Ah… Halloween. The holiday that metal heads, horror-movie buffs and the like especially rejoice in because it is the one time of year where rest of the world looks to what we do all the damn time. See world, we told you this shit is fun! To commemorate the season, Ricky Thumbs and The Other Woman have compiled a list of some of our favorite Halloween tunes. Play them or R.I.P. (cue Vincent Price laughter…).
“Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” Bauhaus The goth track to end all goth tracks is about our favorite Hollywood blood sucker. A million bands tried to record a million songs to sound just like this, but can’t compete the best. – R.T.
“Black Number One,” Type O Negative. Get over it, this is such a perfectly tongue-in-cheek Halloween song, it’s sickening. 11 minutes of total Sabbath meets Beatles meets Sisters. – R.T.
“Cosmic Monsters Inc,” White Zombie. SUCH a killer song–One of their best and sludgiest. – R.T.
“Don’t Fear The Reaper,” Blue Oyster Cult. An all-around classic, and possibly one of the best Halloween party songs ever. – R.T.
“Dragula,” Rob Zombie. They say that the Kennedys were an American dynasty, “Camelot” in the States. I’d say that title goes to the Munsters. This is still a great jam. — R.T.
“Down By The Water,” PJ Harvey. Not many topics make for creepier song lyrics than infanticide… – T.O.W.
“Halloween,” The Misfits. Let’s face it, anything by the Misfits is essential Halloween music. The same goes for anything from Samhain and Danzig. – R.T.
“Halloween,” Dead Kennedys. Sticking it to the people out there that wait all year to let their freak-flag fly for one-night-only on Halloween before crawling back “in the mold.”Tags: " AC/DC, " Bauhaus, " Blue Oyster Cult, " Bobby "Boris" Pickett, " Comeback Kid, " Jim Carroll Band, " PJ Harvey, " Rockwell, " Screaming Jay Hawkins, " Turbonegro, " Type O Negative, " White Zombie, " World/Inferno Friendship Society, "Bela Lugosi's Dead, "Black Number One, "Cosmic Monsters Inc, "Don't Fear The Reaper, "Down By The Water, "Halloween, "I, "I Put A Spell On You, "If You Want Blood, "Kiss The Knife, "Monster Mash, "N.I.B." (Nativity In Black), "Night of the Vampire" Roky Erickson, "People Who Died, "Pumpkin Time, "Red Right Hand, "Shake Senora." Harry Belefonte, "Slaughter Of The Soul." At The Gates, "Somebody's Watching Me, "Wake Up The Dead, Berry Gordy, Black Sabbath, Cannibal Corpse, Dawn of the Dead, Dead Kennedys, Dragula, Eaten Back to Life, Halloween playlist, Halloween Songs, Manbque Music, Michael Jackson, Nick Cave, ricky thumbs, the Misfits, the other woman, The Witchfinder" Electic Wizard, Thriller