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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Music!



I can't believe it's been a year since I started posting these comps! Halloween is upon us, so I thought I'd dish out another platter of Ghoul-ly, Rock & Roll Goodness. I think I've come up with another interesting mix, though it does seem to be a little heavy on the Post-Punks (The Cure, Jazz Butcher, Joy Division, The Gun Club, Pixies, Opal and the Sound all make an appearance here!). What is it about that era and it's fascination with morbid themes?

One song from that era, which unfortunately will probably never make one of my Halloween comps is the supremely fabulous "Bela Legusi's Dead" by Bauhaus. This song still sounds ahead of (and somehow behind?) it's time, and it's even been called "Goth's 'Stairway to Heaven'". It probably won't make one of my comps, because it's nearly 10-minutes long. I have, however, posted it via the Youtube video above (it's not really a video, but it is the original version of the song from 1979).

Just in case you missed it last year, or you're just now stumbling upon this blog: I've re-upped the first volume of Candy Apples & Razor Blades. Feel free to slide on over to the original post if you'd like to download it: October 30, 2008

A few comments about CA&RB Vol. 2. I have three returning players from the first volume: Roky Erickson, The Misfits and Frank Black (though here he's with his band, Pixies). Making his first appearance at Burn and Shine is Warren Zevon. Though I've never been a huge fan, I've always had a soft spot for "Werewolves of London". Instead of using the definitive version, I used an alternate take that can be found on the rarities compilation, Preludes from 2007. I like the Hamlet quote that kicks it off, and I think the creepy background vocals on it are a nice touch. Okay, that's enough blabbing.

Happy Listening!


Candy Apples & Razor Blades Vol. 2: More Music for All Hallow's Eve:

01. "Bo Meets the Monster" by Bo Didley [3:03]
02. "Graveyard Orbit" by Crystal Stilts [3:26]
03. "Devil's Food" by Alice Cooper [3:35]
04. "Happy Nightmare Baby" by Opal [2:57]
05. "The Blood" by The Cure [3:43]
06. "Vampire" by Antsy Pants [1:20]
07. "Dawn of the Dead" by The Weakends [2:14]
08. "Black Candy" by Beat Happening [3:00]
09. "Children of the Grave" by Black Sabbath [5:18]
10. "Lil' Devil" by The Cult [2:44]
11. "Night of the Vampire" by Roky Erickson [4:19]
12. "Zombie Love" by The Jazz Butcher [3:56]
13. "Nightmares" by Jay Reatard [2:12]
14. "Dead Souls" by Joy Division [4:57]
15. "Ghost on the Highway" by The Gun Club [2:46]
16. "Evil Hearted You" by Pixies [2:37]
17. "Night of the Living Dead" by The Misfits [1:59]
18. "The Devil" by PJ Harvey [2:56]
19. "Pet Sematary" by The Ramones [3:30]
20. "Skeletons" by The Sound [3:27]
21. "Werewolves of London (Alternate Take)" by Warren Zevon [3:38]
22. "Bride of Frankenstein" by Toy Love [2:08]
23. "Zombie Zoo" by Tom Petty [2:56]
24. "Grave Robbers" by Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron [1:47]
25. "Halloween Parade" by Lou Reed [3:33]

Total Time: 1:18:05

Download it here: Candy Apples & Razor Blades Vol. 2: More Music For All Hallow's Eve

7 comments:

Eric said...

Hey man...cool comp. I've downloaded it for my Halloween party tonight. I used last years, well, last year.

How have you been? I noticed you've left the Stonecutters forum...everything cool?

Maximum Jack said...

Eric G or Rovie? Yeah, everything is fine. I just needed a break. Glad you liked the comp, have fun at your party!

Eric said...

Rovie.

Cool. Hope to see you back.

Have you checked out the R.E.M. live record yet?

Oh...the Minus 5 were selling a tour-only covers record that features a cover of "Echoes Myron". Heard it?

Maximum Jack said...

Yes on the Minus 5 (there's a couple of gems on that record, I think my favorite is their version of "I Still Miss Someone") and not yet on the REM Live record.

I was wondering if you had listened to the new 7 Worlds Collide Album. "Too Blue" off that one, written by Johnny Marr and Jeff Tweedy (sung my Neil Finn and Marr-- I think), might be the song of the year for me.

Eric said...

I have the 7 Worlds, but I haven't listened yet. I'll check it out. I'm trying to catch up on stuff I've gotten over the last few months.

The R.E.M. live record is awesome. The fact that it's made up of mostly back-catalog songs and fan faves (but not big hits) is all the better. I wish they would put out all five nights of shows (the double-disc is compiled from all five).

spaghetti blogonese said...

hey. thanks for praising my blog, yours is equally as great. just wondering what software you use to do a podcast? i really wanna start doing them but feel naive. thanks.

Maximum Jack said...

Hey SB, shoot me an email, and I'll explain how I do it (technically, I don't think it's a podcast, but it works): geisharocks@yahoo.com