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- Ringo Stalin

Thursday, October 23, 2008

One for the Freaks - Halloween Special

(These are my last three Halloween efforts and the inspiration behind them)

As promised, here's a special treat for Halloween!

Here's a Halloween compilation I put together just for the readers of CfMRF... using songs that were in my library or that I've gleaned from other blogs and sources over the years. Special mention must be made of some of the blogs you'll find in my 'Links-u-like' menu, to the right of the page, in particular: Vinnie Rattolle's Records, Digital Meltd0wn, The Manchester Morgue, The Inferno Music Crypt, and From the Negative Zone. Head over there for further Halloweeny goodness.

One for the Freaks - A Champignons for My Real Friends... Compilation
1. Psycho (live) - Die Haut: The Bernard Herrmann classic theme, from the album 'Sweat', recorded 1992.
2. Horror Movie - Skyhooks: an Oz rock classic.
3. The Monster - Shower Scene from Psycho: I remember seeing a clip of Melbourne's SSfP on Rage and it blew my mind. More info about the band and the EP 'Cooking with George' HERE.
4. Werewolf (Loose In London) - Meco: from the 'American Werewolf in London' soundtrack, which Mr Rattolle has put up HERE, with a bit of information. It's kinda awful and kinda magnificent at the same time.
5. Polly - Animal Collective: a cover of the Nirvana song. Psychological horror.
6. Hostage-O - Warren Zevon: Revelling in psychological horror?
7. Sick Child - Siouxsie & The Banshees: the other week, some friends and I watched 'The Craft', from 1996. I might've enjoyed it more if I was a 14 year old girl, but the only redeeming feature of the film, apart from its high camp factor, was the all-too-brief use of this track.
8. Gloomy Sunday - Anton LaVey, vocals by Blanche Barton: urban legend has it that this song is the most depressing song in history and is the cause of numerous suicides, and there are many many versions of it. This version is one of my favourites, alongside Elvis Costello's.
9. Dance on My Grave - Danny Elfman: this comes from the unreleased soundtrack to the unmade film 'Little Demons'. From the narrative I've pieced together using the other songs available, this would be an amazing film, it's a shame it will almost certainly never be made.
10. Why I Practice Stabbing - Horrahedd: I already told you about the brilliance of Horrahedd.
11. Skulls - Misfits: it's not Halloween without the Misfits.
12. See You In The Boneyard - The Flesh Eaters: brilliant punk rock from Chis Desjardins, and members of X and Los Lobos.
13. Zombie Girl - Baterz: I already told you about Baterz too.
14. Seis Seis Seis - Brujeria: can you count in Spanish?
15. Devil Doll - X: okay, so the subject of the track is actually a feisty vixen lady-type, not a possessed ventriloquist's doll hellbent on revenge, but I gotta take the oppportunities, no matter how tenuous the horror/Halloween link is.
16. All Murder, All Guts, All Fun - Samhain: Samhain are Glenn Danzig's post-Misfits, pre-Danzig project.
17. Pass the Shovel - Gravediggaz: I have a book that's the companion piece to the BBC series 'Clive Barker's A to Z of Horror', which I admit I haven't seen but have read the book cover to cover numerous times. There's a chapter dedicated to Gravediggaz. I always found it kinda weird.
18. No Exit - Blondie w/ Coolio: the inspiration for me to create this compilation comes from 4 comps that Vinnie Rattolle put together, and that's how I found this little gem. I would link to the comps, but it seems they've been taken down from the site, which is a damn shame. Ah well, the man's made over 60 posts in October already, I'm sure there's lots of stuff you can find there is just as good.
19. Doomed Man's Party - Cheekyboy: mashes Halloween favourite, Oingo Boingo's 'Dead Man's Party' with Does It Offend You, Yeah?'s 'Doomed Now' and it's not bad. Not bad at all.
20. Force of Fear (Scream and Scream Again) - Ringo Stalin: I've said it before, I'm not afraid of blatant self-promotion.
21. Le Notti Sexy Beat (Demo) - Marcello Giombini: a wonderful little ditty, to round out the compilation. This is from Le Notti Erotiche Dei Morti Viventi, aka The Erotic Nights of the Living Dead.

Caveat: I haven't changed the bitrates for any of the tracks, so the quality differs from track to track.

Get the zip of the compilation HERE (96.8mb) and have a good Halloween!

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