A small but perfectly formed selection of spooky tracks for you, save them up for Halloween next Saturday. Many thanks to everybody as usual and don’t forget to keep those earworms coming to firstname.lastname@example.org (normal service will resume next week).
Bohren & Der Club of Gore- Skeletal Remains – abahachi: Given that their chosen genre is Doom Jazz, you might expect this lot to have some suitable songs for Halloween, and so it proves: their Black Earth album is full of cheery numbers like ‘Maximum Black, ‘Constant Fear’ and ‘The Art of Coffins’. This, I think, is the spookiest, with some nice atonal stuff that reminds me faintly of Krzysztof Komeda…
Blue Oyster Cult – (1) Godzilla and (2) Lips in the Hills – Ravi Raman: I’m sending two numbers for your Halloween playlist. Both hard rock and both kinda creepy. I really don’t know much about this tradition apart from what I’ve read. The first is obviously about Godzilla and the other is about vampiric love.
Jason Steel – Lycanthrope Stomp – AliM: I know very little about this folkie singer- songwriter but he apparently grew up in a northern ex-pit village, and somehow got into banjos, Nirvana, Leadbelly, Ann Briggs and other folkie influences. Here’s a song about werewolves. Kind of.
Michael Bloomfield – Blue Ghost Blues – glasshalfempty: Here’s my one for the pot (hubble, bubble).
Bridie Jackson and the Arbour – Scarecrow – AliM: Haunting song of a bride who died on the night before her wedding. Bummer.
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