So it's Halloween...whhoooo, spooky. scary. eerie. Yea, frightening. Even funny. I also call today Wednesday. I just don't get as pumped up as I used to (some 15 years ago or more). Maybe I'm old. Maybe I'm not as festive as I used to be. Or maybe I'm not in college anymore and it's not just in the cards on week nights to go out all night since some of us have to work and all, hide from the Po-Po's (the Law, the Po-lice) as they are out in full force looking for this guy, and sorority girls ruined dressing up parties/Halloween for me in school...long stories...I really just think I'm old. But I digress...
But...here is a list of songs that Vegas and I (your West Coast Party City Boys) put together for you, while we were obviously quite busy at work. These are not all necessarily Halloween-themed tunes, but more of a collection that are spooky, possibly scary, maybe a little eerie, and sometimes frightening. Some might even be a little funny. But you can link all of these songs together for this Hallow's Eve Day in some form or fashion. This might not be the most original list of songs, but I think you’ll find a few surprises and a few hidden gems and nuggets here. Once I figure out how to post mp3s online, I’ll start doing that so you can experience the, um, experience. But in the meantime, here are some of the highlights on YouTube.
AC/DC - "Hell's Bells"
Alice Cooper - "Feed My Frankenstein" & "Welcome to My Nightmare"
Alice in Chains - "Angry Chair" & "Rooster"
Black Sabbath - "Black Sabbath" &"War Pigs" & anything else really
Blue Oyster Cult - "Don't Fear the Reaper"
Bobby "Boris" Pickett - "The Monster Mash"
Bruce Springsteen - "Murder Incorporated"
Danzig - "Crawl Across Your Killing Floor" & "13"
The Doors - "Riders on the Storm" & "The End"
Dr. Dre & Ice Cube - "Natural Born Killaz"
Drive-By Truckers - "Where the Devil Don't Stay"
Edgar Winter - "Frankenstein"
ELO - "Evil Woman"
Hank III - "Country Heroes"
Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit"
Jim Carroll Band - "People Who Died"
Johnny Cash - "Ghost Riders in the Sky"
Led Zeppelin - "Kashmir" & "The Battle of Evermore"
Link Wray - "Rumble"
Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
The Misfits - "Halloween" & "Halloween II"
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - "Red Right Hand" & "The Mercy Seat"
Ozzy Osbourne - "Mr. Crowley"
Rob Zombie/White Zombie - "Dragula" & "More Human than Human"
Rolling Stones - "Paint It Black"
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - "Little Red Riding Hood"
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I Put a Spell On You"
Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer"
Theme to Halloween
Theme to Friday the 13th
Theme to The Munsters
Tool - about half of their catalog
“Tubular Bells” (Theme to The Exorcist)
Warren Zevon - "Werewolves of London"
Honorable Mention: Bobby Brown & Mike Tyson - "The Monster Mash" - live on Jimmy Kimmel
What did we forget? Please let us know…