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Halloween Part One
All kinds of songs about werewolves, vampires, ghouls, and fiends.
Warren Zevon Heartache Spoken Here
Mr. Bad Example Rhino/Warner Records 1991
Tasmin Little Spiegel im Spiegel
Fratres: Best of Arvo Pärt (Inspiration) Warner Classics International 2014
Susumu Yokota The Reality of Reincarnation
Cloud Hidden Lo Recordings 2019
The Mountain Goats Bluejays and Cardinals
The Coroner's Gambit Absolutely Kosher 2000
Michelle Lanchester and Sweet Honey in the Rock I Was Standing By the Bedside of a Neighbor
Wade In the Water, Vol. 3: African-American Gospel: The Pioneering Composers Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 1994
The only piece I have been able to find by this artist, which is a shame, because her voice is uniquely delicate and emotive.
Dead Can Dance The Carnival Is Over
Wake 4AD 2003
Waaberi Band Oktoobar Waatee? Waa Taayadii (What's October? It's Ours)
Sweet as Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa Ostinato Records LLC 2017
Necromancer / Take It Easy - Single Fat Possum 2015
You've probably heard this on my show before. I play it whenever I get the chance. It will only increase as my wizard Sarendal gains Necromancy levels.
Rachel Bloom Ghost Snake
Please Love Me Various Artists 2013
first minute or so
Elroy Dietzel & The Rhythm Bandits Rock-n-Bones
Shang - Hai - Rock - Single UNTAMED 2019
John Grant Guess How I Know
Grey Tickles, Black Pressure Nevado Records / Fontana North
John Grant is another one I've previewed for you, though I'm unsure if I've played this one. Pay special attention to the lyrics; they are delightful.
The Frantics Werewolf
The Frantics Collection Black Sheep Music 2013
How many times will you hear this on WPRB? 5 times? 10 times? Not enough times, I can guarantee that.
Trip Shakespeare Fangs
Applehead Man Tinderbox Music 1988
FANGS IN THE CITY
Blue Ash Halloween Girl
Around Again 1972-1979 Not Lame Recordings 2004
The lyrics for this have nothing to do with Halloween as far as I can tell. There's a bare mention of All Saints and then this: She seldom talks about the future She's realistic like the rain. You know, Halloween...the holiday that is realistic, like the rain.
Deca Night Preparations (Intro)
The Ocean Excess Entertainment 2013
Marlon Williams Vampire Again
Vampire Again - Single Caroline Music Australia Pty Ltd 2017
A country mulleted New Zealand vampire like Marlon Williams?? That's a movie I want to see.
Pert Near Sandstone Awesome Costume
Up and Down the River Pert Near Music 2007
Don Soul Dracula
Thai Beat a Go-Go, Vol. 3 Subliminal Sounds 2005
Captain Dax Dr Beezar "Soul Frankenstein"
Afro Funk Explosion! Manifesto 1973
Warren Zevon Werewolves of London
Werewolves of London Warner Music Group - X5 Music Group 2018
Excitable Boy is a much creepier song. But I wait all year for this. The howls, the percussive "huh!". Just a great song to sing any day of the year, but especially around Halloween.
Meat Puppets Vampyr's Winged Fantasy
Dusty Notes Megaforce + 2019
can you imagine writing down this song title with a straight face
Selofan Billie Was a Vampire
Vitrioli Fabrika Records 2018
Habitat Enrichment Album Cover of the Week
King Black Acid Ain't Nobody Gonna Drink My Blood
Super Beautiful Magic Cavity Search Records / Mazinga Records 2017
Echo & The Bunnymen The Killing Moon
Songs to Learn and Sing Rhino/Warner Records 2004
The Lords Death Bells at Dawn
The Incredible Expanding Universe of Brain Shadows Volumes 1 & 2 (Remastered) The Long Field 2014
PJ Harvey & John Parish Black Hearted Love
A Woman a Man Walked By Universal-Island Records Ltd. 2009
another song that is a favorite of mine. I'm beginning to suspect...a darkness within me
Tuxedomoon No Tears
Desire / No Tears Crammed Discs 1978
MY EYES ARE DRY
Slint Nosferatu Man
Spiderland Touch and Go Records 1991
I could have been very obnoxious and played the demo instead, but us Slint fans have it hard enough without deliberately skipping over their most seasonal song. I jest, I could make the argument for many, many Slint songs as "the most Halloween"
The Reekers Don't Call Me Flyface (1964)
Meet the Reekers Sweet Breeze 2007
This was a request from listener Carmen. Thanks, Carmen, it's perfect and I ALREADY HAD IT ON MY PLAYLIST, so it's doubly fated.
Hank Williams Howling at the Moon
The Complete Hank Williams Mercury Nashville 1998
Hank Williams, Werewolf
Gérard Dôle Cajun Halloween
Dans les Bayous de la Louisiane (12 New Songs in the Cajun Creole Style) DOM 2010
Zru Vogue Boneyard Hypnotist
Zruxotica Zru Vogue 2018
Outkast ft Kelis Dracula's Wedding
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
The Chameleons UK Swamp Thing
Strange Times Geffen 2011
Asa & Taboo Vampire Tango
Rekkene - De beste (Remastered) Universal Music AS 2019
Another baffling song about Halloween. "Let me tell you about my sister: she's almost dead"
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Mobile Lil the Dancing Witch
Dance Party UNI/MOTOWN 1965
This is a song about a witch who uses dance to cast spells. WE LOVE MOBILE LIL
Nervus Rex The Incredible Crawling Eye
Nervus Rex Rdeg 1980
I appreciate that they had to insert their criticism of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers into the song about a giant eyeball. They are right, it IS a stupid film!!
Don Hinson & The Rigamorticians Riboflavin-Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood
Monster Dance Party Capitol Records 1964
Veronique Chalot Danse Des Sorcieres Veronique Chalot
À l'entrée du temps clair Materiali Sonori 1979
More songs about dancing witches, of course.
Dick Curless Six Times a Day (The Trains Came Down)
Tombstone Every Mile EMI Music Nashville (ERN) 1965
Note the line about being loaded with potatoes. This man has another song called "Raisin Taters". Dick Curless also has an eyepatch. It wouldn't be a Habitat Enrichment show without an East Coast Cowboy Truckin Halloween Song.
Mason Jennings Witches Dream
Minnesota Stats and Brackets 2011
Psykik Volts Horror Stories No. 5
Re-Volting (79-06) Damaged Goods 2007
Richard Swift The Hex
The Hex Secretly Canadian 2018
Kafka's Rock/Nietzche's Pop Uchoten