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What we’re listening to this week #666 – Halloween Special

When we were putting together this week’s WWLTTW playlist we realised that we really, really like Halloween music. Really. Here’s our resident playlist curator, Andy, with this week’s musical tale…


“…the traditional focus of All Hallows’ Eve revolves around the theme of using “humor and ridicule to confront the power of death.”

We’ll try to skip the obvious and go for a B-Movie soundtrack. Are you ready for the bloodbath?

Thirteen times three.

“I’m just like any modern woman trying to have it all.
Loving husband, a family.
It’s just, I wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade.”
Morticia Addams

Let me introduce myself. The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil:

What colour shall we make it? Mo-Dettes – Paint It Black:

They say that I must learn to kill before I can feel safe. The Rasmus – In The Shadows:

You better stop the things that you do. Creedence Clearwater Revival – I Put A Spell On You:

There’s somethin’ down there. Ramones – I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement:

Don’t look back, just keep on walking. KT Tunstall – Black Horse And The Cherry Tree:

Ah, my favourite – brain soup. The Cramps – Surfin’ Dead:

We can be like they are. Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper:

I just keep hearing your footsteps on the stairs. R. Dean Taylor – There’s A Ghost In My House:

Snow White turned evil? Noooooooo! Rammstein – Sonne:

If you wanna save your soul from hell. Johnny Cash – Ghost Riders In The Sky:

You may feel someone behind you. Steeleye Span – The Dark Morris:

Oh Baby, I dig you so much. Jimmy Cross – I Want My Baby Back:

Night is crawling and something’s here. The Horrors – Jack The Ripper:

Pesky kids. You best keep away. Jan & Dean – Dead Man’s Curve:

I will return. Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast:

Be afraid. The last thing you hear might be Lynyrd Skynyrd. Drive By Truckers – Days of Graduation:

Making the girls talk outta their heads. Johnny Rivers – Seventh Son:

Slither up to me, your lips are slipping, twisting up my insides. Sonic Youth – Halloween:

Take them by the legs and throw them down the stairs. Siouxsie & the Banshees – Spellbound:

You’re one microscopic cog in his catastrophic plan. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Red Right Hand:

Oh, oh, the devil. Anna Calvi – The Devil:

Just relax, just relax, just go to sleep. Hole – Jennifer’s Body:

Hear her singing in the sighing of the wind. John Leyton – Johnny Remember Me:

Our screaming is in his screaming. CocoRosie – Gallows:

The nurse is looking anxious and she’s quivering in fright. The Adverts – Gary Gilmore’s Eyes:

Bad dreams in the night. Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights:

Only you are the life among the dead. Evanescence – Bring Me To Life:

Your time slips away. Slayer – Raining Blood:

There is nowhere to run. Cliff Richard – Devil Woman:

I could have died right there. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence:

Will I burn in Hell? Queens Of The Stone Age – Burn The Witch:

Every man’s conscience is vile and depraved. Joan Osborne – Man in the Long Black Coat:

The victims have been bled. Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead:

A most dire predicament. Creature Feature – Buried Alive:

No one was spared. Deep Purple – Burn:

I hate people when they’re not polite. Talking Heads – Psycho Killer:

And he came to a door…and he looked inside. The Doors – The End:

Darkness falls across the land
The midnite hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y’awl’s neighbourhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse’s shell
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller
Can you dig it?!

Lyrics: Michael Jackson – Thriller

Happy Halloween!

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