
posted by kittyloop at 5:59 PM on October 31, 2001


Not about to cause nightmares, but I remember Purple People Eater at all the Halloween parties.
posted by Bearman at 6:13 PM on October 31, 2001


down in the park - gary numan
posted by jcterminal at 6:18 PM on October 31, 2001


How about Blind Man's Penis? It seems like a sufficiently eerie song, in its own way.
posted by youhas at 6:22 PM on October 31, 2001


Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
posted by gleemax at 6:26 PM on October 31, 2001


All Black and Hairy - Screaming Lord Sutch
posted by MrBaliHai at 6:33 PM on October 31, 2001


They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa.
posted by bjgeiger at 6:43 PM on October 31, 2001


black candy- by beat happening
posted by babydoll at 6:48 PM on October 31, 2001


my life with the thrill kill kult: the devil does drugs. and the scariest song ever recorded: "delicious" by jim backus and phyllis diller. must be heard to be believed.
posted by patricking at 6:53 PM on October 31, 2001


*insert devil horns here* lml

make mine the album "Loveless" by My Bloody Valentine
posted by Vek at 6:57 PM on October 31, 2001


wtf? no one mentions 'halloween' by the misfits?
posted by aenemated at 7:03 PM on October 31, 2001


Miles Davis-"Rated X"
Merzbow
Lou Reed-"Metal Machine Music"
Birthday Party-"Jennifer's Veil"
Gwar
posted by anathema at 7:11 PM on October 31, 2001


Bloodletting -- Concrete Blonde

Everybody Knows -- Concrete Blonde (cover of Cohen)

Little Wing -- Concrete Blonde (cover of Hendrix)

One of Our Submarines -- Thomas Dolby

Mulu the Rainforest -- Thomas Dolby

Midnight In Montgomery -- Alan Jackson

Ghost Busters -- Ray Parker Jr.

Thriller -- Jacko

Forever Autumn -- Moody Blues (one of them, anyway. Heywood?)

Devil Went Down to Georgia -- Charlie Daniels Band

Ghost Town -- The Specials


album: Days of Future Passed -- Moody Blues

album: Dark Side of the Moon -- Pink Floyd

album: The Wall -- Pink Floyd

album: The Division Bell -- Pink Floyd

album: MCMXC -- Enigma

album: Cross of Changes -- Enigma

album: [anything but Semantic Spaces] -- Delerium

album: Deep Forest -- Deep Forest

album: Cascade -- Peter Murphy
posted by willconsult4food at 7:16 PM on October 31, 2001


Anything by Skinny Puppy is appropriate for Halloween. I am slightly partial to the live version of "Harsh Stone White".
posted by Greggbert at 7:19 PM on October 31, 2001


Side note about Skinny Puppy:
Rumour has it that the name of the band came from the skinny dog at the Haunted Mansion in DisneyLand, as mentioned at the site in this post.
If it's true, it makes for a great Halloween band choice.
posted by Grum at 7:48 PM on October 31, 2001


how could you miss the headstones with cemetery:

I got a gal who lives on the wrong side of town
I know what I like and man you know I sure know how
It's the other side another place
I like it there no accounting for taste
I can't think of nothing when I'm with her
But the rain and the wind and the cemetery dirt

Went down to the cemetery looking for love
Got there and my baby was buried
I had to dig her up

Went down to the cemetery looking for love
Got there and my baby was buried
I had to dig her up

18,000 miles across nowhere land
I'm scratching and I'm spitting there ain't nobody listening
And things are kind of getting out of hand
There's only one point that I'd like to make
These kinds of things deteriorate
It's the gospel truth man
She's embalmed in love juice

Went down to the cemetery looking for love
Got there and my baby was buried
I had to dig her up

Went down to the cemetery looking for love
Got there and my baby was buried
I had to dig her up

posted by bwg at 7:50 PM on October 31, 2001


To lighten the mood a little, how about David Lindley's cheesy-reggae Casio-keyboard-infused cover of "Werewolves of London"?

David: "I was sitting right across from him, and MY hair was ... well ..."
Backup singers: "Very very greasy."
David: "Kinda like shellack."

"Witch Hunt" by Rush, too. (It's especially appropriate given some people's reaction to current scary world events: "They say there are strangers too dangerous / Our immigrants and infidels")
posted by diddlegnome at 8:16 PM on October 31, 2001


"Skalloween" by the Skattelites!
posted by jason at 8:20 PM on October 31, 2001


Themes from exorcist and halloween.
A different alice cooper song - feed my frankenstein.
freaks come out at night by whodini.
Burn the witch (monty python) and ding-dong the witch is dead.
Anything by rob zombie.
Frankenstein - edgar winter (or johnny winter?)
thriller - michael jackson.
posted by jmackin at 9:08 PM on October 31, 2001


Some of these over at mp3.com are fun. Of course none of them are by names that everybody recognizes, but the music's good anyway. I especially recommend the cover of "House of the Rising Sun." Very nice.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:49 PM on October 31, 2001


Oh! I almost forgot! Points of Five by Zeeza!
posted by ZachsMind at 9:52 PM on October 31, 2001


Damn, everyone's said the ones I would suggest, but I'll say them again anyway:

"Every Day Is Halloween" - Ministry
"Thriller" - Michael Jackson
Entire Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack
"Werewolves of London" - Warren Zevon
"Scared" - some hair metal band from the 80s. I want to say Dangerous Toys but I could be wrong.
posted by SisterHavana at 10:04 PM on October 31, 2001


Cream - White Room

"I'll sleep in this place /
With the lonely crowd /
Life in the dark /
Where the shadows run from themselves."

posted by catatonic at 11:17 PM on October 31, 2001


Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" -- nothing scarier than that.
posted by lia at 11:48 PM on October 31, 2001


Scared WAS by Dangerous Toys.

Good call, I forgot about that one.
posted by BarneyFifesBullet at 11:52 PM on October 31, 2001


dusty springfield - spooky
posted by arf at 2:15 AM on November 1, 2001


No shortage of great rock 'n roll monster stuff, but one jazz album comes to mind: Wayne Shorter's Speak No Evil. One of his classic '60's Blue Note records, the song Witch Hunt is breathtaking.
posted by groundhog at 6:41 AM on November 1, 2001


I can't believe nobody mentioned "Boris the Spider."
posted by Skot at 8:16 AM on November 1, 2001


I'm very late here, but I've acquired a recording of Christopher Walken reading Poe's "The Raven" over electric guitar riffs and looped bird squawkings. It's hilarious and frightening all at once.
posted by Danelope at 8:35 AM on November 1, 2001


Everything on Halloween Hootenanny
posted by stefanie at 10:25 AM on November 1, 2001


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