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HALLOWEEN: The Dark & Stormy Definitive Album

Side A
Artist Song Buy
John Carpenter  Halloween Theme (1978)  buy on itunes
Ministry  Everyday Is Halloween (1985)  buy on itunes
Bobbie "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers  Monster Mash (1962)  buy on itunes
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince  A Nightmare On My Street (1988)  buy on itunes
Jumpin' Gene Simmons  Haunted House (1964)  buy on itunes
Bauhaus  Stigmata Martyr (1980)  buy on itunes
Misfits  London Dungeon (1980)  buy on itunes
Los Straitjackets  'The Munsters' Theme (1998)  buy on itunes
Rob Zombie with The Ghastly Ones (1998)  Halloween (She Get So Mean) (1998)  buy on itunes
Screamin' Jay Hawkins  I Put A Spell On You (1956)  buy on itunes
Michael Jackson  Thriller (1983)  buy on itunes
Goblin / Zombie Nation  Zombi (1978) / Kernkraft 400 (Osymyso Remix) (2003)  buy on itunes
Creedence Clearwater Revival  Bad Moon Rising (1969)  buy on itunes
Pseudo Echo  His Eyes (1984)  buy on itunes
The Edgar Winter Group  Frankenstein (1973)  buy on itunes
Side B
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, played by Marie-Claire Alain  Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37) Toccata (excerpt) (1994)  buy on itunes
Marilyn Manson  This Is Halloween (2006)  buy on itunes
The Five Blobs  The Blob (1958)  buy on itunes
Whodini  Haunted House of Rock (1983)  buy on itunes
The Ran-Dells  Martian Hop (1963)  buy on itunes
Oingo Boingo  Dead Man's Party (1985)  buy on itunes
Rob Zombie  Living Dead Girl (1998)  buy on itunes
The Ghastly Ones  Banshee Beach (1998)  buy on itunes
Misfits  Halloween (1981)  buy on itunes
Screamin' Jay Hawkins  Frenzy (1957)  buy on itunes
Rockwell  Somebody's Watching Me (1984)  buy on itunes
Ray Parker Jr.  Ghostbusters (1984)  buy on itunes
Blue Oyster Cult  (Don't Fear) The Reaper (1976)  buy on itunes
Alice Cooper  He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask) (1986)  buy on itunes
Richard O'Brien  Science Fiction/Double Feature (1975)  buy on itunes
The Noveltones  The Gonk (Kid Koala Remix) (1965)  buy on itunes


110 minutes long. Released almost a month after Halloween, though Ministry would tell us that everyday is halloween, I've been working on this album since mid-September. Featured here is what I consider to be the greatest Halloween themed songs of all time. 31 to be exact, an obvious track total as Halloween falls on the 31st. While Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus is a great song, it was too long for this album. Bauhaus' Stigmata Martyr is just as haunting, especially with all the latin near the end of it. Not to mention the fact that it appeared in Night of the Demons (oh Angela). I've always loved The Munsters theme song, and the version here by Los Straitjackets is I think the best (taken from the great Halloween Hootenany cd) along with Halloween (She Get So Mean) a somewhat obscure Rob Zombie track, and the surf rock uber coolness of Banshee beach. Some might recall Pseudo Echo, an Australian band from the early 80's, their track His Eyes is featured here. Originally appearing in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning as nutty emo-Violet listens to it on her stereo system just as she is about to get slaughtered. Jason appears once more on this album in the form of Cooper's He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask). Taken from Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. The final song on this album is the classic Gonk, featured at the end of Romero's Dawn of the Dead (and it's also the reworked theme of Robot Chicken), also the movies main theme Zombi by Goblin is here, tacked on with Kernkraft 400 taken from the Shaun of the Dead soundtrack. And what Halloween album could be complete without Bach's Toccata, played by the most recorded organist ever, Marie-Claire Alain. And off the top of my head, Frenzy by Hawkins appeared on the season 2 X-Files episode "Humbug". Bad Moon Rising in American Werewolf in London. The Blob is the main theme of the 1958 movie, penned by Burt Bacharach. Dead Man's Party is in Back to School. And (Don't Fear) The Reaper plays in the original Halloween while Laurie is toking up. Enjoy these gifts from the youtube gods. All these videos appear on this album in song form. (PSEUDO ECHO http://youtube.com/watch?v=gYkxZMg5_CY ) (MANSON http://youtube.com/watch?v=jU6iP0WLsU8 ) (OINGO http://youtube.com/watch?v=vk3w5wJyC78 )(ROCKWELL http://youtube.com/watch?v=-myr2X56n24 ) (COOPER http://youtube.com/watch?v=su-xRd-ty5E )
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Pop Kulcher
Date: 11/29/2006
I tend to shudder at anything deemed to be "definitive," but this sure seems to do the trick. Can I live without ever, ever, ever having to hear that Rockwell song again? Sure, but that's beside the point.
Little Spencer Boys
Date: 11/29/2006
Kwel. And next year you'll do another 'top 'o the pops' definitive collection, I hope.

Date: 11/29/2006
oh, awesome again. a nightmare on my street!? the mix gods bless you for adding that piece of musical history.
Lancelot Link IV1
Date: 12/1/2006
Nice variety to this. Good Screamin' Jay Hawkins pick.
Date: 12/4/2006
Very cute, just like you!

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