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Another fifty horrible songs of Halloween

Your shoulders lurch when you hear those shrieking strings from Psycho. Your chin dips into your sternum & you remember the shower curtain. You remember the knife. You remember the blood. You remember Janet Leigh doubled over.

Why do we put ourselves through it? What is this strange attraction to the morbid & grotesque? To be macabre?

We could otherwise be listening to Benny Goodman & feeling chill. And instead we choose to engage with the horrible.

The gambling addict's thrill is to constantly toe the line between wealth & poverty. Like Schrödinger's Cat, until the last card is turned, their bank account is both impossibly full & wretchedly empty. The dealer will make it so, one way or the other. But until such point, the gambler lives in ecstatic limbo, where everything matters & nothing matters at all. The best of times & the worst of times all at once.

Similarly, the Halloween enthusiast seeks consequence. Stakes. Meaning. The ecstatic limbo where life & soul hang in the balance, to be captured or set free by the Dealer. Which will it be?

Press play & find out.

Tracklisting

Black Flamingos -Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Television - Marquee Moon, Squrl - The Dead Don't Die, Rayland Baxter - Bad Things, Bernard Herrmann & the Philharmonic Orchestra - The Murder, Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell, Kim Petras - Massacre, The Jim Jones Revue - Killin' Spree, Dan Auerbach - The Prowl, John Carpenter - The Fog, Morricone Youth - Barber Twist, The Ventures, Kevin Reeves, Ron Furmanek - The Twilight Zone, Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk, The Zombies - She's Not There, Demented Scumcats - Splatter Baby, Johann Johannsson - Forging the Beast, Black Sabbath - The Wizard, Sionia Caves - Sentionauts II, French Camp - Day of the Dead, T. Hardy Morris - Scare Easy, Memphis Minnie - Haunted House, Fabio Frizzi - Unreal Sounds, The Ghastly Ones - Spookmaster, White Zombie - Children of the Grave, Apollo 100, Tom Parker - Mad Mountain King (Hall of the Mountain King), The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black, Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These), Disasterpeace -Title, The Cramps - I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Cake - Strangers In the Night, Tony & the Monstrosities - Igor's Party, The Meteors - Psychobilly Stomp (The Real McCoy), Wojciech Golczewski - She Comes, Mountain Witch - The Dead Won't Sleep, Fleetwood Mac -Black Magic Woman, Magic Wands - Black Magic, Squrl - Streets of Detroit, Terrortron - Hexed, Dex Romweber Duo - Weird (Aurora Borealis), Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare, The 5.6.7.'s - Harlem Nocturne, Henry Mancini - Experiment in Terror, Los Straitjackets -"The Munsters" theme, The Spectres - Hell-Bent, The Gifted - Southbound, Tom Jones - Evil, Bernard Herrmann - Failed Search, Link Wray - Rumble, BurningTapes - Rise!, Ennio Morricone, Charlotte Kinder, the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - The Heretic - Regan's Theme

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