And not a sign of The Crypt-Kicker Five....
October 31, 2007 11:02 AM   Subscribe

Looking for Halloween music, but want to avoid the cliché and overplayed Thriller and Monster Mash? (YouTube Links) Three Halloween "mix tapes" have been posted over at the AMG blog: 1, 2, 3. (Samples included.) Or, here's another option. (Halloween mixtapes were also discussed recently, on AskMefi).
posted by zarq (15 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
You can also scroll down a bit.
posted by sleepy pete at 11:21 AM on October 31, 2007

From the top of my head....

Pink Frost by The Chills
Unsolved Child Murder by The Auteurs
posted by elmono at 11:24 AM on October 31, 2007

Yeah, I figured the mixtape concept was different enough to deserve its own fpp. :)
posted by zarq at 11:26 AM on October 31, 2007

No, it was, I was just adding it. Sorry if it seemed a bit snarky.

I'm glad the Groovie Ghoolies are on there. But what about Death Valley '69? Did I miss that one? I remember when I first saw that (around 12 or 13) and thinking it was one of the greatest videos ever. I also had a poster of Freddy Krueger in my room, so take that for what it's worth.
posted by sleepy pete at 11:43 AM on October 31, 2007

Here's an interesting Halloween Mashup album thingy:

I like the first track.
posted by xorry at 11:45 AM on October 31, 2007

I've just been listening to the Misfits. Lots and lots of Misfits.

...and the Monster Mash.
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:05 PM on October 31, 2007

wouldn't samhain be better, Pope Guilty?
posted by sleepy pete at 12:16 PM on October 31, 2007

i just play Diamanda Galas. that can scare the pants offa anyone. it never fails. (also a nifty way to drive unwanted people out of any place of employment when you want to close up and go home.)
posted by RedEmma at 12:39 PM on October 31, 2007

My god, without misfits and the damned, a halloween comp has no credibility. Seriously. My Chemical Romance? Go straight to the girls locker room.
posted by lumpenprole at 12:40 PM on October 31, 2007 [1 favorite]

Or you could check out Rhino's New Wave Halloween which features Ministry in their Depeche Mode wannabe days.
posted by inthe80s at 12:55 PM on October 31, 2007

Okay, seriously? Where the hell is Screamin Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell On You ? That song is awesome and no one does creepy voice like Screamin Jay.

Listen! NOW dammit!
posted by Parannoyed at 1:08 PM on October 31, 2007

sleepy pete, no problem. :)

Man, I haven't seen that video in years!
posted by zarq at 1:18 PM on October 31, 2007

Diplo's got two Halloween-themed podcasts you can grab from Mad Decent's iTunes site...
posted by SweetJesus at 1:21 PM on October 31, 2007

If you're into modern rock, this local radio station is actually playing a really diverse set of halloweeny tunes, and it's being DJ'd by Satan.
posted by mek at 6:14 PM on October 31, 2007

In honour of Halloween this year, I am playing E Nomine's Finisteris. Wonderfully gothic, dark and with great beats. You have to love it.
posted by Bovine Love at 7:23 PM on October 31, 2007

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