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Monday, October 15, 2012

Bear and the World Halloween Playlist

It's October, a very spooky month. A few days ago my downstairs neighbor filled his apartment with gas in an attempted suicide. I had my very first encounter with LAPD when the evacuated us. In honor of Halloween and what has proven to be a creepy month, I bring you a spooky halloween playlist (13 songs). Halloween songs are a rather niche genre much like tentacle porn, but there are certainly some diamonds in the rough (again much like tentacle porn.) Some of these are a little tangental, but should provide you with a rockin' spookin' Halloween. 

The red font was supposed to be a spooky font, but it doesn't work. Just know that I tried. Also if you have any spooky picks of your own please leave them in the comments. 

The Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett  This is probably the most quintessential Halloween song of them all. Not really a Halloween without this one. There are many versions (even one by the sans Danzig Misfits) but this is the original released in 1962. Fun fact from wikipedia: the BBC originally banned the record from airplay for being "too morbid."

Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell  Did you know Michael and Jermaine Jackson are doing back-up vocals? Did you know Rockwell is the son of Motown founder Berry Gordy?

Last Caress by The Misfits  Realistically you could just play all Misfits all the time for Halloween.  

Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. With one of the best wink and nod lines ever “bustin’ makes me feel good,” this is one of the best Halloween songs of all times. Ray also has a Halloween – themed music video for another one of his songs, despite the song having nothing to do with the spooky images displayed in the video. 

Monster’s Holiday by Lon Chaney Jr. A Christmas/Halloween two-fer.

Haunted House by Cris Kevin

I Put A Spell On You by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Apparently Jay and his band were all drunk for the original recording. 

Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo  Front man Danny Elfman went on to become a composer most notably for Tim Burton, upping his spook cred.  

Bela Lugosi’s Dead by Bauhaus 

Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon 

Goo Goo Muck by The Cramps   A lot of Cramps songs could be on here.

I Think of Demons by Roky Erickson   Roky Brings the spook factor hard by being schizophrenic and once believing he was an alien. 

Pet Semetary by The Ramones 

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